Climate & Energy

Important week for global warming

Today begins a week dubbed because of all the high-level climate discussions that are occurring.  And they just all happen to be occurring in the U.S. at an important time for the domestic debate to pass a clean energy and …

MTV-approved advice on reaching those who aren’t paying attention

He seems cool.Courtesy Energy Action CoalitionPete Griffin spent three years working at Think MTV, the “social issues” and volunteering arm of the entertainment behemoth. He helped run its Choose or Lose election campaign and its Break the Addiction environmental series. …

Sen. Jeff Merkley answers Grist’s questions on Senate climate bill

Sen. Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.) won his 2008 race against 40-year Republican incumbent Gordon Smith in a squeaker, with a margin of just 3%. Despite the narrow win, Merkley has come out swinging on climate and energy issues, securing an appointment …

Climate Week kicks off in New York with bigwigs and big hopes

2009: The year so many met so often to talk so much about the perilous state of the climate — and as of September, accomplished so little.  Will this week be the charm? During several different international meetings this year, …

Copenhagen: turning point or more of the same old same old?

This coming week, in New York City and Pittsburgh, there will be important United Nations and G20 meetings that could advance the process of coming up with a new international treaty to address the climate crisis.

Lamar Alexander loves the earth too much to support solar and wind

Alexander unveiled his nuclear plan in July.One of the few Congressional Republicans who talks about the need to address climate change, Sen. Lamar Alexander of Tennessee, made an interesting argument against wind and solar energy this week. He’s concerned about …

Climate doomsday film ‘The Age of Stupid’ still hopeful, says director in video interview

We can’t believe what’s going on today either, Pete.Courtesy of The Age of Stupid “Why didn’t we stop climate change when we had the chance?” asks the main character of Franny Armstrong’s new film, The Age of Stupid. Living in …

VW L1 hybrid: “most efficient car in the world”

Via The Huffington Post. Volkswagen has traditionally been known more for its quirky branding than its bold claims. That didn’t stop the German automaker from recently declaring that it had built “the most fuel-efficient car in the world.” Read more …

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Climate-news poem: Shush edition

As our throngs of loyal poetry readers no doubt noticed, the weekly climate poem took a bit of a breather after its last appearance. Apparently it has senatorial aspirations and was just “trying on the whole multi-week break thing for …