Climate & Energy

Did the Saudis do it again?

The oil market can’t save us from climate change

Oil prices have plunged by a third since June. What happened? Damned if I know. This is an extremely murky market. Information about supply is notoriously patchy. As for demand, people are writing dissertations about …

A nuclear revival

McCain’s nuclear plan would cost $315 billion, with taxpayers risking over $100 billion

Finally, a serious publication did the math: John McCain’s plan to revive the U.S. nuclear power industry with 45 new reactors may cost $315 billion, with taxpayers bearing much of the financial risk. Who else …

The moving Fingar writes

Reduced dominance is predicted for U.S.

While its conclusions won’t surprise Grist readers, this unusually savvy new intelligence forecast reported in today’s Post ought to serve as a wake-up call for the largely clueless “Establishment“: An intelligence forecast being prepared for …

Astroturf, the musical

Friday music blogging: Aaron Tippin

Newt Gingrich’s American Solutions for Winning the Future is an astroturf group funded largely by Republican billionaires. In the short-term, it’s designed to staunch Republican electoral losses in November by creating a new wedge issue: …

Environment and energy hot topics in Canadian election

Canada is gearing up for an Oct. 14 election between two main candidates with similar first names but little in common policy-wise. Liberal leader Stephane Dion is campaigning for a “Green Shift” that would include …

Ready, aim ...

WRI updates chart of greenhouse gas targets in 110th Congress

As Kate reported in June, there’s a new climate bill in the mix in Congress, a fairly ambitious bill from Reps. Lloyd Doggett (D-Texas), Earl Blumenauer (D-Ore.), and Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.). The World Resources …

World Bank yanks corruption-tainted pipeline funding from Chad

The World Bank has pulled funding from a 663-mile oil pipeline in Chad and Cameroon, having lost its gamble that the project would funnel oil wealth into poverty reduction instead of the pockets of corrupt …

Mixing oil and politics is formula for Newt's 'Solutions'

Gingrich’s 527 group is a major player in this year’s elections

The following investigative report was originally published by the Center for Public Integrity and is reposted on Grist with CPI’s kind permission.   —– Newt Gingrich appeared on C-SPAN’s morning program “Washington Journal” on August …

Greenhouse theory violates the laws of thermodynamics

Is the IPCC so wrong their theories contradict a basic laws of physics?

(Part of the How to Talk to a Climate Skeptic guide) Objection: The so called “Greenhouse Effect” which is the underpinning of the entire theory of anthropogenic global warming claims that greenhouse gases in the …