Climate & Energy

‘Transition Towns’ get ink

The Christian Science Monitor — one of the best of a dying breed —does an excellent job on the "Transition Towns" movement here.

Hot, flat, and badly reviewed

Gregg Easterbrook still knows nothing about global warming — and less about clean energy

Slate magazine is seen as liberal, but is in fact just another status quo publication promoting a do-nothing policy on clean energy and global warming. Why else ask for a review of Tom Friedman’s new …

Whitehouse drills drilling

Senate energy event highlights importance of efficiency; Republicans don’t absorb the lesson

An early version of this post appeared on Get Energy Smart Now, with follow-up on Think Progress. —– The Senate held a Bipartisan Energy Summit on Friday, attended by some of the nation’s top experts …

The (renewable) electron economy, part 12

How do we build (energy) infrastructure?

The enthusiasm for unregulated markets in the last 30 years of American public policy has obscured how large pieces of infrastructure get built. Unregulated markets, to work according to their ideal, require economic actors to …

Letter it all out

Party leaders in the House exchange heated notes about energy policy

The House energy battle is underway again this week, with votes on a bill possible as early as tomorrow. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi released an outline of the Democrats’ bill last week; it would open …

Gang of (now) 20 deal, part 6

Big Oil whines that it’s something for nothing

The oil industry has figured out what I’ve been saying for weeks: The Senate Gang of 20 swap of limited, offshore drilling for lots of clean energy is something for nothing. I hope Congressional Dems …

Bipartisan nuke subsidies

Gang of 20 energy bill contains ‘most significant taxpayer-backed boost to nuclear power ever’

There’s heated debate in green circles about the Gang of 20 Senate energy bill — the New Energy Reform Act of 2008 — which would open up some offshore drilling in exchange for modest support …

The quiet above the storm

Satellite images of Ike

From Wundberblog:

Eh, 20 percent, 3.5 percent, who's counting?

McCain/Palin energy lie about Alaska the latest to come in for media scrutiny

In her Friday interview with Charlie Gibson, Sarah Palin said that Alaska "produces nearly 20 percent of the U.S. domestic supply of energy." McCain has said the same thing — in an interview with Univision …