Climate & Energy

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 …

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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 …

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National Biodiesel Board opens green building in Jefferson City, Mo.

The National Biodiesel Board built a new green building for its new headquarters, according to an NBB news release. Excerpt below the fold: The carpet comes from recycled materials. The paint is nontoxic. The parking …

The Cost Tic

Big emissions gains require big investments; get over it

I’m not particularly invested in white roofs — the subject of several stories yesterday, reporting research showing that painting roofs white in several major urban areas would have a surprisingly large effect on warming — …

Palin v. Palin

McCain’s running mate has offered mixed message on climate change

Sarah Palin, in her Sept. 11, 2008, interview with ABC News: “Show me where I have ever said that there’s absolute proof that nothing that man has ever conducted or engaged in has had any …