Climate & Energy

Tracking where senators stand on climate legislation

Bob Corker (R-Tenn.)

Bob Corker Sen. Bob Corker came out swinging against the climate bill that the House passed in June. “I didn’t think it was possible, but the Waxman-Markey climate bill appears to be even more problematic than the climate bill that …

Can climate legislation survive the Senate Ag Committee’s embrace?

Real climate action–or agribusiness as usual?Photo: mike138After the House narrowly passed the Waxman-Markey climate legislation, there was some talk that the bill might be “strengthened” in the Senate. The bill’s sponsors had faced a serious slog in getting it through …

Tracking where senators stand on climate legislation

Mike Crapo (R-Idaho)

Mike Crapo Sen. Mike Crapo is probably going to oppose a climate bill this year, but he’s shown signs that he could be convinced to vote yes. Crapo would want a bill to provide substantial support for nuclear power, which …

Why CO2 regulation will lead to lower electricity prices

An observation on the greenhouse gas policy debate: Excluding those who question whether we need a GHG policy at all, the debate is fundamentally one about where certainty is most important.  Some think the most important thing is price certainty …

EEStor CEO says game-changing energy storage device coming by 2010

If the Texas company EEStor is running a scam, it’s a frakking brilliant one. For years the otherwise tight-lipped outfit has been promising a capacitor that can quickly charge, quickly discharge, and hold enormous amounts of energy — on all …

Lobby firm forges anti-climate-bill letters from Hispanic group and NAACP

Updated reactions below The Charlottesville, Va., Daily Progress broke the story of a D.C. lobbying firm forging letters in opposition to the House climate bill: As U.S. Rep. Tom Perriello was considering how to vote on an important piece of …

Climate-news poem: Forgery edition

There once was a firm known as BonnerWhose tactics were lacking in honor.“Can’t get white letters read?We’ll forge brown ones instead!”Oh Bonner, you should be a goner. Whose words these are I think I know.AFLCIO2008 via flickr  

Sleazy tactics and dirty money pollute the climate debate

The evidence that opponents of clean energy are using sleazy tactics, fueled by dirty money, is becoming more and more clear each day. Today’s big news is reported by the Charlottesville Daily Progress, which reports that opponents of the ACES climate bill hired a …

Ethical questions remain on the cloning of Steve Milloy

WASHINGTON, July 29 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — “Michaels supports the use of junk science as a basis for public policy and court decisions, representing a threat to employers, employees, consumers and taxpayers,” said Steve Milloy, publisher of JunkScience.com. … Michaels runs something …