Climate & Energy

Climate & Energy

A website I guarantee you will waste time on and quote, although I’m not sure to what end

Capitol Words “lets you see what are the most popular words spoken by lawmakers on the House and Senate floor.”  It uses the Congressional Record to give “you an at-a-glance view of which issues lawmakers address on a daily, weekly, …

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Climate justice and coal’s funeral procession

Joshua Kahn Russell, the grassroots actions manager at Rainforest Action Network and a lead organizer of March’s Capitol Climate Action in Washington, DC, has written a great assessment of the climate justice movement and its emerging goals. Looking back at …

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‘Ice People’ is packed with plenty of ice, not so many people

Antarctica is warming rapidly, climate scientists report, upsetting fragile ecosystems and threatening the world with a significant rise in sea-levels. With the largely uninhabited and frozen continent melting before humanity’s very eyes, what better time to roll out a new …

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Wolf delisting takes effect today

Photo: Thomas Roche via Flicker Wolf-people, give a howl for your lupine brethren, who lose federal protection under the Endangered Species Act in much of the northern Rocky Mountains and upper Midwest today. The Obama administration, in one of its …

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Heritage Foundation pushes ‘completely untrue’ attack on clean-energy jobs with a panel

The Heritage Foundation held a panel [today] titled “Busting the Myth of Green Jobs” to show that the experience of Spain is “more a cautionary tale than a blueprint for success.” Instead of showcasing the views of unbiased academics and …

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Toles on global warming projections

There he goes again — making that link between global warming and extreme weather that the climate deniers hate (see “Why do the deniers try to shout down any talk of a link between climate change and extreme weather?“).  

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Energy efficiency vs. neoliberal economics

I spent last week immersed in the views of professionals working to advance energy efficiency resource intelligence. I shall spare you more details — I realize there’s a limit to the wonkery even Grist’s audience can tolerate — but I …

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Obama to meet with swing Dems on climate and energy bill

President Barack Obama is inviting key House Democrats to the White House on Tuesday to discuss the Waxman-Markey climate and energy bill, as well as health care and other issues.  Obama is expected to encourage the Democrats — many of …

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Ethanol waste: it’s what’s for … breakfast?

It’s food, no fuel, no food…For the ethanol industry, much depends on distillers grains, the stuff that’s left over after corn has been fermeneted and distilled to make alcohol. Corn ethanol’s energy balance (net energy produced minus energy consumed in …