Climate & Energy

Climate & Energy

Final (ironic) notes on the fake “OMB memo” story

In my post on the development of the fake “OMB memo” story, I speculated wildly — as is my responsibility as a blogger — that some sort of sneaky dirty-energy lobbyist fed the story to Dow Jones’ Ian Talley, the …

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Memo: Climate change denier wants to give you instant on-air ‘balance’

Marc Morano: Willing to help you out.Heartland Institute Say you’re a harried cable news producer with 24 gaping hours to fill with finished material every day of the week. Say you’re constantly in need of articulate guests to offer a …

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North Pole poised to be largely ice-free by 2020

It’s the ice thickness, stupid. The Arctic ice cover, which has endured for at least 100,000 years, will be all but gone within a decade according to a volume-based projection by a leading British scientist, the BBC reports.  At the …

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Obama praises climate deal

President Obama praised House Democrats today for “extraordinary progress” in their negotiations on global warming and energy legislation at the center of his domestic agenda. So reports Greenwire (subs. req’d) today: “I want to take a moment, before I start …

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Carbon tax gets big nod from voters in B.C. election

British Columbia held its provincial election yesterday, with the province’s carbon tax playing a big role–and coming out a big winner. Aside from the economy, probably no issue was more important than the ruling Liberal Party’s climate plan, passed last …

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BC voters back carbon tax

Carbon emissions met its first big electoral test this week, as British Columbia voters rewarded BC premier Gordon Campbell, who last July instituted North America's first major carbon tax, with a third four-year term.

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World’s largest solar plant with thermal storage to be built in Arizona

Concentrated solar thermal aka solar baseload has definitely come of age in the United States. Just a few weeks ago, I posted “World’s largest solar power plants with thermal storage to be built in Arizona” about a 200-MW plant and …

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Obama’s key climate bill hit by $45m PR campaign

Reported by Suzanne Goldenberg, The Guardian’s U.S. environment correspondent America’s oil, gas and coal industry has increased its lobbying budget by 50%, with key players spending $44.5m in the first three months of this year in an intense effort to …

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“Democrats to Relax House Emissions Bill” — now it gets a B or B- grade.

The first quote is the Washington Post headline today.  Can’t argue with the overall message — although I would like to know what those “house emissions” are.  Roll Call’s spin is more political, and thus more positive, “Waxman, Markey Announce …