Climate & Energy

None shall use the L-word

Another brutal fact check on the Palin “20 percent of domestic energy” lie knowingly repeated falsehood, from an increasingly fed-up MSM.

McCain: 'I do' support an end to mountaintop-removal

In a Monday townhall meeting, McCain voices distaste for MTR and support for Big Coal

From the Wonk Room. —– In a townhall meeting yesterday in Orlando, Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) was asked if he supported an end to the economically and ecologically destructive practice of mountaintop removal coal mining. …

Confusing future presidents, part 2

Physics For Future Presidents twists facts on electric vehicles and nuclear blasts

The following post is by Earl Killian, guest blogger at Climate Progress. —– Part 1 of this book review looked at the (mis)handling of climate science in two books by Professor Richard A. Muller — …


New Zealand conservative party introduces green agenda

New Zealand’s center-right National Party released its proposed environmental agenda last week. The center-left Labour Party and the Green Party both denounced it as tepid. Check out what’s included, and imagine for a moment that …

WSJ special package runs the energy gamut

The Wall Street Journal on Tuesday produced a special report covering all things energy. The series warns that the gasoline engine won’t be phased out anytime soon; considers the newfound popularity of wood stoves and …

The (renewable) electron economy, part 13

Renewable energy promotion policies: non-transparent or hidden

Tax credit policies One of the ways the gap between market price and feasible price of renewable energy plants has been bridged is through tax benefits to investors. Just as the oil and gas industries …

Confusing future presidents, part 1

Physics For Future Presidents fails to deliver sound climate science

The following post is by Earl Killian, guest blogger at Climate Progress. —– We all bemoan the low level of scientific discourse in politics. So one might have high hopes for a course, textbook, and …

Oh, not those special interests

The Science Debate folks got both the candidates to answer a list of 14 questions. (h/t Andy Revkin) Drawn from John McCain’s answer on climate policy: I am also committed to investing two billion dollars …

‘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.