Climate & Energy

Climate & Energy

Princes, frogs partner to save rainforests

HRH Prince of Wales (that’s His Royal Highness to you peasants) has launched an international online campaign to save the rainforests, appropriately monikered the Prince’s Rainforests Project. Prince Charles is joined by his sons William and Harry, along with a …

Business & Technology

Cool Companies, Part 1: How the best businesses boost profits and productivity by reducing GHGs

[Please send me any case studies of companies, buildings, and factories in the last 10 years that have cost-effectively reduced and carbon emissions. I am, as always, looking for well-documented cases where a systems approach to energy and carbon achieved …

Climate & Energy

I may be on the David Letterman show tonight

No, I won’t be talking to Dave.  Alas. A segment called “Andy Kindler Talks to Climate Change experts” is scheduled to air tonight. Now, I’m told “there is always a small chance that the piece could get edited out between …

Climate & Energy

Republican incoherence on climate change

There’s been lots of bashing of Rep. Mike Pence (R-Ind.) here on Grist lately — see Kate here, Brad here — and with good reason. The guy has a good chance of being the next Republican House leader and he …

Climate & Energy

Pence repeats $3000 lie about green economy, accuses MIT economist of playing politics

This week, Rep. Mike Pence (R-IN) not only lied twice on national television about the cost of a green economy, but also accused the MIT economist who has challenged Pence’s distortion of his work of playing politics. Since March, the …

Climate & Energy

Memo to Hansen 2: Why is the country’s top anti-science blog reprinting your stuff?

I got a lot of responses to my first Memo to James Hansen on his ill-conceived and unhelpful opposition to Waxman-Markey.  Needless to say, it gives me no joy to criticize the nation’s top climate scientist, a man who inspired …

Climate & Energy

Urgent letter to EPA and Interior Dept. from coalfield residents

As three million pounds of ammonium nitrate/fuel oil explosives continue to rip through the lush green Appalachian mountains and historic mountain communities every day, coalfield residents from West Virginia issued an extraordinary letter on Wednesday asking EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson …

Climate & Energy

Is China ready to act on climate? Part 2

Part 1 looked at the “Rise of the Green Dragon?“ Yet, even as China aggressively pursues world leadership in key clean technologies like solar and wind, it has also announced plans to keep expanding coal use at a pace so …

Climate & Energy

Obama and Biden press House Dems for fast action on climate bill

The Washington Post reported today: President Obama and Vice President Biden urged a group of House Democrats at a White House meeting this morning to move forward with climate-change legislation that has become a subject of controversy among some Democrats …