Climate & Energy

Climate & Energy

Pelosi won’t commit to deadline for passing climate bill

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has set a soft deadline of June 19 for committee leaders to finish their review of the climate and energy bill that passed out of the Energy and Commerce Committee last month. But she hasn’t set …

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Inhofe’s plan: Stall climate action until the next president

The Heartland Institute, an outpost for climate change skeptics, is holding its Third International Conference on Climate Change here in Washington, D.C., this week (just three months after its second one). Yesterday the meeting played host to the Senate’s top …

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‘The Next Wave’ chronicles the climate change refugees

In the Carteret Islands, Papua New Guinea, a rise in sea level is cutting off people’s supplies of fresh water and fertile land. The islands’ residents will be among the first people to be forced to migrate due to climate …

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NOAA puts out “El Niño Watch” — record temperatures are coming

ENSO Alert System Status: El Niño Watch Synopsis: Conditions are favorable for a transition from ENSO-neutral to El Niño conditions during June − August 2009. So begins the monthly El Niño/Southern oscillation (ENSO) Diagnostic Discussion issued by the Climate Prediction …

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Goldman Sachs: Oil’s going to $85 by year end

Oil hit $67 a barrel yesterday, driven by the perception the global economy may have hit bottom, among other factors: Much of oil’s rally this year has tracked stock market gains as investors look to equity markets for signs of …

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West Virginia celebrates the blessings of a coal-based economy

West Virginia gets more of its electricity from coal than any other state. To celebrate that fact, yesterday WV Gov. Joe Manchin (D) declared coal the official state rock. Yes, really. Coal is now the state rock of West Virginia. …

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Video highlights from the GOP’s anti-climate-bill crusade

For the past month, House Republicans have been taking their anti-climate-bill efforts on the road, trying to stir up public resistance to the Waxman-Markey climate and energy legislation. The show kicked off in D.C. and moved on to Indiana, Pennsylvania, …

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Tales from Spain: baseload renewable energy means hope in the fight against global warming

Hola, amigos y amigas.  I write to you from Spain.  I’m here courtesy of the Catalan government, who brought me in to explain the California solar market to local solar companies.  Why does Spain care about California?  Spanish solar companies …

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Climate action game changer, Part 1: Is there a lot more natural gas than previously thought?

I have been researching what may be the single biggest game changer for climate action in the next two decades — U.S. natural gas supply.  Last week I attended a workshop where some of the country’s leading gas experts presented …