Climate & Energy

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Indonesian province puts moratorium on rainforest destruction

I just started as Greenpeace’s media director, in part because I wanted to help Greenpeace save the world’s rainforests, a topic I’ve written a lot about at Grist and elsewhere. Within a week of starting …

Nuclear energy is from Mars, part two

Why is nuclear energy what ‘real men’ support?

On Friday, I pointed to some survey results showing that more men than women support nuclear power, by a 72-40 percent margin. Today, I was reading a Lou Aguilar piece in National Review called "Real …

Contra Manzi

The argument for action on climate change

Jim Manzi summarizes his case against action on global warming on the Cato website. Cato also published responses from Joe Romm and Indur Goklany; a response is pending from Shellenberger & Nordhaus. On American Prospect, …

N.Y. wind rush brings corruption complaints, divides rural communities

Lured by generous state subsidies, the wind industry is having its day in the sun breeze in upstate New York. But the scramble for turbine-friendly land has led to complaints of corruption and caused schisms …

Demergy

Energy in the Democratic platform

Here’s a selection from the Democratic platform (PDF), final draft released Friday. What do you think? — New American Energy In the local platform hearings, Americans talked about the importance of energy to the economy, …

To achieve maximum technologically feasible GHG reductions, or not to, that is the question

EarthJustice challenges the legality of the draft plan for California’s AB 32

EarthJustice is challenging the legality of the draft release of California’s climate change program, AB 32. They say it fails to follow all of the statutory requirements. Specifically: This letter focuses on three primary deficiencies …

Bachmann drilling overdrive

Cuckoo bananas energy policy from House conservatives

Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) personifies just how haywire House conservatives have gone lately, particularly on energy issues. She quickly made a name for herself after being elected to Congress in 2006. In fact, she gained …

Weird scenes inside the gold mine

The electric sector’s price inversion

There is a phenomenon known in financial markets as an “inverted yield curve.” Like a stray elephant in Central Park, it is a reliable indicator that something odd is going on. It seldom lasts long, …

The latest We ad

I like that these are getting ballsier: