Climate & Energy

State expectations

Should Hagel and Lugar be considered for Secretary of State given their climate views?

It’s frequently suggested that Obama appoint a Republican to his cabinet to demonstrate his bipartisan (or is it post-partisan?) bona fides. When it comes to Secretary of State, he reportedly has Sens. Chuck Hagel and …

100 percent renewables in 10 years

Alliance for Climate Protection ramps up calls for renewable-energy plan

Following up on Wednesday’s “Now what?” ads, the Alliance for Climate Protection has launched a new website, RepowerAmerica.org, calling for 100 percent of U.S. electricity to be drawn from renewable sources within the next 10 …

Current climate warming trend hottest since human civilization began, study says

The current climate warming trend the Earth is experiencing is the most dramatic climate change since human civilization began some 5,000 years ago, according to a new Cornell University study published in the journal Ecology. …

Bush admin recommends expanding Yucca Mountain nuke-waste dump

The Bush administration is poised to recommend that Congress expand the controversial, costly, and still nonexistent Yucca Mountain Nuclear Waste Repository in Nevada instead of looking for a new dump site in the Eastern U.S. …

Let's get this green economy rolling

Obama, Pelosi, wonks, and enviros call for green economic stimulus

There’s a growing push in Washington for a green economic-stimulus package, and enviros have reason to hope President-elect Barack Obama will lead the charge. “Finding the new driver of our economy is going to be …

Up, up, and away!

IEA: Oil price to rebound to $100 when economy recovers, then soar to $200 by 2030

The staid International Energy Agency is poised to bring a note of sanity back to the oil discussion next week, according to the Financial Times: Oil prices will rebound to more than $100 a barrel …

E.U. greenhouse-gas goal will be tough to meet, says IEA

A European Union goal to keep global temperature rise to less than 2 degrees Celsius will be, um, hard to do, says the International Energy Agency. “The scale of the challenge … is immense,” says …

After the election: What clean energy can do for America

We already have 750,000 green jobs and the potential for ample green investments

This post was originally published at the NRDC blog, Switchboard, before the presidential election. —– You can’t miss the fact that both Time and Newsweek chose the week of the presidential election to run pieces …

Strategery 2.0

What can greens expect from Obama?

In March 2007, Democratic primary contender John Edwards released an ambitious climate and energy plan, calling for greenhouse gas reductions of 80 percent by 2050, a cap-and-trade program with auctioned permits, and a ban on …