Climate & Energy

EPA refuses to lower requirement for ethanol in fuel supply

The U.S. EPA gave a big, husky hug to corn ethanol Thursday, declining a request from Texas Gov. Rick Perry (R) to reduce the amount …

Republicans to try some Newt tactics

Gingrich says Republicans will shut down gov’t if they can’t get a vote on drilling

One might recall that Newt Gingrich resigned his seat in Congress in 1998. But he was back on the Hill yesterday to join the House …

The solar billionaires' club

First recorded solar billionaire in China, U.S. billionaires persue wind

This post is by ClimateProgress guest blogger Bill Becker, executive director of the Presidential Climate Action Project. —– Hunter Lovins is one of the country’s …

Me, on the radio in Oregon

Hear Bruce Silverman interview me on Portland’s KBOO FM on the opportunities for waste energy recovery — specifically in the wood products, pulp, and paper …

Gas impasse

Obama campaign’s attempts to get gas ads at the pump foiled

Barack Obama’s campaign wanted to bring the energy ad wars directly to the pump, but their attempts have been foiled. The campaign wanted to run …

When all you have is a Krauthammer, everything looks like a nail

Drilling more in the U.S. won’t avert any environmental damage from drilling overseas

I was planning on ignoring this column from Charles Krauthammer — always a good idea — but two or three people have asked me about …

Wal-Mart urges Federal Trade Commission not to define ‘carbon offsets’

In comments to the Federal Trade Commission earlier this year, Wal-Mart asked the agency not to define the terms “carbon offsets” or “renewable energy certificates” …

Two coal plants given go-ahead by green groups after concessions negotiated

Environmental groups dropped their opposition to two different coal-fired power plant expansion projects in Wisconsin and Texas this week after the utilities agreed to a …

T. Boone’s new ad

Lots of wind, no mention of natural gas: