Climate & Energy

Climate & Energy

Australia’s real climate on climate change

This article was co-written with Erwin Jackson, Director of Policy and Research at the Climate Institute, Australia’s leading independent policy think tank on climate change. The U.S. House of Representatives has joined the Obama administration in its resolve to finally …

Climate & Energy

The Carbon Logic Problem Statement

An acclaimed mountaineer, a Baptist minister and a distinguished economist were stuck in a pit. The mountain climber said, “Stand back boys, I’ll have us out in a jiffy,” but the walls of the pit were loose shale and she …

Climate & Energy

A milestone: 100th coal plant stopped

As of today, 100 coal plants have been defeated or abandoned since the beginning of the coal rush. Late yesterday, news came down that Utah-based Intermountain Power Agency is abandoning plans for a third coal-fired generator in the state. This …

Climate & Energy

State budget crisis could be key to climate change

If the Governors of a few key states pick up their phones in a hurry they could shrink their gaping budget shortfalls and help climate change legislation pass the Senate with one call. On Wednesday, Adriel Bettelheim at CQPolitics explained: …

Climate & Energy

MoveOn calls on Senate to preserve Clean Air Act in climate bill

MoveOn is running full-page ads in D.C.-based publications urging the Senate to maintain the Environmental Protection Agency’s authority to regulate carbon dioxide. The climate bill passed by the House last month would limit the EPA’s ability to regulate CO2 under …

Business & Technology

Climate talks should not focus on China and India at Africa’s expense

The Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) has already failed Africa, some observers believe, so why bother post-2012 when the existing CDM framework established under the Kyoto Protocol expires? But as the international community prepares to negotiate a new climate pact, we …

Climate & Energy

Jeb Bush still skeptical about climate change

Jeb Bush, the former governor of a hurricane-plagued, sea-level-rise-threatened state sports a NOAA cap. That’s the same NOAA whose scientists have documented the threat of global warming.NOAA.govAs bad as George W. Bush’s environmental record was, W. at least got around …

Climate & Energy

McCaskill says House climate bill will sink in Senate

Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-Mo.) doesn’t think that the climate and energy bill that passed the House last month stands much of a chance in the Senate. And if climate legislation is going to pass the Senate, it would have to …

Climate & Energy

Climate and energy sections of G8 statement

Below is the energy and climate section of the official G8 statement released on July 8, 2009. The full statement is online here (PDF). Sustainable use of natural resources: climate change, clean energy and technology 60. The interlinked challenges of …