Climate & Energy

Led by the ears

Boxer says she’ll let a President Obama lead on greenhouse gas bill

OK. The chair of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee didn’t quite say that, at least not directly. But E&E News PM reports ($ub. req’d): Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.) expects to take her cues …

Wouldn't touch it with a 10-day poll

What pollsters can learn from climate modelers

Pollster.com has an interesting piece on the confusing disparity among all of the polls taken for this election. In particular, “likely voter model design depends significantly on judgments that pollsters make about how to model …

OK now kiss, make up, and solve climate change

Obama notes global warming as an issue that he and McCain should work on together post-election

Last night on The Daily Show, John Stewart asked Barack Obama what issues he could envision working on with rival John McCain after the election, regardless of who wins next week. Obama noted global warming …

Exxon Mobil announces record quarterly profit, again

Exxon Mobil on Thursday announced that it raked in $14.83 billion in its third quarter, breaking its previous record for the highest quarterly profit ever for a U.S. company. John McCain, campaigning in Ohio, declared …

Greenbacks trump green

Surveys show Americans more concerned about energy prices than environment

Raise your hand if you’re more worried about gas prices than climate change. Voters continue to cite global climate change as one of several key issues that will affect their vote in this year’s election, …

Green's talking points

The American Enterprise Institute: Still crazy with denial and delay

Conservative think tanks remain oblivious and impervious to the facts. They cling to global warming denial and delay even in the face of the remarkable advances both in scientific understanding about global warming and in …

Coal is the enemy of <del>the human race</del> China

Two new reports detail the enormous toll coal dependence is taking on China

The Chinese government released an official "white paper" today, saying that: global warming is going to wreak havoc on China, reducing grain yields and making it difficult to feed 1.3 billion people; coal is China’s …

'I'll use companies like McKinstry as a model for the nation'

Obama highlights efficiency in his network show

Everyone will have their own reaction Obama’s show on network TV tonight. I’ll just comment on one bit. As prelude, remember that a) efficiency is the fastest, cheapest, most economy stimulating and economy strengthening way …

Gore power to ya

Al Gore calls on young people to get out the vote on climate

In a live webcast tonight, former vice president Al Gore and Energy Action Coalition head Jessy Tolkan implored young voters to get out the vote and push for action on both the climate crisis and …