Climate & Energy

Powerless hour

Daylight saving wastes energy

You can’t save daylight by moving around the hands on your clock, of course. So daylight saving time remains as absurdly named as it ever was. As for saving energy, DST doesn’t do that either, …

Corporate Watchdog radio interview

Wherein I discuss the two candidates’ energy and environmental positions.

Gross

In the wake of record-breaking profits, Exxon continues its fight to pay as little as possible to those scarred by its Exxon-Valdez oil spill.

Poll positioning

What pollsters can learn from climate modelers

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

America at the turning point?

The Senate and the union hall: Where American climate policy will succeed or fail

Democrats are salivating at the prospect of a 60-vote majority in the Senate, enough to override a veto and other procedural hurdles. They will almost certainly gain a commanding majority in the House. But environmentalists …

Jump-starting climate action

The next president should use the Clean Air Act to control greenhouse gas emissions

This essay was originally published at Yale Environment 360. —– The urgency of the current situation cannot be overemphasized: The latest scientific research tells us that global warming is accelerating at a rate beyond previous …

A few billions more

I’ll go out on a limb and guess that this is not the last such story we will read in coming years: Low-emissions coal-fired power technology, or so-called clean coal, probably needs a further $15 …

35,000 and growing

More and more voices joining 350.org’s Prez to Poland campaign

Students and faculty at Barry University invite the prez-elect to Poland.   You can count the hours until the election is over, which means the debate has been reduced to its basic elements: Who’s a …

Praisin' in the sun

New McCain ad highlights him and Obama agreeing on global warming

The McCain campaign just released a new ad entitled “Obama Praising McCain,” which focuses on Barack Obama’s past praise for the global warming bill that McCain authored with Joe Lieberman (I-Conn.). It features this remark …