Climate & Energy

Climate & Energy

House panel to approve energy and climate bill: Reuters poll

Rep. Henry Waxman (D-CA) has the votes to get his landmark energy and climate legislation approved by the House Energy and Commerce Committee, Reuters reports today: Democrats on the House Energy and Commerce Committee have enough votes to approve historic …

Climate & Energy

Republicans [sic] for Environmental Protection

Climate change is real, it’s caused by humans, and it will create serious risks for our nation’s security, economy and quality of life — and sooner than we think. That’s the unmistakable message from scientists who have devoted their professional …

Climate & Energy

Energy-related CO2 emissions declined by 2.8 percent in 2008

The Energy Information Administration has released its flash estimate for 2008 energy-related CO2 emissions here.  Factors that contributed to the 2.8% decline in CO2 (and a 2.2% drop in total energy use) include: Energy prices In 2008, gasoline and diesel …

Business & Technology

Auto industry’s litigation strategy may have backfired in showrooms

Telling it like it is: President Obama meets with auto industry executives Tuesday in the Roosevelt Room of the White House before moving to the Rose Garden to announce new fuel and emission standards for cars and trucks.Official White House …

Climate & Energy

Putting the US in a Strong Position to Secure an International Climate Agreement: Waxman-Markey Bill

The Waxman-Markey “American Clean Energy and Security Act” (HR 2454) is now out (see here for the full bill and here for NRDC’s top line summary of the entire bill).  The House Energy and Commerce Committee is focused this week …

Business & Technology

Republican counter-strategy on climate: Revenge!

How much smaller can the climate denial tent get? We’re about to find out. With companies as diverse as Nike, Johnson & Johnson and Ford Motor Company having joined the call for comprehensive clean energy & climate legislation, the Republican …

Climate & Energy

Rally in Seattle Thursday for climate, clean energy, healthy communities outside EPA climate hearing

I have a fair number of readers in Seattle, so I’m happy to pass on this rally notice from Climate Solutions (reprinted below).  The 20-person nonprofit with a great name is organizing a rally in Seattle Thursday, noon, outside of …

Climate & Energy

MIT doubles its 2095 warming projection to 10°F

Today’s question:  How the heck does the Greenland ice sheet survive accelerated disintegration from projected 20°F warming by the 2090s? I previously blogged on how the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Joint Program on the Science and Policy of Climate Change …

Climate & Energy

House GOP attacks big business, science, legislative process, and even Joe Barton!

“Business is not always going to be a good friend of the Republicans, and that needs to be reflected in our strategy,” said MWR Strategies President Michael McKenna, a Republican energy lobbyist. The GOP members of the House Energy and …