Climate & Energy

Demergy

Energy in the Democratic platform

Here’s a selection from the Democratic platform (PDF), final draft released Friday. What do you think? — New American Energy In the local platform hearings, Americans talked about the importance of energy to the economy, …

To achieve maximum technologically feasible GHG reductions, or not to, that is the question

EarthJustice challenges the legality of the draft plan for California’s AB 32

EarthJustice is challenging the legality of the draft release of California’s climate change program, AB 32. They say it fails to follow all of the statutory requirements. Specifically: This letter focuses on three primary deficiencies …

Bachmann drilling overdrive

Cuckoo bananas energy policy from House conservatives

Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) personifies just how haywire House conservatives have gone lately, particularly on energy issues. She quickly made a name for herself after being elected to Congress in 2006. In fact, she gained …

Weird scenes inside the gold mine

The electric sector’s price inversion

There is a phenomenon known in financial markets as an “inverted yield curve.” Like a stray elephant in Central Park, it is a reliable indicator that something odd is going on. It seldom lasts long, …

The latest We ad

I like that these are getting ballsier:

Forget seven generations

Tribes gamble on coal, despite climate risks

“In every deliberation we must consider the impact on the seventh generation … even if it requires having skin as thick as the bark of a pine,” goes the Great Law of the Iroquois. If …

Hydro-power

Fleet of hydrogen concept vehicles crosses U.S. as part of Hydrogen Road Tour

The BMW Hydrogen 7 “stores its hydrogen as a super-cold liquid and burns it in a V-12 piston engine; BMW claims that the exhaust from the Hydrogen 7 is actually cleaner than the ambient air,” …

The pretender

Why McCain hates renewables but pretends he loves them

McCain has been an opponent of renewable energy all his political life. Why? He is a conservative — and that is what conservatives do. The GOP’s ultra-rich big energy donors don’t like competition and dole …

Australia continues to deal with epic drought

Longstanding drought has wreaked havoc across Australia, drying up lakes into shallow, acidic puddles and threatening drinking-water supplies. Unable to coax rain from the sky, Prime Minister Kevin Rudd has fast-tracked a plan to buy …