Climate & Energy

Climate & Energy

Industry group’s radio ads target swing votes on climate bill

Don’t believe everything you hear …Photo: baboonThe industry group American Energy Alliance is trying to stir up opposition to the House climate and energy bill with new radio ads targeting key swing voters on the House Energy and Commerce Committee. …

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Mysterious industry front-group affiliated with Ken Lay’s former speechwriter launches anti-Wa

Memo to Media:  Who the heck are these guys and what are they hiding by apparently misstating their origin? E&E News (subs. req’d) reports on a new advertising campaign from a “conservative organization”: The American Energy Alliance (AEA) campaign targets …

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Climate news, all poetic-like

Hello, and happy Poem In Your Pocket Day! We thought we’d celebrate with a climate-news poem. Because this is also Katharine Is Really Busy Day, it’s not a long poem. However! There will be more climate-change poems coming your way …

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To get support for a climate bill, offer cash back to Americans, argues Rep. Chris Van Hollen

Rep. Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.) thinks he’s got the key to passing a climate bill this year: send every American a rebate. It’s not a bribe, but a dividend — and one he thinks will help grow support for legislation …

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Mr. King Coal's Neighborhood Comes to Washington

What does a Wyoming rancher, a Navajo elder, a Southern community organizer, a Latino immigrant organizer from Chicago, a young indigenous Ottawa woman from Michigan, and an Appalachian coal miner’s widow have in common? All of their neighborhoods are under …

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Can it be? Even more tidbits from the Energy Efficiency Global Forum?

Here is the third and final collection of tidbits, factoids, and insights from the Energy Efficiency Global Forum. These are drawn from the final plenary session, which was two hours long and absolutely packed with interesting speakers and info. • …

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More tidbits from the Energy Efficiency Global Forum

I have a couple of overview-type posts in mind re: the Energy Efficiency Global Forum, but first a couple more Tidbit Posts, sharing factoids and insights that otherwise won’t find a home. Here’s the second of three, drawn from the …

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Bolivia’s leader pushes rich nations for climate adaptation funds

President Evo Morales of Bolivia never shies away from a scuffle. He was elected as Bolivia’s first indigenous president after toppling the previous government with massive street protests, and he has since legalized the coca leaf, nationalized the mines, and …

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Energy crops up at Obama’s 100-day press conference

President Barack Obama told reporters at the press conference marking his 100th day in office that he is “pleased, but not satisfied” with the progress his administration has made thus far, noting energy among the issues they need to keep …