Climate & Energy

Climate-news poem: Forgery edition

There once was a firm known as BonnerWhose tactics were lacking in honor.“Can’t get white letters read?We’ll forge brown ones instead!”Oh Bonner, you should be a goner. Whose words these are I think I know.AFLCIO2008 via flickr  

Sleazy tactics and dirty money pollute the climate debate

The evidence that opponents of clean energy are using sleazy tactics, fueled by dirty money, is becoming more and more clear each day. Today’s big news is reported by the Charlottesville Daily Progress, which reports that opponents of the ACES climate bill hired a …

Ethical questions remain on the cloning of Steve Milloy

WASHINGTON, July 29 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — “Michaels supports the use of junk science as a basis for public policy and court decisions, representing a threat to employers, employees, consumers and taxpayers,” said Steve Milloy, publisher of JunkScience.com. … Michaels runs something …

Climate change expected to increase Western wildfire burn area as much as 175% by the 2050s

A major new study, “Impacts of climate change from 2000 to 2050 on wildfire activity and carbonaceous aerosol concentrations in the western United States” finds a staggering increase in “wildfire activity and carbonaceous aerosol concentrations in the western United States” …

Michigan to Granholm: We want clean energy

Yesterday, on a beautiful summer day in Lansing, Michigan, more than 500 activists from all corners of the state lent their voices to a call for a massive investment in clean energy and moving the state beyond coal. Clean Energy …

The Climate Post: Big hopes for Al G.

First Things First: The trouble with electricity is that you can’t seal the unused portion when you’re done using it and put it on a shelf. The New York Timesa piece from industrial-belt poster-city Allentown, Penn.  International Battery is developing …

Do the Clean Air Act battles contain lessons for the fight over climate legislation?

The other day I recounted the fascinating story of how Rep. Henry Waxman and his allies in the House spent a decade working to defend and strengthen the Clean Air Act. Waxman has reportedly said that those curious about the …

Nuclear plans hurting power companies’ credit ratings

Power companies pursuing construction of new nuclear plants may find it harder to get credit — meaning ratepayers could end up shouldering a greater financial burden for the costly and environmentally harmful projects. Moody’s Investors Service, a leading independent credit …

Tracking where senators stand on climate legislation

Judd Gregg (R-N.H.)

Judd Gregg Sen. Judd Gregg has a record of backing action on climate change, even though his overall environmental record gets low scores from enviros. He voted in support of the McCain-Lieberman Climate Stewardship Act in 2003 and 2005. He …