Climate & Energy

Are Europe's greenhouse gas cuts real?

Four member states and E.U.-15 on track to meet Kyoto goals

On Saturday, I reported that 15 E.U. countries were on track to meet Kyoto targets, but some readers — including Roger Pielke, Jr. (!) — were skeptical. Now the European Environment Agency has released a …

U.N. initiative urges green global economy

Fear not: The economic, food, and climate crises can be tackled in one fell swoop, says the United Nations Environment Program. The organization launched a Green Economy Initiative Wednesday, comparing it to Franklin Roosevelt’s Depression-tackling …

State the case

ACEEE was doing state-level efficiency studies before state-level efficiency studies were cool

Everyone’s buzzing about the new study out of UC-Berkeley showing that California’s energy-efficiency measures have created 1.5 million jobs and saved residents $56 billion in energy costs since 1972. (See Joe Romm’s breakdown, or Brad’s.) …

Should it stay or should it go now?

Fate of House Select Committee on Energy Independence and Global Warming up in the air

The House Select Committee on Energy Independence and Global Warming, created by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) at the start of the 110th Congress, is set to dissolve at the end of the month, reports …


Short-term cost assessment skews the CW on carbon regulations

Joe says Andy Revkin’s article on the candidates’ climate plans is reasonably fair, and I suppose I agree. It’s fair as a representation of conventional wisdom, if not particularly accurate as a representation of reality. …

An irresistible force meets an immovable <em>Mass v. EPA</em>

Regulating CO2 via the EPA would be a hugely significant move for the next president

Kate says: The Wall Street Journal spazzes out about Obama adviser Jason Grumet’s assertion that a President Obama would fight climate change under the Clean Air Act if Congress doesn’t move to address the issue …

Coal is not the answer (unless the question is: what's the enemy of the human race?)

Sierra Club launches new pushback campaign against coal propaganda

More like this please:

Truth laid bear

Defenders of Wildlife releases new ad on Palin and polar bears

Defenders of Wildlife Action Fund has a new ad, this one on Republican VP candidate Sarah Palin and polar bears. It follows the group’s earlier ad on Palin’s support of aerial wolf hunting. “Sarah Palin’s …

Spooked by high energy bills?

Google offers two Halloween tools to cut household energy costs

Photo: sascha First a tool to prevent drunk emailing; now this: The smarties at Google have put together some treats in time for Halloween so you won’t be tricked by household energy waste. A list …