Climate & Energy

Climate & Energy

Heaven is solar powered

If the Wall Street Journal says it, it must be true.

Climate & Energy

Does Sen. Feinstein get global warming, desertification, and California’s looming demise?

Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) appears to like deserts so much that she wants them to stretch from Oklahoma to California and cover one third the planet. The AP reported Friday, “Feinstein seeks [to] block solar power from desert land“: Nineteen …

Climate & Energy

Regional climate policy is still moving forward in the Northwest

Over the last couple of weeks, there’s been a lot of hand-wringing about the state of climate policy in the Northwest. Washington’s citizen-backed renewable energy standard is in jeopardy and neither Oregon nor Washington appears close to implementing the Western …

Climate & Energy

Boucher bill would put billions into carbon-capture-and-sequestration technologies

Rep. Rick Boucher (D-Va.), one of the House’s biggest coal supporters, on Tuesday reintroduced a bill that would invest billions of dollars in the development of carbon-capture-and-sequestration (CCS) technology for fossil-fuel power plants. Like a similar measure Boucher introduced last …

Cities

Newsom says San Francisco will adopt Berkeley green financing model

San Francisco mayor Gavin Newsom said something that caught my ear: San Francisco is going to adopt Berkeley’s innovative financing program to fund not only rooftop solar (as Berkeley does) but other distributed generation and energy efficiency projects. That is …

Climate & Energy

A key climate and clean energy pick by Obama: Wellinghoff for energy commission chief

President Obama has stacked his administration with experts and advocates for strong action on global warming and clean energy. Now he has added one more — in an unusually important position as the Washington Post reports: Add a new name …

Climate & Energy

Dave’s gonna blog from a green internet conference — awesome!

Just a reminder: I’m at the Earth2Tech Green:Net ’09 conference all day today. It looks like about half the people here are media, but if you don’t find the dozens of other outlets for commentary sufficient, you can follow along …

Climate & Energy

EPA tells White House that greenhouse gases are threat to public welfare

The Environmental Protection Agency told the White House on Friday that climate change is a danger to public welfare — a move that takes the administration a step closer to regulating planet-warming greenhouse gases. The agency’s finding — which the …

Climate & Energy

This post brought to you via clean solar electricity

I’m staying with a friend in San Francisco who just recently (in the midst of doing a massive renovation of his 1870s row house) put up a solar PV system on his roof. Two systems, actually, one to power his …