Climate & Energy

Gas impasse

Obama campaign’s attempts to get gas ads at the pump foiled

Barack Obama’s campaign wanted to bring the energy ad wars directly to the pump, but their attempts have been foiled. The campaign wanted to run an ad on the mini TV screens that appear on …

When all you have is a Krauthammer, everything looks like a nail

Drilling more in the U.S. won’t avert any environmental damage from drilling overseas

I was planning on ignoring this column from Charles Krauthammer — always a good idea — but two or three people have asked me about it now, so I guess it’s worth saying something. Krauthammer’s …

Wal-Mart urges Federal Trade Commission not to define ‘carbon offsets’

In comments to the Federal Trade Commission earlier this year, Wal-Mart asked the agency not to define the terms “carbon offsets” or “renewable energy certificates” in order to keep the terms flexible and to retain …

Two coal plants given go-ahead by green groups after concessions negotiated

Environmental groups dropped their opposition to two different coal-fired power plant expansion projects in Wisconsin and Texas this week after the utilities agreed to a range of concessions designed to limit the environmental impacts of …

T. Boone’s new ad

Lots of wind, no mention of natural gas:

Climate what?

Hansen’s trip report finds ‘sobering degree of self-deception’ in Germany, U.K., Japan

The nation’s top climate scientist has visited some of “countries that are among the best-educated on climate change” and come away disappointed. For real disappointment, though, imagine what happens when climate scientists from those countries …

Gauge against the machine

McCain now agrees that inflating your tires saves gasoline

John McCain and his campaign have been ribbing Barack Obama for his statement last week that if Americans made sure their tires were properly inflated it could save as much oil as would be found …

Loan payday

California’s innovative energy efficiency loan program is a model worth copying

A request: If you a) have anything to do with city or county government, and b) have any interest in, or authority over, property taxes, finance, or energy efficiency, please drop whatever you're doing for …

The energy-ad arms race

Presidential candidates keep the energy ads a-comin’

John McCain put out this new ad yesterday, “Broken,” in which he’s portrayed as the “original maverick” and pledges to “battle Big Oil.” (Someone might want to pass the message along to his donors.) Barack …