Climate & Energy

Climate & Energy

The moral voice on climate can become policy brokers or enviro activists

[In my effort to highlight other climate bloggers, I’m reprinting this post from Richard Graves, of It’s Getting Hot in Here, since it’s their future we “adults” are destroying.] The world is halfway through the process to create a global …

Climate & Energy

What I heard on the radio blew me away

I know green has saturated our cultural chatter to the point where it shouldn’t be surprising to hear it mentioned … everywhere. But sometimes I’m still surprised. Like last night: I’m in the car, I’m scanning through the radio, and …

Business & Technology

Car dealers offering two for the price of one

It used to be a chicken in every pot. Now it’s two cars in every sale — at least at some Dodge dealers. At a Quebec dealer, buy a Dodge truck and get a Caliber for “free.” In the U.K., …

Climate & Energy

Mexico pledges to cut greenhouse-gas emissions in half by 2050

Mexico on Thursday pledged to cut its greenhouse-gas emissions 50 percent from 2002 levels by 2050, making it one of only a handful of developing nations to set a concrete emissions-reduction goal. Mexico aims to hit its climate target through …

Climate & Energy

Likely Obama DOE head talks about climate change and renewable energy

Here’s Steven Chu, the likely Obama pick to head the Department of Energy, talking about climate change and renewable energy at the National Energy Summit in Nevada this summer: (Via Brad Plumer, via Brad Johnson.)

Climate & Energy

International youth call out Merkel and Tusk in Warsaw

On the day after German Chancellor Angela Merkel publicly announced that she would block needed reforms to the European Union’s climate package, a crowd of 200 people from more than 20 countries loudly called her and Polish Prime Minister Donald …

Climate & Energy

My father installed a solar system and radiant-heat floor in his barn

A couple of years ago, my folks retired. Pops ripped out the bottom of the barn on the old family farm, set up a woodshop, and got to work. Check out his stuff here. Nice, eh? I’m pleased to say …

Climate & Energy

Join us March 2 as we protest a coal-fired power plant near Capitol Hill

There are moments in a nation’s — and a planet’s — history when it may be necessary for some to break the law in order to bear witness to an evil, bring it to wider attention, and push for its …

Climate & Energy

D.C. buzzes about Stephen Chu, Nobel laureate and head of Lawrence Berkeley, for DOE

Steven Chu. No, I’m not talking Al Gore. The big buzz is about Dr. Steven Chu, the Nobel-laureate director of the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. He would be a terrific choice for many reasons, as the Wonk Room has already …