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California plans no exit from hydrogen highway

California is planning to invest millions to support the rollout of new hydrogen fueling stations. Pictured here is a station near Los Angeles Int’l Airport that was built by a partnership that included BP, Praxair and LAX.Courtesy Hydrogen Assn. Energy …

Climate & Energy

New Lancet report on health and social effects of climate change

The Lancet and the University College London (UCL) Institute for Global Health have been engaged in a year-long research project on the health and social effects of climate change. The final report was just released. The overall conclusion? “Climate change …

Climate & Energy

Cap and Market This Year

New York City — Later today, the House Energy and Commerce Committee is expected to release the Chairman’s Mark of the American Clean Energy and Security Act of 2009, also known as the energy and cap and trade bill, for …

Climate & Energy

What happens when you mandate clean coal

A plan to build a “clean coal” plant in Washington state is officially dead: Energy Northwest officials said they could not produce a required plan for capturing carbon emissions from the proposed plant in the foreseeable future. A 2007 Washington …

Climate & Energy

Rethinking the rules of engagement

How does this thing work? In last week’s New Yorker, Malcolm Gladwell wrote a fascinating article, “How David Beats Goliath: When Underdogs Break The Rules.” In his patented style, Gladwell weaves together story after story of underdogs who defied convention …

Climate & Energy

The Climate Post: The blind press grope the carbon legislation elephant

This week’s climate headlines are reminiscent of an old joke that touted “newspaper headlines the day after nuclear war.” The New York Times: “Nuclear War, Third World Hit Hardest.” The Wall Street Journal: “Nuclear War, Effect on Markets Uncertain.” The …

Climate & Energy

Should the Republican carbon tax bill be taken seriously?

Well look at this! Just as a compromise was announced on the Waxman-Markey bill and it looks set to move out of committee, along come a couple of Republicans with a carbon tax bill (Bob Inglis [SC] and Jeff Flake …

Cities

Bike to work, bike from work

Today is Bike-To-Work day. If you don’t have a job and are feeling left out, you have other options. Frankly, I can’t think of a better way to wait out the recession than to take a bike tour. It’s cheap, …

Climate & Energy

Mark Mellman must read on climate messaging: ecoAmerica “could hardly be more wrong”

Mark Mellman, a leading pollster for progressives since 1982, has written a must-read op-ed slamming the latest dubious messaging advice: Some progressives seem unwilling to take yes for an answer. Just as the long battle for public opinion on global …