Climate & Energy

Climate & Energy

We can haz everee-thing!

Coal lobby billboard: "Clean coal means our next President won’t have to choose between a clean environment and our economy." EPA head Stephen Johnson: "Americans should not have to choose between clean coal or effective environmental protection; we can achieve …

Climate & Energy

Carbon footprint reduction

The Onion: still funny.

Climate & Energy

CARB does not recognize the meaning of ‘maximum emission reductions’

The California Air Resources Board is finalizing its Scoping Plan for implementation of the state’s global warming law, AB 32, which could establish a precedent for federal legislation by the 111th Congress. Barbara Boxer recently announced plans for a cap-and-trade …

Climate & Energy

Green stimulus, green jobs

Music to my ears: The details and cost of the so-called green-jobs program are still unclear, but a senior Obama aide, speaking on the condition of anonymity to discuss a work in progress, said it would probably include the weatherizing …

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California’s Mary Nichols doubts reports that Obama has settled on EPA pick

Mary Nichols, head of California’s powerful Air Resources Board, says she doesn’t believe unattributed news reports that she or Lisa Jackson, former commissioner of New Jersey’s Department of Environmental Protection, are (or are not) front-runners to be President-elect Obama’s nominee …

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Grist video kicks off Global Day of Climate Action 2008

In honor of the fourth annual Global Day of Climate Action on Dec. 6 and the global climate talks currently going down in Poznan, Poland, Grist put together a little video to get everyone thinking about how they’re acting to …

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Healthcare/energy parallels

Commenting on an article by MIT economist Jonathan Gruber, Jonathan Cohn says this: Reform, he notes, could eventually create a more rational health care system in which we don’t throw away so much money on administration, inefficient care, or unnecessary …

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Alliance for Climate Protection CEO Cathy Zoi talks clean energy

Alliance for Climate Protection CEO Cathy Zoi was part of the massive energy panel that Third Way hosted on Tuesday, one of several folks representing the environmental community. After the event, Grist caught up with Zoi to talk more about …

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More misleading salvos in the great carbon tax debate

Professional lost-cause Ralph Nader has found another arena in which to unhelpfully intrude: carbon policy. On the Wall Street Journal op-ed page, no less, he argues for a carbon tax. I personally have no dog in the carbon tax vs. …