Climate & Energy

Climate & Energy

Placing coal reserves into trust status would be a nice gift to our kids’ future

A generation before David Brower started raising hell at the Sierra Club, a similarly militant scientist named Victor Ernest Shelford organized the Ecological Society of America, becoming its first president in 1916. Shelford stepped down …

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The X-Prize and the dream of a losing presidential candidate

John McCain might have lost the presidency, but he still has a shot at achieving his battery dream. The X-Prize Crazy-Green-Idea contest has three finalists, and one of them stars a magic battery. Check them …

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Obama hits green home run in remarks to govs on clean energy and climate

Much like Al Gore’s surprise appearance at Netroots Nation this summer (which seems like eons ago at this point), I am told that President-elect Barack Obama’s taped message to the Bi-Partisan Governor’s Global Climate Summit …

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North-South deal has states cooperating on rainforest protection

The major announcement at the first day of the Governors’ Global Climate Summit was that the states of California, Illinois and Wisconsin, along with six states in Brazil and Indonesia, have agreed create a joint …

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Governors’ Summit videos

Just FYI, the sessions at the Governors’ Climate Summit Kate and I are attending are all being recorded and are available online. One thing I’ve learned so far: No matter how important carbon measurement and …

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Utility sues Kansas over landmark coal-plant rejection

Sunflower Electric Power Company has filed a federal lawsuit against the state of Kansas for its landmark denial last year of an air permit the company needed to build two coal-fired power plants in the …

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British lawmakers OK landmark climate bill

With lawmakers’ final approval on Tuesday, Britain has become the first country in the whole wide world to make a legally binding commitment to cut emissions 80 percent by 2050.

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Grist talks to Terry Tamminen about the Governors’ Climate Summit

We caught up with Terry Tamminen for a few minutes this afternoon to talk about the Governors’ Global Climate Summit, an event he played a pivotal role in organizing. Tamminen, an influential wonk who has …

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Dem leaders call for $100 billion stimulus with green components

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and Senate Appropriations Committee Chairman Robert C. Byrd yesterday unveiled a $100.3 billion economic recovery package [PDF] that they say will create 635,000 new jobs. The plan includes a number …