Climate & Energy

Climate & Energy

Robert Hirsch suggests ‘keeping relatively quiet’ in near-term about peak oil

The WSJ blog reprints an incredibly dumb “You can’t handle the truth!” memo from uber-peaker Robert Hirsch. Yes, the author of the seminal 2005 study [PDF] funded by the Bush Energy Department on “Peaking of …

Climate & Energy

Western lands opened to oil-shale development

The Bush administration on Monday cleared the way for tens of thousands of acres in Colorado, Utah, and Wyoming to be used for oil-shale development, publishing final rules governing how federal land will be leased …

Climate & Energy

Schwarzenegger bringing governors and international leaders to California to talk climate

On Tuesday and Wednesday, David and I will be in Los Angeles attending the Governors’ Global Climate Summit, hosted by Arnold Schwarzenegger. The summit is bringing together governors (as the name suggests) and international leaders …

Climate & Energy

The trouble with clean-energy tax credits

Round about the time I got out of college, I (like seemingly everyone else) got a Leatherman — the Swiss Army knife cum pliers cum screwdriver that fit in your pocket. Since I was finally …

Business & Technology

Exxon: Not the only profitable energy biz last quarter

ExxonMobil keeps making profits — another record one this last quarter — in the midst of meltdown everywhere else. But we here in New England had energy profits of our own: Coop Power, the regional …

Climate & Energy

BLM opens land near Alaska’s Bristol Bay to development

Some 2 million acres near Alaska’s Bristol Bay will be opened to development for the first time under a plan released Friday by the Bureau of Land Management. The agency’s decision to throw the door …

Climate & Energy

Upstream carbon prices will not substantially change downstream carbon-emitting behavior

With apologies to Little Milton. Good news: With the incoming Obama administration, we are finally going to get some sort of a greenhouse gas (GHG) bill. Bad news: We are still having an inane, economically …

Climate & Energy

Obama and McCain make nice and possibly talk climate and energy

Obama and McCain got together this morning in Chicago for their first post-election meeting, in which they discussed what they could work on together going forward. As many noted prior to the meeting, it’s likely …

Climate & Energy

Will Democrats take the votes but ignore the voters in increasingly powerful Northern Virginia?

Northern Virginia voters solidified their reputation Nov. 4 as a virtual factory for Democratic victories. Collectively, the Virginia suburbs of D.C. broke for Obama in numbers exceeding 60 percent. The margin is comparable to such …