Climate & Energy

Climate & Energy

No ‘renewable’ nukes and coal for Indiana

Indiana renewable package: No can do.Photo: JayskIndiana lawmakers finished their legislative session Wednesday without passing a renewable electricity standard, which might be just as well. This was the plan that would have defined “renewable” so as to include “clean coal” …

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Massive economic and policy reform: Easier than you think

It seems to me that we suffer from a failure of imagination. We dream of a low-carbon world, but can’t quite fathom how to get around the massive lobbying clout (and inertia) of the coal lobby. We dream of a …

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Clean energy messaging 101: ‘Green’ jobs are out, ‘clean energy’ jobs are in

As readers know, I try to stay up-to-date on messaging, which is why I have a whole category devoted to rhetoric. I have now sat through a couple of extended presentations about clean energy and climate messaging from people who …

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Changing the climate with China’s military

When I heard President Obama call for more regular dialogue between the Chinese and American militaries, my first thought was, “Why not the environment?” Perhaps it is not a front-burner issue for both institutions — but that is exactly the …

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Industry group’s radio ads target swing votes on climate bill

Don’t believe everything you hear …Photo: baboonThe industry group American Energy Alliance is trying to stir up opposition to the House climate and energy bill with new radio ads targeting key swing voters on the House Energy and Commerce Committee. …

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Mysterious industry front-group affiliated with Ken Lay’s former speechwriter launches anti-Wa

Memo to Media:  Who the heck are these guys and what are they hiding by apparently misstating their origin? E&E News (subs. req’d) reports on a new advertising campaign from a “conservative organization”: The American Energy Alliance (AEA) campaign targets …

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Climate news, all poetic-like

Hello, and happy Poem In Your Pocket Day! We thought we’d celebrate with a climate-news poem. Because this is also Katharine Is Really Busy Day, it’s not a long poem. However! There will be more climate-change poems coming your way …

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To get support for a climate bill, offer cash back to Americans, argues Rep. Chris Van Hollen

Rep. Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.) thinks he’s got the key to passing a climate bill this year: send every American a rebate. It’s not a bribe, but a dividend — and one he thinks will help grow support for legislation …

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Mr. King Coal's Neighborhood Comes to Washington

What does a Wyoming rancher, a Navajo elder, a Southern community organizer, a Latino immigrant organizer from Chicago, a young indigenous Ottawa woman from Michigan, and an Appalachian coal miner’s widow have in common? All of their neighborhoods are under …