Climate & Energy

Climate & Energy

Inhofe recycles long-debunked denier talking points

Who will the media believe this time: The Senate’s leading climate denier, James Inhofe (R-Okla.), or their own lying eyes? Deniers like Inhofe have a serious media problem — an ever growing number of studies, real-world observations, and credible scientific …

Climate & Energy

Create jobs, cut emissions, and reduce oil imports by investing in renewables and energy efficiency

Originally posted at earthpolicy.org —– At a time when major U.S. companies are announcing job layoffs almost daily, the renewable energy industry is hiring new workers every day to build wind farms, install rooftop solar arrays, and build solar thermal …

Climate & Energy

Climate website combines economics with climate change realities

Who says economists don’t have a sense of humor?  Actually we don’t, but we have a new website intended to make economics serve environmental objectives far better than it has in the past: ClimateChangeEcon.net. The site provides regulators, legislators, and …

Climate & Energy

California to slash greenhouse-gas emissions to 1990 levels by 2020

California officials this week committed to a comprehensive plan to cut the state’s greenhouse-gas emissions to 1990 levels by 2020 through regulating GHG emissions from vehicles, investing in energy efficiency, and sourcing one-third of the state’s electricity from renewables, among …

Climate & Energy

Obama’s green administration picks signal major shifts in policy

The Green Team. Clockwise from top left: Carol Browner, Lisa Jackson, Nancy Sutley, and Steven Chu. Obama’s green team hasn’t yet been made official (and probably won’t be until next week), but his rumored choices are eliciting passionate reactions nonetheless. …

Climate & Energy

The moral voice on climate can become policy brokers or enviro activists

[In my effort to highlight other climate bloggers, I’m reprinting this post from Richard Graves, of It’s Getting Hot in Here, since it’s their future we “adults” are destroying.] The world is halfway through the process to create a global …

Climate & Energy

What I heard on the radio blew me away

I know green has saturated our cultural chatter to the point where it shouldn’t be surprising to hear it mentioned … everywhere. But sometimes I’m still surprised. Like last night: I’m in the car, I’m scanning through the radio, and …

Business & Technology

Car dealers offering two for the price of one

It used to be a chicken in every pot. Now it’s two cars in every sale — at least at some Dodge dealers. At a Quebec dealer, buy a Dodge truck and get a Caliber for “free.” In the U.K., …

Climate & Energy

Mexico pledges to cut greenhouse-gas emissions in half by 2050

Mexico on Thursday pledged to cut its greenhouse-gas emissions 50 percent from 2002 levels by 2050, making it one of only a handful of developing nations to set a concrete emissions-reduction goal. Mexico aims to hit its climate target through …