Climate & Energy

Step one: Subsidize us

Business association lays out recommendations for energy policy

The Institute for 21st Century Energy is a project of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, which bills itself as a bipartisan trade association. In fact, it has effectively become part of the Republican machine, dominated …

ReGeneration Roadtrip: Cold beer and hot showers

Finding out what’s important at the Rocky Mountain Institute

This is a guest post by my travel partner, Todd Dwyer, head blogger for Dell’s ReGeneration.org, where this post originally appeared. —– OK, so maybe that isn’t an accurate account of what Sarah and I …

Google unveils plan to move U.S. off fossil fuels by 2030

Google.org, the philanthropic arm of the search giant, has unveiled a plan to move the U.S. to a clean-energy future. The vision: In 2030, electricity will be generated not from coal or oil but from …

Back from the death

Shellenberger and Nordhaus go after Obama by recycling GOP talking points

They’re back! I’ve been bombarded by people wanting a comment on the new S&N L.A. Times piece, “The green bubble bursts.” How about “naive and dangerous”? Shellenberger and Nordhaus get coverage in the media because …

Drilling under the wire

Sen. DeMint tries to push through pro-drilling bill in last days of Congress

Apparently not satisfied with the expiration of the moratorium on drilling along the Outer Continental Shelf, Sen. Jim DeMint (R-S.C.) is circulating a bill [PDF] that open up still more offshore areas to drilling. The …

Bail Mary

Senate approves bailout bill with renewable-energy tax-credit extensions

The Senate just passed the financial bailout plan by a vote of 74 to 25. The measure includes a tax package that contains extensions for renewable-energy tax credits, which may hold it up in the …

Happy Energy Freedom Day!

The offshore drilling moratorium lapses today

Today is Energy Freedom Day — the day the Congressional moratorium on offshore drilling lapses. Let’s all sit back and watch the psychological benefits pour in. Cheap gas is back! Um, soon! Right? (The grumpuses …

Go tell it on the mountain

Will the push to open Yucca Mountain shift Nevada toward Obama?

The Bush administration is pushing full speed ahead with plans to store nuclear waste at Yucca Mountain — and that could affect the presidential race in the battleground state of Nevada, where John McCain and …

Why you don't let things get to the crisis point

The moral argument for curbing climate change

Robert Farley has a point I would like all environmentalists to have seared to the insides of our eyelids: Simply because something must happen does not mean that it will happen … It’s not that …