Climate & Energy

Power to the pupil

Power Vote plans to mobilize 1 million young adults to vote on climate change

The Energy Action Coalition officially launched Power Vote yesterday, a nationwide effort to mobilize a million young people to vote on the issue of climate change in November. The nonpartisan campaign aims to put curbing …

A climate change we can disbelieve in

Sarah Palin’s record on climate change

  Sarah Palin, U.S. vice presidential candidate, may be an influential actor in Congressional efforts to pass climate change legislation. Photo Courtesy State of Alaska. When comparing the U.S. presidential candidates’ green credentials, both contenders …

Alaska natural-gas pipeline is far from a done deal

Photo: triciaward In her speech at the Republican National Convention last week, Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin touted her role in moving forward a plan for a natural-gas pipeline from Alaska’s North Slope to the Lower …

Taxi!

Gas prices getting you down?  Take a free ride in the Solartaxi. ….adding: just don’t try it in Alaska.

McCain on Palin: Epic fail

She knows ‘more about energy than probably anyone else in the United States of America’

This is an amazing video (via). A reporter (of course a local Maine reporter — no campaign reporter would be so rude as to ask difficult questions) finally asks McCain about the many vulnerabilities of …

Sex, lies, and offshore drilling

Sex and drug scandal at Interior could affect the offshore-drilling debate in Congress

Yesterday’s revelation that 13 Interior Department employees who handle oil royalties are under investigation for allegedly engaging in illicit sex with and accepting gifts from employees of oil companies may affect the debate over drilling …

The (renewable) electron economy, part 11

So how much do renewables cost anyway?

One of the attractions of renewable energy is that for most renewable generators (except biomass power plants) the cost of the fuel is free. However, even more so than with a conventional power plant, much …

Old-growth forests absorb more CO2 than they release, study finds

Most of the world’s old-growth forests actively absorb more carbon dioxide than they release into the atmosphere, making them effective carbon sinks, according to a new study in the journal Nature. The new research, which …

Cheap drills

Energy set to ignite the Hill for the next three weeks

With only about three weeks left before Congress adjourns for election season, energy is the hot topic on the Hill. Here’s where things stand: Speaker Nancy Pelosi (Calif.) and other Democratic leaders in the House …