Climate & Energy

RNC: Palin bullish on energy

VP acceptance speech hits on energy issues

Sarah Palin. Photo: johnmccain.com Sarah Palin’s much-anticipated VP acceptance speech on Wednesday night included a lot of energy talk — and extensive criticism of Barack Obama. “We are expected to govern with integrity, good will, …

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Rudy Giuliani talks up McCain/Palin energy policy

Rudy Giuliani. Former mayor of New York City and one-time presidential candidate Rudy Giuliani came out swinging tonight on energy policy, praising John McCain’s approach and emphasizing the pro-drilling portion. “He will lead us toward …

RNC: Palin to talk energy

Excerpt from acceptance speech released

From McCain VP-pick Sarah Palin’s prepared remarks, excerpts of which were just released: Our opponents say, again and again, that drilling will not solve all of America’s energy problems — as if we all didn’t …

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Congressional Dems get smart on pushing ‘all of the above’ energy vote

Looks like the Congressional Democrats are shrewd enough to take on the GOP big lie that Republicans in Congress actually believe in an “all of the above” energy policy. Greenwire reports today that “Democrats plot …

Slow Food Nation: The plus-side of high gas prices

One farmer says ‘peak oil’ prompted energy-saving steps

Admit it, climate change is the kind of problem that leaves you wondering, “What the heck can any one person do about it?” That’s exactly how Patrick Holden said he felt about it during the …

Typhoon Marys and cyclone Janes

Why future Katrinas and Gustavs will be much worse, part 2

A lot of knee-jerk deniers (please don’t write in — I know that is redundant) misread “part 1,” as I knew they would. I was not wading into the issue of whether global warming has …

Cluster frack

Rights of humans, rights of nature

Two items I’ve been tracking while away for a blissful two weeks of vacation here on the Atlantic shore, one hopeful, one awful: Hopeful: Ecuador is poised to grant rights to nature and ecosystems in …

Warming seas make strong storms stronger, says new study

As Gustav, Hanna, Ike, and Josephine become household names, more research has been added to the ongoing debate over the impact of climate change on hurricanes. A new study published in Nature indicates that warming …

Ten strikes and still not out

Biofuels: not cost-effective or lucrative for climate change or business

According to this article in Mongabay, a study from a British think tank is calling for an end to subsidies for biofuels based on — not biodiversity loss and high food prices — cost effectiveness. …