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‘Meet the Press’ takes on cars and energy independence

This Sunday, “Meet the Press” was devoted to the auto industry’s travails and to energy independence. (They decided to go totally counterintuitive and have … T. Boone Pickens as a guest. Isn’t that guy’s 15 minutes over yet?) Also, Thomas …

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Harper proposes joint climate pact that would protect Alberta oil sands

The Globe and Mail reported last week: Less than 24 hours after the election of Barack Obama, Canadian cabinet ministers begin calling for a pact that would keep emissions down while protecting Alberta’s oil sands projects This is Canada’s version …

Climate & Energy

Emissions of Kyoto signatory countries on the rise, U.N. says

Collectively, the 40 industrialized nations that agreed to reduce greenhouse-gas emissions under the Kyoto Protocol have met their goal of cutting emissions to an average of about 5 percent below 1990 levels, the United Nations reported this week. But some …

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Obama won’t send delegation to Poland climate conference

President-elect Barack Obama will not attend the United Nations climate conference in Poland next month nor send a delegation on his behalf, the U.N. climate chief announced Monday. Many climate activists had high hopes that President Bush’s successor would attend …

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Robert Hirsch suggests ‘keeping relatively quiet’ in near-term about peak oil

The WSJ blog reprints an incredibly dumb “You can’t handle the truth!” memo from uber-peaker Robert Hirsch. Yes, the author of the seminal 2005 study [PDF] funded by the Bush Energy Department on “Peaking of World Oil Production” has written …

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Western lands opened to oil-shale development

The Bush administration on Monday cleared the way for tens of thousands of acres in Colorado, Utah, and Wyoming to be used for oil-shale development, publishing final rules governing how federal land will be leased for extraction of the expensive, …

Climate & Energy

Schwarzenegger bringing governors and international leaders to California to talk climate

On Tuesday and Wednesday, David and I will be in Los Angeles attending the Governors’ Global Climate Summit, hosted by Arnold Schwarzenegger. The summit is bringing together governors (as the name suggests) and international leaders to talk about their programs …

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The trouble with clean-energy tax credits

Round about the time I got out of college, I (like seemingly everyone else) got a Leatherman — the Swiss Army knife cum pliers cum screwdriver that fit in your pocket. Since I was finally out of the dormitories and …

Business & Technology

Exxon: Not the only profitable energy biz last quarter

ExxonMobil keeps making profits — another record one this last quarter — in the midst of meltdown everywhere else. But we here in New England had energy profits of our own: Coop Power, the regional renewable energy coop, had its …