Climate & Energy

Climate & Energy

Clean energy investment provides a truly clean opportunity for the Obama administration

Cross-posted at the NDN blog. —– The historic victory of Barack Obama last night and increased majorities for Democrats in the House and Senate create a huge opportunity to build a high-productivity, low-carbon economy. The last eight years have been …

Climate & Energy

Canada proposes joint climate agreement with U.S. to spare its oil-sands projects

Less than a day after Barack Obama won the U.S. presidential election, Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper proposed a joint climate agreement with the United States that aims to save Canada’s oil-sands projects (and the oil they produce) from any …

Climate & Energy

World leaders express hope that Obama will actively address climate change

World leaders congratulated Barack Obama on his presidential win, and indicated that his environmental policies look to be a welcome change from the past eight years. Rajendra Pachauri, Chair, Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change: “Obama has not only been very …

Climate & Energy

Obama plans green listening tour

Originally posted at the Wonk Room. —– Dan Kammen, the director of the Renewable and Appropriate Energy Laboratory at UC Berkeley and a top adviser to President-elect Barack Obama, has told E&E News ($ub. req’d) that Obama may conduct a …

Business & Technology

Ethanol industry struggling

Big Ethanol, once all the rage, is tanking under the triple threat of inconsistent corn costs, the shaky economy, and falling prices for the product. Plans for new plants have been put on hold, and several companies have filed for …

Climate & Energy

How Obama can revive the economy and heal the planet

A few days before the election, Barack Obama told Time‘s Joe Klein: Finding the new driver of our economy is going to be critical. There’s no better driver that pervades all aspects of our economy than a new energy economy …

Climate & Energy

Fungus in rainforest foliage has promise as biofuel

A fungus hiding out in the trees of a Patagonian rainforest could be “a better source of biofuel than anything we use at the moment,” according to the scientist who accidentally discovered it.

Climate & Energy

Obama on dealing with dumb debate questions

“I often find myself trapped by the questions and thinking to myself, ‘You know, this is a stupid question, but let me … answer it.’ Instead of being appropriately [the tape is garbled]. So when Brian Williams is asking me …

Climate & Energy

Michael Crichton dies of cancer

Michael Crichton, bestselling author and climate skeptic, has died of cancer at the age of 66.