Climate & Energy

Climate & Energy

Inhofe digs deeper

“I think I was right on that … It’s not whether or not we’re going into a global warming period. We were. We’re not now. You know, God’s still up there. We’re now going through …

Climate & Energy

A price on carbon will not tackle transportation pollution

A new study [PDF, via WSJ] from the Congressional Budget Office “discovers” something I guess I kind of thought was common knowledge: realistically, no price on carbon will ever be high enough to substantially curtail …

Climate & Energy

New report finds unconventional liquid fuels will boost CO2

The interwebs are abuzz over a new study from RAND Corp., which finds that unconventional liquid fuels like oils sands and liquid coal would dramatically increase greenhouse gas emissions relative to regular oil. In other …

Climate & Energy

No cash yet offered to save Ecuador rainforest as deadline looms

In June 2007, Ecuador offered to avoid oil development in a tract of biodiverse rainforest if other nations and green groups were able to pony up $350 million a year for a decade. Reaction to …

Climate & Energy

Ignoring efficiency, conventional wisdom holds that climate action will raise energy costs

It’s worth closely reading this Avery Palmer piece in CQ Politics: "The price of being green." It puts the frame around American energy/environmental politics in particularly crystalline terms. To wit: environmentalists want to raise the …

Climate & Energy

Pay-to-protect plan for Ecuadorian rainforest on the brink

This Guardian story was written by reporter Haroon Siddique. Grist is a member of the Guardian’s Environment Network. —– A unique proposal to protect one of the world’s most biodiverse places from oil drilling is …

ReGeneration Road Trip: Grist and Dell hit the road in search of a sustainable future

Verdant Power shows it’s got the RITE stuff

    This is a guest post by my travel partner, Todd Dwyer, head blogger for Dell’s ReGeneration.org. —– Four times a day, without fail, New York City’s East River will change directions. It’s been …

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McCain and Palin talk energy with Fox’s Sean Hannity

In an interview Wednesday with Fox News’ Sean Hannity, Republican presidential candidate John McCain again suggested that he’s willing to reevaluate his opposition to allowing drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. “At least because …

Climate & Energy

Environmental problems to displace millions, experts say

By 2050, some 200 million people will be displaced by environmental problems, including climate change, experts warned at this week’s Environment, Forced Migration, and Social Vulnerability conference in Germany. “All indicators show that we are …