Climate & Energy


Delaware to have offshore wind farm in 2012

The following post is by Earl Killian, guest blogger at Climate Progress. ----- On Tuesday, the utility Delmarva announced a 25-year contract with Bluewater Wind Delaware, a subsidiary of the Babcock & Brown, to purchase …

Notable quotable

Newt thinking on energy arousal (and domestic oil production)

"... when the American people are aroused, they can in fact coerce the Congress ..." -- Newt Gingrich on "Energy Independence Day"

Humanity's meltdown

Living on the ice shelf

This essay was originally published on TomDispatch and is republished here with Tom's kind permission. ----- Farewell to the Holocene Our world, our old world that we have inhabited for the last 12,000 years, has …

The gas legislation we pass

House approves two measures to address energy prices, third fails

The House of Representatives took up a triumvirate of environment and energy-related bills today, passing two that would increase funding for mass transit and curb oil market speculation. A third, more controversial measure would have …


California plans to cut 169 million metric tons of CO2 equivalent by 2020

How do you return greenhouse gas emissions to 1990 levels by 2020 while promoting jobs, competitiveness, and public health? Conservatives in the U.S. Senate think it can't be done. California knows it can. The Air …

Britain lays out plans for renewable-energy ‘revolution’

British Prime Minister Gordon Brown set out goals Thursday to increase renewable-energy use in Britain tenfold by 2020. Brown’s vision for a “green revolution” is heavily reliant on wind power, with plans for 7,000 new …

A Stern talking to

U.K. economist testifies to House subcommittee on the costs of inaction on climate change

U.K. economist Nicholas Stern, author of the 2006 report, that argued that costs of inaction on climate change far outweigh the costs of acting, said yesterday that the planet is warming faster than previously predicted, …

Landmark solar bill in Hawaii

All new homes to sport solar hot water

Hawai'i is highly dependent on imported oil for its electricity needs -- I've heard Jeff Mikaluna, Director of the Hawai'i chapter of the Sierra Club, quip that the state is one supertanker accident away from …

Bjorn again

His argument is still bogus

The Washington Post embarrasses itself today by publishing the usual delayer drivel in an op-ed by Bjorn Lomborg. The fundamental problem with Lomborg's argument (which he also makes in his recent book Cool It!) is …