Climate & Energy

DNC: Convention thoughts at 3 a.m.

I’m here at the DNC convention with Kate, who I believe has done a couple of posts already. The reason I don’t know for sure is — it’s friggin’ insane here! I’ve been running at …

DNC: On the platform

Delegates approve platform that embraces Obama’s energy plan

The Democratic Party today approved a platform that embraces presidential candidate Barack Obama’s energy policies. Included in it is his call for tax rebates to families struggling with high energy costs. In an op-ed in …

DNC: The Hart of the matter

Gary Hart talks to Grist about climate and energy policy and the next president

Energy, climate, and national-security concerns are inextricably joined in the modern political environment, says former Democratic Colorado Sen. Gary Hart. This fact should elevate sound climate and energy policy to a top-tier issue in this …

Fishy investments

Gates and Buffet to invest in tar sands and spawn more two-headed fish?

Two heads are apparently not better than one — certainly not for fish and apparently not for the super-rich either. If you thought that the two richest Americans got that way by being green — …

Who’s advising McCain on energy and climate?

Greenwire has also published ($ub. req’d) a detailed list of who is advising McCain on energy and environment policies, which I am reprinting below the fold. By contrast, McCain’s campaign relies on a small group …

A TV diet

California Energy Commission considers PG&E proposal to require energy-efficient televisions

The following post is by Earl Killian, guest blogger at Climate Progress. —– The California Energy Commission is considering a proposal by PG&E to require televisions sold in the state to meet a minimum efficiency …

Bona Biden

Why Biden is such an important pick for those who care about the climate

Catastrophic climate change is the primary preventable threat to the health and well-being of all Americans — as readers of this blog already understand and as pretty much everyone else will figure out in the …

Polar bears in open water prompt more worries about climate change

Ten polar bears were recently spotted swimming in open water off of the northwest coast of Alaska, federal officials confirmed on Friday. Polar bears were not often spotted in open water until about 2004, said …

Green shrinking feet

Seven in 10 Americans reducing carbon footprint

The following post is by Ken Levenson, guest blogger at Climate Progress. —– At least 7 in 10 say say they are trying to reduce their carbon footprint. That’s according to a new ABC News/Planet …