Climate & Energy

Climate & Energy

Majorities oppose mountaintop removal mining

The first nationwide poll ever taken on the subject finds that most Americans oppose the practice of mountaintop-removal mining, specifically the Bush administration’s recent bid to repeal the stream buffer zone rule. Of course, much like polls about climate, a …

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A food/climate manifesto presents new visions for responding to climate change

Turin, Italy — I’ve just come out of the most hopeful and interesting discussions of climate change I’ve ever witnessed. Anchored by Indian food-sovereignty activist Vandana Shiva, the panel discussion at Terra Madre unveiled a new “Manifesto on Climate Change …

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The imminent nuclear revival

Still imminent! And kudos to Joe for getting a voice of sanity out into the MSM: The critics argue that the same money spent elsewhere — on wind power, or on retrofitting buildings — could create bigger cuts in carbon …

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Grassley calls McCain out for inconsistency on subsidies

I don’t know if everyone else will find this as hilarious as I do, but here’s a story about Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) criticizing McCain’s energy positions as “inconsistent.” You see, McCain opposes ethanol subsidies because he thinks subsidies distort …

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CAP releases interactive U.S. map of per-capita emissions

The Center for American Progress has an interactive map up, showing per-capita CO2 emissions from U.S. states. No big shock — the big emitters are the big coal users, and the low emitters are the big hydro users. The point …

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A counterpoint on energy independence and Proposition 7

This is a response to this post about California’s Proposition 7 by Adam Browning. —– Al Gore has outdone himself.  Think what you will of him, you can’t say he doesn’t have a vision.  On July 17, he called for …

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Massive coal utility agrees to disclose carbon risk

Here’s another one to file under Bigger Deal Than It Seems. A little over a year ago, I wrote about N.Y. Attorney General Andrew Cuomo’s effort to pressure energy companies into fully disclosing their carbon risk. He sent them subpoenas …

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Al Gore stumps for climate action at Washington Gov. Chris Gregoire fundraiser

Nobel laureate and former vice president Al Gore swept into Seattle Friday afternoon to lend a little climate starpower to Washington Democratic Governor Christine Gregoire. At a sold out fundraiser in the Grand Ballroom of the Sheraton Hotel, Gore waxed …

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LCV targets McCain’s record on renewable energy

The League of Conservation Voters released a web video on Friday targeting John McCain’s votes against renewable energy and efficiency, set to the tune of Simply Red’s 1989 hit “If You Don’t Know Me By Now.” LCV has endorsed Barack …