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Why the party that wrecked America can’t fix it

The Republican party has a problem. They have based much of their power, over the last several decades, on the idea of ever-expanding (almost exclusively white) suburbs. The thinking was, as those suburbs become less …

Climate & Energy

New data: Green investment would produce about twice the jobs of Wall Street bailout

There’s been a bit of extremely stupid chatter in D.C. lately suggesting that somehow the financial storm could get in the way of action to combat the climate crisis. So I picked up my phone …

Climate & Energy

Where does McCain get his claim that nuclear will create 700,000 jobs?

In this post, I questioned John McCain’s claim that building 45 new nuclear reactors between now and 2030 would create 700,000 new jobs. I couldn’t find any numbers to back the claim up, and plenty …

Video

Avent v. Manzi re: global warming

Econ/placemaking blogger Ryan Avent (who, it turns out, also sings for Spoon) takes on everyone’s favorite Reasonable Conservative Jim Manzi on the subject of global warming, on BloggingHeads: Want to know why we’re doomed? Look …

Climate & Energy

Northeast states’ first carbon auction goes smoothly despite financial crisis

Carbon allowances sold for $3.07 per ton in the nation’s first regional cap-and-trade auction, auction officials said Monday. The price was lower than futures markets had predicted but higher than the minimum price some had …

Climate & Energy

Underdog Tom Allen attempts to unseat GOP incumbent Sen. Susan Collins

Maine’s Susan Collins (R) was one of just three senators to receive a perfect score on the League of Conservation Voters’ 2007 scorecard. The next-closest Republican on the list was Collins’ home-state colleague, Olympia Snowe, …

Climate & Energy

Congress looks set to let offshore and oil shale moratoriums expire

The Senate approved a resolution Saturday to continue funding the federal government through next spring, but the measure didn’t include any language on offshore drilling. This means that as of the stroke of midnight tomorrow, …

Climate & Energy

Schwarzenegger to host climate summit of governors, world leaders

California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger (R) has announced plans to host a climate-change summit in Los Angeles in November in an attempt to form an international climate alliance of local, regional, and world leaders ahead of …

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

Spotlight on North America’s largest solar power plant at Nellis AFB

    This is a guest post from my travel partner, Todd Dwyer, head blogger for Dell’s ReGeneration.org, where the piece originally appeared. —– The ReGeneration Road Trip rolled into Nellis Air Force Base in …