Climate & Energy

Climate & Energy

Maryland State Police wrongly list climate activists as ‘terrorists’

Chesapeake Climate Action Network founder and director Mike Tidwell, former deputy director Josh Tulkin, and another unnamed CCAN staffer were apparently classified by Maryland State Police as terrorists and entered in state and federal criminal intelligence databases between 2005 and …

Climate & Energy

Obama muses on the connection between energy/climate and our other problems

Obama sat down for a long and fascinating interview with Time‘s Joe Klein yesterday. It’s well worth reading the whole thing, but in particular there’s juicy stuff on energy and climate. The biggest problem with our energy policy has been …

Climate & Energy

What I would like to say in the New York Times

I’m going to pretend that instead of a silly article diagnosing a pretend disease in The New York Times, I was given a chance to speak on the op-ed pages of the Times. Ignoring for a moment how unlikely that …

Business & Technology

Coal-power producer will disclose climate-change risks to shareholders

Coal power could be a risky investment — according to none other than giant coal-power producer Dynegy Inc. After being subpoenaed by New York Attorney General Andrew Cuomo last year, Dynegy agreed Thursday to be forthcoming to shareholders about the …

Climate & Energy

Why renewable advocates oppose Proposition 7

This post is crossposted at Vote Solar’s blog. —– Proposition 7 [PDF] is a California ballot initiative that would dramatically increase the state’s renewable energy requirement to 50 percent renewably sourced by 2025. Yet most environmental groups and almost all …

Climate & Energy

Global warming is an important issue for undecided voters

So says a poll [PDF] done by Yale and George Mason Universities. Some highlights: Nearly two out of three undecided voters say that the presidential candidates’ positions on global warming will influence their vote in the upcoming election, according to …

Climate & Energy

Oil refineries are full of asbestos, not just carbon

I received this article about the connection between mesothelioma cancer and oil refineries via email along with a request to share it. As we continue to rely on oil, some will face worse consequences than losing their shirts. The original …

Climate & Energy

Khosla’s letter to Science backfires

Vinod Khosla has a letter in the Oct. 17 issue of Science ($ub. req’d) critiquing the Searchinger et al study: “U.S. croplands for biofuels increases greenhouse gases through emissions from land-use change.” Question: Why would the editors at Science publish …

Business & Technology

Gratitude for quirky wind entrepreneurs

This story about a quirky entrepreneur pursuing the first large-scale, floating-turbine, offshore wind project on the Oregon coast reminded me of this story of a quirky entrepreneur pursuing a massive offshore wind project on the Delaware coast. Both faced stiff …