Climate & Energy

Climate & Energy

Nuke bites man

The Nuclear Energy Agency — an international agency created by the OECD to "assist its Member countries in maintaining and further developing, through international co-operation, the scientific, technological and legal bases required for the safe, environmentally friendly and economical use …

Business & Technology

Migrating pollock could endanger Alaskan fishery, international relations

Showing a distinct lack of American patriotism, Alaskan pollock are reacting to climate-changed warmer waters by swimming northward into Russian territory — potentially endangering both the U.S.’s billion-dollar pollock industry and U.S.-Russia relations. Climate-related pollock migration “will be a food …

Climate & Energy

A roundup of environmental news from the presidential race

• The Wall Street Journal spazzes out about Obama adviser Jason Grumet’s assertion that a President Obama would fight climate change under the Clean Air Act if Congress doesn’t move to address the issue within 18 months. Obama, the paper …

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Republican foot soldiers prepare to push for reduced public participation in dirty energy projects

If you want to know what the far right is up to, you should check in with the Heritage Foundation periodically. A post this week offers a preview of what they’ll be pushing for on the energy front in coming …

Climate & Energy

Green journos: Scientific and idealistic and ignorant and cootie-covered

MarketWatch’s Jon Friedman pens a truly incoherent and dunderheaded attack on environmental journalists. Look at this mess, taken from the middle of the piece: Beyond sticking to a few catch-phrases and earnestly spouting a do-good philosophy gleaned from Al Gore’s …

Climate & Energy

UCS on CCS

The Union of Concerned Scientists recently put out a new report on "clean coal." The conclusion: The UCS report, “Coal Power in a Warming World,” proposes that the federal government fund five to 10 full-scale demonstration projects to test carbon-capture-and-storage …

Business & Technology

What should Google do next?

I was excited to read this L.A. Times piece, which seemed to hold out the prospect of evidence that Google is moving into smart-grid technology. Instead of evidence, though, there was wild and utterly unmotivated speculation. I do enjoy speculating …

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Minn. Rep. Bachmann lists climate policy as among her ‘concerns’ about Barack Obama

On a local news program today, Minnesota Republican Rep. Michele Bachmann was asked about her statement on Friday that she is “very concerned” that Barack Obama “may have anti-American views.” Bachmann denied saying it. “I feel his views are concerning. …

Climate & Energy

Economists weigh in on the need for stimulus spending

The New York Times has a heartening story saying that the need for stimulus spending is widely accepted: But the extra spending, a sore point in normal times, has been widely accepted on both sides of the political aisle as …