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Palin: ‘renewables are not yet proven to be economic nor reliable’

The week before she was chosen as John McCain’s running mate, Alaska governor Sarah Palin was interviewed by CNBC’s Maria Bartiromo about drilling for oil in the Alaskan National Wildlife Reserve and elsewhere. In measured, …

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In Canadian national election, economic worries trump environmental agenda

Canadian voters regularly told pollsters last year that their top concern was global warming and what to do about it. So when the national election was called for this Oct. 14, the chief opposition party …

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Hope dimming for Canadian carbon tax

Not too long after my earlier post was published, even Canada’s biggest carbon-tax booster inched away from the central plank of his election platform. To understand how disingenuous this is, Dion spent months preparing the …

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Jon Stewart on the Dem drilling compromise

Brilliant as usual:

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‘Environmental purists’ unhappy with House Dem energy bill

This is mostly water under the bridge now, but look, Dems got outmaneuvered this summer, as Republicans managed to successfully reframe the energy debate around drilling. They drummed up lots of public support and put …

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Senate Dems falter on energy compromise bill

Both The Hill and Politico have reported that the Gang of 20 will not introduce a bipartisan compromise energy bill before the election. This is a huge triumph for McCain and major political blunder by …

How to Talk to a Climate Skeptic: Responses to the most common skeptical arguments on global warming

Summer ice in the Arctic has recovered–Was the Arctic ice retreat a climate anomaly?

(Part of the How to Talk to a Climate Skeptic guide) Objection: Sea ice at the north pole recovered a whopping 9.4 percent from 2007 to 2008 despite the doom and gloom predictions of the …

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Gallup polls indicate that Republicans are less likely to recognize global warming

Turns out you can fool some of the people all of the time — if those people are conservatives. I have previously argued as much here. Now Environment magazine has published an analysis that suggests …

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Senate settles on a grab bag of political favors in place of an energy policy

Next week, the Senate plans to consider the Energy Improvement and Extension Act of 2008, a hodgepodge of subsidies and tax credits that reflects the vacuum of long-term strategic thinking in U.S. energy policy. The …