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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 feared. The Regional Greenhouse Gas …

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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, who earned an 80 percent …

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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, the moratorium currently barring drilling …

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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 United Nations climate talks in …

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 Las Vegas to see North …

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In presidential debate, McCain misleads on nuclear power

John McCain made his central energy pitch in Friday night’s debate. It’s a short passage, but it is remarkable for the amount of nonsense it manages to pack in. 1. This came at the culmination of a discussion about cutting …

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Did House Dems kill renewable tax credit extension?

Sure looks that way. I wasn’t entirely thrilled with everything in the Senate bill. But given how dreadful congressional Democrats and environmentalists are at messaging, it is surely the best anybody could hope for. The House Dems threw out elements …

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Could reducing homeowner costs through efficiency help meliorate the housing crisis?

I am far from an expert on the world of finance (he said, wildly understating the case). So I’d be interested to hear what smarter folks think of the following wild speculation. The root of the current financial crisis is …

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Pickens’ natural gas plan makes no sense and will never happen

The following post is by Earl Killian, guest blogger at Climate Progress. —– Thomas Boone Pickens is a billionaire who made his money in oil and corporate takeovers. He began investing in natural gas in 1997, and in wind power …