Climate & Energy

Climate & Energy

How current GHG policy distorts capital allocation

As we think about how to price GHG emissions, it’s often (and accurately) cited that having a meaningful conversation about GHG pricing first requires that we remove all the existing subsidies so that we can stop irrationally allocating capital. Clearly, …

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Climate change will further spread of wildlife-to-human diseases, says report

Climate change is likely to further the spread of a “deadly dozen” diseases that are transmitted from animals to humans, says a new report from the Wildlife Conservation Society. The nasties: avian flu, babesiosis, cholera, Ebola, Lyme disease, parasites, plague, …

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Polebillies

Poland becomes the West Virginia of Europe.

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Coal miners in West Virginia stay home in protest of anti-Obama NRA tactics

Coal production at the Blacksville No. 2 Mine in Monongalia County, W.Va., came to a halt for one day last week when all the miners stayed home in protest after a National Rifle Association camera crew tried to get them …

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The bailout, the war, and renewable energy

While the renewable energy industry in the U.S. celebrates a rare victory — winning an eight-year extension of its federal tax subsidies — no one should forget what we’ve lost. Forget for a moment the recurring costs of an inflated …

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States ranked on energy efficiency, Grist provides drinking game

We suggest that while reading this blurb, you take a drink at every mention of “efficient” or “efficiency.” And go! California, Oregon, and Connecticut are taking the lead in improving energy efficiency, according to the 2008 State Energy Efficiency Scorecard …

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CNN reports on the battle for Coal River Mountain in W.Va.

In August, we brought you the story of Coal River Mountain, one of the last mountains in West Virginia’s Coal River Valley that hasn’t been destroyed by mountaintop-removal coal mining. Residents are lobbying to build a wind farm on the …

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McCain or Obama should attend global climate talks in December

This is a guest post from Bill McKibben, a scholar in residence at Middlebury College and author of a dozen books, most recently The Bill McKibben Reader. McKibben serves on Grist’s board of directors and is cofounder of 350.org. —– …

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New Jersey moves to become premier U.S. offshore wind-power hub

New Jersey this week opened a new front in its battle to be a leader in renewable energy generation. Gov. Jon Corzine (D) announced an ambitious goal to triple the amount of wind power the state plans to use by …