Climate & Energy

Climate & Energy

Lovins predicts the coming oil price crash won’t be like the last one

The world can always use another profile of Amory Lovins — here’s one in The Economist. (Check out the nuke boosters in comments — man, those guys are like spurned lovers. Let it go already.) …

Climate & Energy

U.S. intelligence report says climate change likely to lead to security threats

A new draft report from the United States’ top intelligence analyst forecasts future security threats to the U.S. and other nations from climate change, as well as declining influence of the U.S. on world affairs. …

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Energy efficiency, part 5: ‘The highest documented rate of return of any federal program’

I was at the U.S. Department of Energy when the Gingrich gang took over and tried to shut down all of DOE’s applied energy research, claiming it was a waste of taxpayer money. I helped …

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Arctic shrinks by one Alaska and three Arizonas in August

Another week, another record in Arctic ice-loss announced by the National Snow and Ice Data Center: Following a record rate of ice loss through the month of August, Arctic sea ice extent already stands as …

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Reformed maverick

John McCain, 1996: “Too often the public views Republicans as favoring big business at the expense of the environment, and as too eager to swing the meat ax of repeal when the scalpel of reform …

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Drilling a hot topic as Congress gets back in action

Drilling will be a hot topic as Congress swings back into action for the next three weeks. Having heard the GOP convention delegates’ none-too-subtle chants of “drill, baby, drill,” Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid says …

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NYT editors confused about Arctic warming

Here’s the absurd headline for the online version of Revkin’s New York Times story about how “a ring of navigable waters has opened all around the fringes of the cap of sea ice drifting on …

How green is your candidate? Info on the 2008 presidential contenders

An interview with Bob Barr about his presidential platform on energy and the environment

Bob Barr. Photo: Bob Barr for President In July, Bob Barr, the Libertarian candidate for president, attended a big climate-change speech by Al Gore and found himself being praised by the former vice president for …

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Congress goes back to work on energy

Before Congress’ recess, a minority of lawmakers continued to block critical measures that could help break America’s addiction to oil, give consumers real energy choices, recharge our economy, and help solve global warming. Legislation to …