Climate & Energy

Climate & Energy

America’s energy crunch comes home

This is a guest essay by Michael T. Klare, a professor at Hampshire College and an author, most recently, of Rising Powers, Shrinking Planet: The New Geopolitics of Energy. It was originally published on TomDispatch and is republished here with …

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Governating Alaska: not as fun when oil revenues are down

“Now we kick in that fiscal conservativeness that needs to be engaged, and we progress this state with $57-a-barrel oil.” — Alaska governor Sarah Palin, commenting on the changed fiscal landscape she’s returned to in her home state

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Tardy reflections on the election of Barack Obama

It feels a little weird that Obama won the election and I haven’t written anything about it. Everyone with a platform apparently feels obliged to say something profound, but after several aborted attempts, I find myself drained and utterly inadequate …

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Al Gore offers a five-part plan for solving the climate and financial crises

Al Gore has a fantastic op-ed in Sunday’s New York Times. There’s lots of good stuff, but one thing I was particularly pleased to see is this dismissal of the rush lately toward dirty domestic fuel: Some still see this …

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Heartland’s climate experts: No actual expertise required

A journalist friend recently sent me this: I just got my “Journalist’s Guide to Global Warming Experts” from The Heartland Institute in the mail. They list four “experts” in Texas. It’s an awesome list. … Robert Bradley, energy expert H. …

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Island nation of Maldives to buy land elsewhere, fearing effects of climate change

The new president of the Maldives, a tiny nation comprised of low-lying islands and atolls in the Indian Ocean, has said the country will begin using a portion of its tourism money to buy a new homeland for its citizens …

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Congress to vote on clearing way for road through remote wildlife refuge

Congress is expected to vote this month on a potentially precedent-setting land swap that would clear the way for a road through Izembek National Wildlife Refuge in southwestern Alaska. Locals say the road’s main purpose would be to help evacuate …

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Obama’s team considers how to tackle energy and climate policy

An economic recovery plan will be priority No. 1, President-elect Barack Obama said on Saturday (and enviros hope that plan will include green elements). As part of its economic planning, the Obama team is looking at ways to support the …

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Obama looks to reverse Bush’s drilling efforts in Utah

President-elect Barack Obama may move quickly to reverse the Bush administration’s push to expand oil and gas drilling in Utah, Obama transition team leader John Podesta said on Sunday. “They want to have oil and gas drilling in some of …