Climate & Energy

Climate & Energy

Ignoring efficiency, conventional wisdom holds that climate action will raise energy costs

It’s worth closely reading this Avery Palmer piece in CQ Politics: "The price of being green." It puts the frame around American energy/environmental politics in particularly crystalline terms. To wit: environmentalists want to raise the cost of energy while everyone …

Climate & Energy

Pay-to-protect plan for Ecuadorian rainforest on the brink

This Guardian story was written by reporter Haroon Siddique. Grist is a member of the Guardian’s Environment Network. —– A unique proposal to protect one of the world’s most biodiverse places from oil drilling is facing a looming deadline without …

ReGeneration Road Trip: Grist and Dell hit the road in search of a sustainable future

Verdant Power shows it’s got the RITE stuff

    This is a guest post by my travel partner, Todd Dwyer, head blogger for Dell’s ReGeneration.org. —– Four times a day, without fail, New York City’s East River will change directions. It’s been doing that for ages and …

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McCain and Palin talk energy with Fox’s Sean Hannity

In an interview Wednesday with Fox News’ Sean Hannity, Republican presidential candidate John McCain again suggested that he’s willing to reevaluate his opposition to allowing drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. “At least because Gov. Palin is so persuasive, …

Climate & Energy

Environmental problems to displace millions, experts say

By 2050, some 200 million people will be displaced by environmental problems, including climate change, experts warned at this week’s Environment, Forced Migration, and Social Vulnerability conference in Germany. “All indicators show that we are dealing with a major emerging …

Climate & Energy

Pickens suckered by Palin: ‘She gets this energy situation’

Yes, he loves wind power. But beyond that, I lose more respect for the oilman every day. Consider what he wrote on his blog Friday: Met with Sarah Palin the day after her debate with Joe Biden. She came to …

Climate & Energy

Enviros cheer debate talk about climate and energy, but want more details

Say what you may about last night’s debate, but it was anything but boring for enviros. Even if the candidates largely recycled preexisting talking points on energy and climate, the mere fact that both issues got top billing in a …

Climate & Energy

Bogus offsets merely ease emitter’s remorse

I’m going to (try to) coin a new term here, “rip-offsets,” since I can’t think of a better word for the rip-off offsets the Chicago Climate Exchange is peddling to a gullible public and media. The Washington Post has a …

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Various and sundry smart people debunk the ‘clean coal’ nonsense

Lots of great stuff on The Enemy of the Human Race available today. Kate mentioned CNN’s segment on Coal River Mountain, where a crucial battle over mountaintop removal mining is playing out. Really a must-watch. Also on CNN, an excellent …