Climate & Energy

Obama calls for climate summit of the world’s biggest polluters

President Obama on Saturday announced that the United States is initiating a Major Economies Forum that will focus on energy and climate change, an attempt to bring the world’s biggest polluters together to discuss a path forward. “The Major Economies …

New business coalition plans to flex its muscle on climate policy

Nike, Starbucks, eBay, and a handful of other big-name U.S. companies are putting forward a climate agenda that’s just as ambitious as that of many environmentalists, if not more so. The new coalition — Business for Innovative Climate and Energy …

Jack Spadaro Needs to Rescue MSHA and OSM

Jack Spadaro is a singular figure in the mining world. With nearly 40 years of experience as a mine safety engineer and expert, Spadaro is one of those very rare government regulators who is revered alike by miners and coalfield …

Solar roadways

Randomly stumbled across this Solar Roadways idea yesterday. Doubt it will ever happen, but it’s a pretty nifty notion. AutoblogGreen also has a couple of posts on it: an introduction and an update from last year. See also Green Car …

Doom, lobbyists, hypocrisy, and coal, oh my!

• Scientists now say that even stabilizing at a global average temperature level of 2C above pre-industrial — a commonly agreed upon goal that looks increasingly remote — will give us only a 50/50 chance of avoiding catastrophe. Awesome! • …

More Congressional stupidity

This has to be seen to be believed.

Reid says Dems might use carbon-credit revenues to fund health care

Could the revenue from auctioning off carbon credits be used to pay for a new health-care system? Bloomberg reports: Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid [D-Nev.] said he is open to financing an overhaul of the U.S. health-care system with revenue …

For eSolar, clean energy starts with computing power

An overhead view of eSolar’s Sierra solar array, located in Southern California (Photo courtesy e-Solar)   I’m sitting in the back of a black Lincoln Continental with eSolar CEO Bill Gross on the downward glide into Antelope Valley, a sun-blasted …

In lead-up to Bonn climate talks, U.S. and U.N. leaders are cautiously optimistic

Climate leaders in both Congress and the United Nations are optimistic about making landmark progress on an international climate accord this year, but hopes that an agreement will be finalized in 2009 seem to be dimming. Yvo de Boer, the …