Climate & Energy

Climate & Energy

While McCain and Obama squabble …

… about who supports clean energy more, Calif. governor Arnold Schwarzenegger is pulling together a summit of community and local leaders from Europe, Australia, India, China, and all 50 states to discuss how best to battle climate change. This is …

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Debate: climate change

McCain is the first to mention climate change. Of course it’s in the context of cheerleading nuclear power, but still …

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Denmark’s prime minister travels to U.S. to sell climate treaty talks

Taking steps to combat global climate change can produce big economic benefits for countries, and it’s time for the United States to reengage in international talks for setting specific goals for carbon emissions cuts. That’s the message Danish Prime Minister …

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Global carbon emissions jumped 3 percent in 2007

The Global Carbon Project released its “Carbon Budget 2007” [PDF] today. The report shows a continuation of the grossly unsustainable growth rate in CO2 emissions since 2000, which is nearly four times the growth rate of the 1990s: As reported …

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PowerVote erects 30 nine-foot windmills at Ole Miss for presidential debate

Thirty nine-foot-tall windmills today are spinning a big welcome message for John McCain and Barack Obama on the campus of Ole Miss for tonight’s first presidential debate. Power Vote — a nonpartisan youth voter campaign — erected the windmill "political …

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More than $6 billion pledged to boost clean-tech in developing countries

Industrialized countries have promised to put more than $6.1 billion in the World Bank’s Climate Investment Funds, which aim to boost clean technologies and reduce greenhouse-gas emissions in developing countries. On Friday, the United States pledged $2 billion over three …

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House passes bill not to Bush’s liking, endangering tax credits for renewables

The House of Representatives on Friday passed a bill to extend billions of dollars in renewable-energy tax credits — an action that may mean the tax credits don’t get extended at all. Confused? Let us explain. The House bill, like …

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Pulitzers await the enterprising journalist who digs into the RGGI efficiency story

The Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative, the first legally binding cap-and-trade system in the hemisphere, kicked off yesterday with the world’s largest carbon credit auction. The program immediately failed. I don’t know anything about the results of the auction, which won’t …

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Vital video

The best concise explanation of the climate tipping points I’ve seen (11 min.): Wake Up, Freak Out – then Get a Grip from Leo Murray on Vimeo.