Climate & Energy

Climate & Energy

Regulating CO2 via the EPA would be a hugely significant move for the next president

Kate says: The Wall Street Journal spazzes out about Obama adviser Jason Grumet’s assertion that a President Obama would fight climate change under the Clean Air Act if Congress doesn’t move to address the issue within 18 months. In what …

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Sierra Club launches new pushback campaign against coal propaganda

More like this please: CoalIsNotTheAnswer.org

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Defenders of Wildlife releases new ad on Palin and polar bears

Defenders of Wildlife Action Fund has a new ad, this one on Republican VP candidate Sarah Palin and polar bears. It follows the group’s earlier ad on Palin’s support of aerial wolf hunting. “Sarah Palin’s active opposition to protections for …

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Google offers two Halloween tools to cut household energy costs

Photo: sascha First a tool to prevent drunk emailing; now this: The smarties at Google have put together some treats in time for Halloween so you won’t be tricked by household energy waste. A list of ways to lower your …

How to Talk to a Climate Skeptic: Responses to the most common skeptical arguments on global warming

‘Global warming comes from within’–Is heat at the Earth’s core the real cause of global warming?

(Part of the How to Talk to a Climate Skeptic guide) Objection: We all live on a thin crust that floats on a huge ball of molten iron, and at its core, the Earth’s temperature is over 5000 degrees C! …

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Identifying one of the great misunderstandings of our political age

“In tough economic times, some people will ask whether we should retreat from our climate change objectives. In our view, it would be quite wrong to row back, and those who say we should misunderstand the relationship between the economic …

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Politico interviewed William Antholis, managing director of the Brookings Institution, about the connection between the environment and security, and among other things Antholis made this very smart observation: Q: What energy-related issues have the presidential candidates ignored during the campaign? …

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World needs to get crackin’ on CCS, says IEA

John McCain and Barack Obama both like to give lovin’ to “clean coal” — but how much would they be willing to pony up for it? In a new report, the International Energy Agency, assuming that we continue to head …

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Coal’s position in the energy market is more precarious than is generally acknowledged

As we reported Monday morning, the Bush administration is on the verge of issuing a rule that will make it even easier for mountaintop-removal mining companies to dump toxic crap in the streams of Appalachia. (They do it now, it’s …