Climate & Energy

Climate & Energy

Everything you need to know about Berkeley’s innovative rooftop solar program

Many of us could make money by investing in energy efficiency improvements and solar systems for our homes. Yet we stubbornly resist making these improvements. Why? Buying power from your utility is a simple, pay-as-you-go service. Solar and energy efficiency …

Climate & Energy

The AP tries to figure out where the candidates stand on mountaintop removal mining

The Associated Press attempts to figure out where the presidential candidates stand on mountaintop-removal coal mining. They talked to campaign surrogates about what the candidates think, and here’s what they got: Mountaintop removal mining “irreversibly alters our natural treasures and …

Climate & Energy

Schwarzenegger for Obama Energy Secretary?

Until this weekend, the The Great Mentioner had Schwarzenegger on the shortlist for Obama Energy Secretary. That was the buzz in the Politico’s "Dems sketch Obama staff, Cabinet," and on ABC’s This Week with George Stephanopoulos, where Arnold said of …


The first commercial solar-powered radio station goes online

This is kind of cool, in a dorky way: More on KGO’s solar project.

Climate & Energy

EDF’s video contest will spur creativity and innovation around cap-and-trade

This is a response to Joseph Romm’s post “Happy thoughts and fairy dust.” —– Nothing like some good, old-fashioned back-and-forth to keep bloggers — and blog readers? — engaged. EDF is organizing a video/graphics competition to ask for help in explaining, “What …

Climate & Energy

Daylight saving wastes energy

You can’t save daylight by moving around the hands on your clock, of course. So daylight saving time remains as absurdly named as it ever was. As for saving energy, DST doesn’t do that either, according to most studies, as …

Climate & Energy

Corporate Watchdog radio interview

Wherein I discuss the two candidates’ energy and environmental positions.

Business & Technology


In the wake of record-breaking profits, Exxon continues its fight to pay as little as possible to those scarred by its Exxon-Valdez oil spill.

Climate & Energy

What pollsters can learn from climate modelers has an interesting piece on the confusing disparity among all of the polling being done for this election. In particular, "likely voter model design depends significantly on judgments that pollsters make about how to model the likelihood that any …