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Grist talks to Google.org climate and energy head Dan Reicher about geothermal

At a reception sponsored by the “Clean Tech for Obama” group yesterday, we had a chance to talk to Dan Reicher, director of Climate and Energy Initiatives for Google.org, who filled us in on the …

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Grist asks Howard Dean about how the Democrats are doing on energy issues

I caught one question on energy policy with Democratic Party Chairman Howard Dean yesterday at a barbecue. Dean touted Democratic plans to support renewable energy, and cheered the inclusion of corporations like WalMart in the …

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Consumers express renewed interest in natural-gas vehicles

High oil prices, increased domestic natural-gas production, and a well-publicized push from a former oil man have all boosted interest in natural-gas vehicles in the United States lately. This spring, the natural-gas equivalent of a …

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Ending fossil-fuel subsidies would help climate and economy, U.N. says

Ending fossil-fuel subsidies around the world could slash greenhouse-gas emissions by up to 6 percent and help the economy at the same time, according to a new United Nations report [PDF]. Globally, governments spend some …

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Energy is a hot topic at the DNC; also, Death Cab

Here it is, almost 3 a.m., I’m at my hotel, and this is the first time I’ve had an internet connection all day. There’s no wireless in the convention hall and no wireless at any …

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Gov. Kathleen Sebelius on bringing green to the heartland, and the rest of the country

Sadly, I missed Kansas Gov. Kathleen Sebelius giving her speech Tuesday evening. Here are some excerpts from the full text. “Millions of Americans are proud to make their homes in rural communities, where values are …

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Clinton, Warner, and Schweitzer cite energy as they stump for Obama and bash McCain

In a rousing speech endorsing Barack Obama at the Democratic National Convention Tuesday night, Hillary Clinton said her erstwhile rival would “transform our energy agenda by creating millions of green jobs and building a new, …

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Montana guv brings the one-liners

Montana Gov. Brian Schweitzer was all over the energy issue in his speech tonight, ripping on John McCain’s policies and calling for a new energy future. “At a time when American families are struggling to …

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Virginia Senate candidate focuses on energy and climate challenge

As promised, Virginia Senate candidate Mark Warner devoted a portion of his keynote tonight to energy and climate concerns. “Two wars, a warming planet, an energy policy that says let’s borrow money from China to …