Climate & Energy

Climate & Energy

Did House Dems kill renewable tax credit extension?

Sure looks that way. I wasn’t entirely thrilled with everything in the Senate bill. But given how dreadful congressional Democrats and environmentalists are at messaging, it is surely the best anybody could hope for. The House Dems threw out elements …

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Could reducing homeowner costs through efficiency help meliorate the housing crisis?

I am far from an expert on the world of finance (he said, wildly understating the case). So I’d be interested to hear what smarter folks think of the following wild speculation. The root of the current financial crisis is …

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Pickens’ natural gas plan makes no sense and will never happen

The following post is by Earl Killian, guest blogger at Climate Progress. —– Thomas Boone Pickens is a billionaire who made his money in oil and corporate takeovers. He began investing in natural gas in 1997, and in wind power …

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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 …