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Climate & Energy

CAP releases interactive U.S. map of per-capita emissions

The Center for American Progress has an interactive map up, showing per-capita CO2 emissions from U.S. states. No big shock — the big emitters are the big coal users, and the low emitters are the big hydro users. The point …

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A counterpoint on energy independence and Proposition 7

This is a response to this post about California’s Proposition 7 by Adam Browning. —– Al Gore has outdone himself.  Think what you will of him, you can’t say he doesn’t have a vision.  On July 17, he called for …

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Massive coal utility agrees to disclose carbon risk

Here’s another one to file under Bigger Deal Than It Seems. A little over a year ago, I wrote about N.Y. Attorney General Andrew Cuomo’s effort to pressure energy companies into fully disclosing their carbon risk. He sent them subpoenas …

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Al Gore stumps for climate action at Washington Gov. Chris Gregoire fundraiser

Nobel laureate and former vice president Al Gore swept into Seattle Friday afternoon to lend a little climate starpower to Washington Democratic Governor Christine Gregoire. At a sold out fundraiser in the Grand Ballroom of the Sheraton Hotel, Gore waxed …

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LCV targets McCain’s record on renewable energy

The League of Conservation Voters released a web video on Friday targeting John McCain’s votes against renewable energy and efficiency, set to the tune of Simply Red’s 1989 hit “If You Don’t Know Me By Now.” LCV has endorsed Barack …

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NBC news ignores climate change, blows the bark beetle story

The oldest Utah newspaper understands “climate change is now being blamed for an increased population of bark beetles.” The journal Nature published an article just this April, “Mountain pine beetle and forest carbon feedback to climate change.” The Canadian media …

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We need a price-floor on fossil fuels

As oil prices tumble — now hovering around $65 per barrel — there is growing concern that some of the momentum that was building for renewable energy may be waning. This situation highlights one of the key constraints that we …

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With climate change bringing the heat, take a look at the next tourist hot spots

When we saw this list of so-called “Global Warming’s Winners” on ForbesTraveler.com, at first we thought, “Seriously?” And then we thought, “I sure could go for a cookie!” But after a quick snack, we reconsidered their hot-or-not travel judgments on …

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Solving the financial crisis by averting the climate crisis

Chip and I have an op-ed in the Seattle Times: "Solving the financial crisis by averting the climate crisis." It begins: Polar ice caps are melting, but Wall Street is melting down. The ongoing financial crisis means that the next …