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Hurricane Ike messes with Texas, other states as it hits U.S.

Before hitting land in the United States on Saturday, Hurricane Ike killed some 70 people in Haiti and four in Cuba last week as it made its way north from the Caribbean, but so far in the U.S. the death …

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Giuliani parses McCain on ‘Meet the Press’

Rudy Giuliani was on “Meet the Press” today. Tom Brokaw asked him to respond to McCain’s assertion that Sarah Palin is the most knowledgeable person in the country on energy: MR. BROKAW: "More about energy than probably anyone else in …

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The Economist agrees with me on hydrogen

When the world’s uber-centrist magazine of choice runs a headline almost identical to mine, you know it’s all over. Especially when one of that magazine’s leading energy columnists, Vijay Vaitheeswaran, used to sing that technology’s praises (here). Here’s the bottom …

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‘Gang of 10’ bipartisan energy bill now has double the number of cosponsors

What started out as a Gang of 10 senators sponsoring a bipartisan energy compromise grew to a Gang of 16 and is now a Gang of 20. The group announced on Thursday that they’ve added Republicans Elizabeth Dole (N.C.) and …

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The oil market can’t save us from climate change

Oil prices have plunged by a third since June. What happened? Damned if I know. This is an extremely murky market. Information about supply is notoriously patchy. As for demand, people are writing dissertations about the mentality of mega-fund managers …

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McCain’s nuclear plan would cost $315 billion, with taxpayers risking over $100 billion

Finally, a serious publication did the math: John McCain’s plan to revive the U.S. nuclear power industry with 45 new reactors may cost $315 billion, with taxpayers bearing much of the financial risk. Who else should bear the financial risk? …

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Reduced dominance is predicted for U.S.

While its conclusions won’t surprise Grist readers, this unusually savvy new intelligence forecast reported in today’s Post ought to serve as a wake-up call for the largely clueless “Establishment“: An intelligence forecast being prepared for the next president on future …

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Friday music blogging: Aaron Tippin

Newt Gingrich’s American Solutions for Winning the Future is an astroturf group funded largely by Republican billionaires. In the short-term, it’s designed to staunch Republican electoral losses in November by creating a new wedge issue: drilling for oil. In the …

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Environment and energy hot topics in Canadian election

Canada is gearing up for an Oct. 14 election between two main candidates with similar first names but little in common policy-wise. Liberal leader Stephane Dion is campaigning for a “Green Shift” that would include a carbon tax on most …