Climate & Energy

Climate & Energy

Some disappointments in Obama’s new energy proposal

Joe Romm isn’t off the wagon in calling Barack Obama’s latest energy policy outline [PDF], “easily the best energy plan ever put forward by a nominee of either party,” particularly given its release during a general campaign targeted at purple …

Climate & Energy

As energy costs rise, supply chains go local

Two articles you should read if you’re interested in eating local, growing local, building local, buying local, or any of the other ways that geography, economy, and environment intersect: The first is an article from a few weeks ago, detailing …

Climate & Energy

Feds cut program that helped poor countries adapt to climate change

The National Center for Atmospheric Research is eliminating a program that helped developing countries anticipate and deal with droughts, floods, and other realities of a changing climate. The now-defunct Center for Capacity Building, which had an annual budget of about …

Climate & Energy

Unilateral drilling deal is bad politics

Joe Romm seems to think Obama’s public support for drilling is smart politics, getting something for nothing. Romm is one of the smartest policy guys out there, but I think he has missed a key point on the politics here. …


‘I’m not a historian’

Hilarious: (via TPM)

Climate & Energy

EPA refuses to lower requirement for ethanol in fuel supply

The U.S. EPA gave a big, husky hug to corn ethanol Thursday, declining a request from Texas Gov. Rick Perry (R) to reduce the amount of ethanol required to be blended into the U.S. fuel supply. The federal Renewable Fuel …

Climate & Energy

Gingrich says Republicans will shut down gov’t if they can’t get a vote on drilling

One might recall that Newt Gingrich resigned his seat in Congress in 1998. But he was back on the Hill yesterday to join the House GOP sit-in, and now he’s threatening that the Republicans will shut down government if they …

Business & Technology

First recorded solar billionaire in China, U.S. billionaires persue wind

This post is by ClimateProgress guest blogger Bill Becker, executive director of the Presidential Climate Action Project. —– Hunter Lovins is one of the country’s premier prophets of the prosperity we can achieve if we move quickly to establish a …

Climate & Energy

Me, on the radio in Oregon

Hear Bruce Silverman interview me on Portland’s KBOO FM on the opportunities for waste energy recovery — specifically in the wood products, pulp, and paper industries in the state. (Special Bonus: plug for Grist at 18:40 or so!)