Climate & Energy

ReGeneration Road Trip: Grist and Dell hit the road in search of a sustainable future

Verdant Power shows it’s got the RITE stuff

    This is a guest post by my travel partner, Todd Dwyer, head blogger for Dell’s ReGeneration.org. —– Four times a day, without fail, New York City’s East River will change directions. It’s been doing that for ages and …

McCain and Palin talk energy with Fox’s Sean Hannity

In an interview Wednesday with Fox News’ Sean Hannity, Republican presidential candidate John McCain again suggested that he’s willing to reevaluate his opposition to allowing drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. “At least because Gov. Palin is so persuasive, …

Environmental problems to displace millions, experts say

By 2050, some 200 million people will be displaced by environmental problems, including climate change, experts warned at this week’s Environment, Forced Migration, and Social Vulnerability conference in Germany. “All indicators show that we are dealing with a major emerging …

Pickens suckered by Palin: ‘She gets this energy situation’

Yes, he loves wind power. But beyond that, I lose more respect for the oilman every day. Consider what he wrote on his blog Friday: Met with Sarah Palin the day after her debate with Joe Biden. She came to …

Enviros cheer debate talk about climate and energy, but want more details

Say what you may about last night’s debate, but it was anything but boring for enviros. Even if the candidates largely recycled preexisting talking points on energy and climate, the mere fact that both issues got top billing in a …

Bogus offsets merely ease emitter’s remorse

I’m going to (try to) coin a new term here, “rip-offsets,” since I can’t think of a better word for the rip-off offsets the Chicago Climate Exchange is peddling to a gullible public and media. The Washington Post has a …

Various and sundry smart people debunk the ‘clean coal’ nonsense

Lots of great stuff on The Enemy of the Human Race available today. Kate mentioned CNN’s segment on Coal River Mountain, where a crucial battle over mountaintop removal mining is playing out. Really a must-watch. Also on CNN, an excellent …

Is 450 ppm (or less) politically possible? Part 7

No, 450 is not politically possible today. Nor is 550. Nor is action sufficient to stave off 1,000 ppm and 6°C warming. OK, that was clear before because congressional conservatives can certainly block the necessary action and demagogue the energy …

A summary of the role of energy efficiency in last night’s debate

Squat. UPDATE: Okay, to be completely fair, in response to the question about how the candidates would ask Americans to sacrifice, Obama said this: But each and every one of us can start thinking about how can we save energy …