Climate & Energy

The South

It’s dirty and fat, but … charming!

According to a new report from the Environmental Integrity Project, the most of the nation’s dirtiest power plants are in the South. According to CNN, most of the nation’s obesity problem is in the South. …

Give a Hoot, Don’t Dilute

House leadership dilutes energy bill for easier passage As the U.S. House of Representatives edges ever closer to approving an energy bill, Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) has been orchestrating compromises to make it more palatable …

Phin dephends (ha ha!) corn

Not very well

As reaction to Sarah’s post showed (rather more rudely than strictly necessary, I might add), Grist readers are not big fans of "Project Phin," the online video series launched by the Center for American Progress …

Coal: Because you care enough to burn the very best

I’ve watched this video four times now and I can’t stop laughing

Yeeeessss. Because the only enemy of the human race greater than coal is … the human race. This video comes to us from filmmaker Jeremy Beiler of Brooklyn, who is also a Grist reader and …

Global warming and eugenics

Where did the comparison start?

Recently, CNN cable TV and syndicated radio host Glenn Beck said this: Al Gore’s not going to be rounding up Jews and exterminating them. It is the same tactic, however. The goal is different. The …

Hansen's 'two plus two solution' to global warming

Two actions and two ‘tweaks’

Hansen offers his climate solution -- two important actions and two "tweaks":

Policies to promote technological innovation

Here are some

Last week I discussed the basic arithmetic associated with population and economic growth, which will make it impossible to dramatically reduce greenhouse-gas emissions without major improvements in technology. (Some commenters protested, saying that current technology is sufficient, but they are mistaking the ability to reduce emissions based on current levels of income and population and what emissions will be as countries grow and economies expand.)

MoveOn comes out behind a national RPS

Good on ‘em

I just got this email from MoveOn.org: Dear MoveOn member, Did you know the U.S. right now gets only 2% of our electricity from clean energy sources like solar and wind? We have the technology. …

Iraq and electricity

Distributed power could have saved us some serious pain over there

Earlier this year, it was reported that residents of Baghdad could count on about five or six hours of electricity a day. Last week, it was reported that they could now count on about … …

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