Climate & Energy

Attribute-based CAFE standards

Are wack

In his SOTU speech earlier this year, Bush proposed updating and reforming CAFE standards. Skeptical? Good. You’re not stupid. As I wrote here, one of his reforms is to make the whole CAFE system "attribute-based," …

Against a gas tax

It’s not the same as a carbon tax, and it’s not cool

I’ve noticed that lots of people talk about a carbon tax and a gas tax as if they’re interchangeable, or the same thing, or connected parts of some larger package. That’s bad. Please stop it. …

Magical pony plans: A public service announcement

A note to the environmentally self-righteous

Frequently, when a small, incremental measure to reduce greenhouse-gas emissions is proposed, environmental commentators argue that it should be rejected. Why? Because it is a "distraction," a way of enabling us to continue our horrid, …

Teh funny

Wind: YouTube edition

This ad for Epuron Wind Power is amusing:

50 billion in loan guarantees for nuclear power, the public-teat suckingest industry in history

Your government at work

This is how we make energy policy: A one-sentence provision buried in the Senate’s recently passed energy bill, inserted without debate at the urging of the nuclear power industry, could make builders of new nuclear …

Edwards on the Issues

A look at John Edwards’ environmental platform and record

Update: John Edwards dropped out of the presidential race on Jan. 30, 2008. During his single term representing North Carolina in the U.S. Senate, John Edwards received a middling 63 percent rating from the League …

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 …

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