Energy Policy

Politics

The top five things voters need to know about conservatives and climate change

There's been a recent surge of stories about conservatives and climate change in the mainstream media. But oddly, none of them tell voters what they most need to know on the subject. It's time for a primer.

Climate Change

Obama silent on climate change in big Iowa energy speech

In a speech last week, the president called on Congress to renew wind-industry tax credits, but neglected to mention “climate change” or “greenhouse gases” or even “pollution.”

Energy Policy

Before Rio Earth Summit, let’s put pressure on world leaders to end fossil fuel subsidies

In 2009, world leaders promised to gradually phase out fossil fuel subsidies. It's time to give them a push in the right direction as the Rio Earth Summit approaches.

Energy Policy

Senate Republicans join House in second-guessing military leaders on biofuels

The Senate Armed Services Committee has voted to prevent the military from pursuing biofuels initiatives. So much for energy security and patriotism.

Politics

Republicans try to force the military to use dirty energy it doesn’t want

The GOP wants to block the military's use of cleaner fuels and push use of dirtier fuels. "Supporting the troops" apparently ends where Big Oil contributions begin.

Election 2012

Could Romney’s scorn for wind power hurt him in the heartland?

Mitt Romney promises to revoke federal support for the wind industry. That might not go over well in swing states like Iowa, where the booming wind sector has wide, bipartisan support.

Politics

Let’s end polluter welfare

We can't afford to give away more than $110 billion to the oil, gas, and coal industries over the next decade. That's why I've introduced the End Polluter Welfare Act.

Renewable Energy

U.S. military kicks more ass by using less fossil-fuel energy

To understand the promise of renewable energy for the U.S. military, start as far from D.C. as possible -- say, with a company of Marines in Afghanistan.

Coal

Peabody Coal buys coal from U.S. taxpayers for cheap, sells it abroad for huge profit

The feds just sold 400 million tons of mineable coal at bargain-basement prices to a company that's now going to strip-mine public land and screw the climate.

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