Energy Policy

Election 2012

Big Oil dominates political attacks on Obama

Last month, almost 14,000 negative ads focused on energy. Why is energy dominating the right's campaign against Obama?

Wind Power

How wind power fits into our energy diet

Wind is a critical part of a clean and reliable energy future. But only in moderation, as part of a balanced grid diet.

Energy Policy

Solar policy can advance (or delay) grid parity by a decade

A version of this post originally appeared on the Institute for Local Self-Reliance. In their interactive graphic, Bloomberg Energy Finance calls solar grid parity (when electricity from solar costs less than grid power) the “golden …

Coal

U.S. coal is on the decline, and utility execs know it

Every week brings a new story about coal's decline in America. Here are two from last week.

Energy Policy

We’re half-assing the clean-energy transition

We're not moving fast enough to fight off catastrophic climate change, according to a new report from the IEA. What will it cost to really get going? A good chunk in the short term and negative dollars in the long term.

Renewable Energy

Clean energy: Still a wedge issue that favors Democrats

In his interview with Rolling Stone, Obama suggests that Republican politicians are out of touch with Republican voters. Democrats could exploit that weakness on the issue of renewable energy.

Wind Power

Donald Trump still blowing hot air about Scottish wind farms

Scotland’s plan to build offshore wind turbines would curb climate change, reduce the country’s reliance on foreign oil, and create thousands of jobs. But Donald Trump don’t give a f***. Trump appeared before the Scottish …

Energy Policy

ALEC is plotting to take down state renewable energy targets

The conservative political organization may soon start crafting laws designed to kill or weaken state targets for renewable electricity, heating, and fuels.

Election 2012

Happy Earth Day, Mitt!

Mitt Romney might be the country's No. 1 brownwasher, trying to cover up past greenery and blend in with the GOP crowd.

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