Energy Policy

Climate & Energy

George Bush’s hometown is running out of water, thanks to climate change

The president whose State Department thanked Exxon executives for their "active involvement" in helping to determine climate change policy is watching the town in which he grew up squirm in the grip of Texas' epic, climate change-enhanced drought.

Media

The Solyndra sideshow peters out

After more than a year of breathlessly reporting on the Solyndra "scandal," Politico has finally admitted that there was never a scandal.

Media

Media produces, laments public ignorance on gas prices

The president can't control gas prices, as virtually all energy analysts will tell you. But thanks to piss-poor media coverage, the public still doesn't understand.

Climate Policy

Does cap-and-trade produce technological innovation?

A carbon cap-and-trade system might not spur major innovation on its own, a new study suggests. So add focused innovation policy to the mix.

Energy Policy

Obama debuts new energy theme: Past vs. future

While his opponents demagogue gas prices, President Obama is pushing a new theme: America needs to leave the past behind and embrace our energy future.

Oil

How high do gas prices have to get to trigger behavior change?

Are gas prices high enough to get Americans junking their minivans in favor of cargo bikes, or ditching their exurban McManses for walkable city living? Two new polls offer a little insight.

Energy Policy

The only solution to high gas prices — with charts!

Sen. Jeff Bingaman shares the only way to reduce vulnerability to rising oil prices. Hint: It's not the Keystone XL.

Energy Policy

Meet the worst Senate amendment that ever lived

A new amendment to the Senate transportation bill greenlights the Keystone XL pipeline and drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, among other Big Oil monstrosities.

Election 2012

Top 10 prices we want Newt to lower with his magic wand

Newt Gingrich promises he'll lower gas prices to $2.50 a gallon. As he's in possession of a magic wand that can override global market forces, there are a few other items we'd like to see priced lower.

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