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Big brands want us to shop our way green

A Guardian columnist says we should champion big companies like McDonald's for pushing small green habits on consumers. We're not so sure.

Climate & Energy

Join Politico and the oil industry to discuss energy — and thanks, wind, for sponsoring

Not busy on Nov. 15? Join industry leaders in an affirmation that America isn't helping fossil fuels enough.

Climate & Energy

Internet yells at David Brooks for idiotic column on clean energy

New York Times columnist David Brooks has written an execrable, nonsensical column about cleantech and climate change. Bloggers pounced.

Politics

A Koch-allied group aims to make wind energy toxic

The American Energy Alliance is working to make a wind industry tax credit so "toxic" that Congress will refuse to pass an extension.

Climate & Energy

Hillary Clinton pushes a key diplomatic mission: Energy

In a speech on Thursday, Clinton called for climate action and outlined the nation's priorities for keeping energy conflicts in check.

Politics

False killer whales to get real new protections

The feds have settled a lawsuit aimed at protecting rare "false killer whale" dolphins in Hawaii.

Climate & Energy

BP’s failed Deepwater containment dome is still down there, leaking away

And BP doesn't seem particularly interested in cleaning up the mess caused by the leaky equipment it abandoned at the bottom of the Gulf of Mexico.

Climate & Energy

Australian radio host to undergo ‘factual accuracy training’ after spouting nonsense on carbon pollution

The Australian government wants broadcasters to be factually accurate? Lame. USA! USA!

Politics

Republicans might give up oil subsidies — they just want a few things in return

Romney and GOP colleagues are talking about cutting oil and gas tax breaks -- if we also cut corporate taxes and drop support for clean energy.

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