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Green stimulus bill falls short by one vote — McCain’s vote — in Senate

So, remember the stimulus bill? The one with all the green tax breaks and incentives? It lost today in the Senate today, by one vote. Every Dem voted for it, as did moderate Republicans Specter, …

Realism, not rhetoric

Details on Bush’s anti-efficiency budget

Bush's phony rhetoric from the State of the Union: The United States is committed to strengthening our energy security and confronting global climate change, and the best way to meet these goals is for America …

The green take on Super-Duper Tuesday

Coming out of Super Tuesday’s primaries and caucuses in 22 states, the Republicans are looking ever more likely to nominate their most eco-conscious candidate, John McCain, who was the big GOP winner of the day. …

It's a bird ... it's a plane ... it's ... Super Tuesday!

Grist strives to be your #650,871st source of breaking primary news

OK, well … here we go! Consider this the Super Tuesday catch-all thread — share your news, opinions, brickbats, and whatnot in comments. Obama kicks things off with a huge win in Georgia. UPDATE: Obama …

Stimu-lie?

The green tax credits are good ideas, but not good stimulus ideas

So, maybe you've heard: the economy looks like it might be headed for the tank. You may have also noticed that there's an election this year. That means it must be time for a stimulus …

Masdar

I know you can never bank on these things until they’re completed, but if this goes as planned it sure will be righteously cool: Groundbreaking is scheduled for Saturday for Masdar City, a nearly self-contained …

Romney flip-flops, does not support California CO2 waiver

Remember how Mitt Romney joined with the other GOP presidential candidates in appearing to support California in its quest to gain a waiver from the U.S. EPA to allow it to regulate vehicle CO2 emissions? …

Donkeys v. ponies

The latest on green tax breaks in the stimulus bill

I hope everyone saw Josh’s Saturday update on the green tax breaks that may or may not end up in the stimulus package. The L.A. Times has another update today. There are quite a few …

Bush: the uncompassionate, anti-technology president

Dubious 2009 energy budget released

On the heels of giving away the (decorative) centerpiece of his climate technology effort, NeverGen FutureGen, Bush released a heartless and mindless FY09 energy budget yesterday. Sen. Jeff Bingaman (D-N.M.), chair of the Senate Committee …