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RNC: 'Good old-fashioned fossil fuels'

Grist talks to Niger Innis about the ‘war on the poor’

After the “War on the Poor” event David and I attended Tuesday morning, we caught Niger Innis of the Congress of Racial Equality for a quick interview about their campaign. The presentation this morning focused …

RNC: Both sides now

Former Democrat Joe Lieberman addresses RNC

Definitely the most anticipated speech tonight — in positive way or a negative way, depending on whom you ask — was that of Sen. Joe Lieberman (I-Conn.) It was also the first official RNC speech …

RNC: Better off Fred

Fred Thompson on moose and exotic dancers

Former Tennessee Senator and presidential candidate Fred Thompson on Sarah Palin: “I can say without fear of contradiction that she is the only nominee in the history of either party who knows how to properly …

RNC: Beaming Bush

In convention address via satellite, out-going prez calls for offshore drilling

President George Bush just addressed the convention via satellite from the White House, after deciding coming to the convention during Hurricane Gustav might not be the best plan. The crowd was pretty enthusiastic about the …

RNC: Party party

The party scene is all about the energy debate tonight

The party circuit tonight is oddly exemplary of the energy debate in the country right now. The Minnesota Agri-Growth Council is hosing “AgNite,” where you can be sure that there will be some lively discussion …

RNC: A sedate stadium

First big night of speeches eerily sedate

I just got inside the the Xcel Center for tonight’s events, where Sen. Joe Lieberman (I-Conn.), Sen. Norm Coleman (R-Minn.), Rep. John Boehner, and Laura Bush are slated to speak. President George Bush is going …

RNC: Shale mary

Grist talks to Sen. George Voinovich about oil shale, energy, and climate legislation

Sen. George Voinovich (R-Ohio) stopped by an event Monday sponsored by PIRG and the Young Republicans to talk about energy policy, among other things. In his speech, he was bullish on the prospects for oil …

Putin's ruthless gambit

The Bush administration falters in a geopolitical chess match

This is a guest essay from energy analyst Michael T. Klare. It was originally run on TomDispatch; it is reprinted here with Tom’s kind permission. —– Many Western analysts have chosen to interpret the recent …

RNC: We're no doom-sayers on climate

Republican platform acknowledges climate change but spurns ‘no-growth’ radicalism

The Republican Party approved its 2008 platform yesterday, which it hailed in a press release as containing “the most aggressive and innovative energy policy in Republican Party history.” But the approved version differs significantly from …

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