Politics

'That assumption just went splat'

Al Gore on the climate and financial crises

In this morning’s first panel discussion at the Clinton Global Initiative, former President Bill Clinton and his VP, Al Gore, talked about how the nation’s …

Hey, government! How about calling on us?

Reviving national service in a big way

This essay was originally published on TomDispatch and is republished here with Tom’s kind permission. —– Lately, our news has focused on tropical depressions maturing …

Grim Pickens

Oilman learns a drill-only GOP hates alternative energy

Lobbying for his plan to sharply ramp up renewables, the billionaire oilman has been brought face to face with the Big Energy Lie — the …

I'm just a Bill

Former President Clinton talks about the financial crisis and clean energy on ‘The Daily Show’

Former President Bill Clinton was on The Daily Show last night talking about his Clinton Global Initiative, the financial crisis, and alternative energy — and …

'McCain is energy illiterate'

Republican oil guru says McCain doesn’t have a clue about drilling

If you follow peak oil — and if you don’t, you will be bitchslapped by reality — then you know of Matt Simmons. I was …

Dems will let offshore drilling ban expire

House Democrats, out-stubborned by Republicans, will allow the 26-year-old congressional ban on offshore oil and gas drilling to expire on Sept. 30. Dems will not …

The evolution of John McCain

Why he picked Sarah Palin, carbon queen

This is a guest essay from Chip Ward, author and board member of the Southern Utah Wilderness Alliance. It was originally published on TomDispatch and …

Credits where credits are due

Senate passes renewable tax credits on the ninth attempt

The Senate today overwhelmingly approved a massive tax package that mashes together incentives for renewable energy with support for traditional energy sources less beloved by …

Diversion of Great Lakes water will soon be illegal

If you don’t border the Great Lakes, keep your grubby hands out of ’em. That’s the general message of a bill that would bar any …