Politics

Energy bill back on track?

Pelosi says bill up for vote next week will contain CAFE, RFS, and RES

For days I’ve been hearing that some kind of deal is imminent on the energy bill. There was talk that the Renewable Energy Standard (RES) …

Heartland values

Heartland Presidential Forum will allow grassroots activists to ask Dem candidates questions

The Heartland Presidential Forum will take place in Des Moines, Iowa, tomorrow, broadcast live from 2:30 to 5:30 EST on CSPAN1 and webcast live at …

RFK Jr. endorses Hillary Clinton for prez

Erstwhile earth-protector Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. has endorsed Sen. Hillary Clinton for president. Effused Kennedy, “Hillary Clinton has the strength and experience to … reverse …

Rep. Markey on the energy bill

Hostage situation in Hillary Clinton’s New Hampshire campaign office

CNN has the latest. UPDATE: Just heard on WMUR that the man inside is demanding to speak to Clinton. UPDATE: Two hostages have been released, …

Robert Kennedy Jr. …

… has endorsed Hillary Clinton for president. Wonder how Clinton feels about Cape Wind?

Coal's desperate campaign for survival

A multi-million dollar ad campaign tries to convince Americans that coal still rules

Today’s Progress Report from CAP has a great rundown on the clean coal industry and the presidential debates. I’ve put the whole thing under the …

Laissez unfair

In his typically succinct way, Atrios captures something essential about energy policy, modern-day conservatism, and Rudy Giuliani: Jim Cramer is interviewing Rudy. I don’t have …

Biden his time

Joe Biden rolls out climate and energy plan

Unless the Democrats manage to blow the '08 elections, or some other calamity strikes, a president who is ready to seriously confront the climate crisis will be sworn into office in January 2009. Following in the footsteps of other Democratic candidates, Joe Biden unveiled his climate and energy plan on November 20, 2007. Biden's plan looks a little bit generic compared with the offerings we've seen from Edwards, Dodd, Richardson, Obama, and most recently, Hillary Clinton, which are all either more ambitious or more detailed. He sets the right targets, though, albeit with a nod at all of the expected interest groups -- both good (solar and wind) and bad (coal and corn). Now if we could only get past the whole filibuster problem ...