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What Bill Gates Said at the Climate Solutions Breakfast
Power Plant Bill Needs Scrubbers
Commentary: Need for scrubbers on power plants.
Are Republicans or Democrats to Blame for High Gas Prices?
Who is to blame for high gas prices?
Not Too Smart: Cyber Security Flaws in the Smart Grid
Is the smart grid safe from cyber crime? Examining the cyber security of the smart grid.
The Erosion of Conservation as a Conservative Value
In the 2011 budget battles, conservatives argue for de-funding the Conservation Reserve Program, which is designed to enhance farm habitat and save soils needed to grow food from erosion.
Congress Votes for Scientific Illiteracy in Yet Another Partisan Food Fight
The Devil in a Bipartisan Carbon Bill Details
Natural Gas Option Looks Better in Light of the Fukushima Nuclear Disaster
Even in light of the Fukushima nuclear disaster, if natural gas is to take precedence for U.S. energy production, though, the industry should come clean on "fracking."
Were the Republicans Right to Bring Back the Capitol Styrofoam Cup?
Are styrofoam cups actually (gasp) better than paper or (come on!) reusable mugs? Republicans think so, at the Washington D.C. capitol anyway. Are they actually right?
A Clean Energy Standard has Fans on Both Sides of the Aisle, But...
The US Senate and House both could pass a renewable energy portfolio standard to increase clean energy production, but the chances are slim despite widespread support among different political factions.
If Some Budget Hawks Today Had Had Their Way Yesterday, There'd Be No Grand Canyon National Park (Nor Many Others)
The current Republican assault on the Antiquities Act, the impact of which rivals the better-known National Parks Act, is ideology run amok.
Will the "Incandescent Light Bulb Ban" Cost You More?
The Competitive Enterprise Institute is promoting myths about the so-called incandescent light bulb ban, and how it will cost Americans more for energy efficient lighting. It won't.
2 of the Worst Republican Ideas for the Environment
A Republican environmentalist's take on two prominent Republican ideas for dismantling or neutering the EPA (environmental protection agency) to avoid climate and global warming legislation like carbon cap-and-trade.
Here's a Good Way to Change the Clean Air Act
The Clean Air Act didn't stop the U.S. economy when it was passed 40 years ago, and using it to combat global warming, or the same toxic air pollutants it targeted originally, won't harm the U.S. economy today.
EPA's Authority to Reduce Climate Change Under Attack by New Congress
Some in the new Congress, John Barrasso at its most extreme, are trying to dismantle the EPA's efforts to combat climate change.
Instead of Abolishing the EPA, Tea Party Republicans Should Look at This Compromise
Congress can compromise on the Clean Air Act to regulate mercury, smog and carbon dioxide but it will take a kind of courage and spirit of compromise members haven't demonstrated recently.
Tests for the Tea Party - Part 2: 1872 Mining Law
The 1872 mining law passed by Ulysses S Grant has wasted $250 billion or more in mining royalty-free profits. Will the Tea Party stand up to this kind of abuse?
Tests for the Tea Party - Part 1: Crop Subsidies
Ghosn's Gamble: The Nissan Leaf Can "Prevent the World from Exploding"
The Nissan Leaf is an all electric car that is "normal" and could revolutionize the auto industry. Or it could be people prefer gas guzzlers, plug-in hybrids or hydrogen fuel cells.
5 Factors Necessary for Cutting Coal Use in Half
Should the Government Set Energy Efficiency Standards for Light Bulbs?
The next chairman of the House Energy and Commerce Committee could be Joe Barton, who thinks government shouldn't set energy efficiency standards for light bulbs.
New International Energy and Climate Report Like a Classic Scary Movie
World Energy Outlook 2010 arrives from the International Energy Agency.
What Proposition 23's Defeat in California Means for the Rest of Us
California voters rejected proposition 23, an industry-funded attack on climate legislation, based on bipartisan support. The federal government needs to take a close look at the result.
Election Day Predictions, from Prop 23 in the Most Populous State to Governor in the Smallest
The 2010 midterm elections hold key races for the environment, including Prop 23 in California.
What's the Matter with Kansas? Nothing
The Climate and Energy project in Kansas is an example of getting red state America engaged with clean energy, without worrying about climate change or energy security specifically.
Why Cool It, a Film about the Self-Proclaimed "Skeptical Environmentalist," Is a Must-See
This Cool It movie review credits Bjorn Lomborg with asking provocative questions and providing creative solutions to global warming that environmental activists haven't embraced.
What President Obama Could Learn from Arnold Schwarzenegger and King Arthur
President Obama killed the bipartisan climate bill, whether he wanted to or not. He'll have to learn lessons from Governor Schwarzenegger and others if he's to pass comprehensive energy legislation and fight global warming.
With a Big Energy Bill Off the Table, at Least Take These Steps
The Future of Energy Research and Development
Energy research and development -- for efficiency, alternative energy sources and other forms of energy -- lags behind other industries. The Republican Pledge to America wouldn't change that.
Why Republicans (But Not the Tea Party) Could Build More Public Works, If it Wins in November
Public works infrastructure could actually get a boost under Republican leadership of the Senate, but not if the Tea Party wins.
Why a Bank Is Working to Debunk Climate Skeptics' Arguments
Deutsche Asset Management is a bank that is actively educating its investors about climate change, arguing that global warming is driving investments in renewable energy technologies at such a scale they need to take notice.
There Is No Such Place as 'Somewhere Else'
BANANA - build absolutely nothing near anyone - rules when it comes to developing energy projects, even clean energy projects like wind and solar power plants.
Another Dirty Secret of Oil Dependence
There are health risks from using gasoline that go unnoticed in the debate over oil dependence.
A Republican's Take on Republican Climate Skeptic Rhetoric
Politicians, especially Republicans like Ron Johnson, often question global warming. Here are the most common climate skeptic arguments, and how to debunk them.
Why So Many U.S. Wind, Solar and Other Clean Energy Industry Leaders Aren't U.S. Companies
Wind and solar energy companies are based in foreign countries - Europe, China, Israel, etc. Why aren't clean energy companies like wind and solar energy firms based in the U.S.?
Why Don't Republicans Champion Carbon Cap-and-Trade? It Was Their Idea
How the Pentagon Can Help Build a Better Energy Future
4 Ingredients to a Climate and Energy Bill
The Senate can pass a climate and energy bill, but not without some unlikely support from coal state Democrats, the Tea Party and others. Here's how it can get together to fight global warming.
To Stop Global Warming ... Let Other Air Pollution Go?
Senators shouldn't compromise on global warming legislation by accepting a cap on carbon emissions from power plants in exchange for higher pollution under Clean Air Act rules.
The BP Oil Spill Is the Latest Insult to a 55-Year Old Bargain
Offshore oil drilling and other development of federal lands was supposed to be balanced with conservation.
How Would You Spend BP's Oil Spill Penalty?
4 Ways BP's Payout Could Get Us Off Oil
BP could be liable for a multi-billion dollar civil penalty because of the Gulf oil spill. How should that money be spent? It could help get the U.S. off its oil addiction.
GOP Response to Gulf Spill a Model of Incoherence
The Republican response to the BP Gulf oil spill has been incoherent, most notably from Joe Barton, Sarah Palin, Michele Bachmann.
Who Would You Trust on Climate Policy — a Politician or the CEO of GE?
Just Because a Catastrophe is Unlikely ...
BP's lack of preparation for a Gulf oil spill at the Deepwater Horizon rig is not unique. In many cases we know of the possibility of catastrophic events without doing anything.
The Days of Drugs and Sex at MMS are Over, But the Culture Hasn't Changed
The MMS Minerals Management Service is an agency with a culture of coziness, including drugs and sex, with its industry clients. How do we make it more like the National Parks Service?
Why are Environmentalists Trying to Kill the Climate Bill?
The Kerry-Lieberman climate and energy bill is opposed by some environmental groups. Why, if it would put a U.S. price on carbon for the first time in U.S. history?
Does a Carbon Cap Let One Business Steal from Another?
Even Tea Partiers Support Caps on Carbon Pollution
Conservatives, and even Tea Party adherents, agree that environmental protection is a core political value, and that carbon pollution should be curtailed while producing more domestic energy.
Political Travels with Charlie
Behind Florida Gov. Charlie Crist's reversal -- of position on offshore oil drilling in the Gulf of Mexico and his political party, from Republican to Independent, amid his bid for a Senate seat.
Think The Climate Bill a Job-Killing Carbon Tax? Read This.
Will the Kerry Graham Leiberman (KGL) climate bill amount to a carbon tax? Will this energy bill kill jobs?