Energy Secretary Chu Uses Fallacious Argument to Support Keystone XL Pipeline

By: Thursday September 1, 2011 8:50 am

Energy Secretary Steven Chu is a scientist and a scholar. He surely knows the effects of production of tar sands oil on climate change. He knows that it takes a massive amount of energy to do the strip mining necessary to extract tar sands oil. He knows about the potential for environmental damage from a [...]

Canceling Ethanol Subsidies Saves More Money than Freezing Public Worker Pay

By: Tuesday November 30, 2010 11:04 am

The UN conference on climate change kicked off in Cancun with virtually no hope for a resolution mutually agreeable to all nations. The heady days of a new treaty to follow Kyoto are gone. They’ve shifted to cutting industrial chemicals, soot and methane, instead of carbon emissions. Whatever progress can be made stateside will happen [...]

Deficit Hysteria Likely to Kill Climate Bill, Too

By: Thursday July 8, 2010 10:57 am

I noted yesterday that the American Power Act, the Lieberman-Kerry climate change bill, would reduce the deficit, according to the CBO. I should have added what Bryan Walsh notes today, that the replacement for the American Power Act, whatever bill Senate Democrats come up with, whether it has a utility-only cap on carbon emissions or [...]

Last Gasps For Climate Bill

By: Monday February 22, 2010 10:12 am

The delay on the health care bill has pushed everything else on the agenda back in the queue. But apparently, the days of reckoning for an energy and climate bill come this week. The tripartisan group of Kerry, Lieberman and Graham who have been shepherding a compromise bill through the Senate will look at final [...]

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