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Entries from February 2008

WashPost Blurs R-D Presidential Race’s Climate Change Differences

February 10th, 2008 · 1 Comment

For anyone who pays close attention, it is clear that John McCain is far behind both Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton when it comes to Global Warming.  McCain’s campaign might be a “Green Straight Talk Express” but, when given the opportunity to act, Senator McCain’s reality is more like a Dirty Energy Twisted Delay Action […]

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Tags: barack obama · climate change · Congress · democrats · emissions · Energy · Global Warming · global warming deniers · government energy policy · Hillary Clinton · lieberman-warner · politics · Washington Post

McCain’s “Green Straight Talk Express” is actually the “Black Energy Twisted Action Delay Machine”

February 10th, 2008 · 16 Comments

John McCain gets much credit for his Straight Talk when it comes to Global Warming, speaking tough even in the face of a Republican Party that seems determine to reject reality.  The Republican Base seems to trust their hatred of Al Gore more than what the data, science, and the weather all around us (US) say to those […]

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Tags: climate change · Congress · Energy · Global Warming · politics · renewable energy · Uncategorized

Global Warming did not cause the tornados! Did it?

February 8th, 2008 · 3 Comments

First, let me express my sympathy for all those caught in the devastating path of tornadoes earlier this week.  To be caught in such devastating power of nature, recourse totally beyond one’s ability for action, is beyond my emotional imagination.  I can only begin to imagine the pain for the families of the 52 dead and for those […]

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Tags: climate change · Global Warming

A Glimmer of Hope in Dingell’s Endorsement of Hillary Clinton

February 7th, 2008 · Comments Off on A Glimmer of Hope in Dingell’s Endorsement of Hillary Clinton

Congressman Dingell endorsed Hillary Clinton earlier today.  Within that endorsement, with its favorable words about Obama and stronger words for Clinton, is the following: “Senator Clinton also understands that a green economy is a smart economy.” “Green economy is a smart economy …” Boy, can we say that these are words in line with a […]

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Tags: Energy · environmental

Friend of FoE? Greenpeace speaks on Lieberman-Warner Coal Subsidy Act

February 5th, 2008 · 3 Comments

Greenpeace has sent a letter to Senator Barbara Boxer expressing their support for Friends of the Earth (FoE)  effort calling on the Senate to Fix or Ditch the Lieberman-Warner Global Warming Bill.   Senator Boxer jabbed back at FoE “They’re sort of the defeatist group out there. They’ve been defeatists from day one. And it’s unfortunate. […]

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Tags: climate change · Congress · Energy · environmental · financial policy · Global Warming · government energy policy · lieberman-warner · politics

Govt action can spark social change: Plastic bags extinct in Ireland

February 5th, 2008 · 3 Comments

Dealing with our environmental and global warming challenges is not susceptible to a single, simple, silver bullet answer. There are technological, resource, political, fiscal, and social challenges. At times, multiple domains can coalesce to help drive change. In 2002, Ireland instituted a fee on plastic bags. There was an awareness campaign and a fee of […]

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Tags: eco-friendly · environmental

“Global Powerhouse in Green Energy”

February 4th, 2008 · Comments Off on “Global Powerhouse in Green Energy”

The United States is rapidly falling behind in the race to be positioned for a properous 21st century.  Decades ago, when it came to energy, there was not a domain in which the United States did not have (or at least share) the lead, and by a significant margin in many arenas.  “Green” is going […]

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Tags: Energy · renewable electricity standards · renewable energy

Energy DUMB! FY2009 Budget Hits the Hill

February 4th, 2008 · Comments Off on Energy DUMB! FY2009 Budget Hits the Hill

Can we hope for Dead On Arrival.  When it comes to energy, the President’s bill has some tremendous problems.  For example:  The FY2009 DOE budget terminates the weatherization assistance program … The Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) is cut by $280 million … The Energy Efficency and Renewable Energy (EERE) budget is cut by […]

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Tags: Congress · Energy · Select Committee on Energy Independence and Global Warm

Money talks. Coal walks?

February 4th, 2008 · 3 Comments

It isn’t too often that I turn to the pages of the Wall Street Journal for good news, but let today be a little different.   As per Wall Street Shows Skepticism over Coal, major banks, working with some environmental organizations (including, the much maligned Environmental Defense), are imposing new environmental standards that will make it […]

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Tags: carbon tax · climate change · coal · electricity · emissions · Energy · energy efficiency · environmental · financial policy

On being called out by Environmental Defense

February 4th, 2008 · 1 Comment

Environmental Defense sent out an e-mail to Senate staffs and Senators specifically calling out this blogger for attention, calling for advertising coordination between Senators and Environmental Defense in support of the Lieberman-Warner Coal Subsidy Act (CSA, mistakenly called the Climate Security Act). My statement: I am saddened that Environmental Defense seems far more interested in […]

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Tags: Congress · democrats · environmental · Global Warming · government energy policy · greenwashing · lieberman-warner · politics