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Entries from April 2009

High Performance Green Schools: Improving Education and Creating a Clean Energy Future

April 30th, 2009 · Comments Off on High Performance Green Schools: Improving Education and Creating a Clean Energy Future

Quite simply, Greening Schools is perhaps one of the clearest ‘no brainer’ no regrets strategies that we should be pursuing aggressively. I cannot think of another opportunity to boost educational performance while cutting costs and improving the health of our children and communities while also helping turn the tide on Global Warming. Today, on Capital […]

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Tags: Energy

Hiatt Again Stands Up For Will-Ful Deceit

April 29th, 2009 · 7 Comments

Facing dissent from within The Washington Post, dissent that has gone public in many ways, and with the Post editorial board implicitly having rebuked George Will’s repeated Will-ful deceit in multiple ways, Washington Post opinion page editor Fred Hiatt was pitched a softball question in an online chat enabling him to undo some of the […]

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Tags: climate change · Global Warming · journalism

“How did on survival on Planet Earth become a liberal cause?”

April 29th, 2009 · 3 Comments

This was Bill Maher’s question last Friday. And, this is both a serious and a sad question.

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Tags: climate change · climate delayers · politics · republican party

“Don’t leave climate change to the oil companies …”

April 29th, 2009 · 1 Comment

One thing seems to be muting the keening cries of newspaper failure and to be boosting the profit sheets of broadcast media: greenwashing advertisements from fossil fools seeking to distort the conversation about the opportunities and benefits of moving to a cleaner energy future. Reading or watching these advertisements would quickly convince you that some […]

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Tags: advertising · climate change · Global Warming

100 Days of Energy Smart Action

April 28th, 2009 · Comments Off on 100 Days of Energy Smart Action

President Obama's First 100 Days: A Fast Start for Energy and the Environment on Dipity.

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Tags: climate change · Energy · Obama Administration · President Barack Obama

Dueling Newts

April 26th, 2009 · Comments Off on Dueling Newts

At some point, you have to wonder whether people realize that the worldwide web exists, that the “tubes” can so easily be followed to place today’s comments within yesterday’s context.  Or, perhaps, if some people are so arrogant that they assume that reporters and others won’t have the ability to navigate those tubes to hold […]

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Tags: climate change · Global Warming

Hiattian Climate Deception Strikes Post OPED Section Again

April 24th, 2009 · 4 Comments

Fred Hiatt’s studied journalistic malpractice in his mismanagement of the Washington Post editorial pages when it comes to the energy and climate domain merits a name. Just as the specifics related to George Will’s serial deceptions mounted into The Will Affai, the serial “faux and balanced” nature of WashPost opinion pieces on energy and climate […]

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Tags: journalism · renewable fuel · Solar Energy · truthiness · wind power

Climate Warriors Wearing Green on the Hill

April 24th, 2009 · Comments Off on Climate Warriors Wearing Green on the Hill

Warriors come in many forms and styles, and fight many battles. This week, amid a week of House Energy and Commerce Committee hearings on the Waxman-Markey American Clean Energy and Security ( Act, a group of concerned citizens have sought to insure that concerns over the American economy’s vitality and the viability of future American […]

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Tags: Energy · politics

Earth (Day) Science: Climate and the energy budget

April 23rd, 2009 · Comments Off on Earth (Day) Science: Climate and the energy budget

This guest post from alefnot is a useful look at the climate change science. The EPA recently announced that greenhouse gases pose a threat to health and welfare through their role in climate change. Climate change is a complex, nebulous thing that we seem to find difficult to attribute to anything tangible. So what is […]

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Tags: climate change · Congress · Global Warming · global warming deniers · government energy policy · greenwashing · Hillary Clinton

With critique, praise for ABC

April 23rd, 2009 · Comments Off on With critique, praise for ABC

ABC has rightfully been receiving rebukes for an inflammatory headline for its 21 April “Clean Coal?” story. In short, Brian Ross’ “Blotter” posting (with the embedded video) is entitled RFK Jr. Blasts Obama as ‘Indentured Servant’ to Coal Industry. In fact, Robert F Kennedy, Jr, did not say this in RFK JR’s interview with Brian […]

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Tags: Energy · politics