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George Will writes, Will-ful Disdain for Facts

May 19th, 2009 · 5 Comments

George Will has a pattern for Will-ful disdain for facts if they get in the way with his ideological agenda. Will’s latest column is filled with disdain directed at Secretary of Transportation Roy Lahood. Very briefly, two examples of factual errors. Will-ful disdain for truth: “Does [LaHood] think 0.01 percent of Americans will ever regularly […]

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Tags: Energy · journalism

Top Energy Economist Slotted for Energy Information Administration

May 19th, 2009 · Comments Off on Top Energy Economist Slotted for Energy Information Administration

The Department of Energy’s Energy Information Administration (EIA) is the repository for the reference case analysis for US energy usage and projections.  Sometimes constrained politically and bureaucratically, their analyses have often seem highly fossil-fuel friendly and undervaluing of renewable energy and energy efficiency. Considering that record, last week’s announcement of the Obama Administration nominee to […]

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Tags: energy information administration

Making Global Warming Controversial in Public School Classrooms

May 19th, 2009 · 4 Comments

A guest post from “loblolly” in which “A retired science teacher looks at subtle and not so subtle efforts by the oil and coal industry and global warming deniers to subvert environmental education in the public schools, by spreading doubt and making teaching about global warming a controversial topic in public school classrooms.” Received from […]

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Tags: bjorn lomborg · catastrophic climate change · climate change · climate delayers · Global Warming · global warming deniers

Scratching the Head: Wondering about ACES provisions …

May 19th, 2009 · Comments Off on Scratching the Head: Wondering about ACES provisions …

The American Clean Energy and Security (ACES) act is going through Congressional mark-up right now. The 932 page draft is filled with good elements, weak items, and bad — plus plenty of confusion and difficulty for understanding. One of the main “winners” in this bill is the whole Clean Coal movement, with literally billions of […]

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Tags: Energy

Pulling out the Stubby Pencil … and an ACES provision: UPDATED

May 19th, 2009 · 3 Comments

A 932 page bill … with manager’s amendments on top of it … with active committee debate … any single individual with an ability to actually understand the intricacies of the American Clean Energy and Security (ACES) Act has achieved near-super-human capacities. Reading through the bill, time after time, I pause to scratch my head, […]

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Tags: analysis