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“Forcing people to save is a cost that I am willing to bear.”

July 26th, 2010 · 4 Comments

Secretary of Energy Steven Chu took on conservative economists in comments this evening, where he spoke with strong praise for regulation and standards for driving energy efficiency in appliances and other energy-related systems. Chu explained that writing regulation and setting standards are — without exception — the lowest cost move with the highest payoff to […]

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Tags: climate change · department of energy · Energy · Obama Administration

Delivering the post mortem on climate legislation’s failure …

July 26th, 2010 · 3 Comments

If the US Senate has, collectively, any substantive understanding of science, concern about American security, and desire for American prosperity into the future, there will be climate legislation. Sadly, with Anti-Science Syndrome suffering Haters Of a Livable Economic Society dominating one of America’s two major political parties and with Climate Peacocks mewing their way around […]

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Tags: cap and trade · climate change · climate legislation · Congress · Energy · energy efficiency · politics

Two out of three ain’t bad …

July 26th, 2010 · Comments Off on Two out of three ain’t bad …

When it comes to environmental and energy cartooning, there is no other major outlet’s cartoonists who comes close to matching the knowledgeable and insightful cartooning that Tom Toles brings to the pages of The Washington Post. As commented before, With Toles, we don’t know whether to laugh or cry. But, he last won the Pulitzer […]

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Tags: political symbols · President Barack Obama · Washington Post