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Breaking Heartless-news for Valentine’s Day: “Dissuading teachers from teaching science …”

February 15th, 2012 · 20 Comments

An anonymous leaker sent a number of climate-science related bloggers/blog sites a trove of internal documents from libertarian Heartland Institute. While the material points to many nefarious Heartland Institute efforts, such as supporting undermining of Wisconsin’s public education, the most extensive material is about Heartland’s heartless efforts to foster disinformation about climate science, to undermine […]

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Tags: 2008 presidential campaign · 2008 Presidential Election · 2012 Presidential Election · 746 · Abu Dhabi · advertising · climate change · climate delayers · Congress · energy efficiency · environmental · Global Warming · global warming deniers · government energy policy · skeptic

Citizens Against Government Waste Promotes Wasteful Citizenry

December 20th, 2011 · Comments Off on Citizens Against Government Waste Promotes Wasteful Citizenry

One of the precepts from the right-wing sound machine (RWSM) is horror at government standard setting that leads to an improved marketplace. Whether seatbelts for cars or speed limits or building standards or …, there is little to no problem finding screaming voices letting us know how this is a fundamental invasion of individual rights […]

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Tags: 2008 Presidential Election · 2012 Presidential Election · Congress · conservation · Energy · energy efficiency · lighting · politics

A window for thinking about “the” military and climate change … and the importance of careful discussions

December 6th, 2011 · 3 Comments

Too often, people point to statements and actions by civilian leadership to state “the military” thinks this or that about energy and climate issues. While¬† the Quadrennial Defense Review (QDR) spoke of climate change as a national security issue,¬† the QDR is always a highly political document driven by civilian (political appointee) leadership even with […]

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Tags: 2008 Presidential Election · 2012 Presidential Election · 746 · Abu Dhabi · advertising · climate change · climate delayers · government energy policy

A “China Syndrome” … in a different twist …

November 10th, 2011 · Comments Off on A “China Syndrome” … in a different twist …

No, not a nuclear meltdown but a different form of nuclear option. For many, one of the painful elements of European cap and trade along with other arenas enabling and funding carbon offsets is how it creates opportunity for gamemanship that exaggerate positive impacts and wastes resources. One arena where this has seemed to be […]

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Tags: 2008 Presidential Election · 2012 Presidential Election · 746 · climate change · energy efficiency · environmental · Global Warming · global warming deniers · government energy policy

Heed the Call! The morning after and beyond …

November 4th, 2008 · Comments Off on Heed the Call! The morning after and beyond …

Barack Obama has fostered one of the most impressive political machines, if not social movements, in American history. As much community organizers as political operatives, the Obama campaign has created neighborhood and community teams of volunteers who will merit a great deal of the credit for sweeping him into office. What happens, starting tomorrow, with […]

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Tags: 2008 presidential campaign · 2008 Presidential Election · barack obama · Energy · energy efficiency · government energy policy

A natural conclusion …

October 31st, 2008 · Comments Off on A natural conclusion …

The journal Nature has come out with a solid endorsement of Barack Obama for President: America’s choice. The opening: The values of scientific enquiry, rather than any particular policy positions on science, suggest a preference for one US presidential candidate over the other. The conclusion: This journal does not have a vote, and does not […]

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Efficiency Obama

October 30th, 2008 · 2 Comments

If you haven’t seen the Obama “infomercial“, forget this post and go watch it. Eloquently, powerfully, Obama laid down his core concepts for his Presidency. A case for why … and what. And, as for what, Senator Obama has moved into a zone that is fostering optimist in this pessimistic optimist (or optimistic pessmist, can’t […]

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Tags: 2008 presidential campaign · 2008 Presidential Election · Energy · energy efficiency · government energy policy · politics

People seeing through McBlurring

October 26th, 2008 · Comments Off on People seeing through McBlurring

Bit by bit, certainly in time for the election, people are seeing through the McBlurring of the McCain-Pain disastrous concepts for a darker energy future. From a poll yesterday: The IL Sen. has opened up a sizeable lead on who would best manage U.S. energy policies. Obama leads 51-36%; one week ago, he led 45-40%. […]

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McCain Disdain for Meaningful Energy Plans

October 16th, 2008 · Comments Off on McCain Disdain for Meaningful Energy Plans

Architecture2030 is a tremendous group, with concepts that should be seized and acted upon as part and parcel of moving forward toward an Energy Smart future. Recently, they’ve made a bit of a name for themselves with excellent graphics that call out just how sensible John McCain’s energy policy proposals are for changing the nation […]

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Obama fact sheet too generous to McCain re renewable energy

October 15th, 2008 · Comments Off on Obama fact sheet too generous to McCain re renewable energy

The spin machines work long and hard and fast nowadays. Email boxes around the country are filled with “fact sheets” and other material from campaigns during presidential debates and in the hours afterwards. Among other things, the Obama campaign produced “John McCain’s 26 Lies Tonight“. Lie #16: RENEWABLE ENERGY: McCain claimed to support renewable energies, […]

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