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August 3rd, 2015 · 1 Comment

A Holy Grail for many for of climate-mitigation efforts is “carbon capture and sequestration” or CCS.  This offers a ‘have your cake and eat it too’ vision related to fossil fuel use. In short, rather than eliminating the burning of fossil fuels (mainly coal here), lets figure out how to capture carbon dioxide (in the […]

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Tags: carbon dioxide · climate change

Reasons to apply a skeptical mindset to claims of disaster due to @EPA regulation …

June 2nd, 2014 · 2 Comments

With today’s roll-out of Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) guidance for reducing coal-fired electricity plants carbon emissions, industry interests have been pressuring hard with efforts to undermine public support for EPA action. Before heading further and in line with the Debunking Handbook, let us start with some basic truths about investing in climate mitigation. Climate mitigation investments […]

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Tags: analysis · carbon dioxide · climate change · coal · Energy · environmental · Global Warming · government energy policy · Obama Administration

Pickpockets at large: Fossil fuel interests bankrupting states

January 28th, 2013 · 3 Comments

This guest post comes from DWG and covers something that the vast majority of Americans are unaware is happening.  And, well, how many schools could be renovated, roads repaired, policemen hired, and other public services provided with the tax subsidies that the ever-so impoverished fossil fuel industries are pocketing? NOTE:  Let us be clear, however, […]

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Tags: carbon dioxide · climate change · emissions · Energy · guest post · tax

International Energy Agency Warns: Last Chance to Protect Humanity’s Future

November 9th, 2011 · Comments Off on International Energy Agency Warns: Last Chance to Protect Humanity’s Future


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Tags: carbon dioxide · catastrophic climate change · climate change · Energy

Americans Trust Scientists Over Climate Deniers

October 18th, 2010 · Comments Off on Americans Trust Scientists Over Climate Deniers

This guest post from Patriot Daily News Clearinghouse examines the disconnect between the Republican Party leadership and how Americans have confidence in scientists.  This highlights the importance of educating the public about climate science — and how the Obama Administration has failed in this educational responsibility. For years, climate deniers have lied and misinformed to […]

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Tags: anti-science syndrome · carbon dioxide · climate change · climate delayers · climate zombies · environmental · Global Warming · global warming deniers · guest post · politics · republican party

Don’t forget your own words, Harry, “Coal makes us sick!”

July 21st, 2010 · 1 Comment

Two years ago, Harry Reid stared into Faux and Balanced cameras square on and spoke truth: Coal makes us sick … Whether particulates driving asthma, black lung afflicting miners, diseases due to polluted waters from mountain top removal and coal waste, mercury in our food stream reducing IQs, or otherwise, burning “coal makes us sick“. […]

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Tags: carbon dioxide · coal · electricity · Energy · environmental · politics · pollution

Five Percent a Year is all we ask …

May 5th, 2010 · 8 Comments

Our combined energy and climate challenges and opportunities are incredibly complex and interrelated issues. Throw in other resource challenges, economic challenges, and a myriad of other factors and, well, the complexity can overwhelm any and all. Clarity of targets matter. Ever more experts are endorsing the call to create a path to return the atmospheric […]

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Tags: carbon dioxide · climate legislation · Energy · environmental

“The most important number you’ve never heard of.”

April 16th, 2010 · 10 Comments

“The Social Cost of Carbon may be the most important number you’ve never heard of” according to Frank Ackerman and Elizabeth Stanton in a recent publication from the Economics for Equity and the Environment Network. The Social Cost of Carbon (pdf) analyzes the efforts within the U.S. government to develop a value of the economic […]

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Tags: analysis · cap and trade · carbon dioxide · carbon tax · climate change · climate legislation · Energy · environmental · financial policy · Global Warming · government energy policy

Dear Senator Webb: It isn’t the “Murky Air Act”

January 16th, 2010 · 1 Comment

Dear Senator Webb, I have been extremely disappointed in your stances on energy and environmental issues, especially when it comes to climate change. Let me provide background for a moment. I have long respected you, your thoughtfulness, and your career achievements. I was involved with the Draft Webb movement. During the general election race, I […]

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Tags: carbon dioxide · catastrophic climate change · clean energy jobs · climate change · Congress · Energy · government energy policy · politics

To Twit Lisa: It isn’t the “Murky Air Act”!

January 13th, 2010 · Comments Off on To Twit Lisa: It isn’t the “Murky Air Act”!

Senator Lisa Murkowski has been conniving with fossil-fuel lobbyists for a long time, seeking out paths to strip the Environmental Protection Agency’s ability to regulate carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions under the Clean Air Act (CAA). Alaska has been called the poster state for global warming. Winter temperatures have already risen 6 degrees. Sea ice that […]

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