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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 [...]

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

JOBS! JOBS! JOBS!

July 25th, 2010 · 2 Comments

Since before the 2008 election, the core challenge for the incoming President was clear: JOBS! JOBS! JOBS!
Yes, we were amid a collapse of the economic system, it required stabilization. JOBS! JOBS! JOBS!
Yes, our energy situation was (is) a mess and the climate is boiling. JOBS! JOBS! JOBS!
Yes, our political system is [...]

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Tags: Congress · Energy · Obama Administration · President Barack Obama · clean energy jobs · climate change · climate legislation · environmental · politics

A first glance at Kerry-put your name here-Lieberman American Power Act

May 11th, 2010 · 2 Comments

Senators Kerry and Lieberman are, as is understood, planning to release the American Power Act Wednesday morning. Initial material has ‘leaked’, including a two-page summary (graciously transcribed from a pdf version to text by the Wonkroom) and a 21 page section-by-section “for staff use only” available on the Washington Post website.
By my nature, I [...]

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Tags: Energy · american power act · climate legislation · environmental

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 [...]

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Tags: Energy · carbon dioxide · climate legislation · environmental

Back to basics … principles matter

April 29th, 2010 · 2 Comments

In the will they, won’t they, those fighting for climate change mitigation wait to see whether Kerry-Graham-Lieberman will drop a climate bill and, if they do so, what will it contain.
There are many ways to judge what comes out but the simplest and, for me, most important is to consider basic principles. At their core, [...]

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Tags: Energy · Global Warming · climate change · climate legislation · political symbols · politics · pollution

Pre-empting Our Future: Why we MUST Defeat Kerry-(Graham)-Lieberman

April 28th, 2010 · 1 Comment

While remaining uncertain as to just how bad it is, the concerns that KGL will cross the line from mediocrity to counterproductive are increasing. Here is a guest post from Craig Altemose laying out how he sees that line having already passed.
For the past year and a half or so, I have been largely [...]

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Tags: catastrophic climate change · climate change · climate legislation · environmental · government energy policy

KGL resources …

April 23rd, 2010 · 1 Comment

Courtesy of Enviroknow, some resources re the coming Kerry-Graham-Lieberman “climate” (???) legislation:
– It is expected to be dropped this coming Monday, aka Offshore Drilling Day.
– The rollout next week apparently won’t actually include the introduction of the bill.  It will be handed over to Senator Reid so he can bring it [...]

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Tags: Energy · climate legislation

Advocates for climate mitigation again understate case?

April 23rd, 2010 · 4 Comments

Friday, the Center for Climate Strategies released a study showing that making national policy of 23 measures already in play in Red and Blue and Purple states across the nation would lead to millions of additional jobs and significant carbon reductions.
This study shows, quite clearly, that serious climate mitigation efforts should not be [...]

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Tags: Congress · Energy · analysis · climate change · climate legislation · government energy policy

“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 impact [...]

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

A voice of sanity silenced …

February 19th, 2010 · No Comments

A (sometimes too) calm of voice of sanity has been silenced before his time. Martin Bosworth has passed away, a victim in the nation’s health care wars, the perfect patient for the health care system: he worked mightedly to keep himself healthy and away from doctors’ offices, a strategy that worked well when he [...]

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Tags: Energy · Global Warming · climate delayers · climate legislation · global warming deniers