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Hey, Twit Claire, we do not have “50 years” …

July 16th, 2010 · 2 Comments

Senator Claire McCaskill, who has been anything but a shining star on thoughtful thinking for creating a prosperous and climate-friendly America, has let loose with another doozy.
“I think it’s still a work in progress,” said Missouri Sen. Claire McCaskill, who worries that a cap would be a loser for Democrats in November. “You [...]

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Tags: Congress · Energy · cap and trade · carbon tax · clean emissions · climate change · democrats

The political and practical necessity for bold action … not tactical retreat

February 23rd, 2010 · 2 Comments

The Obama Administration seems to be pulling back, on front after front, in the face of economic challenges, sobering poll numbers, and steadfast Republican obstinacy. Whether on health care, jobs promoting legislation, EPA regulation of pollutants, and/or energy/climate policy, the political powers that be within the Obama White House have determined that ‘tactical retreats’ toward [...]

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Tags: Energize America · Energy · Global Warming · President Barack Obama · architecture2030 · clean energy jobs · climate change · democrats · energy efficiency · environmental · government energy policy · political symbols · politics

POSTal Schizophrenia re Climate Science strikes again

February 14th, 2010 · 1 Comment

The Washington Post has an incredibly uneven nature when it comes to the science related to Climate Change. The editorial page will publish an absolutely dishonest piece, be challenged to such an extent that they will publish multiple letters (including from misquoted scientists/scientific institutions) calling out the fraudulent material, and then give George “Will-ful Deceit” [...]

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Tags: Bill McKibben · Energy · George Will · Global Warming · Washington Post · climate change · climate delayers · climate legislation · democrats · environmental · global warming deniers

Clean Energy: The Jobs Program America Needs … NOW! And, tomorrow!

November 17th, 2009 · 1 Comment

In the face of mounting unemployment numbers, with even the distorted low ‘official’ unemployment figure above 10 percent, Senator Majority Leader Harry Reid has determined that a (yet to be defined, drafted, considered in committees, passed by the House) jobs bill should be the top of the agenda.
In the face of the reality that those [...]

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Tags: Congress · Energy · climate change · democrats

Twitting Claire

June 30th, 2009 · 7 Comments

Senator Claire McCaskill (D-MO) loves Twitter. And, on more than one occasion, her off-the-cuff comments have caused some uproar. Not the excited notes from a sports fan
(shared her same sentiments at that one), but off-hand comments about major policy issues that suggest potentially recklessly shallow understanding of critical issues. After the House [...]

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Tags: Congress · Global Warming · climate change · climate legislation · democrats · waxman-markey

Not even a rubber mallet? Do “Climate Change Leaders” know how to play hardball?

June 17th, 2009 · 4 Comments

When contemplating the path of climate legislation over the past several years, we must address a continual question and challenge for those (which should be all of us) concerned that our political system is proving unable to come up with a policy and regulatory framework that provides any real hope for putting us (the United [...]

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Tags: Al Gore · Congress · Global Warming · analysis · climate change · climate delayers · climate legislation · democrats · environmental · government energy policy · politics

Paying attention to “friends”

April 14th, 2009 · 3 Comments

To many in the climate ‘blogosphere’, myself not excepted, the siren’s call of tackling global warming denial, of deceitful astroturf “studies” distorting the situation, and of shoddy ‘faux and balanced’ reporting in the nation’s newspapers of record can eat up too much of our attention. We must pay attention to what is actually going on [...]

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Tags: Congress · Energy · Global Warming · carbon dioxide · democrats · electricity · emissions · energy efficiency · energy smart · environmental · government energy policy · politics · pollution

When your friends aren’t …

April 14th, 2009 · No Comments

Taking meaningful steps to pursue sensible policies to deal with E3 challenges (economy, energy, environment) and seize E3 opportunities will take leadership and political courage. Leadership to move past simply testing the political environment via polling, wetting the finger to see which way the wind is blowing at the moment. Political courage to [...]

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Tags: Congress · Global Warming · democrats · government energy policy · politics

Offshore Drilling: We Can Choose Simple Confusion or Outright Lies

August 2nd, 2008 · 8 Comments

Every day it seems gas prices are edging higher. For almost a year,
oil prices have increased by one percent per week. A year ago, $100
barrel seemed a nightmare fantasy to many. Today, oil at that price
is viewed almost nostalgically — as the good old days. In the face of
growing price pressures during an [...]

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Tags: Energy · democrats · oil · peak oil · politics · republican party

Greening the School House

June 13th, 2008 · 21 Comments

Last month, to far (FAR) less attention than it merited, the House of Representatives (facing an Administration veto threat) passed the 21st Century Green High-Performing Public School Facilities Act with $20 billion for greening public schools across the nation.
Taking aggressive action to green schools is about one of the smartest steps the nation can take, [...]

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