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, [...]
Entries Tagged as 'government energy policy'
February 15th, 2012 · 20 Comments
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January 6th, 2012 · 1 Comment
The official White House tweeter has asked a pretty good question:
Hi Everyone - I’d love to hear your thoughts on what the President should say in the State of the Union speech later this month
The responses are pounding in fast and furious.
My two thoughts:
SOTU should have full-throated endorsement of #cleanenergyjobs bit.ly/w2dr3t #Vote4Enegy #Energy2012 #green @joncarson44
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 [...]
November 10th, 2011 · No Comments
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 [...]
The real energy scandal: Is the media missing the energy fraud forest for the Solyndra scandal tree?”
September 15th, 2011 · 3 Comments
This guest post is from Steve Horn of DeSmogBlog. Original article.
The U.S. House Energy and Commerce Committee held a hearing yesterday on the ongoing and growing scandal in the wake of the bankruptcy of Solyndra Corporation.
Solyndra, a solar panel manufacturer that recently filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy after laying off over 1,000 workers, is facing a barrage [...]
August 31st, 2011 · No Comments
Day in, day out, for two weeks dedicated and impassioned Americans of all creeds, races, (adult) ages, have made a choice that likely would have been thought unthinkable just less then three-years ago when President-Elect Barack Obama stated that climate change mitigation would be the top agenda item for his Administration: they have chosen to [...]
August 3rd, 2011 · 1 Comment
The Climate Reality project is an interesting concept: > a global day-long event looking to the realities of climate science and climate disruptions impacts (existing and forecast), time zone by time zone. While not surprisingly under attack from the global warming denial machine (GWDM), we can expect that Gore and his team will assemble [...]
May 2nd, 2011 · 1 Comment
In the aftermath of 9/11, President George W. Bush had a moment to change history and turn America(ns) toward a more prosperous and secure future. Rather than seizing the day to announce a plan to end America’s oil addiction and ‘turn oil into salt’, President Bush called on Americans to go out and shop [...]
February 23rd, 2011 · 4 Comments
Globally, humanity faces many serious challenges that relate to resource challenges. Writ large there is a calculation: # of people * resource use per capita = demand on resources. Very simply, that last (the “demand”) is overwhelming natural resources: we are overfishing, tropical forests are disappearing, top soil disappears in dust storms, acquifer water is [...]
Republican Whitfield Hates Investments That Pay Off for Taxpayer: Killing the Greening the Capitol Initiative
February 17th, 2011 · No Comments
As part of the general agenda to drag America into a nightmarish Mr Rogers’ neighborhood, the Republican House Majority is pushing through legislation that will savage the U.S. government’s ability to monitor risks to the public and inform decision-makers about how to move forward to address these threats. And, they are also savaging programs — [...]