UPFRONT NOTE: President Obama’s proposed 21st century clean transportation program, funded by a $10 fee per barrel of oil, would likely have significant positive return on investment: reduced fossil fuel pollution impacts, improved economic activity in areas with mass and other transit investments, reduced economic vulnerability to oil market volatility and price shocks, reduced oil imports, […]
Entries Tagged as 'Obama Administration'
February 11th, 2016 · Comments Off on When it comes to #WhiteHouse proposed oil fee, #CRS myopically sees only costs & not benefits?
April 26th, 2015 · Comments Off on The power of translation: @BarackObama’s #climate anger emerging
As part of President Barak Obama’s speech at the White House Correspondent’s dinner, as part of his speech (full video), the President introduced his anger translator who expressed — forcefully — perspectives that many in the reality-based community feel (and believe are pent up in many) and wish were part of the general and open dialogue […]
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 […]
June 1st, 2014 · 4 Comments
The White House release a report yesterday heralding the All of the Above energy policy. Entitled “The All-Of-The-Above Energy Strategy as a Path to Sustainable Economic Growth,” the document seeks to bask in expanded US oil and natural gas production while asserting that policies for energy efficiency and renewable energy are setting the stage for […]
April 17th, 2014 · Comments Off on The sun is shining on and at the White House: Honoring Solar #WHChamps
Today, there is an all day event at the White House on solar power, both announcing a series of initiatives and honoring “solar champions” from around the nation (full press release after the fold). These champions are representative of leaders in technological change, drivers for policy change, and people working ‘in the grassroots’ to get […]
February 21st, 2014 · 1 Comment
Monday evening, the PBS’ Newshour hosted a segment on climate change issues building on Secretary of State John Kerry’s strong comments over the weekend equating climate change with weapons of mass destruction. The science of climate change is leaping out at us like a scene from a 3-D movie. … Terrorism, epidemics, poverty, the proliferation […]
October 17th, 2013 · Comments Off on If there is a “War on Coal”, would the Export-Import Bank be tried as traitors?
The fossil fuel industry — with predictable political allies — has repeatedly sought to convince Americans (via an all-too often gullible media) that the Obama Administration is engaged on a “War on Coal” (. While reasonable analysis would suggest that one can say that it is actually ‘coal industrial interests’ that is engaged in warfare […]
June 25th, 2013 · 1 Comment
Today, the President will be giving a speech at Georgetown University on climate change issues, with announcements of initiatives that will be taken leveraging the powers of the Administrative Branch because the Congress is unable (and, to a large extent, unwilling) to take meaningful action to address climate change: whether mitigation or adaptation. There are […]
May 22nd, 2013 · 1 Comment
Organizing for America (OFA) is moving toward an ever-more aggressive positioning when it comes to clean energy and climate change issues. Added this past week to the website, “Call Out Climate Change Deniers“: Climate change is real, it’s caused largely by human activities, and it poses significant risks for our health. Some members of Congress […]
February 13th, 2013 · 1 Comment
The morning after the President actually discussed climate change in the State of the Union address, a group of prominent people are heading to the White House to risk arrest in a call on the President to live up to those words on the need to act on climate change. The Keystone XL pipeline, in […]