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#KenBone becomes famous — and not for asking a non-#climate question

October 9th, 2016 · 4 Comments

The second 2016 Presidential debate just finished and a new meme is emergent: #KenBone. Sadly, Ken Bone is more likely to be remembered for his red sweater, disposable camera, and other attributes rather than the substance of his question: ANDERSON COOPER We have one more question from Ken Bone about energy policy. Ken? AUDIENCE MEMBER […]

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Tags: 2016 Presidential Election

Thinking about the outrage over @HillaryClinton’s #coal (non)gaffe

May 21st, 2016 · 1 Comment

UPFRONT:  Hillary Clinton — unlike Donald Trump — has a serious and substantive plan to help American coal miners and mining communities flourish as the nation and global community move beyond coal.  Because of reporting on Clinton’s (non)gaffe on coal and her (campaign’s) reaction to it, few Americans — and few in coal country — […]

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Tags: 2016 Presidential Election · coal · media

Climate Hawks’ Primary: A window on @SenSanders vs @HillaryClinton

March 7th, 2016 · 2 Comments

Simple truth:  Due to the dysfunctional nature of the American political process (and essentially in one major party), there is zero question that the Democratic Party candidate for President will be far better on climate and clean energy issues than the GOP candidate. anyone who considers themselves a Climate Hawk should work, full bore, to […]

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Tags: 2016 Presidential Election · Bill McKibben · climate change

SDOS: State Department Oil Services (support for Keystone XL Tar Sands)

September 1st, 2011 · Comments Off on SDOS: State Department Oil Services (support for Keystone XL Tar Sands)

This guest post comes from Brendan DeMelle With over 700 people arrested so far in the Keystone XL tar sands action taking place at the Obama White House, and widespread distrust and criticism of the State Department’s final Environmental Impact Statement (EIS), this is a critical moment in the fight against a disastrous proposal to build […]

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Tags: Energy

Obama Administration: Moderate or Reality Based (thus “progressive” or ‘radical’) re climate change

December 20th, 2008 · Comments Off on Obama Administration: Moderate or Reality Based (thus “progressive” or ‘radical’) re climate change

Much is being made of Obama’s ‘moderate’ cabinet which is, somehow the middle-of-the-roaders’ dream. President-elect Barack Obama spent the campaign fighting the notion that he’s an unabashed liberal. Now he can point to Exhibit A: a Cabinet that’s a middle-of-the-roader’s dream In fact, as that Politico article discusses, the mix is more complex, with some […]

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Tags: analysis · Bill Richardson · Energy · environmental · Global Warming · Hillary Clinton · Obama Administration

Inject Science Into Presidential Campaign!

February 12th, 2008 · 1 Comment

The call for a Science Debate, as part of the Presidential election cycle, is moving from random electrons to substance with each passing day.  A date has been set:  18 April, four days before the Pennsylvania primary. A venue has been set:  the Franklin Institute, outside Philadelphia. And, while invitations have been sent, the attendees […]

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A Glimmer of Hope in Dingell’s Endorsement of Hillary Clinton

February 7th, 2008 · Comments Off on A Glimmer of Hope in Dingell’s Endorsement of Hillary Clinton

Congressman Dingell endorsed Hillary Clinton earlier today.  Within that endorsement, with its favorable words about Obama and stronger words for Clinton, is the following: “Senator Clinton also understands that a green economy is a smart economy.” “Green economy is a smart economy …” Boy, can we say that these are words in line with a […]

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Tags: Energy · environmental

Voicing Reason on the Lieberman-Warner CISA

January 30th, 2008 · 8 Comments

The battlelines are being drawn when it comes to what makes sensible legislation to respond to Global Warming.  Sadly, the lines are being drawn among the environmental community, with Global Warming Deniers, Skeptics, and Delayers watching the developing battle with amusement. In December, the Senate Environment and Public Works (EPW) committee passed out for full […]

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Tags: barack obama · cap and trade · carbon dioxide · climate change · Congress · environmental · Global Warming · global warming deniers · government energy policy · politics · pollution

Candidates Outbidding each other on Global Warming?

January 6th, 2008 · 3 Comments

For too long, the debates and reporters questions on the news shows have simply ignored the pressing realities of Global Warming and Peak Oil and other energy/environmental issues. (Thus, What are they waiting for?) Amid all the problems of yesterday’s Republican and Democratic debates, one must give Charlie Gibson for at least raising the issue with […]

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Tags: democrats · Energy · Global Warming · politics

Energy and the D Presidential Candidates

January 2nd, 2008 · Comments Off on Energy and the D Presidential Candidates

Time for an Energy Conversation … An Energy Conversation about the Democratic Party presidential candidates and their approaches to energy and, closely related, global warming. For too long, I’ve owed it to myself to seek to write a discussion of the Democratic field and their energy policies.  The rather absurd challenge: that 100 pages of […]

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Tags: Energy · environmental · fuel economy · Global Warming · pollution