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Deeds for the Common Wealth

October 29th, 2009 · 2 Comments

The Commonwealth of Virginia has long embraced a tradition of: Good governance (especially fiscal management) Support for good public education (including a top public university system) Protection of its historical legacy and landscape (such as Civil War battlefields and the Piedmont) Business-friendly policy. Looking at the economic and political landscape, the time seems ripe for […]

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Tags: Energy · schools · virginia

Republican Party of Virginia candidate spouts off global warming skeptic line …

October 14th, 2009 · Comments Off on Republican Party of Virginia candidate spouts off global warming skeptic line …

The Republican Party of Virginia (RPV) is determined to prove to any and all its anti-science, anti-knowledge credentials. Here is the RPV candidate for Attorney General parroting global warming denier lines, showing his tendency to allow his ideological preferences and biases to triumph over science and the work of 1000s of scientists. Should it surprise […]

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Tags: climate change · climate delayers · environmental · Global Warming · global warming deniers · politics · republican party

Energy Smart Candidates: A 2008 recap and 2009 look-ahead

December 15th, 2008 · Comments Off on Energy Smart Candidates: A 2008 recap and 2009 look-ahead

Eight months ago, I opened an effort to Vote Energy Smart, not Energy Dumb! The opportunity is before us to bring focus to [energy and global warming] across campaigns, across the United States, and make Energy/Global Warming a winning issue come November and a higher priority for serious Congressional and Administration action come January 2009. […]

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Tags: Energy · energy smart · politics · virginia

Kaine-Allen represent Obama-McCain at energy forum

October 15th, 2008 · Comments Off on Kaine-Allen represent Obama-McCain at energy forum

This morning, Virginia Governor Tim Kaine (D) and former governor/former senator George Allen (R) acted as surrogates for the Obama and McCain campaigns in an energy forum. From a live-blogging account, it seems clear that the two did a reasonable job as surrogates.: Obama’s policies came out as sensible (even if not aggressive enough) and […]

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Tags: 2008 presidential campaign · 2008 Presidential Election · coal · Energy · energy efficiency · government energy policy · politics

Wise Energy for Virginians

October 13th, 2008 · Comments Off on Wise Energy for Virginians

A series of unWise energy decisions and projects are moving forward in Virginia. Whether the unWise Power Plant or a high-power transmission line to connect Northern Virginia with polluting out-of-state coal-fired electricity, Dominion Virginia Power is working its turthiness magic in the halls of Richmond to foster a fossil fool future for Virginians that will […]

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Tags: Energy · energy efficiency

Angry Words in VA, including on Energy

October 5th, 2008 · 1 Comment

A Virginia Republican leader and member of the McCain Virginia leadership team recently wrote an ugly OPED seeking to link every shallow form of ignorant bias in the direction of hating Barack Obama and, well, black Americans. Bobby May, treasurer of Buchanan County Republicans, wrote that he is listing for your consideration the platform of […]

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Tags: 2008 presidential campaign · 2008 Presidential Election · Energy

Dominion … the truthiness continues … forever?

March 23rd, 2008 · 1 Comment

Coal is a booming business, with price increases even exceeding those seen for oil. Fossil Fuels and the polluting of the atmosphere are, we can hope, burning their last embers of extravagant enthusiasm. While coal is a booming business, it is also a business under fire, with people like Governor Sibelius standing tall in the […]

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Tags: climate change · coal · electricity · emissions · Energy · Global Warming · greenwashing

George Allen’s Global Warming Denying Friend Fired?

September 27th, 2007 · 1 Comment

Pat Michaels is no longer the Commonwealth of Virginia’s official Climatologist. As per DeSmogBlog’s discussion, Pat Michaels, whose utility industry funding, private research and controversial views on global warming made him a lightning rod on climate change issues, left the office too politicized, according to officials at the University of Virgina.

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Tags: Global Warming · skeptic