Progressives may be feeling pretty good these days. De Blasio ascendant. Summers thwarted. Republicans imploding over ObamaCare. Well, here's a jerk back into harsh reality.
Carbon emissions are down. Oil consumption is down. Renewable energy consumption is up. America is projected to be energy independent by 2030. And yet there is more to do.
America used to have a thriving computer-chip manufacturing industry. Now China does that. America deserves to have a solar manufacturing industry, even if the "serious people" say this should end up in China, too. This is about jobs.
"Climate Change Isn't an Environmental Issue. It Is a Fundamental Economic Challenge." Above is the first speech from Gina McCarthy since Republicans stood down from filibustering her nomination to head the EPA.
House Republicans just passed a bill to strip the Environmental Protection Agency of authority to regulate coal ash. Maybe they plan to “save money” by putting it in school lunches? […]
“Going down to Mississippi wages does not signal a bright future for American economy.” – Harold Meyerson President Obama campaigned with a promise to add 1 million new manufacturing jobs […]
The centerpiece of President Obama’s climate strategy is a planned package of Environmental Protection Agency rules that would cap carbon on all existing and future power plants, the biggest source […]
Before the end of the Barack Obama presidency, the EPA will place a cap on carbon pollution from all power plants. This is no longer a mystery. This is happening. […]
Right-wing obstructionism reached another low today when Republicans on the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee would not even show up to vote today on the nomination of Gina McCarthy […]
You are not safe. Not at work. Not at home in your bed. The biggest threat is not terrorism. It’s corporate negligence leading to a blast or collapse or release […]
The Pew Charitable Trust’s fourth annual report on “Who’s Winning the Clean Energy Race?” doesn’t give the United States much to celebrate on this Earth Day. The report, released last […]
“Tell me I’m your national anthem.” That was the theme of the hundreds of environmentalists and labor union members gathered today at the BlueGreen Alliance’s annual conference in Washington. They […]
Can something be equally beneficial for both the environment and the economy? Leaders of the nation’s largest environmental organizations and labor unions say yes. This week in Washington, the BlueGreen […]
The Department of Energy (DOE) announced a new Clean Energy Manufacturing Initiative which will make American companies more competitive in the world economy.
Republicans are always warning us of the scourge of federal power and glorifying the genius of the states – aka the laboratories of democracy. On clean energy standards, conservatives have […]
The climate in Washington has been heating up as lawmakers brace for the automatic spending cuts come March 1 known as the sequester. However, the only real thing heating up […]
As I discussed yesterday, David Leonhardt of the New York Times counseled President Obama to drop using green jobs as a selling point for address climate change. Thankfully, last night […]
Expectations are high for President Obama to get specific about his second-term plans to protect the climate, particularly regarding plans to bypass Congress and use the EPA’s authority to further […]
Climate change is certainly a contributing factor to both the frequency and intensity of these events.
American solar companies are not alone in their battle with Chinese trade cheating.