Clean Energy

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Trump putting climate denier in charge of EPA?

By Meteor Blades Back in 2007, Myron Ebell said: “Every interview I do, when I’m asked about scientific issues, I say I’m not a climate scientist. I’m just giving you the informed layman’s perspective.” Too modest by far—then and now. Ebell certainly is not a climate scientist. He is instead a disinformation specialist on global warming, working out of the D.C. offices […]

September 26th

Obama admin blocks DAPL pipeline pending review

By Dan Bacher Just minutes after the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia ruled against the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe today, three federal agencies stepped in to block the Dakota Access Pipeline “pending a thorough review and reconsideration of the process”. In a joint press release, the Department of Justice, Department of the Army, and […]

September 9th

Renewable energy up 70% globally — US playing catch-up

By Meteor Blades A study commissioned by the Financial Times shows that the planet’s 20 largest national economies generated 8% of their electricity from renewable energy — solar, wind, and other green power sources — in 2015, up from 4.6% in 2010. (This does not include hydropower.) There are huge differences among these nations. Overall in […]

August 15th

Why would an EV company hire a climate-denier lobbyist?

By Meteor Blades Electric Vehicle company Atieva hires Ben Quayle, climate change denier, as lobbyist: The son of former Vice President Dan Quayle and a former one-term Congressman himself, Ben Quayle was named “The Most Conservative Member of the House of Representatives” by the National Journal in 2012: So, are you wondering why a cutting edge American EV company would hook […]

July 6th

Fossil fuel dinosaurs need to adapt to the new energy climate or go extinct

By Meteor Blades The three-year-old fossil-fuel divestment movement, initiated by Bill McKibben and other climate activists, has been fairly successful at getting institutions—foundations, municipalities, universities and pension funds—to divest fossil fuels from their stock portfolios. In fact, 509 divesters have shed fossil-fuel investments worth an estimated $3.4 trillion. The latest example is the Rockefeller Brothers Fund. Although the […]

March 25th

Big coal is dying – NW rejects zombie mega-mine

By Mary Anne Hitt Director of the Sierra Club’s Beyond Coal campaign Let’s start this victory column with a staggering number: For years Arch Coal had its eyes set on mining upwards of 1.3 billion tons of coal from Montana’s Otter Creek coal reserves – a move that would create the largest new coal strip […]

March 15th

Obama admin reverses course, will NOT open up more offshore drilling

By Meteor Blades Back in January 2015, the Obama administration pleased oil companies and kindled fierce opposition when it announced the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management’s five-year plan for offshore oil development off the southeast Atlantic Coast. Tuesday, Secretary of Interior Sally Jewell announced a surprising retreat: “We heard from many corners that now is not the time […]

March 15th

Bankrupt coal company gives fat bonuses to execs, kills worker pensions

By Meteor Blades Much is made of the “war on coal” in some circles, but the war on coal miners is mostly ignored. That war, of course, has been going on for more than a century in various forms. Company “gun-thugs” once battled unions with bullets, and company lawyers fought black lung legislation with pens and lobbying. Later, they did the same […]

February 16th

Paul Ryan’s plan: Screw clean energy

By Andrew Meggison [This was originally published as part of our coverage of the 2012 election. With Paul Ryan back in the news, we thought we’d remind everyone of how monumentally lousy Paul Ryan is on clean energy…] Paul Ryan is the new face of the Grand Old Party (GOP) these days; so Gas2 felt it would […]

October 21st