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Bipartisan Climate Caucus Reaches Thirty Four Members

Reaching new heights, Congressman Ted Deutch (FL-22) and Congressman Carlos Curbelo (FL-26), the co-Chairs of the bipartisan Climate Solutions Caucus, welcomed ten new Members of Congress to the Caucus, increasing the total membership to 34 members evenly divided between Democrats and Republicans. The newest members of the Caucus are Reps. Darrell Issa (CA-49), Juan Vargas […]

March 30th

UK Election Too Close to Call

But Both Parties Promise Positive Environmental Changes In case you haven’t been paying close attention to the UK General Election this spring, Britain is in the midst of one of the most closely contested political races in recent memory. Smaller parties like the Liberal Democrats and the Scottish National Party are making some noise in […]

April 22nd

President Vetoes Keystone XL Pipeline

Today, President Obama vetoed the bill that would allow the Keystone XL pipeline to be built. The measure has been heralded by the conservative-dominated Congress as a job creator, but many on the other side were concerned about the environmental implications of the pipeline. Although this was only the president’s third veto of his presidency, […]

February 24th

What President Obama SHOULD Say About Solar In The SOTU

By Frank Andorka, RGB Contributor All eyes will be on the House of Representatives tonight … oh, who am I kidding? Viewership for the State of the Union have been falling for years, and I’m fairly certain this year won’t be any different. I’m thinking it’s because the state of the union is always strong and […]

January 20th

Solar Wakeup: Top 5 Anti-Solar Policy Tricks

Yann Brandt, solar entrepreneur and proprietor of (if you’re not receiving his daily wrap-up of news from around the solar industry in your inbox, shame on you), wrote this original piece for his website. When I saw it, I immediately demanded he let me post it here. Thankfully, he acceded to my request: By Yann Brandt, Managing […]

April 18th

Sane conservatives want to end climate denial and do something about dirty energy

George Mason University announced today the formation of the Energy and Enterprise Initiative (E&EI), a nationwide public engagement campaign led by former Congressman Bob Inglis that will explore and promote conservative solutions to America’s energy and climate challenges. E&EI will operate from Mason’s Center for Climate Change Communication (4C). The initiative, according to its mission, will […]

July 10th

Senate 2012: Tea Party challenging Republicans from the right

The Tea Party Express, the conservative group that helped push far-right (and anti-environment) candidates in the 2010 election, announced today that they will be taking on Maine’s moderate Republican Senator, Olympia Snowe. Snowe joins a growing list of Republican incumbents who are vulnerable to challenges from the right. Snowe has been a bona fide moderate in her 12 years […]

February 10th

Conservatives Call for More Spending – On Science

As the new GOP/Tea Party majority takes control of the House of Representatives, it’s refreshing that some conservatives are reminding them that there’s more to life than cutting spending. Columnist George Will, one of the pre-eminent conservative voices of the past 30 years, uses his column in the Washington Post to remind Boehner & Company […]

January 5th

Ethanol II – Corn State Reps Fight for their Boondoggle

We told you yesterday about the push to let the insane subsidies for corn-based ethanol expire. A bipartisan group of Democrats and Republicans have called for an end to the program, which makes neither environmental nor economic sense. Well, an equally bi-partisan group of corn-state Senators has responded by begging to keep their budget-busting program. […]

December 2nd

GOP in Congress Killing Global Warming Committee

Is Global Warming and Climate Change an important enough issue that there should be a special committee of the House of Representatives to deal with it? Not according to incoming Republicans. At the New York Times, Jennifer Steinhauer reports that a spokesman for Republican Minority Leader John Boehner (R-OH) says they will kill the committee. […]

December 1st

Motor Trend Blasts Back at Rush Limbaugh Over Chevy Volt Dissing

Rush Limbaugh decided to shoot his mouth off about Motor Trend naming Chevy’s breakthrough electric car, the Volt, its Car of the Year. And they blasted back at him in no uncertain terms: Unlike you, they said, “We test, make judgments and write about things we understand.” “Motor Trend magazine, that’s the end of them,” […]

November 26th

Right And Left Agree: OK To Risk Starvation Of The Poor

The anti-climate-science politicians from the Right and the anti-technology activists from the Left are independently, but quite successfully, increasing the risk of malnutrition and/or starvation for the poorest people of the world.  This may not be their intended agenda, but it is the likely outcome from what they are doing. Another food price spike looming […]

November 15th