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Election 2012: Who won the second debate? Obama!

This one is going to be tough for the pundits to call. On the one hand, President Obama came out swinging in tonight’s debate, and landed some good shots on Mitt Romney. This allows for a “comeback kid” narrative, always popular with the pundits. On the other hand, not much seemed to land on Romney […]

October 16th

DNC: Wednesday’s environmental update

While there wasn’t much talk about climate change at the Democratic Convention Wednesday, there were other environmental issues that came up – particularly clean energy. And the central theme appeared to be putting the country back to work – not by dumping more tax breaks on the richest 1 percent, but by leveling the playing […]

September 6th

Paul Ryan Loves Government Spending

If there’s one thing Republicans love, it’s federal government spending.  Their other great love is keeping up a continuous echo chamber around the idea that federal government spending is the source of all evil in the world, that Obama’s stimulus package didn’t create a single job…blah blah blah. Enter, your next (aspiring) vice-president of the […]

August 20th

GE earns $100 billion on clean energy; GOP pretends it doesn’t exist

Unfortunately, the energy talk on the GOP campaign trail remains dominated by climate denial.  Rick Santorum, the winner of the latest two GOP primaries, wrote an op-ed over the weekend in which he called climate change “a pseudo-science” and “a liberal orthodoxy.” Mitt Romney said last week that he had once been a “radical” on energy issues because he […]

Energy Sec. Chu defends Solyndra – and US clean energy jobs

Department of Energy Secretary Steven Chu is scheduled today to visit General Electric’s PrimeStar thin-film solar factory in Colorado, where he’ll stress the importance of the clean energy industry to America’s future and reaffirm his commitment to it. It’s something Secretary Chu is wise to do. And it’s something the 2.7 million Americans who make their living in the […]

November 17th

What can the US afford after the Great Recession? Annie Leonard has some answers in The Story of Broke.

Are we broke? Can we really not afford a clean environment, green jobs, and clean energy?
The truth is, we can’t afford NOT to do those things.
The folks who brought us The Story of Stuff, a cute animated film that asked whether we’re spending too much on random crap rather than leading meaningful lives, now revisits the concept, post-Great Recession: How do we make meaningful lives now that we can’t spend too much on random crap anymore?

November 4th

How green was Obama’s jobs speech?

Well, he talked the talk. But when it comes to the environment, will President Obama be able to walk the walk? His jobs plan won’t do as much for the environment as earlier programs like tax credits for home solar and wind power installations.

September 8th