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Bingaman and Murkowski: What is Clean Energy?

Senator Jeff Bingaman Chairman of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee Jeff Bingaman (D-New Mexico) and the Committee’s ranking Republican Lisa Murkowski (Alaska) released a white paper yesterday soliciting comment about President Barack Obama’s proposed Clean Energy Standard (CES). To read the full […]

Obama Throws down Green Energy Gauntlet in State of the Union

President Barack Obama alternately played the role of cheerleader-in-chief and political tough guy while giving green energy pride of place in his State of the Union address Tuesday. In his speech the president sketched out a vision of a government that supports innovation […]

President Obama Addresses Massachusetts Institute of Technology Students on Green Energy

President Barack Obama addressed a crowd at MIT this afternoon on America’s green energy future. The video is available here, sorry no embed link yet. The president’s full remarks are here.  Environmental Capital’sKeith Johnson has a quick response, noting that Obama didn’t make […]

The Alternative Agenda: Tony Haywards Out and What to Expect This Week in Green Energy [UPDATE]

BP's Tony Hayward: What color is his parachute? Goodbye Tony Hayward, though I never knew you at all, you had the grace… Now that BP’s Gulf well is no longer gushing, the company’s board is getting around to the inevitable sacking of Chief […]

The Alternative Agenda: What to Look For This Week in Green Energy [UPDATE]

President Obama tries to take charge of the BP spill This Week in the BP Spill President Obama will be angry and outraged on Tuesday night when he gives an Oval Office speech to the nation about the Gulf oil spill. Another thing […]

CP: Chinese Petroleum

BP’s shares continued their plunge in London on Thursday, dropping 12 percent at the opening before recovering somewhat, raising the prospect that BP could become CP: Chinese Petroleum. The ongoing Gulf spill disaster coupled with political pressure to suspend the company’s dividend has […]

Obama Finally Throwing His Weight Behind the American Power Act?

Sen. John Kerry’s press people have been pushing the message that President Obama is?finally getting serious about the American Power Act.? Today, we saw definitive proof at a campaign event for Sen. Barbara Boxer in San Francisco. Obama invoked the Gulf oil spill […]

Lindsey Graham: Gulf Spill Means no Climate Bill

Lindsey Graham: A Puzzling Man The politics of the BP oil spill keep getting more confusing. Sen. John Kerry, D-Mass., is saying that the spill has prompted President Obama to finally get on board with the American Power Act and “thump the bully […]

Repost: A First Look at the Details of The Kerry-Lieberman American Power Act

Brad Johnson at Think Progress, The Wonk Room has broken down the key provisions of the American Power Act and compared them with the Waxman-Markey bill that passed congress last summer and President Obama’s promises from his 2007-08 presidential campaign. Below is a repost […]

Obamas Energy Strategy Draws Praise, Scorn [UPDATE]

President Obama called for greater domestic oil production, including a five-year plan for offshore oil and gas drilling in the Gulf of Mexico and the eastern seaboard, at a speech this morning on energy strategy. The strategy, widely seen as an attempt to […]