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Climate Change Bill: An Olympian Feat?

President Obama is off to Copenhagen without any assurances that he’ll get what he wants. This isn’t a post from the future: Obama is heading to Denmark tonight to lobby the International Olympic Committee to give Chicago the 2016 Summer Games. But there […]

Tony Hayward Testimony: The Pitfalls of Political Theater

President Obama may have raised some disapproving eyebrows recently when he statedhis fact-finding activities regarding the Gulf oil spill were not political theater but rather an attempt to determine ?whose ass to kick.? However, few disapproving eyebrows are likely to be raised when […]

Climate Change Bill: An Olympian Feat?

President Obama is off to Copenhagen without any assurances that he’ll get what he wants. This isn’t a post from the future: Obama is heading to Denmark tonight to lobby the International Olympic Committee to give Chicago the 2016 Summer Games. But there […]

The Boxer-Kerry Bill

Now that health care has been solved once and forever, the august members of the U.S. Senate have turned their attention to saving the world. OK, snarkiness aside, the Boxer- Kerry Bill was released today as an alternative to the Waxman-Markey climate change […]

Greens Better Hope Henry Stays Healthy

Democratic SupermanRep. Henry Waxmanpassed out in his Los Angeles office two weeks ago and was rushed to hospital. He later described the episode as “a very bizarre incident” and said doctors “couldn’t figure out why it happened.” He’s feeling better now, thanks for […]

How the G8 Fails Greentech Investors

Do G8 leaders discourage investment in green energy by not committing to shared goals on climate change? Simon Johnson, the MIT Sloan School of Management professor who has successfully transformed himself into a diversified media brand, levels this provocative charge against the world’s […]

How the G8 Fails Greentech Investors

Do G8 leaders discourage investment in green energy by not committing to shared goals on climate change? Simon Johnson, the MIT Sloan School of Management professor who has successfully transformed himself into a diversified media brand, levels this provocative charge against the world’s […]

This week in green energy: ACES!

The week ended with passage by the House of Representatives of the American Clean Energy and Security Act (ACES), a historic vote that brings the U.S. a step closer to enacting a much awaited climate change law. The vote was tight — 219 […]

In Historic vote House approves climate change bill; Debate moves to the Senate

In a close vote — 219 to 212 — the House of Representatives approved the American Clean Energy and Security Act (ACES), also known as the Waxman – Markey bill. This is a historic vote that brings the U.S. a step closer to […]

Waxman – Markey set for full House vote; USDA steps in as environmental overseer

House Democrats reached a deal on the Waxman – Markey climate change and energy bill last night that will see the Agriculture Department (USDA) play a lead role in overseeing agriculture carbon offset programs. Since clearing the Energy and Commerce Committee, a little […]