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Where Are Conservatives' Big Ideas About Clean Energy?

May 15, 2014 by Stephen Lacey
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Michael Liebreich penned an essay recently that outlined this intellectual conflict on the right: "Conservatives have allowed the left to claim ownership of the environment. The mistake has been implicitly to accept that protecting our environment is in opposition to a prosperous and free society."[read more]

Will Energy Determine the 2012 Election?

November 8, 2011 by Geoffrey Styles
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A year from today Americans will know who will serve as President from 2013 to 2017. Even though $4 gasoline was still fresh in the minds of voters, energy played only a minor role in the outcome of the 2008 election, overshadowed by two wars and a crippling financial crisis. Will that be the case again in 2012, or will energy loom larger, propelled by its close connection with the economy? Several Republican candidates have already raised energy as a campaign issue, and the administration has repeatedly emphasized the linkages between energy, jobs and taxes.[read more]

Rick Perry, Lyin’ and Denyin’

September 2, 2011 by Marc Gunther
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 How can Texas governor and presidential candidate Rick Perry talk so irresponsibly about global warming–and get away with it? Have we really reached a point where, in order to appeal to the hard core of the Republican Party, candidates have to ignore the fact that the earth is getting warmer, and that human activities are...[read more]

Ted Roosevelt: A Republican Fights Climate Change

June 8, 2011 by Marc Gunther

 I was headed out for a run one morning in April during FORTUNE’s Brainstorm Green conference in Laguna Niguel, CA, when I spotted Theodore Roosevelt IV jogging on the beach. Having a good run? I asked him. Yes, he told me, and he’d been swimming, too, in the big waves that crash onto the beach and draw hordes of surfers every day....[read more]