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Hans Noel: How Ideology Affects US Climate Policy

February 26, 2014 by Evan Juska
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Party and Climate Policy

Ideological polarization in Congress reached a record high last year, putting the brakes on new legislation to address most issues, including climate change. In this interview, Georgetown political scientist Hans Noel explains how it happened, and whether or not it can be fixed.[read more]

The Politics of Renewable Energy

January 29, 2014 by James Bushnell
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Renewable Energy and Politics

I found the recent NY Times article on the shifting politics of renewable energy morbidly fascinating on both a political and economic level. My reaction was that the Times seems to have found a collection of Republicans who want to support renewable energy for all the wrong reasons.[read more]

After Forty Years, Politicians Still Understand Little About Energy

October 23, 2013 by Peter Z. Grossman
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It was forty years ago this month that America’s first national energy crisis began, and it therefore seems like a good time to consider what policymakers have learned about energy over the past four decades. The answer is discouraging: Very little.[read more]

IPCC Report: Deepening Democracy

October 4, 2013 by Roger Pielke, Jr.
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Recently, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change presented the first of four assessments, this one taking stock of the physical science of the climate system. The report’s reception and promotion highlights challenges that arise when expertise meets politics.[read more]

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Energy Bill: UK Energy Sector Feels Like It Is Waiting for Godot

July 29, 2013 by David Thorpe
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The British Government's Energy Bill is currently in the committee stage in the House of Lords. Together with the prior consultations it has taken years to get to this point and will continue snaking through parliamentary procedure for a few months yet.[read more]

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NGVA Calls for Legislative Action in Washington

August 13, 2010 by Mike Smith
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NGVsNow Also Offers Grassroots SupportBOSTON – The Natural Gas Vehicles for America program here in Boston has focused largely on energy legislation, extending tax credits beyond 2010, and support for the Natural Gas Act. With the high visibility BP Oil Spill, the nation is turning to alternative fuels for autos, and trucks. NGVA’s call...[read more]

The Top 9 Stories in Environmental Politics of 2009

December 29, 2009 by Tim Hurst

From Copenhagen to Climategate, 2009 was a busy year for those of us at ecopolitology and anyone else interested in environmental politics. Here’s a rundown of what we saw as the year’s biggest environmental politics stories. Enter the gallery → Related posts: Environmental Politics on Twitter: Who to Follow Environmental Group...[read more]