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In Sandy’s Wake, Bill Clinton Calls Out Mitt’s Mockery Of Climate Change

October 31, 2012 by Joseph Romm

After his adoptive hometown of New York City was devastated by Hurricane Sandy, former president Bill Clinton railed against Mitt Romney for having mocked the idea of climate action. In a campaign stop in Minneapolis, MN, Clinton criticized Romney for having “ridiculed the president for his efforts to fight global warming in...[read more]

Cleantech Leaders Put Their Heads Together In D.C.

March 2, 2012 by Nino Marchetti

The recently concluded U.S. Department of Energy ARPA-E Energy Innovation Summit, of which EarthTechling was a media partner, brought together some of the best and brightest minds over the course of several days to discuss cleantech innovations. The summit is a result of the works of the Energy Department’s Advanced Research...[read more]

Was the Kyoto Protocol a Failure?

December 29, 2011 by Silvio Marcacci

Almost 15 years ago, the world gathered in Japan to negotiate the Kyoto Protcol, a landmark international treaty to limit greenhouse gases. As the expiration date of the world’s first carbon cutting treaty draws closer, energyNOW! asks – was Kyoto a success or a failure?[read more]

Linking Health Care & Energy: Reflections on Bill Clinton Comments

August 15, 2009 by A Siegel

President Bill Clinton spoke at the Netroots Nation conference 13 August. (Parts 4 and 5 in this discussion … for the rest.) While too many Americans have their ears shut when they hear his name, he speaks thoughtfully and has continued serious service post his Presidency. His comments, undoubtedly discussed elsewhere multiple times,...[read more]

“I’m a slut for change”

April 24, 2009 by Marc Gunther

That’s how author and sustainability guru Paul Hawken responded when I asked him during FORTUNE’s Brainstorm Green why a small-is-beautiful guy agreed to work for huge companies like Wal-Mart and Ford. And I like to think that’s why nearly 300 business executives, NGO leaders, activists and government types came to our conference on...[read more]

On Bill Clinton, Jim Rogers, George W. Bush, and Dueling Realities

October 20, 2007 by ClintWilder

At last month's Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) annual meeting in New York which I covered on behalf of Clean Edge, I got to meet Jim Rogers. Rogers is the CEO of Duke Energy, one of the nation's largest utilities, and he's been way out front among industry executives in calling for federal government action on carbon emissions caps,...[read more]

Bill Clinton vs. The World Bank

September 27, 2007 by Joseph Romm

The opening plenary was fascinating (video here). Clinton explained how CGI commitments had already avoided 20,000,000 tons of greenhouse gases. Then he tried to get Robert Zoellick, head of the World Bank, to realize that the “Bank can show people options for sustainable development.”Zoellick, however, was full of little more than...[read more]