political parties


Sustainability pros and advocates in Southwest Virginia persevere amid skepticism, Tea Party opposition

February 18, 2015 by Jim Pierobon

Politics and Health in Virginia

Few Virginians believe working on sustainability initiatives in the southwestern part of the state is easy. Many from there know elected officials who are openly skeptical about global warming, and with it doubts about the benefits of conserving energy, curbing harmful emissions and cleaning up waste streams.[read more]

Energy Politics is Often More About Location than Party

July 10, 2014 by Rod Adams

Massachusetts has a large influence on energy policy making. Even without any congressmen or senators on key committees and without any large energy corporations in the state, it is the home of the Secretary of Energy, the EPA Administrator, and the acting FERC chairman.[read more]

The Culture of Environmentalism and Sustainability

July 1, 2014 by Steven Cohen

People like to breathe. Rich, poor, Tea Party Republicans, progressive Democrats, old, young, Americans, people from other countries, all are united in the biological necessities of being human. The political support for environmental protection is derived from this fundamental fact.[read more]

Mexico (and the World) Doesn't Have the Luxury of Politics of Usual

July 1, 2014 by Amy Myers Jaffe

The ongoing political struggle between the ruling Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI) and the center-right National Action Party (PAN) and the Party of the Democratic Revolution for power and influence has created a drag on President Enrique Pena Nieto’s ambitious vision for energy reform.[read more]

Where Are Conservatives' Big Ideas About Clean Energy?

May 15, 2014 by Stephen Lacey

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]


Toward a New Clean Energy Politics

December 24, 2013 by Clean Energy Leadership Institute

Politics and Clean Energy

Virginians recently traveled to the polls to elect a new governor. The election was marked by ambivalence, as the candidates were exceptionally unpopular, even within their own parties. The Virginia gubernatorial race is an example of how in American politics, voters’ choices can be severely limited.[read more]

UK Political Party Manifestos Commit to Renewable Energy

April 16, 2010 by Vicky Portwain

The key English political parties have now launched their manifestos in advance of the elections on May 6th.All parties commit to a substantial proportion of the UK’s energy coming from renewable sources in the near future; however the details of measures to facilitate this move are not yet clear.Labour’s ‘Future Fair for All‘ manifesto...[read more]

Republican or Democrat. Who's the Greenest?

June 5, 2008 by DaveSattler

Shy of a month or so ago we talked about the “greenness” of the leading presidential candidates. To gain a better understanding of what American adults are thinking, feeling and doing about global warming or climate change, George Mason University teamed up with research firm Porter Novelli in May and June 2007, and surveyed a nationally...[read more]