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Global Warming After Gore: Power Politics for the Power Shift

Global Warming After GoreBy Teryn NorrisPublished: Alternet.org, Nov 10th Al Gore’s Nobel Prize was a momentous event we should all applaud. Now it is time to move on and get smart about the climate movement’s next steps. First, we should deal with...

Posted November 10, 2007    

Youth Climate Activists Featured on House Select Committee, Discovery Channel, MTV, Treehugger, and Sierra Club Radio

With the wrap-up of Power Shift, youth activists are getting the attention they deserve - testifying before the House Select Committee on Energy Independence and Global Warming and being featured on Treehugger, Discovery Networks, and Sierra Club...

Posted November 10, 2007    

Legislative Shenanigans Underway on Congressional Energy Bill

At Power Shift this past weekend, we heard that the Congressional Energy Bill was a critical down payment on a clean and prosperous energy future, and Nancy Pelosi and Ed Markey promised to deliver it this fall. They called for our help pushing it...

Posted November 9, 2007    

Majora Carter Says Showing Up For Climate Solutions is MORE Than Half the Battle

GI Joe has got it wrong, according to Majora Carter, the dynamic Executive Director of Sustainable South Bronx. Carter, who works to connect poverty alleviation and the environment in ways that benefit both concerns, argues that "showing up is more...

Posted November 1, 2007    

Generation Anything-But-Quiet: Just Wait for the Noise at Power Shift 2007!

The Youth Climate Movement is poised to explode off of campuses and into our nation’s capitol for PowerShift 2007, November 2nd-5th.Thomas Friedman, the popular New York Times columnist, recently labeled teens and twenty-somethings coming to age in...

Posted October 22, 2007    

Oil Futures Rise Above $90 Per Barrel Before Falling ... For Now

According to the New York Times, oil futures rose to a new record of over $90 per barrel before falling somewhat today. Prices began to retreat today as investors sold to lock into profits, but prices are expected to continue to push upwards into...

Posted October 19, 2007    

Step It UP! and the Power of the Click

[From ItsGettingHotInHere.org:]Check out this recent op-ed in the L.A. Times by Bill McKibben on the internet, politics, and Step It Up 2007. The weekend of Power Shift 07, we're using the internet to get politicians back into communities around the...

Posted October 16, 2007    

New Zealand Bans New Fossil Fuel Power Plants!

New Zealand electricity producers face a 10-year moratorium on all new gas- or coal-fired power plants to help the country reduce greenhouse gas emissions. The nation's Prime Minister also commits to 90% renewable electricity by 2025.Electricity...

Posted October 16, 2007    

Building a Brilliant Future: We Need Your Brains!

I have spent the last two days talking to and listening to the Ted Nordhaus and Michael Shellenberger and the question they always are asked is, what is your positive vision for the future? Well, I will be doing a full review of the book soon, but...

Posted October 13, 2007    

Rep. Ed Markey vs. Toyota On New Fuel Economy Standards

The supposedly "green" automaker, Toyota, is fighting tougher fuel economy legislation that would save American consumers billions of dollars and put a major dent in the United State's oil addiction.Some of you may have missed the buzz kicked up...

Posted October 11, 2007    

Listen Up Friedman!

This morning, New York Times columnist Thomas Friedman, who's been consistently and vehemently writing about the need for a clean energy revolution for the past several years, just threw down the guantlet, and he's calling out members of my young...

Posted October 10, 2007    

Two More Good Posts On Nordhaus and Shellenberger's Break Through

To wrap up (I think) the discussion here on Ted Nordhaus and Michael Shellenberger's provocative ideas and new book, Break Through: From the Death of Environmentalism to the Politics of Possibility (see previous posts here and here), I wanted to...

Posted October 5, 2007