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Two Degrees Temperature Target is a Fantasy

I have been hearing for years from very knowledgeable professors that we, as a global community, are not going to be able to hold warming to the European Union goal of just two degrees of increase. The best models and best possible politics still do...

Posted February 27, 2014    

Texas: The Most Remarkable Republican Energy State in the US

I am an interdisciplinary researcher, doing work on environmental and energy politics in the US, and I have found the policy and politics of Texas to be particularly interesting at this stage of my work.My most recent research project has been on...

Posted February 23, 2014    

Will there be a strong market for natural gas vehicles?

Natural gas was a very hot topic at The World Energy Congress last week.  To help me cut through the hype and understand the potential, I spoke with Marcela Donadio, the very articulate American Director of Oil & Gas at Ernst & Young,...

Posted September 20, 2010    

The Future of Fossil Power Generation: An interview with Michael Suess, CEO of Fossil Power Generation at Siemens

At this week’s World Energy Congress in Montreal, the message that fossil fuels are here to stay was front-and-center in the discussion.  World energy demand is expected to double by 2050, and abundant, cheap fossil fuels will not be cast aside...

Posted September 16, 2010    

Yvo de Boer on UNFCCC and KPMG at The World Energy Congress

Yesterday at the World Energy Congress in Montreal, Canada I had the opportunity to sit down with Yvo de Boer, the former Secretary of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC).  I spoke with de Boer about the future of...

Posted September 15, 2010    

The Gulf Oil Spill: What Does it Mean for U.S. Energy Policy?

Exploring the Gulf Oil Spill: What Does it Mean for Energy in the U.S.? Live Webcast June 2, 1:00 PM ET / 10:00 AM PT REGISTER HERE for FREE WEBCAST More than a month after the tragic explosion of the Deepwater Horizon rig, and despite multiple...

Posted May 27, 2010    

AUDIO: The Energy Collective Webcast on the Senate Climate and Energy Bill

Yesterday, The Energy Collective hosted a unique, in-depth discussion about the Senate climate and energy bill that Kerry, Graham, and Lieberman had planned to release on April 26, but has been on-hold, with upheaval from Senator Graham's defection...

Posted May 7, 2010    

THIS THURSDAY - Climate Legislation in the US Senate: Will Obama Get a Bill in 2010?

May 6, 2:30 PM ET / 11:30 AM PT Register for the Webinar Here Free Live Webcast Featuring Senator Lamar Alexander (R-TN), Fred Krupp, President of the Environmental Defense Fund, and Energy Collective Featured Bloggers Marc Gunther and Jesse...

Posted May 4, 2010    

Obama gives green jobs speech at Siemens Energy wind turbine plant in Iowa

(Editor's Disclosure: Siemens is a sponsor of The Energy Collective)  Yesterday, President Obama kicked off his trip through the midwest with a visit to a Siemens Energy plant in Fort Madison, Iowa that makes blades for wind turbines, and...

Posted April 28, 2010    

Climate Legislation in the US Senate: Will Obama Get a Bill in 2010?

May 6, 2:30 PM ET / 11:30 AM PT Register Here Free Live Webcast Featuring Senator Lamar Alexander (R-TN), Fred Krupp, President of the Environmental Defense Fund, and Energy Collective Featured Bloggers Marc Gunther and Jesse Jenkins...

Posted April 28, 2010    

Can the Cimate Bill be Saved? (Updated)

UPDATE:  Darren Samuelsohn reports in Greenwire and in The New York Times that, despite all the upheaval, the bill is on its way as soon as this afternoon to the EPA for economic analysis that will take about six weeks, which Reid has said will...

Posted April 26, 2010    

Happy Earth Day from The Energy Collective

As the thoughtful posts streaming into The Energy Collective remind me, Earth Day is a nice opportunity to reflect and take stock. Since Earth Day '09, The Energy Collective has greatly expanded our readership and coverage of energy, climate, and...

Posted April 22, 2010