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American Voters Want EPA, Not Congress, to Set Standards

Image via WikipediaA new bi-partisan survey released yesterday claims Americans trust the EPA not Congress to protect them from pollution. The survey was released just one day before the US House of Representatives votes on a bill that would...

Posted February 17, 2011    

A Sheep in Hawk's Clothing? Why "Climate Hawk" Doesn't Soar.

We need less hawking, more doing.My post last week about Climate Skeptics garnered some interesting responses, including this one from my friend David Connell of The Nature Conservancy on Planet Change.I agree with Dave that it's time for a big tent...

Posted February 14, 2011    

Trying to Change a Climate Skeptic's Mind? Don't Bother

If I had a dollar for every time a self-proclaimed "climate hawk" or environmentalist said they had the key to convincing "climate skeptics," I'd create a pretty awesome adaptation and innovation fund that could invest in more worthwhile pursuits...

Posted February 10, 2011    

US Venture Capital in Cleantech Grows to Nearly $4B in 2010

US venture capital (VC) investment in cleantech companies increased by 8 percent to $3.98 billion in 2010 from $3.7 billion in 2009 and deal total increased by 7 percent to 278, according to an Ernst & Young LLP (E&Y) analysis based on data...

Posted February 2, 2011    

State of the Union: 80 Percent Clean Energy by 2035? I'm Skeptical, Mr. President

Source: AE2011, US EIAI missed President Obama's State of the Union address last night because I was meeting with the good people at Investor's Circle. On my way home, however, my Twitterstream was all abuzz  about the President's shout-out...

Posted January 26, 2011    

Will an Electric Car Save You Money? The Green Skeptic on FOX Business

Earlier today I helped Stuart Varney on FOX Business answer a question from a viewer about the cost to charge an electric car versus a gasoline-powered engine.  The bottom line is, electric vehicles will be cheaper than gas. Here is a video...

Posted January 11, 2011    

Review: The Hidden Cleantech Revolution by John Moore and Toby Shute

An ugly truth of the new green economy is that the energy transition away from carbon-based fuels will be slow and powered by the very fuels from which we're transitioning.  We'll be using coal, oil, and natural gas for many years to come....

Posted January 5, 2011    

Santa's Email to Climate Skeptics

A few Christmases ago, I published this email from Santa, which arrived on the night before the night before Christmas. Readers had so much fun with it, it's become an annual tradition. Enjoy! And have a Happy Holiday. Scott, aka The Green...

Posted December 23, 2010    

Cape Wind's Search for Buyers: The Green Skeptic on FOX Business

This morning I spoke with Stuart Varney and Company about the Cape Wind project. Cape Wind is proposing America's first offshore wind farm on Horseshoe Shoal in Nantucket Sound. Miles from the nearest shore, 130 wind turbines will harness the wind...

Posted December 21, 2010    

On Energy Transition, US Military Leads

Photo Credit: US ArmyAs Tom Friedman points out in his column yesterday, "the U.S. military loses one person, killed or wounded, for every 24 fuel convoys it runs in Afghanistan." Soldiers and others are put in harm's way as part of convoys,...

Posted December 20, 2010    

It's About Time for a New Conversation About Energy Innovation

There's a new conversation happening around energy and it's about time. Readers of The Green Skeptic know I am very interested in the question of how we can use good, old-fashioned American ingenuity to build an economy based on energy innovation,...

Posted December 16, 2010    

EPA Delays Enforcement of CO2 Emissions Regulations: The Green Skeptic on FOX Business

This morning I sat down with Stuart Varney & Co on FOX Business to talk about the EPA's decision to delay enforcement of CO2 emissions.  Here's the video: Watch the latest video at video.foxbusiness.com If the player doesn't work in your...

Posted December 10, 2010