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My Master Metered Condo and Its Energy Priorities

This is a guest post by J. Siegel.The over 40-year-old condo building my husband and I bought into has lots of plusses ….A spacious and sunny apartment  (perfect for an indoor herb garden)A  short walk to a Metro station and a walk to a...

Posted August 31, 2011    

A Filibreather For All Of Us

Monday afternoon, 25 Representatives stood to speak out against moves to devastate protections for America’s environment: from measures to open up the Grand Canyon for uranium miners to measures to eliminate monitoring of polluters. This two-...

Posted July 27, 2011    

UMW: Messaging A Clean-Energy Future

When it comes to discussing the value and power of a clean-energy future, in a way that touches core values and life-experiences of a good share of Americans, perhaps it is time to think and speak UMW.  No … not the United Mine Workers....

Posted July 1, 2011    

Merkley Introduces Meaningful Energy Legislation

Today, Senator Energy Smart Jeff Merkley (D-OR) joined with three other Senators (Bennet, Udall, Carper) to introduce the Oil Independence for a Stronger America Act of 2011.  Through programs in five arenas, this bill targets eliminating “...

Posted June 30, 2011    

What's The True Cost Of A Gallon Of Gas?

How should we understand the cost of a gallon of gasoline? This is a very serious question with a myriad of layers and implications. The price of gasoline, at the pump, is the most prominent indicator of energy costs for a very large share of...

Posted June 29, 2011    

Koch Brothers Fund Assault on Climate Legislation, Seek To Destroy RGGI

This guest post comes from the eloquent and thoughtful Patriot Daily News Clearinghouse. After DC failed to enact comprehensive climate change legislation, it was good to see states take the lead on regional cap-and-trade programs. We now have 3...

Posted June 27, 2011    

Americans Trust Scientists Over Climate Deniers

This guest post from Patriot Daily News Clearinghouse examines the disconnect between the Republican Party leadership and how Americans have confidence in scientists.  This highlights the importance of educating the public about climate...

Posted October 18, 2010    

The (lack of?) Power of A Public Comment

In September 2009, an environmental investigator submitted a 60-page report on the risks of deepwater drilling as a public comment to the federal government’s proposed rule for oil and gas leasing between 2010 and 2015 on the outer continental shelf...

Posted May 24, 2010    

Local Electric Transport and the Energy Independence Levy

Another guest post from the extremely thoughtful and insightful BruceMcF. Bruce’s thoughts, writ large, about transport policy and, more specifically, electrified rail merit attention and action. If we reduce our oil consumption by 5% a year over...

Posted May 17, 2010    

NIMBYite threat to our future …

Not-In-My-Back-Yard!!!   This is perhaps one of the most natural of human reactions. Sludge plant? I might poop but don’t put that upwind of me. Oil Refinery? I’ll drive as much as I want but don’t let that cancer-causing behemoth ruin my...

Posted May 15, 2010    

A first glance at Kerry-put your name here-Lieberman American Power Act

Senators Kerry and Lieberman are, as is understood, planning to release the American Power Act Wednesday morning. Initial material has ‘leaked’, including a two-page summary (graciously transcribed from a pdf version to text by the Wonkroom) and a...

Posted May 11, 2010    

America’s Carbon Addiction: This Is An Intervention

This guest post comes from the thoughtful, passionate, and eloquent Sara Robinson, who blogs at Campaign for America’s Future. Sara lays out passionately and strongly why we must seize the moment to tackle our carbon addiction. George W. Bush — who...

Posted May 6, 2010