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Why the Time For A Carbon Tax Is Now

Right now the climate and energy community is stuck.  There is a growing consensus, including among conservatives, that it is finally time for a carbon tax.  Yet, no politician -- especially President Obama -- seems ready to...

Posted November 27, 2012    

Hoping for Change: A Post-Election Action Plan for Addressing Climate

President Barack Obama hugs Donna Vanzant as he tours damage from Hurricane Sandy. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza) Barack Obama has won, and now his supporters and detractors alike are hoping America can move forward to tackle our...

Posted November 9, 2012    

Small Businesses Can Profit From Standard Mileage Rate

As a CPA, I was amazed the first time I encountered information on the Oil Depletion Allowance -- a special tax break for certain businesses with an interest in oil and gas operations.  My amazement came because it is customary for...

Posted July 5, 2011    

As Nuclear Falters: A Practical, Affordable (and Safe) Clean Electricity Plan

The President of the United States has chosen to make the goal of 80% clean electricity generation by 2035 the first priority in his move to make America more competitive.  In his recent State of the Union Address, Barack Obama compared...

Posted March 15, 2011    

Living Better in 'The Finite World'

A Finite Sustenance is Challenge of Our TimeA lot of things we use every day are about to get much less affordable.  That's the bottom line impact for the average family looking ahead at this next decade.  This next ten...

Posted December 31, 2010    

Can Energy Retrofit Loans Bring Wonderful Life to Economy?

 November 25, 2010In Frank Capra's classic 1946 film It's A Wonderful Life, Jimmy Stewart as Building and Loan manager George Bailey discovers what the world would have been like if he had never existed.  Without George...

Posted November 25, 2010    

Climate Hope in a Prison of Despair

Climate Hope in a Prison of DespairImage: Holman, Despair of the Defenders of Jerusalem, WikimediaThere is a Way Forward From HereAugust 4, 2010By Craig SeveranceThe U.S. Senate has rejected taking action on a significant climate or energy...

Posted August 4, 2010    

How We Can End Our Addiction to Oil

What Will it Take to End Our Oil Addiction?      Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill     Peak Oil Coming Sooner Than Expected May 29, 2010 by Craig Severance It's time we moved on to something else,...

Posted May 31, 2010    

It's The End of the World (As We Know It)

  Oil Production Peak Much Sooner Than Expected  May 14, 2010 by Craig Severance A storm is quickly approaching, and the world is not ready for it. The permanent end of the era of cheap oil is coming as soon as next year,...

Posted May 15, 2010    

Colorado Shows How It's Done

Colorado Shows How It's Done 30% Renewables by 2020,  Efficiency, and Phaseout of Coal Plants    Graphics: CO Climate Action Plan April 24, 2010 by Craig Severance As the U.S...

Posted April 24, 2010    

Jobs Push for Energy Bill

February 10, 2010 by Craig Severance  America's urgent need for new job creation may be the driver that pushes the Senate to pass a jobs & energy bill this year.  After the loss of 8.4 million jobs in the current Great...

Posted February 10, 2010