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Grow, Baby, Grow

Stephan B. Tanda | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Stephan B. Tanda

Who could forget Sarah Palin's famous line during the 2008 presidential campaign: "Drill, baby, drill!" With the current environmental and economic di...

Goldman Scandal Erodes Case For Cap and Trade

Robert J. Shapiro | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert J. Shapiro

The best policy is to establish a clear and stable price on carbon and offset the resulting costs for American households with tax cuts.

The Obama Plot for a Carbon Tax

Robert Reich | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert Reich

Call me old fashioned but I still think democracy is better than corporatist negotiation. Obama and his advisors do a disservice to the American people when they make important deals in secret.

Initial Response to the President's Oval Office Speech

Brian D. McLaren | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Brian D. McLaren

If political, economic, social, and faith community leaders start articulating a bold vision for a new economy, and start demonstrating determined leadership in achieving it, I think they'll find growing numbers of us are fired up and ready to go.

We Are All to Blame for the Gulf Disaster

Charles Alexander | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Charles Alexander

BP and other oil companies are merely flawed purveyors of a product that we Americans can't get enough of. The real cause of the Gulf disaster is our insatiable thirst for oil.

Climate Change Plan B

Daniel C. Esty | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Daniel C. Esty

Cap and trade has proved infeasible. But it remains critical to put a price on greenhouse gas emissions. We need to do it right this time. Let's avoid complexity and adopt a straightforward carbon charge.

Tax Day Prompts Rethinking on Climate Policy

Robert J. Shapiro | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Robert J. Shapiro

What U.S. taxpayers need today, especially as tax day looms, is a genuine and truthful public debate about the real options available to address climate change.

Tom Friedman Wants to Raise Your Taxes

Marty Kaplan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Marty Kaplan

Americans are patriots ready to do whatever it takes for our country. We also cry murder when anyone tries to take anything away from us. The arena where these schizoid embodiments of our nature have battled most ferociously has been energy policy.

BP Is an It, not a They

Christopher Ryan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Christopher Ryan

Companies have no feelings. It's not that BP is cold; BP has no temperature at all. It's time we recognized corporations for the ravenous reptilian entities they are and always have been.

Irony in Advocating Financial Reform and Cap and Trade

Robert J. Shapiro | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Robert J. Shapiro

It should be painfully clear that we need an alternative approach to climate issues. Most economists have concluded that a straight-forward carbon-based tax would be the most effective approach.

350 Goal Will Never Be Achieved With Kerry-Lieberman

Steve Valk | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Steve Valk

Any legislation to address climate change needs to have the overarching goal of getting us back to 350 ppm of CO2 and keeping us there. But you'll find no mention of this in Kerry-Lieberman.

Dangerous Visions for Desperate Times

Bob Burnett | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bob Burnett

Americans have two choices. We can ignore how bad our situation is or we can fight to save our democracy. For those of you who feel like taking action, here are ten dangerous visions.

Boulder: We Can't Even Change Our Own Light Bulbs?

Robyn Griggs Lawrence | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Robyn Griggs Lawrence

Boulder's energy audit program was designed to get people motivated to make energy-efficient improvements. But follow-up surveys found homeowners didn't make even the smallest recommended changes.

Senators Kerry, Graham and Lieberman's Poor Excuse for a Carbon Tax

Dan Rosenblum | Posted 03.04.2010 | Green
Dan Rosenblum

The good news is that the Senators appear to recognize that carbon taxes make sense. The bad news is that the type of carbon tax that is likely to be proposed bears little resemblance to a well-designed carbon tax.

Green News Report -- February 25, 2010 (Audio)

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Great white sharks more scarce than endangered tigers; Vermont says no to nukes; End of the line...

Thomas Friedman's "Perfect Storm"

Frank Sesno | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Frank Sesno

2010-02-19-FriedmanStormThomas Friedman came to the Planet Forward studios to talk to us about climate change and what he thinks needs to be done to solve it.

Green News Report -- January 28, 2010 (Audio)

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

IN TODAY'S AUDIO REPORT: The State of the Union: Obama does not back off the push for clean energy -- but will the Senate listen?; Big new funding f...

Green News Report -- January 26, 2010 (Audio)

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

IN TODAY'S AUDIO REPORT: Your weather says cold, but your climate (and NASA) says HOT; Oil, oil, toil and more trouble; Plastic bag taxes -- do the...

Green News Report -- January 21, 2010 (Audio)

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

IN TODAY'S AUDIO REPORT: Scientists' Himalayan glaciers mistake is more fodder for climate change deniers; FDA aims at BPA -- but powerless to do an...

Paul Krugman: China, Climate Change

Alison van Diggelen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Alison van Diggelen

"Climate change is the mother of all externalities ... left without any government intervention, we're going to par-boil the planet," says Krugman.

Cap-and-Trade Versus the Alternatives for U.S. Climate Policy

Robert Stavins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Robert Stavins

One of the key merits of the cap-and-trade approach is that the program can provide cost-effectiveness, while achieving meaningful reductions in greenhouse gas emissions levels.

Thomas Friedman On Copenhagen: Columnist Weighs In On Climate Change Conference (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

According to Thomas Friedman, last week's climate change conference in Copenhagen was an "unprecedented breakdown," not an "unprecedented breakthrough...

Nobel Prize Recognizes Link Between Peace and Climate Action

Frances Beinecke | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Frances Beinecke

After eight costly years of inaction, the United States has begun to lead. Since taking office, Obama has moved quickly to put climate change near the top of his agenda.

The Real Climate Choice Before Congress: Cap and Trade or Command and Control?

Steven Cohen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Steven Cohen

EPA's proposal to regulate greenhouse gases as pollutants is a hacksaw, when the Obama Administration would rather operate with a scalpel.

Boulder's Progressives Retain Power, But Only Barely

Bob Wells | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Bob Wells

The nine-member council that's to be sworn into office Nov. 17 will reflect a sharply divided city, with the real progressives holding a tenuous 5-4 majority.