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Kate Sheppard

The House Is Actually Set To Pass A Bipartisan Energy Bill This Week | Kate Sheppard | Posted 03.04.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The House of Representatives is expected to approve an energy efficiency bill on Tuesday, a rare bipartisan breakthrough on energy polic...

Tapping Into America's Garbage Power

Dr. Nickolas Themelis | Posted 01.14.2012 | Green
Dr. Nickolas Themelis

The United States needs to diversify its energy sources if we want to create a more sustainable and more competitive future. Energy recovery from waste should be part and parcel of the national energy strategy.

Energy Efficiency Is "Common Ground" for a Clean Energy Future

Rhon Hayes | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Rhon Hayes

While smart grid technology presents an opportunity for Democrats and Republicans to work together, energy efficiency remains the more promising option.

The Case for a Federal 'Green Bank'

Martha A. Duggan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Martha A. Duggan

It's time for the creation of a federal "Green Bank", which would lower the cost of clean energy. We do not yet need to take the unpopular route of making carbon-intensive energy more expensive.

Let's Seize the Opportunity to Pass a Renewable Electricity Standard This Year

Tulsi Tanti | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Tulsi Tanti

Let's hope that a bipartisan group of six U.S. senate visionaries can accomplish what so far has eluded those of us hoping to bring more clean energy ...

The Coming Climate Election

William S. Becker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
William S. Becker

On November 2, America's attention will focus on the mid-term elections for Congress. But those of us who believe government must act against global c...

Lucia Graves

Spill Bill Vote Delayed By Senators | Lucia Graves | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Majority Leader Harry Reid announced Tuesday that the Senate will postpone the vote on energy and oil spill legislation until lawmakers return from Au...

Eliot Nelson

Natural Gas Critics Raising A Stink Over Lack Of Oversight | Eliot Nelson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Last Tuesday, not long before Harry Reid unveiled a pared-down energy bill to the Senate, Representative Xavier Becerra (D-Calif.) was the guest of ho...

Lucia Graves

Liability Cap Fight May Sink Senate Spill Bill | Lucia Graves | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Top Senators argued Wednesday over whether oil firms should have to pay for all spill-related damages, and whether that requirement should be applied ...

Sam Stein

Sierra Club Forcefully Opposes Key Cap-And-Trade Compromise | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

One of the leading environmental groups in the country offered its most forceful opposition yet to a leading compromise on climate change legislation,...

Lucia Graves

Energy Legislation: Cantwell, Bingaman Strategize Ahead Of Meeting At White House | Lucia Graves | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The search for a legislative way forward on energy will continue Tuesday when Democrats reconvene to strategize ahead of a Wednesday energy meeting at...

Will Obama Do More to Move Us Beyond Petroleum Than Previous Presidents?

Dan Lashof | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Dan Lashof

As November draws closer, Members of Congress will be tempted to take the easy way out, by passing a bill that does little. The president, and the public, must not allow them to get away with that this time.

7 Energy Villains In Your Government (PHOTOS, VIDEOS)

Huffington Post | Gazelle Emami | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Moving away from our addiction to oil seems like a difficult task, but when you see members of Congress fighting to maintain the status quo, it seems ...

Sam Stein

Obama Defends Offshore Drilling But Won't Say 'Drill Baby Drill' | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

President Barack Obama restated his commitment to offshore drilling as part of a broader energy proposal on Thursday even as a massive oil spill in th...

Sam Stein

Oil Spill Response: New Ad Demands Leadership On Climate Legislation From Senate Democrats (VIDEO) | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

A leading environmental group is upping the ante in the climate change debate, making a major ad buy targeting predominantly Democratic senators to ge...

Sam Stein

Lindsey Graham To Obama: 'Smaller Version' Of Energy Bill Is All That Can Pass | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The chief Senate Republican negotiator on energy legislation urged President Obama and Democrats to abandon comprehensive reform for the time being an...

Sen. Phil A. Buster Turns Obama Into Mush

Andy Ostroy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Andy Ostroy

The day after Massachusetts State Senator Scott Brown achieved the unthinkable by winning Ted Kennedy's Senate seat, President Obama has demonstrated ...

Palin's Book Spreads Falsehoods About Clean Energy Legislation

Grist | Joseph Romm | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

In her upcoming book Going Rogue: An American Life, Sarah Palin made a slew of false charges concerning clean energy legislation....

WATCH: Front Goup "Energy Citizens" Locks Out Real Grassroots: Why Does Big Oil Hate America?

Andy Wilson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Andy Wilson

Though the Netroots has gotten the message loud and clear: these are really just company picnics, not uprisings of real grassroots support

Kerry And Boxer Challenge Palin To Debate

The Washington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics


CBO Gets It Wrong on Climate Legislation

A. Siegel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
A. Siegel

The Congressional Budget Office has come out with an evaluation of climate change legislation that pegs the cost at just $175 per household, per year. The CBO is wrong, potentially seriously wrong.


Michael DeJong | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Michael DeJong

I hope that the Sierra Club continues to support the new proposed bill more enthusiastically than they have the "greenwashing" efforts of their shot-gun bride, Clorox Corporation.

Obama Weekly Address: "Two Pillars Of A New Foundation" (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

President Obama's latest weekly address is entitled "Two Pillars of a new Foundation." The two pillars he discusses in the video are health care refo...

Senate's Knock-Down, Drag-Out Energy Skirmishes Ramp Up

Grist | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

The Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee took up the first four components of its pending energy package last week, focusing on job-training ...

NY Times Offers Obama Easier Route On Health Care, Energy Legislation: Bypass The GOP

New York Times | John Harwood | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

There is an easier way. An easier way, that is, for President Obama to achieve his huge health care and energy goals than begging, pleading and negot...