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Paul Chesser, Fossil Fuel Pundit, Attacks Tech Industry's Cleantech Investments

Gabe Elsner | Posted 11.12.2015 | Green
Gabe Elsner

These investments are not a good deal for fossil fuel interests -- the same fossil fuel interests that have funded groups like Heartland Institute and John Locke and then pay Paul Chesser to make baseless attacks on renewable energy.

EXXON Bankrolled Anti-Global Warming Think Tanks

Steve Young | Posted 11.09.2015 | Green
Steve Young

One of my guests was a representative of the Heartland Institute. A conservative think tank that has been a long time anti-global warming advocate, their webpage offers a September 2015 updated report, "Global Warming: Not a Crisis."

12 Special Interests Waging Shady Campaigns Against Solar

Rob Sargent | Posted 10.14.2015 | Green
Rob Sargent

A national network of utility interest groups and fossil fuel industry-funded think tanks provides funding, model legislation and political cover for anti-solar campaigns

What Global Warming Hiatus? Year 5775 Was Hot

Mark Boslough | Posted 09.14.2015 | Science
Mark Boslough

In geek-speak, the records and rankings that are endlessly discussed on opinion pages and cable TV are not robust to arbitrary decisions, but the long term trend is. Perhaps reporters and bloggers should stop making a big fuss out of meaningless statistics and focus on what really matters: the trend.

The Secret Network of Fossil Fuel and Utility Backed Groups Working to Stop Clean Energy

Gabe Elsner | Posted 07.28.2015 | Green
Gabe Elsner

While some fossil fuel companies claim they support renewable energy, actions behind the scenes tell a different story. Many are backing front groups to create barriers for the deployment of renewables. These front groups serve as a critical component, adding a supposed "independent" voice to state energy policy debates.

Climate Politics and the Disruption of Conservative Orthodoxy

Carl Pope | Posted 06.22.2015 | Green
Carl Pope

The Republican reaction to Pope Francis's climate encyclical, juxtaposed to the Democratic congressional rebellion against President Obama on trade, suggest that climate and energy are powerfully disrupting the grid-locked orthodoxy which has dominated American politics for the last decade.

Climate Change Deniers Hate Me. Here's Why.

Connor Gibson | Posted 06.24.2015 | Green
Connor Gibson

"Sold out... ?! No way. Cannot be true." I swore to myself. In all of its awkward history, The Heartland Institute's conferences for climate change deniers have never sold out. This year it did, and I wanted in.

'Green News Report' - June 11, 2015

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 06.11.2015 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Oil spill clean up continues in Santa Barbara; Major media steps up, ch...

'Green News Report' - April 30, 2015

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 06.30.2015 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Senator Bernie Sanders, climate hawk, enters the 2016 Presidential race...

Charles Koch's Cut-and-Paste Attack on Clean Energy in North Carolina

Connor Gibson | Posted 06.16.2015 | Green
Connor Gibson

Almost every player has ties back to Koch Industries CEO Charles Koch, and despite previous failures, the formula is exactly the same.

ALEC Sharpens Attack on Environmental Safeguards

Elliott Negin | Posted 02.21.2015 | Green
Elliott Negin

At the group's most recent conference, held earlier this month in Washington, D.C., more than 400 predominantly Republican state lawmakers and industry reps formulated sample legislation that will serve as templates for statehouses across the country.

More Lies From ALEC About Climate Change

Elliott Negin | Posted 01.13.2015 | Green
Elliott Negin

If ALEC were an honest broker, it would recommend market-based solutions, like the Republican-inspired, acid rain cap-and-trade program championed by President George H.W. Bush. But that's not likely going to happen, because doing so would alienate its fossil fuel industry and trade association members.

This Climate Change-Denying Rapper Is About As Dope As You'd Expect

Grist | Amber Cortes | Posted 07.11.2014 | Green

This story first appeared on Grist and is reproduced here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. For the past nine years, climate deniers from ...

Book Review: The Hockey Stick and the Climate Wars

Mark Boslough | Posted 09.06.2014 | Science
Mark Boslough

Michael Mann's professional success has spectacularly demonstrated that the denialists' strategy doesn't work.

Science Is Politics

Victor Stenger | Posted 07.28.2014 | Science
Victor Stenger

Scientists must become part of the political process and run for office. At a time when science bears on many of the world's problems, we have a Congress full of lawyers who are trained not to get at the truth but to defeat their opponent at any cost--including the truth.

Years of Living Dangerously Takes On Climate Denial, Anti-Science Attacks on Climate Solutions

Brendan DeMelle | Posted 07.19.2014 | Green
Brendan DeMelle

Those who understand the urgent need to address climate change are the optimists who see climate solutions as beneficial for our health and economic prosperity, while those who deny the problem or think there's nothing we can do about it are the pessimists. Nobody likes a pessimist.

Interview with a Climate Vampire

David_Goldstein | Posted 07.14.2014 | Green

Last week your Intrepid Reporter (IR) sat down with Jackson Partwhit (JP), Media Director of the Climatewatch Institute. IR: Mr. Partwhit, it says h...

Front Groups Spread Disinformation in Attempt to Freeze Ohio Cleantech Laws

Gabe Elsner | Posted 06.16.2014 | Green
Gabe Elsner

These pro-clean technology policies are creating jobs and helping ratepayers -- it's a win-win for Ohio, just not for utility and fossil fuel interests that want to sell more dirty electricity.

'Green News Report' - April 15, 2014

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 06.15.2014 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Green News Report Special Coverage: The UN Intergovernmental Panel on C...

'Green News Report' - April 10, 2014

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 06.10.2014 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Rightwing Heartland Institute says 'climate change will be good for you...

How Environmentalists Created the Koch Brothers, and How the Heartland Institute Radicalized Environmentalists

Bill Shireman | Posted 04.27.2014 | Green
Bill Shireman

We created the demon Koch brothers. We made them not just our adversaries but our deeply committed enemies, lacking in nuance, matching our simplistic caricatures, who fear us as much as we fear them.

Stink Tanks: Historical Records Reveal State Policy Network Was Created by ALEC

Steve Horn | Posted 02.09.2014 | Green
Steve Horn

ALEC is currently under fire for potentially abusing its 501(c)(3) non-profit IRS charity tax status, acting as a shadow lobbying apparatus and "corporate bill mill" throughout its 40 years of existence.

Climate Deniers, Meet Joe Camel

Dan Becker and James Gerstenzang | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green
Dan Becker and James Gerstenzang

In short, the global warming deniers are as wrong as the smoke-blowers who said in the 1960s that a pack a day was fine. No one seriously argues today that tobacco isn't bad for you -- and if they did, no one would listen.

Got Science? Who's Afraid of a 'Science Laureate?'

Seth Shulman | Posted 01.23.2014 | Science
Seth Shulman

It is worth noting that, last month, a noncontroversial bill authorizing the president to appoint an annual "science laureate" was moving swiftly through the House and Senate with broad bipartisan support.

Unreliable Sources 5: How the News Media Help the Kochs & ExxonMobil Spread Climate Disinformation

Elliott Negin | Posted 11.05.2014 | Media
Elliott Negin

Given the Heartland Institute's penchant for misrepresenting science, you would think reporters would be curious about who finances its work. You would be wrong.