Many a great idea has been deflated by a simple question: "That's nice, but who's going to pay for it?" That question hovered like a cloud over the international climate conference in Paris a week ago.
The Public Service Company of New Mexico is taking tottering baby-steps when it comes to solar energy. PNM has a mere 1 percent of solar on its renewable energy books -- ironic when New Mexico's state flag boasts a blazing yellow sun.
Governor Jerry Brown is working on the new California state budget, the first in more than a decade to be free of the state's deep chronic fiscal crisis. It's an agenda which his two most immediate predecessors, Arnold Schwarzenegger and Gray Davis, in large measure promoted themselves.
Tax policies that encourage carbon emissions range from subsidies for oil companies to mortgage interest deductions for energy-wasting McMansions, but neither Romney nor Obama has addressed it head-on.
The daring raid that took down Osama bin Laden was a triumph of American arms, satisfying retribution for al Qaeda's attacks on New York and Washington. But it points up the many mistakes we've made and continue to make in the wake of 9/11.
The latest maneuvers towards a federal government shutdown are motivated in large part by the demand that the Clean Air Act effectively be repealed, not only for carbon pollution but also for mercury, soot, smog, and sulfur.
When you hear -- "We have the technology, let's go" -- you might perhaps think the statement came from a stately presidential announcement. As it happens that statement didn't come from any presidential address. It was printed on a Shell ad.
The Huffington Post's new local edition will have a front row seat as we lead Colorado toward economic recovery, demonstrate why Colorado is a national leader in health care reform, and gear up for the 2010 elections.