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America Can Have Both Utah Wilderness and Affordable Heating Bills

Frances Beinecke | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Frances Beinecke

We don't have to choose between protecting places of rare beauty and keeping homes heated at affordable rates. We can do both.

James Hansen's Open Letter To Obama: From A Top NASA Scientist And A Fellow Parent

Grist | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Dear Michelle and Barack, We write to you as fellow parents concerned about the Earth that will be inherited by our children, grandchildren, and th...

Achieving the Impossible: Expectations for an Obama Presidency

Lincoln Mitchell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lincoln Mitchell

The early keys to a successful Obama administration will be managing expectations and setting up an administration that will be proactive and not get sidetracked by the inevitable events and crises.

Sam Stein

Obama: Judge Me On The Jobs I Create | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Much of the focus of the just completed Obama press conference is going to center on his answer to the obligatory Rod Blagojevich question -- the pres...

This Just In: Adults Put Back in Charge at DOE

Josh Nelson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Josh Nelson

For the past eight years our energy and environmental policies have been run by children. All of that is set to change with the welcome news of Obama's apparent new Energy Secretary, Steven Chu.

Obama, Gore To Meet Privately In Chicago Tuesday

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — President-elect Barack Obama and Vice President-elect Joe Biden planned to meet privately with former Vice President Al Gore in Chi...

Obama's Next Picks: Energy Secretary, Environmental Chief

Washington Post | Al Kamen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The Obama transition team, moving along smartly to fill Cabinet posts, is planning to trot out nominees as early as next week for three jobs much watc...

Obama Considers Appointing Energy "Czar"

Wall Street Journal | STEPHEN POWER and NEIL KING JR. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

President-elect Barack Obama and his aides are close to naming a slate of appointees to run the departments of Interior and Energy and the Environment...

What's Next for Obama, Green-wise?

Wall Street Journal | Keith Johnson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

After filling the economic and national security rosters, the Obama administration will turn to environmental and energy questions, such as the EPA an...

Gearing Up to Advance the Green Economy

Howard Learner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Howard Learner

The Midwest and Great Plains states can become business and economic winners in growing the new green economy.

Much Ado About Nothing

Rep. Robert Wexler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rep. Robert Wexler

Don't let scurrilous emails, ugly insinuations and wishful thinking distract you from the larger reality: the Jewish community is behind Barack Obama.

Sam Stein

Jewish Democrats Make Last Push For Obama | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Jewish Democrat officials are making a late election push to ensure that Barack Obama secures the large percentages of Jewish community support that p...

Nuclear Power, Clean Coal, Cap And Trade, Biofuels: Comparing And Contrasting Obama And McCain On Energy

Mary Ellen Harte and John Harte | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Mary Ellen Harte and John Harte

The San Francisco Chronicle recently declared that John McCain and Barack Obama are "like peas in a pod" on a major issue. The newspaper was talking a...

Sam Stein

Obama's New Olympics Ad Takes Middle Class Focus | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The Obama campaign unveiled a new TV ad Thursday that will run during the Olympics. The spot, titled "Three Bedroom Ranch," pushes a positive economi...

The New York Times' Absurd Attack on Obama's Energy Plan

Joseph Romm | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Joseph Romm

The lead editorial in Sunday's Times, "Energy Fictions," is a misguided and misinformed smear of Obama's outstanding energy proposals.

Sam Stein

Obama Releases His Olympic Ad | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The Obama campaign showcased Friday morning the ad they will be running during the course of the Olympics. Titled "Hands," the spot is heavy on energy...

Sam Stein

Has McCain Walked Into An Energy Trap? | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The energy debate took what could be a significant turn this past weekend: a bipartisan effort in Congress has created headaches for both Barack Obama...

It's the Energy, Dummy!

Mike Bonifer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mike Bonifer

Tthe reality is that either candidate, if elected, will have about as much impact on oil prices as an Arizona Cardinal or a Chicago Bear does on the shape of the football used to play the game. Not much and only temporarily.

Sam Stein

Alaska Gov. And Longshot McCain VP Praises Obama's Energy Plan | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The Obama campaign is trotting out a gubernatorial endorsement for his energy policy today... from Republican Alaska Governor and long-shot VP candida...

Sam Stein

Obama Continues His Energy, Anti-McCain Offensive | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Coming off a week in which he was compared to Britney Spears and Paris Hilton and saw his standing in the polls drop, Democrats' chief concern when as...

Obama Quietly Airs "Low Road" Anti-McCain Ad

Talking Points Memo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Here's another sign of the Obama camp's message shift in the direction of a full-throttle push on energy. With no public announcement, the Obama camp...

Obama Delivers a Real Energy Plan for America: Efficiency Now, 10% Renewables by 2012, One Million Plug-ins by 2015

Joseph Romm | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Joseph Romm

This is easily the best energy plan ever put forward by a nominee of either party. By comparison, the plan of John "Nothing but Nukes" McCain plan is a joke.

Sam Stein

McCain Surrogate Pushes False China-Drilling Claim | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

During a conference call Thursday to attack Barack Obama's energy policy, a surrogate for Sen. John McCain touted a long-proven-false argument that th...

Sam Stein

New McCain Ad: Obama To Blame For High Gas Prices | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

John McCain is out with a new campaign ad (his second attack spot in less than a week) with a message that is hardly discreet: Barack Obama is to blam...

Obama Issues Response To RNC Attack Ad

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Obama responds to the RNC's "Balance" ad attacking his energy policy with an ad tying McCain to Bush. "McCain and Bush support a drilling plan that ...