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Waxman Markey

Historic Vote Moves America Closer to Clean Energy and Climate Solutions

Frances Beinecke | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Frances Beinecke

Not only did the bill clear a major hurdle on Thursday night, but it did so with the backing of lawmakers from across the nation, representing a wide range of energy needs.

So How Good Is This Climate Bill, Anyhow?

Carl Pope | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Carl Pope

Don't feel bad if you're confused about the merits of the new comprehensive climate bill. Let's look a little closer at its strengths (and weaknesses).

Waxman-Markey: Time to Step Up To The Plate

Lance Simmens | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Lance Simmens

There is a realistic opportunity to staunch the bleeding and spearhead a global healing process that is feasible in both economic and environmental terms.

Climate Bill's Emissions "Cap" May Let U.S. Emissions Rise for Next Twenty Years

Jesse Jenkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jesse Jenkins

[Updated 6/18/09 to more clearly explain and depict the potential banking of offsets.] At the heart of the nearly thousand page long climate change a...

Waxman-Markey Climate Bill Before and After: Fatal Corruption or Modest Course Correction?

David Roberts | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
David Roberts

grist.orgI said in a post the other day that the Waxman-Markey bill is a Rorschach blot. Here's a good way of making the point.This is the World Resou...

Waxman-Markey Bill Moves Forward, After Arrests and a Speed Reading

Alex Pasternack | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Alex Pasternack

After four days of attempts by Republicans to further water it down, the landmark greenhouse gas emissions bill is on its way out of the House Energy and Commerce Committee tonight.

John Shimkus: 'Corporate Titans Are My Friends'

Think Progress | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Today, conservative extremist Rep. John Shimkus (R-IL) engaged in a one-man debate whether corporate America is good or evil. The Republican Party's a...

From Nashville to Copenhagen

Lance Simmens | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Lance Simmens

It is all too easy to fall into the trap of reciting dire and dour statistics to illuminate just how serious this crisis is. It is far more difficult to illustrate the interconnectivity of issues and events.

You Can't Build a New Foundation with Dirty Energy

Billy Parish | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Billy Parish

"New Foundation" is a good term, capturing both the unsustainable foundation of our past economic growth and framing out the kind of economy we need to build for the long-term.

Indiana Governor: Cap and Trade Unfair to Hoosiers. Really?

Bill Chameides | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Bill Chameides

Daniels's argument about cap-and-trade dollars going to social programs that would harm Indiana's economy is specious.

Waxman-Markey Gives Nearly 5 Times More to Polluters than Clean Energy

Teryn Norris | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Teryn Norris

Our analysis finds that Waxman-Markey would spend about $9 billion annually on a range of things that could generously be classified as technology innovation.

Rep. Joe Barton: Waxman 'Doesn't Have the Nuts' to Pass Energy Bill

David Murdock | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
David Murdock

The global warming debate is heating up in the House, leading to the kind of quirky moments that are a common feature of life on the Hill. Next week,...

Rethinking the Rules of Engagement

Billy Parish | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Billy Parish

In many ways we still seem to be fighting the green battle on our opposition's terms, and right now it looks like we're losing. We need to rethink the rules of engagement.

They Are Trying to Steal Your Future

Carl Pope | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Carl Pope

Oil and coal are not about to let clean energy get to market without a fight. And Congress is so used to thinking of energy policy in terms of which regions produce which fuels that they are getting a hearing.

What Are the Carbon Costs in Your State?

Mike Sandler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Mike Sandler

Unfortunately, the economics of estimating how much climate policy might cost households has almost as many variables and feedback loops as climate science.

When America Works Together, America Works

Jonathan A. Schein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Jonathan A. Schein

It will probably be months before we know the outcome of the Waxman-Markey bill; in the meantime, it appears that more alliances of strange bedfellows will emerge.

"First Read" of the Waxman-Markey Energy and Climate Discussion Draft

David Doniger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
David Doniger

The "discussion draft" of the American Clean Energy and Security Act is a bold starting point for passing comprehensive energy and climate legislation through Congress this year.