Our nation's approach to energy, however, is directly correlated to the strength of our economy. It is critical that Americans -- and Congress -- understand why energy is so important to the health of our economy.
I've never been superstitious, but looking back on 2013 it's likely that oil company executives will be. In 2013, the Sierra Club's Beyond Oil campaign made huge strides in blocking some of the most polluting and carbon-intensive sources of oil.
The fundraising for Virginia Governor-Elect Terry McAuliffe's inaugural party is seeing a serious lift due to donations from fossil-fuel dependent corporations. That these fossil-foolish interests can (seemingly) buy a seat at the table for such relatively paltry amounts is disconcerting.
Protecting the environment is important to a lot of ski areas (as well as to most of their customers), and many have taken steps to reduce their energy consumption, increase recycling, and improve their overall environmental sustainability.
More than once, I have stopped to refuel my clean diesel hatchback and had another driver at the pumps shout at me that I'm 'using the diesel pump!!' Yes. Yes I am. And getting unbelievable gas mileage thank you very much.
We don't have to look across the globe to see the moral imperatives of acting now and boldly on climate change. Our own communities in the United States are suffering from increasingly intense storms, floods, droughts, and wildfires.
Was Haiyan the largest typhoon ever to make landfall? Does that even matter? Right now, the people of the Philippines need humanitarian aid. But ultimately, we owe them -- and ourselves -- another commitment.
On Shabbat Hanukkah (this year, Nov. 29-30), we read an extraordinary passage from the Prophet Zechariah. Speaking during the Babylonian Captivity, he envisions the future Great Menorah, taking its sacred place in a rebuilt Holy Temple.
NGOs across the country have been vocal about their disappointment in the Australian government. Yet, given Australia's reluctance to be ambitious at previous negotiations, the real question is - will we even be missed?