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Energy Bill Caught Up In Keystone XL Dispute

AP | Posted 07.12.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — A widely popular, bipartisan energy savings bill fell victim in the Senate on Monday to election-year politics and the Obama admin...

Kate Sheppard

The House Is Actually Set To Pass A Bipartisan Energy Bill This Week | Kate Sheppard | Posted 03.04.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The House of Representatives is expected to approve an energy efficiency bill on Tuesday, a rare bipartisan breakthrough on energy polic...

Mexico State Legislatures Pass Energy Reform Bill

AP | MARK STEVENSON | Posted 12.17.2013 | Latino Voices

MEXICO CITY (AP) — In a steam-roller operation that ended Monday, a majority of Mexico's state legislatures approved sweeping energy legislation tha...

House Passes Pro-Oil, Anti-EPA GOP Energy Bill

AP | MATTHEW DALY | Posted 08.21.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The House approved a bill Thursday aimed at expanding domestic oil drilling and reining in what Republicans call excessive regulations b...

$62 Million For Heating Bill Assistance

The Huffington Post | Posted 11.30.2011 | Detroit

Republicans in Michigan's House announced a plan Tuesday that they say would decrease utility rates and protect low-income citizens from utility-shuto...

The Case for a Federal 'Green Bank'

Martha A. Duggan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Martha A. Duggan

It's time for the creation of a federal "Green Bank", which would lower the cost of clean energy. We do not yet need to take the unpopular route of making carbon-intensive energy more expensive.

A Win-Win Policy: Conserving Lands and Mitigating Climate Change in a Public-Private Partnership

Steven Apfelbaum | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Steven Apfelbaum

A group of scientists, NGOs, and policy makers has been working on developing technical standards designed to allow soils to be put to work right now to sequester carbon.

Climate FAIL: Senate Democrats Abandon Comprehensive Energy Bill

AP | MATTHEW DALY | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

WASHINGTON — Senate Democrats on Thursday gave up plans to attempt to pass an energy bill that caps greenhouse gases blamed for global warming, ...

Lucia Graves

Spill Bill Vote Delayed By Senators | Lucia Graves | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Majority Leader Harry Reid announced Tuesday that the Senate will postpone the vote on energy and oil spill legislation until lawmakers return from Au...

For Energy Reform Advocates, Lessons From Health Care

Matt Bennett | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Matt Bennett

Both Clinton's health-care reform experience and today's cap-and-trade defeat contain lessons for the next energy reform effort.

Eliot Nelson

Natural Gas Critics Raising A Stink Over Lack Of Oversight | Eliot Nelson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Last Tuesday, not long before Harry Reid unveiled a pared-down energy bill to the Senate, Representative Xavier Becerra (D-Calif.) was the guest of ho...

What Matters This Week: A Price for the Volt, but None for Carbon

David Ferris | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
David Ferris

General Motors finally named a price for the Chevy Volt, and the notion of cap-and-trade is, well, cap-and-dead.

Lucia Graves

Liability Cap Fight May Sink Senate Spill Bill | Lucia Graves | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Top Senators argued Wednesday over whether oil firms should have to pay for all spill-related damages, and whether that requirement should be applied ...

It's the Opportunity, Stupid!

Robert Redford | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Robert Redford

A minority of Senators robbed America of comprehensive energy and climate legislation. The officials who steered this turnaround have shown us, and the world, an America woefully deficient in leadership and ingenuity.

Four Ways to Kill a Climate Bill

Lee Wasserman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Lee Wasserman

With climate change a stated priority for Obama and Congress, how did they fall so short? This began long before Obama took office, but rather than rip up the old pattern, the president quickly took his place at the loom.

Arianna On 'Countdown': You Never Just 'Have' The Votes For Anything Major, You Have To Go Get Them

Huff TV | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Huff TV

Arianna appeared on MSNBC's "Countdown" Friday night to discuss the abandoning of a comprehensive climate and energy bill by Senate Democrats. Gu...

Paving the Way to Our Clean Energy Future

Harry Reid | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Harry Reid

The Republicans have decided, en bloc, to block sensible legislation that reduces pollution and lowers carbon emissions. They have chosen short-term political gains over solving our country's long-term energy challenges.

A Global Village

Lance Simmens | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lance Simmens

My professional dedication and personal passion over the past two decades has been the environment and what humans are doing to it, it is always interesting to listen to the views of those who see us through different lens.

Weekly Mulch: How Reid's Energy Bill Undermines Senate Climate Efforts

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
The Media Consortium

by Sarah Laskow, Media Consortium blogger Yesterday, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) introduced a limited energy bill that responds to the oi...

Closing the Toilet Gap -- Why the Democrats Abandonment of Energy Policy May Have Flushed Our Future

Brian Ross | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Brian Ross

After our eight year Bush and G.O.P. led holiday from reality we now find ourselves years, perhaps even decades, behind Europe in everything from waterless toilets to efficient cars and mass transit.

Mitch McConnell's War on Jobs

Carl Pope | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Carl Pope

It's pretty obvious by now that Mitch McConnell's game plan is to prevent economic recovery, in the hope of profiting in the November elections. Even by the standards of Washington, this takes cynicism to new heights.

David Leonhardt: Climate Bill, Like The Country, Overcome By Heat And Inertia

New York Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

This city just endured its hottest June since records began in 1872, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. So did Miami. A...

Jackson Browne, Bonnie Raitt Join Fight on Nuke Vote Today

Art Levine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Art Levine

The BP oil spill has provided an opportunity for the nuclear power industry to push for billions in added subsidies with the blessing of the Obama administration.

Owning Up to Our Oil Addiction

Tom Schey | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Tom Schey

We, vain Americans, blame BP and all the others out there, but it's our addiction providing our neighborhood dealer with the incentives. Our dependency on oil is an addiction we need to break.

OPEC Oil Is Still the Energy Issue

T. Boone Pickens | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
T. Boone Pickens

The debate surrounding the balance between our environmental and energy polices, while important, should not delay us from adopting legislation to reduce our dependence on OPEC oil.