from The Great Debate:

Why the shift to alternate energies continues, despite shale boom

By Richard Schiffman
June 26, 2014

Thousands of solar panels are pictured generating electricity used at Nellis Air Force Base in Las Vegas

Oil prices are rising as uncertainty grows over the fate of major producers like Russia and Iraq. Everything from transportation to manufacturing to a petroleum-intensive agricultural system is a puppet flailing on the strings of this volatile commodity.

from The Great Debate:

Is nuclear power the answer on climate change?

By Richard Schiffman
January 10, 2014

James Hansen’s latest press conference was positively scary.

NASA’s former chief climate scientist (he recently left government to pursue a more activist role) met with environmental journalists last month at Columbia University to release a new study with the ominous title, “Assessing Dangerous Climate Change: Required Reduction of Carbon Emissions to Protect Young People, Future Generations and Nature.”

from The Great Debate:

Obama signals global shift on climate change

By Andrew Hammond
June 25, 2013

President Barack Obama rolls up his shirt sleeve before speaking about his vision to reduce carbon pollution at Georgetown University in Washington, June 25, 2013. REUTERS/Larry Downing  

from The Great Debate:

Public backs Obama on strong carbon controls

By Andrew Baumann
June 25, 2013

Southern Company's Plant Bowen in Cartersville, Georgia, in an aerial file photograph, Sept. 4, 2007. REUTERS/Chris Baltimore

from The Great Debate:

D.C.’s clean-energy conundrum

By Paul Dickerson and Thomas Burton
December 10, 2012

Few issues are now as politically polarizing as the role of government in supporting clean-energy technologies. It pits those concerned about global warming against climate science skeptics; those who see government playing a role in shaping a new industry against those who support a free-market approach; and clean-technology funders and technologists against incumbent energy interests.

from Environment Forum:

How the recession reshaped U.S. electricity production

By Todd Woody
November 24, 2010

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Electricity generation in the United States fell 4.1 percent in 2009, the biggest drop in 60 years, according to a new report from the U.S. Energy Information Administration.

from Environment Forum:

Why subsidize the surfeit of wind turbines?

March 29, 2010

WINDMILL FARM SUNRISE

With an oversupply of wind turbines, why are governments subsidizing new manufacturing plants?

from Environment Forum:

Gaze into clean technology’s crystal ball for 2010

December 1, 2009

Clean technology investors who have suffered through 2009 can find cheer in a new report by the Cleantech Group that gives its top ten predictions for 2010.

from Summit Notebook:

Enviro-boxer Britain needs to spend more on climate cure

September 10, 2009

Scientists may face an uphill battle in trying to warn the world about the looming perils of global warming, but one of Britain's top academics wouldn't trade places with the politicians tasked with negotiating a new global treaty to cut greenhouse gas emissions.

from Environment Forum:

Sage, wind and grouse: The “brown” side of clean energy?

August 3, 2009

CARBON, Wyoming - They used to mine coal in the abandoned town of Carbon. Now this patch of southern Wyoming is a battleground in the debate over what many hope will be the clean energy source of the future: wind power.