The Game Remains the Same

November 8, 2010By Andy RowellBlog Post, Featured

In the days after the BP oil spill, many environmentalists argued that the spill would be a “game-changer”, that it would facilitate the transition to a clean energy future. But any new legislation that might have been introduced after the spill that placed stricter regulations on offshore drilling is not likely to come into force, … Read More

Compromise Can Be Dirty

November 5, 2010By Andy RowellBlog Post, Featured

As people still digest the new political landscape in Washington, there is no doubt that the oil and gas industry lobbyists will be salivating at the prospect of dealing with some of their old friends, who will soon be in important positions. To give you just one example: The prospect of Joe Barton becoming the … Read More

When Ignorance Costs More than Bliss

November 4, 2010By Andy RowellBlog Post, Featured

Since the election on Tuesday, the chasm between what action is needed on the ground and what our politicians believe just got a whole lot wider. We all know that it is the poorest people from third world countries who are most at risk from climate change. And yet half of the new Republicans – … Read More

Two Small Bits Of Good News

November 3, 2010By Andy RowellBlog Post, Featured

It’s a bleak and bloody political landscape this morning in Washington for anyone interested in progressive politics on climate and energy. The Democrats lost badly. It was the biggest switch of seats since 1948, so, it was a big, big election victory for the Republicans and the new kids on the block, the Tea Party. … Read More

GOP Plans Attack on Climate

November 2, 2010By Andy RowellBlog Post, Featured

So the GOP enters Election Day confident it will take control of the House and even maybe take the Senate. Some pundits are saying the Democrats may have their worst mid-term election night for 60 years. All this means bad news for Obama’s environmental agenda and for climate science. The fallout has already started.

Chevron Must Think We Are Stupid

October 28, 2010By Andy RowellBlog Post, Featured 2 Comments

Sometimes the best laid plans go awry. Oil giant Chevron’s multi-million ad campaign, entitled “We agree” has back-fired badly. What’s worse it has given its critics a real opportunity to spoof the company’s highly misleading adverts.. And boy are they having fun and games. The the spoof campaign is beginning to go viral.

Web Tools: California Propositions 23 and 26

October 27, 2010By Elizabeth BastFeatured 4 Comments

California’s Proposition 26 would increase the legislative vote requirement from a majority to two-thirds for new and increased state and local fees and charges. Many of California’s environmental protection programs are funded with such fees.  Opponents of Prop 26 say that it would make it even more difficult to hold polluters accountable, and to raise … Read More