Republicans Wield the Knife

February 14, 2011By Andy RowellBlog Post, Featured

The knives are out. Well its more more like they are wielding axes or even chainsaws, as they pick up the pace in their attack on Obama’s budget proposals. Late last week, the House Appropriations Committee released a partial list of where it’s wants to find nearly $75 billion in cuts in federal spending cuts. … Read More

Now Obama Turns the White House Green

October 6, 2010By Andy RowellBlog Post

So its not only Obama’s war machine that is going green. So is the White House. In recent days some in the press have compared Obama to Jimmy Carter, saying their presidencies are similar in the way they failed to live up to expectations. But there is another way that Obama is replicating Carter – … Read More

Universal energy access stressed at UN

September 22, 2010By Elizabeth BastBlog Post

Yesterday, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon stressed the importance of making energy available to the poor as a foundation for combating poverty as world leaders gathered in New York this week at the Millennium Development Goal Summit. At a high-level event yesterday, the Secretary General said that it is lack of political will that is keeping … Read More

Voters demand clean energy as Big Oil squabbles over spill

May 11, 2010By Andy RowellBlog Post

New research by the influential pollster Joel Benenson, who was the key strategist for Barack Obama during the 2008 election, shows that in the aftermath of the Gulf oil disaster, American voters “overwhelming support a comprehensive clean energy bill.” Nearly two thirds of Americans – some 61% of voters – now support a bill “that … Read More

Anti-Wind Study Linked to Climate Sceptics

March 25, 2010By Andy RowellBlog Post 1 Comment

Ask any oil executive where our future energy will come from and they will reply that the answer lies in “the mix”: arguing we need oil, gas, renewables and probably nuclear. The oil industry argues that its days as the predominant provider of energy are not yet over, despite climate change and peak oil. But … Read More

Outrage as China Protects its Renewables Industry

July 14, 2009By Andy RowellBlog Post

It is meant to be a visit to talk about China’s commitment to tackling climate change, but on the sidelines is the thorny issue of China’s protectionist tactics to become the world leader in renewable energy. In many ways China has stolen a march on its rivals: The US and EU had the technology to … Read More

The Anti-Renewable Revolution

April 9, 2009By Andy RowellBlog Post

Everywhere there are signs of political momentum on climate change. There is no doubt that an Obama White House has reinvigorated the debate on energy and climate and the international push for an agreement in Copenhagen this December. The Democrats are calling for a different energy path and even Gordon Brown is now talking green. … Read More