Will a new Democratic Congress mean a sea-change in environmental and climate change policy? That is the question being asked by many people who voted out the Republicans. Whatever the short-term euphoria, it remains far from certain what will happen over the next two years and some of the initial signs are not good. Let’s … Read More
Car manufacturers in Europe were given a severe warning from the European Commission yesterday that they face stringent new laws if they fail to live up to their commitments to cut carbon dioxide emissions.
First the bad news. According to the US Energy Information Administration, energy use will increase by 71 percent by 2030, with the fastest growth coming from China, India and Latin America. Now the good news. Energy consumption could easily be cut in half, if clean energy technologies that are currently available were applied now, according … Read More
Great sketch in yesterday’s Washington Post by Dana Milbank about the hypocrisy of America’s politicians when it comes to driving. Suddenly as the price of fuel reaches $3 a gallon, everyone is up in arms. They preach that America has a problem with rising fuel costs and energy security. Although they moan about it, not … Read More