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August 15 -- The annual National Clean Energy Summit on Tuesday in Las Vegas, Nevada, pointed up the promise and pitfalls of such events. >>View Article

Wednesday, 31 July 2013 14:53

Speed Up Air Pollution Reduction

July 31 -- Climate change is a global scourge that requires action by everyone. American efforts to protect the planet are particularly vital to prevent the worst impacts. What most people don’t realize, however, is that these efforts will be implemented by the states -- and that could be a very good thing. >>View Article

July 30 -- Following months of behind-the-scenes maneuvering, it appears the Senate will begin debate soon on critically important legislation which could help American consumers, businesses and the federal government to save hundreds of millions of dollars each year by using less energy. And using less energy gives us a big leg up in the fight against climate change. >>View Article

July 29 -- When President Barack Obama announced the country’s first national climate strategy, many people wondered what it would mean across the nation. Yet, the strategy may carry even more significant implications overseas. >>View Article

July 18 -- The economic costs of climate change are now clear. From weather-related disasters like Superstorm Sandy to droughts that have wiped out family farms and fueled devastating fires, the United States suffered 11 climate-related disasters last year alone that cost $1 billion -- each. >>View Article

July 15 -- The first thing I learned about tar sands was that they have one of the lowest EROIs — what's known in the industry as an Energy Return on Investment — of all the fossil fuels on earth. Tapping Canada's tar sands is scraping the bottom of the barrel. >>View Article

July 15 -- The summer of 2013 has the potential to be the worst drought that New Mexico has ever seen. The Canadian River Watershed in northeastern New Mexico, which provides irrigation water to Arch Hurley Conservancy District farmers, has seen no irrigation water in six out of the last 12 years. Ranchers across the state reduced their herds to 25 percent of their previous size, and sold thousands of acres of land and livestock to just barely pay the bills. >>View Article

July 3 -- As we celebrate the 4th of July holiday, Americans everywhere will take a moment to remember the men and women who have made freedom possible. But let's not forget: Freedom also carries a responsibility. It's simply not enough to remember those who have come before us and offer them thanks. We must also remember those who will follow us and offer them hope. >>View Article

June 17 -- This weekend, for the third year in a row, I’ll be traveling to Washington, D.C., to push Congress to enact meaningful legislation that will rein in climate change. Many people would view this as a fool’s errand, given the gridlock that exists in Washington right now, but I’ve found a number of reasons to be hopeful. >>View Article

June 4 -- We've long maintained that Wisconsin needs a better balanced energy portfolio so that it can do more to mitigate the human causes of climate change and to take advantage of the jobs that can be created through the use of green energy sources such as wind, solar and biomass. >>View Article

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