Energy Innovation: Obama’s State of the Union a Frothy Mix of Promise and Prattle

By: Wednesday January 25, 2012 4:14 pm

When I turned on the TV last night, I wanted to stand up and cheer. While watching President Obama’s State of the Union address, I felt much like I did when I watched his 2008 acceptance speech at Mile High Stadium in Denver. OK, that’s not true–not hardly. Reality has not been kind to Obama’s rhetoric, after all. But when Obama got to the energy section of the speech, I found much to applaud, not unlike in 2008. . . with some obvious caveats for his praise of dirty, dangerous, failed or flat-out fictional forms of energy production.


Water Is Wet, and a West Virginia Senator Opposes Coal Industry Regulations

By: Friday July 16, 2010 5:20 pm

New West Virginia Senator Carte Goodwin opposes any cap and trade legislation before the Senate, CQ reports.

The American Power Act: A Climate Bill Oil Companies Can Love

By: Wednesday May 12, 2010 8:59 am

You can read the 20-page summary of the Kerry-Lieberman climate and energy bill, known as “The American Power Act,” or you can opt for the smaller four-page summary. Either way, you’re going to find a lot to like, if you’re a dirty energy producer.

FDL Book Salon Welcomes Jeff Biggers, Reckoning at Eagle Creek: The Secret Legacy of Coal in the Heartland

By: Saturday April 10, 2010 2:00 pm

The Nobel Laureate Playwright. George Bernard Shaw knew well the human condition when he observed that, “We learn from history that we learn nothing from history, ” and that, “those who cannot learn from history are doomed to repeat it.”

Jeff Biggers new book, Reckoning at Eagle Creek: the secret legacy of coal in the heartland, is a vivid illustration of our willingness to justify destructive behavior today by recreating a history that never existed in the first place.

Obama’s Energy Strategy Still Baffling

By: Thursday April 1, 2010 1:25 pm

Obama has no problem allowing very rich interests to go on with dirty energy production. He has made investments in solar and wind (and offshore wind may be a part of this exploration), sure, but he also flipped on drilling way back in August 2008, in the middle of the Presidential campaign. This announcement merely codifies that wish for an “all-of-the-above” energy solution.

Any Hope For Meaningful Carbon Limits?

By: Sunday January 31, 2010 1:30 pm

What White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel’s new priority ordering on health care also does is it pushes all the bigger bills to the end of the line, in particular, the climate and energy legislation which was already hanging by a thread.

Speaker Pelosi, Let’s Take Back The Senate’s 55 Billion Gift To Nukes And Coal

By: Saturday February 7, 2009 6:00 pm

Speaker Pelosi, the spoiled boys in the Senate left a big mess to clean up: they’ve bagged up more than 50 billion stimulus dollars the addicts from coal and nukes can delay withdrawal from their Treasury subsidies. Like addicts everywhere, the coal and nuke junkies will starve families and steal from strangers to keep the fixes going. Like dealers everywhere, their Senate dealers will sell out the rest of us to keep the fixes coming: they’re planning to sell the junkies over 55 billion of the Treasury’s finest. Speaker Pelosi, how can we help you stop the deal from going down?

Has TVA Been Stockpiling Lies Along With Toxic Coal Wastes?

By: Saturday December 27, 2008 6:01 pm

This week TVA deliberately dumped massive amounts of toxic corporate waste matter into a shared public resource: America’s broadcast media. Why did the PR flacks who ooze around TVA’s headquarters give America such generous portions of steaming corporate lies for Christmas?

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