FDL Book Salon Welcomes Amanda Little, Power Trip: The Story of America’s Love Affair with Energy

By: Saturday July 30, 2011 1:59 pm

Amanda Little makes the case that the road to our new energy future runs not through Washington, DC but through the prairies of west Texas, where wind energy can be cheaply harvested, and the South Bronx, where activists like Majora Carter are leading a new environmental movement based on protecting public health. The great energy debate will be settled not with a single headline-making event, Little argues, but gradually as dropping clean energy prices first converge with rising dirty energy prices, then leave them in the dust.


FDL Book Salon Welcomes Joseph J. Romm, Straight Up: America’s Fiercest Climate Blogger Takes on the Status Quo Media, Politicians, and Clean Energy Solutions

By: Sunday June 20, 2010 2:00 pm

Writing on his blog last fall, the NYT’s Paul Krugman remarked, “I trust Joe Romm on Climate.” I agree with Mr. Krugman: when it comes to climate change — whether you are interested in either the science or the politics — Joe Romm’s Climate Progress blog is the single best source of information on the web. He’s blunt, extremely knowledgeable and solutions-oriented, a rare combination of attributes that leave him particularly well-suited to cover the scientific and political context of climate and energy policy.

Imagine a World without Oil

By: Thursday June 10, 2010 3:45 pm

Not only the Gulf disaster but several wars, tension with Iran, and terrorism directly or indirectly could link back to our addiction to oil, says former CNN foreign correspondent Tony Collings.

BP Oil Disaster: What News Media Need to Do Next

By: Sunday June 6, 2010 8:00 am

Media need to focus now on policy implications of the oil spill.

America’s Energy Future: Not Much Different from Today

By: Thursday May 27, 2010 1:20 pm

An alternative energy future is possible, but to get industry’s horses to take your there, you have to stop putting most of the hay in the wrong barns. Our government doesn’t seem to get that.

It’s Time for Republicans to Apply the “One Percent Doctrine” to Offshore Drilling

By: Sunday May 2, 2010 11:30 am

Wonder if Kenneth Jindal, Haley Barbour and the Secessionist have changed their tune. Meanwhile, the Quitter is still saying drill baby, drill.

Picking at Pickens’ Plan

By: Wednesday July 9, 2008 5:30 pm

Legendary conservative oilman T. Boone Pickens says oil is a dead end!

And, somewhat like another oddball Texan, Ross Perot, Pickens is investing a substantial sum to convince America of the challenge … and a proposed solution path.

Let’s take a look at some strengths and weaknesses of PickensPlan.

Dominion CEO Disconnected from Reality

By: Wednesday April 9, 2008 4:30 pm

“Those who seek to demonize coal or eliminate its use are, quite honestly, disconnected from reality.” – Dominion Resources CEO Thomas F Farrell, II. I’d ask “what planet do you live on, Tom”, but really the question is: “What planet do you want my and your children to live in?”

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