Energy and Environment

Win Any Argument With a Clean Energy Critic Using This Flowchart

Win Any Argument With a Clean Energy Critic Using This Flowchart
Do you support clean energy? This customization flowchart, based on James West's "Do you believe in climate change?" chart, will enable you to win any argument with a knuckle-dragging clean energy basher.
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New Poll: VA Voters Strongly Moving to Clean Energy, Away from Coal

Over at Scaling Green, I posted yesterday about a series of new polls by Public Opinion Strategies which find that "despite the millions of dollars opponents poured into attacks on the [clean energy] industry," voters in key swing states - including Virginia - "support clean, secure, and affordable energy."
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Most House Republicans Refuse to Sign Letter Asking for Wind Energy Incentives to Expire

This week, 47 House Republicans sent a letter to House Speaker John Boehner asking him to let key federal incentives for wind energy expire. The list of sign-ons range from swing seat Republicans desperate to fire up the Tea Party base (Maryland's Andy Harris) to genuine wackos (Texas' Louie Gohmert). But what's most notable is how many Republicans refused to sign the letter - 194 House Republicans refused to sign on. Not one Virginia Republican joined the clean energy attack
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Impact of Polluter Spending on Energy Policy Can't Be Ignored

The Koch brothers-backed nonprofit Americans for Prosperity and pro-Mitt Romney super PAC Restore Our Future combined to spend about $23.4 million against President Barack Obama during the second half of August. That's nearly 10 times the $2.44 million that Priorities USA Action, the main super PAC supporting Obama, spent against Romney, federal records show.
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B: David Roberts on How and Why to Talk about Climate Change

Some progressives say they're afraid to talk about climate science and the urgent need for climate action because it's too complicated.
In this TED Talk, Grist's David Roberts says it's easy to understand climate science, simple to communicate the danger of climate inaction, and he'll convince you if you give him just 17 minutes of your day:
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