energy

Indiana Statehouse in Indianapolis, Ind.; Photo Credit: Steve Horn

Indiana Republican-Dominated Senate, House Consider Solar Bills

February 12, 2019

In a state better known for production of Mike Pence and coal mining, bills promoting solar energy under consideration

Senate Democrats, Republicans Have Ex-Fracking Lobbyists Running Senate Energy Committee

Senate Democrats, Republicans Have Ex-Fracking Lobbyists Running Senate Energy Committee

February 10, 2019

The Senate Energy Committee leadership on both sides of the aisle is staffed up by former fracking industry lobbyists who worked as colleagues at same group

Senate Energy Democrats Hire Former Industry Lobbyist to Lead Staff

Senate Energy Democrats Hire Former Industry Lobbyist to Lead Staff

January 24, 2019

As House Democrats grapple with demands for a Green New Deal, Senate Energy Committee Democrats hired former fracking lobbyist Sarah Venuto Perez

City Council Calls for ‘No More Cash for Burning Trash’

City Council Calls for ‘No More Cash for Burning Trash’

January 14, 2019

Baltimore City Council passed a resolution calling on Maryland to pass the Clean Energy Jobs Act, which would call for 50% renewables by 2030 and stop incineration for qualifying for green subsidies

World Leaders Fight Over Turbulent Oil Market at G20 Summit

World Leaders Fight Over Turbulent Oil Market at G20 Summit

December 3, 2018

As world leaders gather for the G20 summit, oil is at the top of the list of issues. Scholar Vijay Prashad discusses the fight between the US, Russia, China, and Saudi Arabia over price and production, and notes India is in talks with Crown Prince MBS

California Energy To Go 100% Sustainable by 2045. Is It Enough?

California Energy To Go 100% Sustainable by 2045. Is It Enough?

September 13, 2018

Miya Yoshitani of the Asian Pacific Environmental Network says California Governor Brown must do more than sign SB100 to curb climate change and protect vulnerable communities

Activists Say Zero Waste is Not a Pipe Dream (2/2)

Activists Say Zero Waste is Not a Pipe Dream (2/2)

May 25, 2018

In the second part of their interview, representatives from Energy Justice Network describe concrete steps Baltimore could take to move toward zero waste

Congress and Oil Industry Collude to Charge Anti-Pipeline Activists With Terrorism

November 14, 2017

The American Petroleum Institute has crafted a letter, signed by 84 members of Congress, suggesting that anti-pipeline activists should be charged with domestic terrorism. DeSmog Blog’s Steve Horn says it’s just one of many instances of a government-industry alliance against green activists

US People’s Delegation Defies Trump at Bonn Climate Summit

November 13, 2017

Thanu Yakupitiyage of 350.org and Katia R. Aviles-Vazquez of It Takes Roots report from Bonn, Germany on the People’s Climate Summit, and how grassroots groups are confronting the U.S.’s withdrawal from the Paris Climate Agreement

Argentina & The Emerging Market Crisis

February 28, 2014
James Henry: Facing a surging public deficit, Argentina has devalued its currency in response to the Fed’s tapering of quantitative easing and China’s slowed purchasing of imports