Category: Politics

Introspective profiles and spotlights on today’s global politics.

Renewable energy just disappeared from Donald Trump’s energy plans

Renewable energy received no mention today on the new White House website, launched today during Donald Trump’s inauguration. Trump pledged to include renewable energy, including solar and wind, in his energy plan while on the campaign trail last year. After...

/ January 20, 2017

Jay Clayton, the SEC, and climate change disclosure

What does Donald Trump’s plan to nominate Jay Clayton as chairman of the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) mean for the future of corporate climate change disclosure? The election of Donald Trump has created real uncertainty about the direction the...

/ January 5, 2017

Donald Trump’s renewable energy and global warming Tweets

Donald Trump has posted more than 100 Tweets attacking wind and solar power. He has also suggested that global warming is a hoax manufactured by the Chinese.

/ November 17, 2016

Public Interest Groups Call on Executive Nominations Committee to Reject Michael Richard’s Appointment Over Communications between Michael Richard and Governor Hogan’s Office

The emails demonstrate that in just the first month of his appointment, Michael Richard, coordinated with his previous office on matters both confidential and restricted.

/ March 25, 2016

Vitter and His Campaign Contributors Fight Against EPA Carbon Rules, Favor Anti-Environment Agenda

Vitter’s Billionaire’s Club report is a distraction from the real billionaires in politics with whose dirty energy agenda David Vitter is strongly aligned.

/ August 21, 2015

The 2014 Midterm Election Results: Implications for Energy and Environment Policies

The 2014 midterm elections will have implications on a variety of issues across the country and throughout all levels of government. Many people will be analyzing the events and decisions that occurred during the campaign season. But looking forward, numerous...

/ November 5, 2014

Message to Dems: Natural Gas Won’t Save the Climate

Last week, a study published in the journal Nature found that the increase in global natural gas consumption “is not necessarily an effective substitute for climate change mitigation policy.” The study’s conclusion undercuts climate change policies that use natural gas...

/ October 23, 2014