The Misuse of Asthma as a Justifaction for EPA Rules

Guest post by David Middleton EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt was one of the featured guests on Fox News Sunday yesterday.  Chris Wallace grilled him about President Trump’s decision to scrap Obama’s Clean Power Plan (CPP).  The interview mostly consisted of Wallace reading Obama Maladministration talking points about the CPP and demanding that Pruitt explain how they…

“Energy Department climate office bans use of phrase ‘climate change’”

Guest post by David Middleton A supervisor at the Energy Department’s international climate office told staff this week not to use the phrases “climate change,” “emissions reduction” or “Paris Agreement” in written memos, briefings or other written communication, sources have told POLITICO. Employees of DOE’s Office of International Climate and Clean Energy learned of the…

What NPR Misses About Energy Jobs In America

Guest post by David Middleton In 2008, candidate Barack Obama ran an ad with this opening line: “The hands that built this nation can build a new economy. The hands that harvest crops can also harvest the wind.” And then it showed men working on roofs: “The hands that install roofs can also install solar…

Breaking Hockey Sticks: Antarctic Ice Core Edition

Guest post by David Middleton Graphic: The relentless rise of carbon dioxide Ancient air bubbles trapped in ice enable us to step back in time and see what Earth’s atmosphere, and climate, were like in the distant past. They tell us that levels of carbon dioxide (CO2) in the atmosphere are higher than they have been…

U.S. EIA: “Record Precipitation, Snowpack in California”

Guest post by David Middleton MARCH 22, 2017 Record precipitation, snowpack in California expected to increase hydro generation in 2017 For the first time since 2011, California’s drought is significantly weakening—a result of one of the wettest winters on record. California has experienced record levels of precipitation this winter, and unlike last winter, cooler temperatures…