Shellenberger on Steyer

Head of Sierra Club calls billionaire fossil fuel magnate turned megalomaniacal Democratic presidential candidate "another climate champ." Not the Onion, sadly. I'm sure the millions $$ @TomSteyer gave @SierraClub had nothing to do with @bruneski's abasement https://t.co/GN9UzeFJiO — Mike Shellenberger (@ShellenbergerMD) July 9, 2019 "This year we honor Tom Steyer and Kat Taylor for their…

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Divestment Goes Full-Billy Madison

Guest ridiculing by David Middleton This post employs Billy Madison as a euphemism. Fossil fuel divestment is, by definition, Billy Madisoned. It is a concerted effort hold back or slow down fossil fuel production by cutting off access to capital. Fossil fuel divestment is “a really futile and stupid gesture”. An investment can only be…

What next for U.S. climate and energy policies?

2018 elections bring mixed messages and require climate and renewable energy reality check Paul Driessen The “Blue Wave” never really reached shore, the U.S. Senate is still in Republican hands, the House of Representatives flipped to Democratic control, Trump era deregulation and fossil fuel production efforts continue, several governorships and state houses went from red…

The big green machine: McAuliffe, Mann, and Megadollars

From the irascible Joe Romm at Climate Progress: But how did this happen? Follow the money. The Daily Caller has this story: Big ‘green’ dollars propel McAuliffe to victory Environmental activists poured millions of dollars into the Virginia gubernatorial campaign to help propel Democrat Terry McAuliffe to victory over Republican opponent Ken Cuccinelli. Environmental groups…