Post Tagged with: "fossil fuels"

Kentucky Coal Country’s Clean Tech Makeover

Kentucky Coal Country’s Clean Tech Makeover

July 17, 2015 at 1:03 pm

HUFFINGTON POST 07/17/15 By Michael Shank When most people think about Kentucky, clean tech and climate change aren’t the first words that come to mind. Most of the chatter about this coal state is that it’s recalcitrant when it comes to acting on climate change. And while some of that […]

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Dirty Energy Dollars

Dirty Energy Dollars

October 28, 2014 at 5:09 pm

US NEWS & WORLD REPORT 10/28/14 By Michael Shank and Julia Trezona Peek Members of Congress should refuse campaign donations from fossil fuel industries. Despite the fact that the American people mobilized in historic numbers last month to demand climate solutions, with the march in New York City drawing up […]

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Fossil Fuel Divestment Works in Slowing Global Warming

Fossil Fuel Divestment Works in Slowing Global Warming

September 2, 2014 at 2:39 pm

HUFFINGTON POST 09/02/14 By Michael Shank and Julia Trezona Peek Once the lone province of climate scientists, the chorus warning of the costs of inaction on climate change grows larger daily, from former United States Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson, who warned Washington this summer of the coming climate bubble, to […]

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Why Americans Are Ready to Pay More Money for Cleaner Energy

Why Americans Are Ready to Pay More Money for Cleaner Energy

June 17, 2014 at 12:20 pm

HUFFINGTON POST 06/17/14 By Michael Shank The news last week that Americans are willing to pay more for cleaner and greener energy, by almost a 2-to-1 margin, and are more willing to support a candidate that addresses the issue of climate change is a very good sign, especially as America […]

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Five Steps America Must Take Now to Combat Climate Change

Five Steps America Must Take Now to Combat Climate Change

October 15, 2013 at 3:54 pm

US NEWS & WORLD REPORT 10/15/13 By Michael Shank and Matt Lichtash The government shutdown, even after it ends, will slow much of the president’s second-term agenda items. Obamacare isn’t the only policy on the political chopping block.  Despite reports by U.N. scientists and Nature researchers this month that the […]

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Busting the Biofuels Boom

Busting the Biofuels Boom

July 29, 2013 at 2:49 pm

NATIONAL JOURNAL 07/29/13 By Michael Shank While I am all for a renewable fuel standard that boosts our production and consumption of renewable energy – as opposed to non-renewable fossil fuel energy – I think it is worth identifying several myths about biofuels first. In a bipartisan column I wrote […]

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Congress Must Tax Fossil Fuels

Congress Must Tax Fossil Fuels

April 19, 2013 at 10:23 am

ROLL CALL 04/19/13 BY Michael Shank and Jose Aguto The Environmental Protection Agency’s decision last week to delay greenhouse gas emissions regulations for new power plants — one of President Barack Obama’s main levers to limit global warming — is a serious setback to our country’s commitment to environmental and […]

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Why We Heart Hurricanes: The Climate Change Connection

Why We Heart Hurricanes: The Climate Change Connection

November 2, 2012 at 12:24 pm

POLITICO 11/02-04/12 By Michael Shank Watching television this week, as Hurricane Sandy descended on Washington D.C. and meteorologists scurried to remain atop the latest forecasting, myriad presidential election campaign advertisements were met with one major marketing competitor: the American Petroleum Institute and its various oil, coal and gas bedfellows. It […]

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Climate Change Fight Includes Private Sector

Climate Change Fight Includes Private Sector

January 25, 2012 at 10:47 pm

ROLL CALL 01/25/12 By Michael Shank and Melissa Powell With last month’s climate talks in South Africa postponing specific carbon cuts until 2020, it is clear that something more than mere nation-state commitments will be needed to counter climate change and reduce global warming. With nations reluctant to recommit to […]

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Pioneers Can Secure Our Future

Pioneers Can Secure Our Future

September 14, 2007 at 10:08 pm

RICHMOND TIMES-DISPATCH 09/13/07 By Michael Shank and US Representative Roscoe Bartlett (R-MD) Russia, Canada, and the United States are rushing to the North Pole in a pioneer-like land grab for an estimated 25 percent of the world’s unknown oil and gas reserves. One wonders when we will learn. Oil and […]

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