Mon, 2007-01-08 11:47Ross Gelbspan
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"Lovely Rita" With Brains!

Imagine an electricity meter that can pinpoint power outages, automatically turn household appliances off when wholesale electricity gets too expensive and - with enough of them in use - possibly reduce the need for new power plants. All rank among the potential benefits of so-called smart meters, which are fast becoming the darling of the utility industry as state and federal regulators push power providers to cut energy costs.
Mon, 2007-01-08 10:48Kevin Grandia
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Europe to put global warming pressure on White House today

The President of the European Commission, Jose Manul Barroso, will be visiting the White House today to push the administration into a post-Kyoto global warming agreement. The new agreement will follow the current Kyoto Protocol and will be askind developed nations to sign on to a 30% reduction in greenhouse gas by 2020.
Sun, 2007-01-07 20:52Kevin Grandia
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Democrats may form Special Global Warming Committee

From ThinkProgress: This morning on ABC’s This Week, George Stephanopoulos reported that Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) “is considering setting up a special committee in the House to deal with climate change and global warming.” Also on ABC, Rep. Henry Waxman (D-CA) called climate change “the most serious environmental problem” we face, and said “we’ve got to get action on it” and “not wait until everybody around the world is going to do it.”

Hopefully this means action and not stall-by-committee
Sun, 2007-01-07 10:17Ross Gelbspan
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Are We Losing Our Winters -- Or Just Losing Our Minds?

Never has good weather felt so bad. Never have flowers inspired so much fear. Never has the warm caress of a sunbeam seemed so ominous. The weather is sublime, it's glorious, it's the end of the world.
Sun, 2007-01-07 08:13Richard Littlemore
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Union of Concerned Scientists Slams Exxon-Tobacco Link

The tactical link between ExxonMobil's funded denial of climate change and the tobacco industry's organized denial of the health risks of its product have been documented in these pages before.

But this new paper (pdf.) by the Union of Concerned Scientist brings such discipline and rigor to this argument that its conclusions are undeniable: Exxon is spending a fortune to prop up a convenient lie; and it's using the same tactics and many of the same people that the tobacco industry used.

This paper should be required reading for every policy maker.

Update: here's what Exxon has to say.

Update: here's what the CEI has to say.

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