Bill McKibben

Schwarzenegger Tours Solar Panel Roof Of A Sam's Club

Climate hawks threw a punch at Walmart early Thursday afternoon – and before the day was over, the global retail behemoth had jabbed back. Sort of. Or so it might have appeared. The Institute for Local Self Reliance, with enviro heavyweights like founder Bill McKibben and Sierra Club Executive Director Michael Brune at its… Keep reading →

Senate Republicans Mark Anniversary Of Plan For Keystone XL Pipeline

The Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus is bullish on Keystone XL pipeline approval with a republican-controlled senate. “We will pass a budget in both chambers, number one, and we will pass the Keystone pipeline, number two,” Priebus said. “And I actually think the president will sign the bill on the Keystone pipeline because I think… Keep reading →

Interest In Bioenergy On the Rise

Robert Bryce – Senior Manhattan Institute Fellow – gave a vibrant talk yesterday in New York City at a gathering called to launch his latest book “Smaller Faster Lighter Denser Cheaper,” which he describes as a “rebuke to the catastrophists.” The premise is that technology and innovation are helping people live healthier, longer, more fulfilled… Keep reading →

23rd Annual Environmental Media Awards Presented By Toyota And Lexus - Show

We reported earlier this week about ExxonMobil’s uncharacteristically public response to shareholder requests for information about the company’s climate change mitigation efforts. And today climate activist Bill McKibben leveled both barrels at the oil major in a piece that denounces the Exxon reports as arrogant provocations. “We’ve never thought that there was a small flaw… Keep reading →

Aleo Produces Solar Panels

It’s just one energy sector watcher weighing in, but Lux Research does have pretty good credentials, so we’ll run with it, leading with their headline: “Solar to Become Competitive with Natural Gas by 2025.” So says the Boston-based consultancy in an eyebrow-raising analysis that adopts the view that, for now, cheap natural gas can be a… Keep reading →