August 4, 2015

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Energy and the Environment

Did you know that nuclear and hydropower generated 6,000 terawatt hours of energy in 2011? Compare that to wind power which generated 450 terawatt hours and solar energy which generated less than 60 terawatt hours and you’ll soon discover the answer to lowering emissions of greenhouse gases and other toxins cannot rely simply in renewable […]

Mark Kirk: Great Lakes Conservation Champion

In 2000, when ConservAmerica chose to endorse Mark Kirk in his first race for Congress, we believed he was a common sense leader who would work both publicly and behind the scenes to make conservation of our nation’s great natural resources a priority. Since then, Sen. Kirk has staked out an incredible record of pro-environment […]

Reauthorize the Land and Water Conservation Fund

The Land and Water Conservation Fund was established by Congress in 1965 with strong bipartisan support. LWCF was supposed to receive $900 million each year from offshore oil and gas royalties. In past decades, the fund has rarely been fully funded–in fact, it has received just a fraction of its due for many, many years. […]

National Affairs: Conservatives and Climate Change

Former Reagan and Bush staffer Pete Wehner co-authors “Conservatives and Climate Change” in National Affairs. One of the best essays supporting ConservAmerica’s “Cleaner, Here, Now” policy position. “This kind of conundrum is not a new problem for conservatives. In his famous essay “Why I Am Not a Conservative,” written more than half a century ago, […]

Laudato Si: Pope Francis

The long anticipated encyclical from Pope Francis, Laudato Si, was released today. It will take days, maybe weeks, to read and comprehend the entire document, but we thought we would share this excerpt that speaks to the conservative mind: “The notion of the common good also extends to future generations. The global economic crises have […]

China’s Natural Gas Boom

An article from Grist discussing China’s greenhouse gas efforts and promise.

ConservAmerica: Leading the Way

We’ve been in the trenches for twenty years now. For several years, we’ve worked tirelessly to discuss a realistic path forward to lower greenhouse gas and toxin emissions, strengthen the U.S. economy, and to claim the next hundred years as the American Century of Energy Innovation. We’ve always believed that nuclear energy, hydropower, and natural […]

Hydropower Resurgence?

In terms of greenhouse gas mitigation, hydropower is still king of the hill. Worldwide, hydropower prevents the release of more than 2.6 billion tons of GHG. For comparison, nuclear energy prevents the release of 2.2 billion tons and renewable energy clocks in at 600 million tons. “From its experience of almost four decades of work […]

Wall Street

S & P Issues Climate Risk Report

Wall Street’s business is to quantify risk. Standard & Poor’s issues a new report titled “Climate Change Will Likely Test The Resilience Of Corporates’ Creditworthiness To Natural Catastrophes” “It’s unlikely that any company on its own can take adequate risk measures or purchase sufficient insurance to protect itself in the event of extreme natural catastrophes. […]

Rep. Jeff Fortenberry

Fortenberry Receives Conservation Accolades

Our friend, Nebraska Congressman Jeff Fortenberry, has been named this year’s National Wildlife Federation’s Legislative Conservation Achievement Award. The annual “Connies” are held each May. Rep. Fortenberry recently joined ConservAmerica for an intimate conference on energy options in America. His thoughtful participation was a key to its success. Here is what NWF said about our […]

Portman Energy Efficiency Bill Signed into Law

“This is an important part of our energy plan for America that can help bring jobs back, help make our manufacturers more competitive, and actually help to protect the environment.” Read Senator Portman’s press release.