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“In President Obama’s own words, the United States “has reduced our total carbon pollution by more than any other nation on Earth.” Increased natural gas use was responsible for over 62 percent of electric power sector CO2 savings from 2005 to 2013, according to an Energy Information Administration (EIA) study.” Read Jack Gerard’s commentary on […]
If you hear something you like about energy or conservation in tonight’s debate in Cleveland, send us a tweet at @conservamerica with the hashtag #cleanerherenow.
On August 3, President Obama announced the EPA’s long anticipated Clean Power Plan. Based on our first read, the plan’s success is heavily reliant on the next president and future Congresses implementing it–which is uncertain. Like the overly complex and contentious Affordable Care Act, the Clean Power Plan will be subjected to numerous, lengthy legal […]
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 […]
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. […]
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, […]
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 […]
An article from Grist discussing China’s greenhouse gas efforts and promise.
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 […]
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 […]