August 1, 2014

Growing a Greener GOP From the Ground Up

Secretary Hank Paulson on Climate Risk

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“The solution can be a fundamentally conservative one that will empower the marketplace to find the most efficient response.” Read the entire piece here.

Sen. Grassley on Wind Power

Sen. Charles Grassley R-IA

Today (May 15), Iowa Republican Senator Charles Grassley delivered a strong speech in the well of the U.S. Senate on wind energy and energy incentives: “I’m aware that some of my colleagues have expressed opposition to some of the provisions in this package. I’d like to specifically respond to claims that have been made about […]

Self Fulfilling Partisanship

Republican South Dakota Senator John Thune and family

Much is made of the growing partisan chasm between right and left in our country. Pundits, media, and inhabitants left-of-center blame the tea party movement and a handful of ultra-wealthy GOP donors for the problem. That’s a problem in itself, for it only widens the gap and hardens the positions of people at both ends […]

American Natural: Dollars and Sense

Jennifer Pomerantz, CEO, and Scott Pearl of American Natural.  Yes, that vintage Mustang Convertible runs on CNG!

By Rob Sisson, president As a former commercial banker and Michigan Small Business Advocate of the Year, I’m always keen to cheer on entrepreneurs. As a conservation leader, I’m doubly pleased when entrepreneurs use their drive, ambition, and skills to make the world a better place—and profit from it. Consider that, today, a gallon of […]

America At A Crossroads

ConservAmerica’s latest white paper makes the case for natural gas as today’s clean energy choice for our environmental and economic security. AMERICA AT A CROSSROADS

Matt Lewis Podcast: Bob Inglis on a Conservative Approach to Climate

Daily Caller writer, blogger, and conservative commentator Matt Lewis interviewed former South Carolina Republican Congressman Bob Inglis this week. Take time to listen to an intelligent conversation on the right side of the issue. Matt Lewis Podcast

Why Wouldn’t GOPers like renewable energy?

Hawaii Rep. Cynthia Thielen

Article from New York Times that mentions a few people connected to ConservAmerica, including Hawaii State Representative Cynthia Thielen.

Pipelines, trains, or trucks: Let’s have a discussion

Oil train incident in Lac Megantic, Quebec.

There’s been a lot of news lately about accidents involving pipelines, trains and trucks hauling oil. The latest news is several train cars derailing over Philadelphia’s Schuylkyll River. Read a report here. Here’s a Grist column from the past weekend about exploding rail cars. For purposes of this discussion, let’s make the following assumption: Canada […]

Why Republican Leadership Matters

This morning, we received a bulk email from a major green group crowing about “killing a proposed coal plant” in Michigan. Yes, ConservAmerica believes there are better options for consumers, industry, and the environment than coal. Our “Cleaner, Here, Now” energy policy is a pragmatic look at moving beyond coal. The small town newspaper reported […]

Sec. George Shultz: Making Most of US Energy Boom

Sec. Shultz and President Reagan, 1986

Secretary George Shultz co-authored a Wall Street Journal article on transforming the US energy industry. “Meanwhile, replacing oil in the transportation sector by unleashing competition now shackled by OPEC’s price manipulation would reduce pollution significantly. Petroleum fuels also account for a larger share of America’s energy-related carbon-dioxide emission than any other fuel. For these reasons, […]