October 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 […]

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

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, […]

FERC and Renewables

Good article on FERC’s latest report: Reading the Renewable Energy Tea Leaves in Latest FERC Report

Debt and Fossil Fuels

For the economists and policy wonks out there, a challenging point of view from Business Insider. “We are now at the edge of a very different scenario. We are reaching debt default limits because we have extracted the easy to extract oil. Additional extraction can only be more expensive and thus push us further into […]