September 5, 2015

Conservation is Conservative

Free Market vs. Red Tape

“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 […]

EPA’s Clean Power Plan–First Glance

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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

S & P Issues Climate Risk Report

Wall Street

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. […]

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.

TALKING POINTS: California Carbon Emissions Plan

Nuclear Energy: Coming to a Home Near You in 2025

Gov. Christine Todd Whitman writing in the Wall Street Journal: “Now in the testing process, the first small modular reactors (SMRs) could be powering American homes beginning around 2025. SMRs produce up to 300 megawatts of electricity–enough to power 238,000 homes, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration. SMRs, like today’s nuclear energy facilities, produce […]