June 1, 2016

Conservation is Conservative

Senate Passes Big Energy Bill: Cleaner, Here, Now

The United States Senate passed The Energy Policy Modernization Act (S. 2012) with strong bi-partisan support on Wednesday. With leadership from Chairwoman Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) and the Republican Majority, the Senate in an overwhelmingly display of support passed the first major energy bill since 2007 in an 85-12 vote. The bill provides billions in research […]

DOE APPROVES SUPER HIGHWAY FOR WIND POWER

Last week, the U.S. Department of Energy approved Clean Line Energy’s critical high voltage direct current (HVDC) transmission line to move low-cost wind energy from the Plains states to the Southeast. The Plains & Eastern Clean Line HVDC transmission projected was submitted to the DOE in July 2010 in response to a department solicitation under […]

Media Whiffs on Kasich’s Climate Change Answer

In a March 4 letter to CNN, 21 mayors of South Florida cities requested the topic of climate change be discussed at last night’s Republican debate. Moderator Jake Tapper asked the question, quoting a Republican mayor who wanted to know if each candidate accepted climate science and what strategy each would pursue if elected president. […]

NUCLEAR POWER: NEW VS OLD GUARD

“The U.S. has been leading the Nuclear Age since the start of the Manhattan Project. It now produces nearly twice as much electricity from fission as France. But unless or until politicians in Washington — and, in particular, Democratic politicians, in state capitals like Sacramento and Albany — get serious about keeping existing reactors operating, […]

BIPARTISAN DELEGATION VIEWS ENERGY INNOVATION IN ALASKA

Tweet by Senate GOP Energy

Senator Lisa Murkowski, chair of the Senate Energy and Environment committee, took a group of her colleagues to Bethel, Alaska to learn about energy innovation in remote Alaskan villages. Accompanying her were Senators Steve Daines (MT), John Barrasso (WY), and Shelley Moore Capito (WV). Read the full story at the Committee’s website.

SCOTUS AND WAPO ON DEMAND RESPONSE

“Environmental groups are cheering over the Supreme Court’s Monday ruling in the obscure yet deeply consequential case Federal Energy Regulatory Commission vs. Electric Power Supply Association, in which a 6-2 court decision blessed “demand response” — the idea that big companies (and maybe, someday, aggregated groups of individuals) can get paid for using less electricity […]

Paris in a Nuclear Age

The Paris climate accord has the nations of the world facing a common future. Hopefully, Republican leaders will begin to discuss Cleaner, Here, Now as the pragmatic answer to the problem. Nuclear power is cleaner, here, now. And, in this National Review column, we read that four prominent climate scientists believe we cannot address climate […]

ATTENTION JOE SCARBOROUGH: CLEANER, HERE, NOW

This morning on MSNBC’s Morning Joe, host Joe Scarborough was blunt (paraphrasing): “The GOP must acknowledge climate change, hold a national conversation on what to do about it, and offer conservative approaches that don’t tank our economy.” Well, ConservAmerica has the solution. CLEANER, HERE, NOW. In fact, this column by our executive director, just appeared […]

AZ CORP COMMISSION APPROVES SCHOOL ENERGY PILOT– CONSERVAMERICA KEY

We’re pleased to announce the Arizona Corporation Commission approved, unanimously, a pilot program to assist Arizona public schools in implementation of energy efficiency programs. The total budget for the two year program is $2 million and is in partnership with Arizona Public Services, the state’s largest utility provider. The Arizona Corporation Commission credited ConservAmerica with […]

KEYSTONE REALITY CHECK

Progressive environmentalists, and some right-of-center ones, are celebrating today because President Obama ‘killed’ the Keystone XL Pipeline. Keystone was primarily a symbolic line in the sand. We know many who read this blog truly believe the deep-sixing of the pipeline is the turning point in U.S. climate action. It isn’t. We’ve written in the past […]