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Environmentalists split over Jay Faison and his push for “conservative clean energy”

Jay Faison, Republican mega-donor and self-styled promoter of “conservative clean energy,” has provoked skepticism from some environmentalists, but other green leaders are complimentary of his...

GOP mega-donor Jay Faison pretends to care about climate change. Don't be fooled.

But conservative thinkers who are serious about the issue — such as Greg Mankiw, formerly chief economic advisor to President George W. Bush — tend...

Most Republicans who care about climate change are skipping the convention

Four of the five Republican senators with a record of supporting climate action are skipping this year's Republican National Convention, which begins on Monday. They...

We pass the popcorn for the greatest climate hits of the Bernie-Hillary smackdown

In general, it feels like your average liberal, and increasingly your average moderate and sometimes even conservative, realizes that climate change is a terrifying long-term...

If you live in a city, this PBS quiz tells you you're an elitist. Don't believe it.

But other questions totally miss the mark and reflect the biases of the cranky, old, conservative, white man who dreamt them up. Consider a few...

Republicans are trying to undermine Obama ahead of Paris climate talks

Republicans are trying to subvert their own government's foreign policy on climate change. Next week, President Obama will fly to Paris for the U.N. Climate...

New leaders in Canada and Australia offer new hope for Paris climate talks

By Ben Adler on 4 Nov 2015 comments ... Australia and Canada have been governed by their respective conservative parties and they've been obstacles to...

Getting warmer: More Republicans are starting to take climate change seriously

Lindsey Graham (S.C.), and Mark Kirk (Ill.). Kirk, like Ayotte, is ... Last month, as noted by 's Ben Adler, Gibson and 10 other House...

3 reasons why Bernie Sanders is being overly pessimistic about climate action

Luck into a conservative Supreme Court justice leaving the Court while that Democrat is president. Appoint a replacement. Have that judge join the Court's existing...

The Senate passed a surprisingly good transportation bill

Although it remains to be seen what the more conservative House of Representatives will do with the bill when they take it up this fall,...

Hello, state lawmakers: Want to ignore climate change? Prepare to lose FEMA ...

“It's an important way to get states to think about the risks and vulnerabilities they face from natural disasters and the contribution that climate change...

How dirty media brought down Oregon's clean-energy governor and his activist ...

A former physician and state senator from the conservative rural community of Roseburg, he was a moderate Democrat, criticized by the left for what it...

Attack ads from green groups feature the Kochs as much as the climate

Fossil fuel interests and other conservative groups are still outspending them dramatically. The Koch network is pouring an estimated $290 ... Mark Udall (D), has...

Why climate hawks should still vote for fossil-fuel-loving Democrats

. By Ben Adler. 10 Oct 2014 5:23 PM comments. Share ... Incumbent senators win about 90 percent of the time, low-turnout midterm elections favor...

Will Andrew Cuomo oppose fracking after getting a scare from Zephyr Teachout?

Everyone knows the caricature of New York liberals: out-of-touch fashion designers and media executives in Manhattan. Think of Vogue Editor Anna Wintour hosting high-dollar Democratic...

On climate, how far gone is the far right? (Spoiler: far)

Specifically, he is convinced there is some prospect of communicating to the conservative base in a way that moves it to concern and action on...

Kochs backing out of blue-state Senate races

. By Ben Adler. 9 Sep 2014 5:33 PM comments. Share ... Fishing and other forms of outdoor tourism are important to the state's economy,...

Kochs backing out of blue-state Senate races

. By Ben Adler. 9 Sep 2014 5:33 PM comments. Share ... Fishing and other forms of outdoor tourism are important to the state's economy,...

What makes a neighborhood cool?

It's the city's most conservative, buttoned-down neighborhood. ... He quotes an “Internet entrepreneur” and Upper East Side resident named Mark Dorosz, who says: “We're infused...

Meet the Wisconsin Republicans who love solar

The year was 2010 and Mark Neumann, a Republican former congressman, was running for governor of Wisconsin. He talked all the usual talk about “energy...

Why Tom Steyer is not a hypocrite

Republican politicians and conservative bloggers are predictably eager to exploit Farallon's past investments to discredit Steyer and his cause. ... Mark Udall (D-Colo.). Gardner is...

Conservatives and coal industry are rallying troops against Obama's climate rules

Conservatives will organize around two main messages: that forcing power plants away from reliably low-cost coal will drive up the price of energy and jeopardize...

Enviros pump money and energy into Colorado Senate race

By Ben Adler. Sen. Mark Udall and Rep. Cory Gardner NASA HQ PHOTO | House GOP Sen. Mark Udall (D) is defending his seat against...