Obama makes the case. What comes next?

I recently replied to a question on the National Journal blog on sizing up President Obama's State of the Union speech

You can read responses at the National Journal.

Here is my response: When Congress failed to enact the climate bill in 2010, many longtime climate action advocates responded by falling silent on climate change. “Too polarizing,” they said. “When we talk about climate change, the skeptics attack climate science, the press reports he-said-she-said, and all the public hears is a muddle. Let’s talk about green jobs and air pollution instead.”


Recapping a year of weather extremes

President Obama’s forceful call for climate action in his inaugural address came after a year when climate change was barely whispered in the presidential campaign but its effects were loud and clear here in the United States and around the world.

How should Washington address climate change?

I recently replied to a question on the National Journal blog: “How should Washington address climate change?"

You can ready other responses at the National Journal.

Here is my response: President Obama’s inaugural address placed climate change and clean energy where they truly belong – among the most profound challenges of our time.  Our progress in addressing them over the next four years depends on how vigorously the president works to translate words into action, and whether there’s any willingness in Congress to join him in the effort.

Reducing the Super Bowl's Carbon Footprint

An enormous amount of energy is used for big events like the Super Bowl, as tens of thousands of people travel to attend the event, and hotels, stadiums and other facilities ramp up their energy use to accommodate the crowds. This year’s Super Bowl, however, promises to tread more lightly, thanks to a partnership between C2ES, Entergy and the Super Bowl XLVII Host Committee.

Disney's Universe of Energy could be so much better

I went to Disney World over the holidays. Among other things, I got to revisit the Universe of Energy at Epcot Center. There’s a lot to like about this attraction, but I’d like to challenge Disney to do better.