Guest post by LCV Policy & Lobbying Intern Shelbi Dantic:
While Romney was making climate change a punch line at the Republican National Convention, the United States National Climate Data Center (USNCDC) was busy finishing their report which was released this month that said that 2012 is the hottest year on record. More specifically, the USNCDC explained, “Each of the last 15 months has seen above-average temperatures, something else that has never happened before in the
Over the weekend, League of Conservation Voters President Gene Karpinski appeared opposite the Heritage Foundation’s David Kreutzer on C-SPAN’s Washington Journal to discuss the current state of U.S. energy policy and the emergence of America’s energy future as a political issue that’s shaping the post-convention election landscape as a clear choice between remarkably different candidates. Specifically, Gene notes that the Obama administration's recently finalized fuel efficiency standards will cut carbon pollution, create new jobs, reduce
This weekend on NBC's Meet the Press, Mitt Romney doubled down on his climate ignorance, reiterating what he said during his convention speech:
"I'm not in this race to slow the rise of the oceans or to heal the planet."
Contrast Romney's indifference for the future of the planet, with what President Obama said during his own convention speech:
"My plan will continue to reduce the carbon pollution that is heating our planet – because climate change is
After Mitt Romney mocked climate change during his convention speech, President Obama came out forecefully in support of addressing the climate crisis during his speech:
"And yes, my plan will continue to reduce the carbon pollution that is heating our planet – because climate change is not a hoax. More droughts and floods and wildfires are not a joke. They’re a threat to our children’s future. And in this election, you can do something about it."
While corporate polluters have blocked Congress from taking any action to address climate change or advance clean energy policies, President Obama scored a major victory for the American people last week by finalizing historic new fuel efficiency standards for motor vehicles. The Corporate Average Fuel Efficiency (CAFE) standards will require the average fuel economy of all new cars sold in the U.S. to be 54.5 miles per gallon by 2025, up from 28.6 mpg at
During his rousing speech at the Democratic National Convention, former President Bill Clinton praised the Obama administration's recently finalized national fuel efficiency standards, which will raise the average gas mileage on cars to 54.5 mpg by 2025.
"The agreement the administration made with the management, labor, and environmental groups to double car mileage, that was a good deal, too. It will cut your gas prices in half, your gas bill. No matter what the
A new report from the U.S. Department of Energy and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory examines the state of the wind energy market, arguing that 'Wind is a credible source of new generation in the United States,' having experienced dramatic growth in recent years.
The report's findings highlight the U.S. wind industry as one of the largest and fastest growing wind markets in the world. American wind power now represents a remarkable 32 percent of all new
The League of Conservation Voters went on the offensive this week, bringing attention to the emergence of clean energy as a major, if not potentially decisive, election year issue. With both Presidential campaigns on the trail in Colorado and Iowa, voters in those key battleground states have become increasingly supportive of renewable energy sources like wind power.
As the debate heats up over whether Congress should extend the Production Tax Credit (PTC) for wind energy, LCV