About Stephen Lacey

Stephen Lacey is an editor at Greentech Media. Formerly, he was a reporter/blogger for Climate Progress, where he wrote about clean energy policy, technologies, and finance. Before joining CP, he was an editor/producer with RenewableEnergyWorld.com. He received his B.A. in journalism from Franklin Pierce University.



Author Archives: Stephen Lacey

Chevy Volt Sales Tripled In 2012

January 9th, 2013 | by Stephen Lacey

  This article was originally published on Climate Progress. It has been reposted with full permission. General Motors had a [&hellip


Independent Voters Favor Renewable Energy To Keystone XL Pipeline 4:1, Poll Finds

November 20th, 2012 | by Stephen Lacey

Environmental groups celebrated last fall when President Obama delayed the northern portion of the Keystone XL pipeline, a project that would pipe carbon-intensive tar sands crude from Canadian strip mines to refineries in Texas. Now that Obama is back in the White House for a second term, those same forces are banding together to encourage the president to kill the pipeline altogether.


Michael Bloomberg (NYC Mayor) Endorses Obama (Main Reason — Climate Change)

November 1st, 2012 | by Stephen Lacey

New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg says that climate change is his top consideration this election season. As Bloomberg helps his city recover from Superstorm Sandy — one of nearly two dozen extreme weather events costing more than $1 billion since last year — he says that it has influenced his decision to vote for Barack Obama:


Proposal 3 in Michigan (for Renewable Energy) Gets Bill Clinton Support

October 31st, 2012 | by Stephen Lacey

Backers of Proposal 3 might not have the spending power of the state’s largest utilities. But they now have a major heavy hitter on their side: Bill Clinton. “Proposal 3 is Michigan’s best opportunity this year to jumpstart the state’s economy by creating 94,000 jobs and increasing the use of renewable energy,” Clinton said in a statement. “Proposal 3 invests in Michigan’s future so that it won’t get left behind by the 30 other states that are already creating new clean energy jobs and lowering consumers’ electricity costs. That’s why I’m so proud to endorse Proposal 3.”


You Can’t Ignore Climate Change in a Presidential Foreign Policy Debate

October 22nd, 2012 | by Stephen Lacey

Barack Obama and Mitt Romney face each other for the final presidential debate tonight. The conversation will focus exclusively on foreign policy — potentially opening up numerous opportunities to talk about climate and energy issues. If the last two debates are any guide, the candidates and moderator may ignore the issue of climate altogether.


Majority of Michigan Voters Support 25% Renewable Energy Target

October 1st, 2012 | by Stephen Lacey

This election season, Michigan may turn out to be one of the most important states for renewable energy in the U.S. In November, voters will have the chance to vote on a constitutional amendment that will increase Michigan’s renewable electricity targets from 10 percent by 2015 to 25 percent by 2025.


Decades of Federal Government Support Spurred Natural Gas Boom

September 30th, 2012 | by Stephen Lacey

Love it or hate it, there’s no denying that the U.S. is in the midst of a shale gas boom. Armed with a horizontal drilling technique that allows companies to access natural gas trapped in shale formations, the industry’s production has surged and prices have fallen to historic lows.


$20/Ton Carbon Tax Could Reduce US Deficit by $1.2 Trillion in 10 Years

September 30th, 2012 | by Stephen Lacey

Over the last year, there’s been increasing talk in Washington political circles — including conservative ones — about how to use a carbon tax as a deficit reduction tool. However, with an election season in full swing and a large number of Congressional Republicans campaigning against climate action, the current likelihood of getting a price on carbon is officially zero.


House GOP Pushes for Huge Increase in Fossil Fuel Drilling While Cutting 13 Clean Energy & Energy Efficiency Programs

June 13th, 2012 | by Stephen Lacey

The GOP’s mantra on energy is “we shouldn’t pick winners and losers.” But all one needs to do is look at Republican legislative priorities to see how hollow that slogan is. A series of bills currently being considered in Congress make it very clear that House Republicans are attempting to stack the deck in favor of the fossil fuel industry.



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