October 2nd, 2019 | by Michael Barnard
Of the DNC Presidential candidates, Harris and Warren have robust, salable climate plans. Biden's is worst, Yang's is interesting and Sanders' is unsalable. With a couple of additions, Warren's plan will be very supportable in 2020. If Biden is the candidate, major surgery will be required
October 1st, 2019 | by Michael Barnard
Warren's new climate commitments add a trillion dollars, specific targets in some areas, and significant improvements on electrification, industry, and transportation. They improve the plan substantially
September 28th, 2019 | by Michael Barnard
Bernie Sanders’ electrification plan is excellent but depends on potentially dangerous authoritarian populism, his transportation plan is mostly about cars for less wealthy people, his land use plan is good, but military and industry don’t get nearly enough attention. Only about half of the $16.3 trillion can be tracked to things which actually reduce climate change
September 10th, 2019 | by Michael Barnard
Biden's climate plan is good on transportation and foreign policy, land use is adequate, but won't get out the Democratic base or draw many Independents. It's a plan to not lose votes, not a plan to get votes, and it's not a sufficient plan for climate action
August 23rd, 2019 | by Steve Hanley
Bernie Sanders has released his $16 trillion dollar plan to convert the US economy to 100% renewable energy by 2030 and reduce US emissions to zero by 2050. Is his plan realistic?
May 21st, 2019 | by Steve Hanley
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez gave a fiery speech at Howard University last week. It may be the best speech of the 21st century so far. If you have 11 minutes to spare, consider watching the whole thing. It's dynamite.
April 19th, 2019 | by Steve Hanley
Bernie Sanders has announced that if elected president, he will end the use of fossil fuels in America. Is he crazy or crazy like a fox?
February 23rd, 2019 | by Carolyn Fortuna
With a Sanders presidential candidacy, clean energy issues take center stage
December 18th, 2017 | by Steve Hanley
People are jumping with joy because the federal tax credit for electric vehicles and certain incentives for wind and solar power have not been eliminated by the so-called tax reform bill Republicans are ramrodding through Congress. But beware; the good news is far outweighed by the bad. American taxpayers will be hammered by this legislation. Here is a sampling of criticism about the bill from Bernie Sanders, Michael Bloomberg, and Robert Reich
September 11th, 2017 | by The Beam
It’s no secret that Vermont senator and former Democratic presidential nominee Bernie Sanders is a man that likes to fight the good fight. He built an incredible campaign and motivated a huge number of people to become politically engaged by pushing a mandate focused on addressing inequalities of many kinds.
May 15th, 2017 | by Zachary Shahan
Crazy week last week, eh? If you got a bit too caught up in Donald Trump's shocking decision to fire FBI Director James Comey (because, apparently, Trump was sort of sick of seeing Comey discuss the FBI investigation into potential collusion between Trump's campaign team and Russia), perhaps you missed some of our top stories.
Interestingly, the top story of the week got shared by Bernie Sanders on one of his Facebook pages (his US Senator page), but the big burst was thanks to a reader submitting it to reddit, where it rose to the top of the reddit homepage for quite a few people
November 12th, 2016 | by Zachary Shahan
If Democrats, Greens, and Independents are disgusted at the result of the election, and super fearful of what is to come, that could lead to an unprecedented progressive movement. Donald Trump could have been a gift that indirectly produces more good than harm. But that means three things
August 31st, 2016 | by Susan Kraemer
For years, climate policy was a simple “Left” versus “Right” battle. On the Right, we had a long list of climate deniers, [&hellip
August 1st, 2016 | by Sandy Dechert
“This year, every vote is a vote for or against climate change,” says Nick Stockton on Wired.com. Citizens of the United [&hellip
June 15th, 2016 | by Zachary Shahan
Naturally, public presentations by politicians (including presidents, surprisingly) are carefully planned in order to not only make a stand-alone point [&hellip
June 9th, 2016 | by Roy L Hales
Originally published on the ECOreport. In the midst of what is probably the ugliest pre-election contests of recent memory, one of [&hellip
May 9th, 2016 | by Zachary Shahan
Okay, let’s make the obvious explicit here: There’s no way CleanTechnica is going to support Donald Trump/Drumpf for president. He [&hellip
March 22nd, 2016 | by Zachary Shahan
Closing out this series of “link bombs,” here are other cleantech/green news items that don’t fit into the solar energy, [&hellip
February 26th, 2016 | by Zachary Shahan
The top contenders for the Republican presidential nomination have repeatedly indicated extreme anti-environmental policy preferences, demonstrating to an unprecedented degree lack [&hellip
February 23rd, 2016 | by Zachary Shahan
Bernie Sanders gave a long speech in Amherst, Massachusetts, last night. Below are key climate and energy statements he made there, [&hellip