The Heavy Hand of FPL Changes Law; Preempting Local Governments

Money in politics typically never leads to good outcomes for utility customers. Case in point: a bill recently signed into law by Governor Scott helps power companies – in particular FPL – build new high-voltage transmission lines by preempting local governments’ ability to apply zoning and environmental protection laws to new power line development. FPL exerts [...]

The State of Our Union is Warm, Leaning to Hot

Despite heat waves, droughts, wildfires, melting ice caps and super-charged storms that dominated 2012′s headlines, the words ‘climate change’ and ‘global warming’ barely warranted a mention during the entire presidential campaign.  In a surreal moment, one debate moderator, CNN’s Candy Crowley, noted that she had a question prepared ‘for all you climate change people’ but [...]

SACE Guest Blog with Bill McKibben

We’re Hot as Hell and We’re Not Going to Take It Any More Three Steps to Establish a Politics of Global Warming This blog posting features an article by 350.org co-founder Bill McKibben that has been posted everywhere from TomDispatch.com to Grist.org to the L.A. Times. This provocative piece shows us how to change the dynamics of [...]