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Japan and Future of U.S. Nuclear Power

Joseph Romm and Richard Caperton on ensuring that nuclear power is safe for the American public.

By Joseph Romm and Richard W. Caperton | Monday, March 14, 2011

The Need to Beat Our Oil Addiction

The gulf oil spill shows why we need the administration and Congress to pass comprehensive energy and climate legislation that breaks our oil dependence, write John Podesta and Joseph Romm in Politico.

By John Podesta and Joseph Romm | Monday, May 3, 2010

Using Tax Incentives to Drive the Green Job Economy

CAP Action Senior Fellow Joe Romm testifies before the House Ways and Means Committee.

By Joseph Romm | Thursday, April 15, 2010

Real Science Comes to Washington

Myopic conservatives and the media still don't get global warming. But if anybody can preserve a livable climate, Obama's amazing energy team can, writes Joe Romm.

By Joseph Romm | Monday, January 26, 2009

The United States Needs a Tougher Greenhouse Gas Emissions Reduction Target for 2020

book_alt2 icon Report Joseph Romm provides the science behind the need for a U.S. climate bill that reduces the country's greenhouse gas emissions 20 to 30 percent below 1990 levels by 2020.

By Joseph Romm | Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Warning to Taxpayers, Investors: Nukes May Become Troubled Assets

The second column in a series from Joe Romm on a new report that shows the staggering cost of new nuclear power.

By Joseph Romm | Wednesday, January 7, 2009

The Staggering Cost of New Nuclear Power

A new study puts generation rates for power from nuclear plants at triple current U.S. electricity rates, writes Joseph Romm.

By Joseph Romm | Monday, January 5, 2009

Is the Financial Crisis More Dire than the Climate Crisis?

If there's no action before 2012, that's too late. What we do in the next two to three years will determine our future. This is the defining moment.

By Joseph Romm | Monday, September 22, 2008

Ain’t No Wind in T. Boone Pickens’ Sails

Joseph Romm interviews T. Boone Pickens.

By Joseph Romm | Thursday, August 28, 2008

The Economist Debate Series: Global Energy Crisis

The bad news is we can't wait for breakthroughs to solve our energy problems. The good news is we don't have to.

By Joseph Romm | Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Why We Never Need to Build Another Polluting Power Plant

Suppose I paid you for every pound of pollution you generated and punished you for every pound you reduced. You would probably spend most of your time trying to figure out how to generate more pollution. And suppose that if you generated enough pollution, I had to pay you to build a new plant, no matter what the cost, and no matter how much cheaper it might be to not pollute in the first place.

By Joseph Romm | Monday, July 28, 2008

Relief from High Oil Prices

CAPAF's Joseph Romm testifies before a House Select Committee about the need to release oil from the Strategic Petroleum Reserve.

By Joseph Romm | Wednesday, July 23, 2008

The High Cost of Nuclear Power

Nuclear power may look like an attractive option now, but ultimately, it's own limitations will constrain its growth.

By Joseph Romm | Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Two Takes: The U.S. Needs to End Its Energy Dependence

This dependence is economically unsustainable and dangerous for our children.

By Joseph Romm | Thursday, July 10, 2008

Cleaning Up on Carbon

Both national and global climate policy must redirect its focus from setting a price on carbon to promoting the rapid deployment of clean technologies, writes Joseph Romm is Nature.

By Joseph Romm | Thursday, June 19, 2008