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The Last Car You Would Ever Buy—Literally

Would you buy a car that costs 10 times as much as a hybrid gasoline-electric, like the Prius? What if I told you it had half the range of the hybrid? What if I told you most cities didn't have a single hydrogen fueling station? Not interested yet? This should be the deal closer: what if I told you it wouldn't have lower greenhouse-gas emissions than the hybrid?

by Joseph Romm | Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Bursting the Oil Bubble

Joe Romm and Daniel Weiss explain why we should sell oil from the Strategic Petroleum Reserve to lower prices.

by Joseph Romm and Daniel J. Weiss | Friday, June 13, 2008

Let’s Dump “Earth Day”

I don't worry about the earth. I'm pretty certain the earth will survive the worst we can do to it. I'm very certain the earth doesn't worry about us. I'm not alone. People got more riled up when scientists removed Pluto from the list of planets than they do when scientists warn that our greenhouse gas emissions are poised to turn the earth into a barely habitable planet.

by Joseph Romm | Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Peak oil? Consider it solved

For more than a decade, a fierce debate about peak oil has been raging between those who think a peak in global oil production is at hand and those who think the world is not close to running out of oil. The debate is moot for two reasons. First, the growing threat of global warming […]

by Joseph Romm | Friday, March 28, 2008

People Watch: Political Warming

Dr. Joseph J. Romm served as principal deputy assistant secretary of the U.S. Department of Energy from 1995 to 1998, and as acting assistant secretary in 1997. Romm is currently a senior fellow at the Washington, D.C.-based Center for American Progress and is the executive director and founder of another nonprofit, the Center for Energy and Climate Solutions. GreenSource met up with this zealous global-warming expert in Chicago at the November 2007 GreenBuild conference to discuss the political climate surrounding the green-building sector and climate-change issues.

by Joseph Romm | Monday, February 4, 2008

Fuels for the Future: Romm’s Testimony to Congress

CAP Senior Fellow Joseph Romm testifies to Congress that coal-to-liquid fuels would worsen global warming, not help to slow it.

by Joseph Romm | Wednesday, September 5, 2007

The Best Clean-Tech Book

For years I’ve been looking for one book to recommend to people who want to get up to speed on what’s happening in clean technology. I have finally found it: The Clean Tech Revolution: The Next Big Growth and Investment Opportunity, by Ron Pernick and Clint Wilder. It is the only book I’ve seen that […]

by Joseph Romm | Tuesday, August 7, 2007

History Won’t Warm to “W”

Senior Fellow Joseph J. Romm says history will remember the president for his global warming failures, not just Iraq.

by Joseph Romm | Tuesday, January 16, 2007

Joseph Romm

Dr. Joseph Romm is a Senior Fellow at American Progress. He oversees the blog, which was named one of Time Magazine’s Fifteen Favorite Websites for the Environment in 2007. In December 2008, Romm was elected a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science for “distinguished service toward a sustainable energy future […]

| Friday, December 8, 2006