An ‘all-of-the-above’ approach to energy policy

Jul 27, 2019 By David E. Ballantyne I have, in the recent past, heard many people express the phrase; “I believe in an all of the above approach to energy policy.” It is mostly those persons who self-identify… Read More

Energy Innovation and Carbon Dividend Act

Apr 5, 2019 It was with grateful appreciation that I learned that the U.S. House of Representatives had added to their docket H.R. Bill 763; The Energy Innovation and Carbon Dividend Act. Bill 763 offers for the newly… Read More

Climate change and the changing political climate

Jun 22, 2019 By George Banziger, Ph.D. Just as sea levels and global temperatures are rising, public opinion is rising in the direction of greater support for the idea of human-caused climate change. In 2016, 57% of Americans… Read More

Climate Change: Bad News and Good News

Marietta Times 10/14/2018 Viewpoint by George Banziger First the bad news about climate change. This past week the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) raised the alarm with their new report, which stated that global warming needs to… Read More

Exxon, Shell and climate change

Sep 23, 2018 Parkersburg News and Sentinel, Eric Engle Benjamin Franta, a former research fellow at the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government, and doctoral candidate at Stanford University where… Read More

It’s Time to Act on Climate Change

Daily News Opinion  September 6, 2018 Mark Reynolds – Those of us who understand the existential threat posed by climate change have been waiting for the “Pearl Harbor moment” that galvanizes people and politicians alike into taking action… Read More

WV needs lawmakers to adopt pro-growth solar strategy

Charleston Gazette-Mail Editorial September 6, 2018 Autumn Long- Last week in the Charleston Gazette-Mail, your editorial posed a question: “If renewable energy catches up faster than expected, is WV ready to benefit?” The answer: Not yet — but… Read More

Extreme Weather and Climate Change

Marietta Times Editorial  August 26, 2018 George Banziger, Marietta – We in the Mid-Ohio Valley have experienced a relatively moderate summer — no extended heat waves or severe storms. Such is not the case in other parts of… Read More

2017: Changing minds about climate change

2017: Changing minds about climate change May 19, 2018 Editorial by David Ballantyne, Newport, Ohio The Marietta Times Dr. Bob Chase, a regular contributor to Marietta Times “Viewpoint” recently expressed belief in Methane and CO2 emissions as sources… Read More

Mr. Pruitt, we do know our ideal temperature

Jim Probst: Mr. Pruitt, we do know our ideal temperature (Gazette) OP-ED March 19, 2018 In a recent interview, Scott Pruitt, the head of the federal Environmental Protection Agency, questioned if global warming is “necessarily a bad thing.”… Read More