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What does it mean to be energy independent?

On Wednesday, President Obama will announce a new energy strategy that includes offshore drilling. What does it mean for a nation to be energy independent? Is it realistic and if so how should that be achieved?...

By Washington Post Editor | March 31, 2010; 6:00 AM ET | Comments (24)

Is carbon capture the solution?

Is carbon capture and sequestration, as some lawmakers are proposing for inclusion in a climate bill, a magic bullet to curb emissions or is the technology a bunch of hype?...

By Washington Post Editor | March 24, 2010; 7:11 AM ET | Comments (21)

Do carbon offsets still matter?

The idea of selling "offsets" for greenhouse-gas pollution seems to be losing some steam -- at least in the U.S. A recent media report said the demand for them is slackening, thanks to the economy, to the failed attempts at...

By Washington Post Editor | March 18, 2010; 11:10 PM ET | Comments (4)

Are we overlooking any precautions?

With the recent discovery that methane is bubbling out of the Arctic faster than expected, how worried should we be about abrupt changes in climate such as this one? Are there precautions we should be taking that both the political...

By Washington Post Editor | March 8, 2010; 4:15 PM ET | Comments (32)

Cap-and-trade alternatives

If the Senate moves away from a climate bill that includes cap-and-trade -- a strategy, which allows companies and organizations to buy and sell pollution credits to meet a national limit on greenhouse gas emissions -- what alternatives should be...

By Washington Post Editor | March 5, 2010; 6:00 AM ET | Comments (25)

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