TOP STORIES: Weekend Edition 10.20-21.12

OPINION

Observer Ed – We need a vision for energy – not this fiasco

NYT  THOMAS L. FRIEDMAN Column – Obama’s Best-Kept Secrets 

OC Reg Ed – New electric-car setback

Think Progress Oped – Dominique Browning – One Mother’s Reaction To The Climate Silence: ‘I’m Angry As Hell And High Water’

Wapo Melinda Henneberger Column – Is Jill Stein crazy, or are we? 

Tennessean Column – G. Chambers Williams III – Tennessee’s solar power industry stymied by red tape, extra fees

Wapo Ezra Klein Column – The sad history of climate policy, according to David Brooks

Balt Sun – Ed – Obama needs to talk about climate change 

Minn Star Trib Ed – Why aren’t candidates debating climate change?

Business Insider Oped – Dean Baker – Hot Air from David Brooks on Clean Energy and Global Warming

Slate Oped – Will Oremus – America Has Failed To Address Climate Change, and David Brooks Blames… Al Gore

Guardian Oped – Adam Corner- Profitable climate fixes are too tempting for rogue geoengineers to resist  

Sun Sentinel Oped -Leonard Berry & Kristen Jacobs – Candidates have real chance to talk about climate change  

Orlando Sentinel Oped – Joel Hunter & Richard Cizik – Presidential candidates must take a stand on climate change

U.S. NEWS

The Hill – Environmental groups divided on whether to hit Obama on climate change

NYT – After the Boom in Natural Gas

AP – ‘War on coal’ a neat but incomplete label for troubles facing nation’s mining industry

Grist – As the climate warms, New England farming starts to look more like the Mid-Atlantic

Earth Techling – Audi F12 Electric Car Prototype Shows Off Best Of Tech

Miami Herald – Activists want climate change on presidential debate agenda

WSJ – Candidates’ Energy Talk Not So Easy to Gauge 

LAT – In a warming Arctic, U.S. faces new security and safety concerns

Huffpo – Leaked Report Suggests Long-Known Flood Threat To Nuclear Plants, Safety Advocates Say

LAT – Keystone XL pipeline brings out the protest in locals

Reuters – Pork supply bloated by drought, feed costs: analysts

INT’L NEWS

Wapo – In Japan, need of fossil fuels pushes climate-change targets to back seat 

Wapo – BP’s future hinges on outcome of Russian oil-venture deal, charges in gulf oil spill 

Daily Mail- The REALLY inconvenient truths about global warming. Last week we explosively revealed a 16-year ‘pause’ in rising temperatures – triggering a bitter debate. You decide what the real facts 

Observer – Sacked energy minister warns Britain must not ‘bet the farm’ on shale gas extraction

Guardian – Saudi Arabia reveals plans to be powered entirely by renewable energy

Guardian – US businessman defends controversial geoengineering experiment

AP – SKorea picked to host UN climate fund aimed at channeling $100 billion a year to poor nations

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