WWL 4 News: PSC Candidate's Campaign Shaken by Uptown Firebombing
A joint federal-state investigation continued into the firebombing at the Uptown New Orleans home of a well-known political strategist who had been helping a pro-solar candidate in his bid to get elected to the public utilities commission. Investigators have not made any connection between the arson and strategist Mario Zervigon's work for any campaign, and law enforcement sources have cautioned against any rush to judgment.
AZ Central: Arizona's Energy-Saving Programs in Jeopardy
The Arizona Corporation Commission has proposed eliminating the requirements for utilities to meet a portion of their energy demand through efficiency programs that reduce consumption. Those programs, which also conserve water and reduce pollution, are projected to save consumers $9 billion on their utility bills through 2020.
Bloomberg: Election Puts Obama's Climate Pledge at Risk on Eve of Summit
President Barack Obama’s pledge to lead a global effort raising $100 billion a year to help poor nations combat climate change may be an early casualty of the Republican takeover of Congress.
ABC News: Cyberattack on Nation's Critical Infrastructure (video)
There are reports of a cyberattack on the nation's critical infrastructure using malicious computer software. The hackers are now believed to have links to the Russian government.
BBC News: Australia 'Losing Out' on Renewable Energy Investment
Investment into renewable energy projects in Australia has dropped by 70% in the last year, according to a new report by a climate change body. The Climate Council says foreign investors are going to other countries because Australia has no clear renewable energy policy.
Colbert Report: Republicans Take a Know-Nothing Approach to Climate Change (video)
Stephen Colbert pokes fun at Republicans who use the "I'm not a scientist" quip when asked about their stance on human-caused climate change.