The Huffington Post is an online newsmagazine that’s just added a Green section- right up there with “Business” and “Politics”. They’ve got an interesting line-up of opinion articles, including a commentary on the Lieberman-Warner Climate Security Act being debated this week in the Senate. The author notes that Bush will be vetoing the already-weak Bill even if it gets out of Congress, but considers the effort a turning point (without a big enough turn).
And that’s what’s revealing about the Senate debate. Sadly, most of the debate will still be about which energy-producing regions and industries get the edge. The Senate still acts as if energy policy were fundamentally about producing fuel — coal, oil, gas, nuclear — instead of recognizing that most American companies consume energy services, rather than produce fuel. Most American jobs are driven by how effectively we transform energy into useful services, not by how much stuff we can dig out of the ground. And the biggest leadership challenge for the next president will be to transform how the Congress thinks, and acts, about energy.
Along with Op-Eds, they’ve collected links from articles around the web, including a report on vintners switching from bottles to boxes, to save energy. Bottle supporters argue that while boxes are less energy-intensive to make and ship, glass can be recycled indefinitely. Decisions, decisions!