Washington’s latest musical chairs and the impact on energy policy
Platts
December 20, 2013

As EPA makes room for CCS, studies prove it’s more important than ever (Subscriber access only)
E&E News
December 20, 2013

The way Congress funds clean energy is a mess. Max Baucus thinks there’s a better idea.
The Washington Post
December 19, 2013

Podesta to dig deep on energy tasks (Subscriber access only)
POLITICO
December 11, 2013

Inconvenient truth: China, developing world now biggest source of greenhouse gases
The Washington Times
December 8, 2013

Climate talks avoid collapse with last-minute compromises
E&E News
November 25, 2013

Rich-vs.-poor nations’ clash stalls work toward 2015 climate pact
Los Angeles Times
November 23, 2013

Warsaw climate conference produces little agreement
The Washington Post
November 22, 2013

‘Signature’ achievement on forests at UN climate talks
BBC News
November 22, 2013

New draft text guts meaningful deal on emissions — enviros
E&E News
November 22, 2013

Is America no longer public enemy No. 1 on climate change?
E&E News
November 21, 2013

Walkout by developing nations ramps up tension at Warsaw talks
E&E News
November 20, 2013

‘Loss and damage’ re-opens old wounds at climate talks
BBC News
November 19, 2013

Retirements signal a changing of the green guard (Subscriber access only)
POLITICO
November 15, 2013

‘Cool kids’ jump to Moniz’s new policy shop
E&E News
November 12, 2013

Nations hope to climb foothills toward new climate agreement in Warsaw (Subscriber access only)
E&E News
November 4, 2013

EPA critics hope for broad victory on climate rules despite limited cert order (Subscriber access only)
E&E News
October 16, 2013

GOP bashes claims that shutdown is harming oil production (Subscriber access only)
E&E News
October 10, 2013

Oil Shocks Ahead? Probably Not
The New York Times
October 8, 2013

Uncertainty lies ahead with Zichal’s exit, but advocates optimistic about continuity
E&E News
October 8, 2013

Zichal’s Replacement Has ‘A Big Job Ahead’
National Journal
October 7, 2013

Steady hand, not star power, seen in search for Zichal’s successor (Subscriber access only)
POLITICO
October 7, 2013

In shutdown, some wiggle room
The Hill
October 6, 2013

The Do-It-Yourself Presidency
National Journal
October 3, 2013

National parks become symbol of shutdown’s sting (Subscriber access only)
E&E News
October 1, 2013

GOP uses parks, vets as leverage in government shutdown back (Subscriber access only)
POLITICO
October 1, 2013

Appearance in POLITICO’s Morning Energy digest
October 1, 2013

WILL ENERGY ISSUES MATTER AS MUCH? The previous government shutdown in 1995-1996 helped fuel anger thanks in part to the tempting visual of millions of Americans being turned away from American landmarks like the Grand Canyon. Will that happen again this year? “During the ‘96 shutdown, the White House put out a single topline message —‘the shutdown imperiled Medicare, Medicaid, education and the environment’ was the mantra,” says Paul Bledsoe, who was an aide to Interior Secretary Bruce Babbitt at the time and is now a senior fellow at the German Marshall Fund. ‘One reason the environment rated was that closed and gated national parks, wildlife refuges, and public lands, turning away American families, became perhaps the iconic image on television, day after day. The issue had a real impact in forcing an agreement.”

With climate rule adding pressure, some say Congress should fund CCS (Subscriber access only)
E&E News
September 23, 2013

Coal in President Obama’s climate cross hairs
POLITICO
September 19, 2013

U.S. Revives Aid Program for Clean Energy
The New York Times
September 19, 2013

EPA set to block new coal-fired power plants (Subscriber access only)
The Financial Times
September 17, 2013

What can Canada do to get Keystone approved?
POLITICO
September 12, 2013

Report: Canada proposes emissions action to win Keystone approval (Subscriber access only)
POLITICO
September 6, 2013

Obama’s Stealth Climate Army
National Journal
August 29, 2013

Obama’s Keystone comments may put ball in Canadians’ court (Subscriber access only)
POLITICO
July 29, 2013

Biden pushes India to cut super-warming chemicals (Subscriber access only)
E&E News
July 26, 2013

Whatever Happened to “Green Jobs”?
Mother Jones
July 8, 2013

Obama Revamps $8 Billion Coal Program Amid Objections
Bloomberg
July 3, 2013

Key House Republican to propose appropriations riders to stop EPA rules (Subscriber access only)
E&E News
June 27, 2013

Paul Bledsoe on Obama’s speech, climate change politics
BBC World News

Obama readies campaign to rally the nation to reduce greenhouse gases, adapt to climate change
E&E News
June 24, 2013

Appearance in POLITICO’s Morning Energy digest
June 24, 2013

President Barack Obama will unveil his long-awaited climate change agenda during a speech tomorrow at Georgetown University. The plan is expected to consist largely of executive actions that won’t rely on new laws from Congress and that include regulations to cut carbon emissions…

Reaction: “The president deserves tremendous credit for taking these steps to address the increasingly ominous threat that climate changes is posing to our economy and security,” said Paul Bledsoe, a senior fellow on energy and climate at the German Marshall Fund and former Clinton White House climate aide. “While some opponents may attempt to portray this as a politically motivated action, the president is compelled by both the courts and his conscience to act.”

Obama to take sweeping action on climate
The Washington Post
June 22, 2013

Kerry looks to India for another emissions-cutting pact (Subscriber access only)
E&E News
June 21, 2013

Boehner thinks new White House climate rules would be “crazy.” But Obama may not have a choice.
The Washington Post
June 20, 2013

As anticipation builds for White House announcement, enviros prepare lawsuit and everyone questions timing
E&E News
June 17, 2013

U.S., China win praise for agreement on removing ‘super’ global warming gases
E&E News
June 10, 2013

Appearance in POLITICO’s Morning Energy digest
June 10, 2013

U.S., CHINA FORGE DEAL TO PHASE DOWN HFCS: It was widely eclipsed by cybersecurity news this weekend, but China and the U.S. have forged an agreement to cut hydrofluorocarbons, or HFCs, a greenhouse gas that has a much shorter lifespan in the atmosphere than carbon dioxide but are a potent contributor to the climate change phenomenon.

“Future generations may view this moment as the turning point in global climate change protection, with the world’s two largest emitters finally working together to take decisive, historic action,” said Paul Bledsoe, a senior fellow at the German Marshall Fund and former Clinton White House aide. “This should create tremendous momentum for reductions in carbon and other greenhouse gas emissions, and reinforce the need for more multi-lateral agreements among major emitting nations.”

US states look to cut greenhouse gases (Subscriber access only)
Financial Times
May 16, 2013

Obama stands against flurry of scandal
The Globe and Mail
May 16, 2013

Appearance in POLITICO’s Morning Energy digest
May 9, 2013

UTILITY EXECS GO OVER WINS, LOSSES FROM SANDY WITH OBAMA: Utility executives’ closed-door meeting with President Barack Obama was a “terrific” rundown of what went right and wrong in the response to Hurricane Sandy, Edison Electric Institute President Tom Kuhn told Darren Goode late Wednesday. Items in the went-right column included the Energy Department’s coordination with industry and other federal agencies, such as “having so many industry people embedded at FEMA,” Kuhn said. Problems that need to be improved include delays that hampered mobilizing utility workers for the storm response, he said.

“Early indicator? “This meeting can be viewed in part as the President’s first climate-impacts related event since his inaugural address emphasis on the issue, especially given the invocation of Sandy, the coming hurricane season and emergency preparedness,” said Paul Bledsoe, former Clinton White House climate aide now an independent energy consultant.

Foes Suggest a Tradeoff if Pipeline Is Approved
The New York Times
May 8, 2013

President Obama’s Keystone XL decision to test green groups
POLITICO
April 30, 2013

What the Energy Panel Would Look Like Under Chairwoman Landrieu
National Journal
April 29, 2013

Obama campaign launches plan to shame climate sceptics in Congress
The Guardian
April 25, 2013

Baucus plans to lean heavily into conservation before retiring (Subscriber access only)
E&E News
April 24, 2013

Keystone Foes Say 1 Million Comments Show Grassroots Power
Bloomberg
April 23, 2013

Baucus move may make waves on energy panel (Subscriber access only)
POLITICO
April 23, 2013

EPA Pick Faces Little Opposition at Hearing (Subscriber access only)
The Wall Street Journal
April 11, 2013

Obama fiscal plans strive for breakthrough energy research and low-carbon transportation (Subscriber access only)
E&E News
April 11, 2013

White House deflecting Keystone questions (Subscriber access only)
POLITICO
April 5, 2013

Bucking turnover trend, Sutley may stay on at CEQ
Greenwire
April 1, 2013

The Keystone sideshow
Maclean’s
March 27, 2013

Keystone Foes Downplay Senate Vote Hailed by Supporters
Bloomberg
March 25, 2013

Senate votes highlight Dem divisions over Keystone pipeline, carbon taxes
The Hill
March 24, 2013

Full NRC review needed before Calif. plant restart — Markey (Subscriber access only)
E&E News
March 11, 2013

Green steps
The Economist
March 9, 2013

Obama Administration Reaches Out to Local Governments to Spread Its Climate Message
National Journal
February 25, 2013

Appearance in POLITICO’s Morning Energy digest
February 22, 2013:

GERMAN MARSHALL PICKS UP FELLOWS: The German Marshall Fund of the United States has four new nonresident energy and climate fellows: Paul Bledsoe, a former White House climate aide in the Clinton administration, now an independent strategist; Kristina Johnson, undersecretary of the Energy Department in 2009 and 2010; Andrew Light, director of international climate policy at the Center for American Progress; and Simone Mori, executive vice president at Enel Holding. Details: http://goo.gl/stC7D

Ex-Romney Aide Joins MIT Physicist on Obama Short List
Bloomberg
February 20, 2013

Pressure builds for Keystone decision after Obama speech
Reuters
February 14, 2013

Obama Cites Storms, Drought to Build Case For Climate Action
National Journal
February 13, 2013

How Bold a Path on Climate Change in Obama’s State of the Union?
National Geographic News
February 12, 2013

Obama’s State of the Union climate call may buy time for EPA
POLITICO
February 12, 2013

Obama urged to emphasise climate threat in state of the union address
The Guardian
February 12, 2013

Can Obama pair Keystone, climate action?
POLITICO
February 8, 2013

Appearance in POLITICO’s Afternoon Energy digest
February 6, 2013

“The nomination of Sally Jewell brings desperately needed business sector experience and credibility to the administration’s energy and environment leadership, qualities conspicuously lacking in an otherwise outstanding first term team,” said Paul Bledsoe, a former Clinton-era Interior Department aide who’s now an independent consultant.”

Super Bowl: Who turned out the lights?
POLITICO
February 4, 2013

Chu navigated energy policy through changing tides in U.S. production
E&E News
February 4, 2013

Obama’s climate team appears primed for action
POLITICO
February 3, 2013

Energy Secretary Is Resigning After 4 Years Focused on Clean Technologies
The New York Times
February 1, 2013

Steven Chu steps down as energy secretary. So how did he do?
The Washington Post
February 1, 2013

Is it right place, wrong time for secretary candidate with gold-plated resume?
E&E News
January 31, 2013

Experts dissect Obama’s pledge on weekend talk shows (Subscriber access only)
E&E News
January 28, 2013

Paul Bledsoe discusses the politics of climate change and the EPA’s role in regulating carbon emissions on MSNBC’s Up w/ Chris Hayes
January 26, 2013

“When I was working for President Clinton, we had to talk about climate change in future tense. Now President Obama can talk about it in present tense and that’s a huge political opportunity.”
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“We’ve got to figure out a bigger way to get in front of climate. Keystone is not the sine qua non of climate protection… We need bigger solutions than one pipeline. That’s not going to get it done.”
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Dow Chemical Fights Ally Exxon’s Natural Gas Export Push
Bloomberg
January 24, 2013

Which Senate committee will take the lead on climate change policy? (Subscriber access only)
E&E News
January 24, 2013

Environmentalists press Obama for action
The Financial Times
January 22, 2013

Big second-term test: Meeting President Obama’s climate vows
POLITICO
January 21, 2013

Obama’s Climate Challenge
Rolling Stone
January 17, 2013

Will Obama punt again on climate change?
POLITICO
January 17, 2013

Salazar’s resignation spurs assessments of his tenure, talk about replacements
Greenwire
January 16, 2013

Boxer creates climate post at environment committee (Subscriber access only)
Greenwire
January 11, 2013

Next U.S. energy chief to take agency back to its roots
Reuters
January 10, 2013

Rumored Gregoire nomination shines light on governors’ climate efforts
E&E News
January 8, 2013

Energy Department, EPA nominations may be on tap
The Hill
January 7, 2013

Hagel’s move to DoD could help Carter win DOE job (Subscriber access only)
POLITICO
January 7, 2013

Hope springs eternal, but reality likely to intrude — and soon
E&E News
January 3, 2013

Energy Year Ahead: Energy Lobbyists Gird for Tax Overhaul Fight
Bloomberg
January 2, 2013