KQED Science Editor, specializing in weather, climate, water & energy issues. Formerly senior editor of Climate Watch.
Craig Miller's Latest Posts
As business and public entities face more pressure to lower their carbon footprints, an entire industry has sprouted to quantify and verify their progress. The whole enterprise can be a tricky business, as San Francisco officials are finding out. Props to The Bay Citizen for looking beyond the claims and doing its own analysis. As […]
Remember those national carbon trading bills that were moving through Congress as Barack Obama was setting up shop in the Oval Office? The head of the federal Environmental Protection Agency says: Don’t hold your breath. EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson’s appearance on KQED’s Forum Wednesday seemed to confirm that her boss is picking his battles carefully. […]
This week as Fremont-based Solyndra sets about the grim business of filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy (not to mention today’s FBI search), it leaves in its wake ample confusion over California’s much vaunted “lead” in renewable energy — so much so that last week a national solar industries association felt compelled to issue a statement […]
A new report from the federal Bureau of Reclamation may offer the most comprehensive forecast yet for western water in the 21st century — but few surprises. The report, Managing Water in the West, breaks down the outlook for eight key river systems, including three vital to California. The overall message is predictably sobering. The […]