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“Global Powerhouse in Green Energy”

February 4th, 2008 · Comments Off on “Global Powerhouse in Green Energy”

The United States is rapidly falling behind in the race to be positioned for a properous 21st century.  Decades ago, when it came to energy, there was not a domain in which the United States did not have (or at least share) the lead, and by a significant margin in many arenas.  “Green” is going […]

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Tags: Energy · renewable electricity standards · renewable energy

Energy DUMB! FY2009 Budget Hits the Hill

February 4th, 2008 · Comments Off on Energy DUMB! FY2009 Budget Hits the Hill

Can we hope for Dead On Arrival.  When it comes to energy, the President’s bill has some tremendous problems.  For example:  The FY2009 DOE budget terminates the weatherization assistance program … The Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) is cut by $280 million … The Energy Efficency and Renewable Energy (EERE) budget is cut by […]

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Tags: Congress · Energy · Select Committee on Energy Independence and Global Warm

Money talks. Coal walks?

February 4th, 2008 · 3 Comments

It isn’t too often that I turn to the pages of the Wall Street Journal for good news, but let today be a little different.   As per Wall Street Shows Skepticism over Coal, major banks, working with some environmental organizations (including, the much maligned Environmental Defense), are imposing new environmental standards that will make it […]

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Tags: carbon tax · climate change · coal · electricity · emissions · Energy · energy efficiency · environmental · financial policy

On being called out by Environmental Defense

February 4th, 2008 · 1 Comment

Environmental Defense sent out an e-mail to Senate staffs and Senators specifically calling out this blogger for attention, calling for advertising coordination between Senators and Environmental Defense in support of the Lieberman-Warner Coal Subsidy Act (CSA, mistakenly called the Climate Security Act). My statement: I am saddened that Environmental Defense seems far more interested in […]

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Tags: Congress · democrats · environmental · Global Warming · government energy policy · greenwashing · lieberman-warner · politics