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A clunker of a deal

May 5th, 2009 · 3 Comments

Writ large, old cars are less fuel efficient and more polluting. Getting “clunkers” off the road can lead to many improvements. These improvements can be environmental, economic, energy, and even safety. “Cash for Clunker” programs are, in essence, subsidized scrappage programs that provide government incentives to, hopefully, achieve all of these objectives. Germany’s $3200 per […]

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Tags: ed markey · government energy policy · politics

Replacing a Heroine with an Anti-Hero

May 5th, 2009 · Comments Off on Replacing a Heroine with an Anti-Hero

Kathleen Sebelius’ swearing in as Secretary for Health and Human Services represented a bitter sweet moment. She has been a strong public servant. A dedicated, principled, thoughtful, and courageous leader who won respect and admiration from Kansans. The nation — and the tough challenges of American health care — merits having someone of her qualities […]

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Tags: coal · electricity · emissions · Energy