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Entries from September 2011

Reality confronts reality …

September 14th, 2011 · Comments Off on Reality confronts reality …

At this time, the Climate Reality program is on a 24-hour long world-wide tour. Organized by (Vice) President Gore, this program moves time-zone by time-zone around the world, laying out the truth of climate science, things that are occurring to help turn the tide on Global Warming’s rising seas, realities of the time zone or […]

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Tags: Al Gore · climate change · climate zombies · Energy · Global Warming · republican party · sarah palin · science · skeptic

Creating Scandal: Phony Solyndra Solar Scandal

September 14th, 2011 · 3 Comments

This guest post originally appeared at Campaign for America’s Future (CAF) at their Blog for OurFuture.  Dave Johnson is a Fellow with CAF. Well here’s a surprise: conservatives and oil interests are pushing deceptive and destructive stories about President Obama and clean energy.  Imagine that! Their intent (as always) is to turn people against President […]

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Tags: department of energy · Energy · political symbols · politics · President Barack Obama · renewable energy · republican party · Right Wing Sound Machine (RWSM) · solar · Solar Energy

Hot DC Solar Weeks

September 13th, 2011 · Comments Off on Hot DC Solar Weeks

As the sun bursts through weeks of massive rain, the Washington, DC, area is entering into several hot solar weeks. The Washington Redskins and NRG Energy are holding a press conference 15 September to inaugurate Fedex Field’s solar panel installation. Next week, the bi-annual Solar Decathlon opens at West Potomac Park (running from 23 September […]

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Tags: Energy · solar · solar decathlon · Solar Energy · sports

The MVANE threat … substance or illusion?

September 8th, 2011 · Comments Off on The MVANE threat … substance or illusion?

As we get prepared to be underwhelmed with inadequate proposals for job creation that, mainly, seem taken out of old Republican playbooks (which is why, of course, today’s Republicans will reject them out-of-hand), my in-box is increasingly filled with people wondering whether they are going to take the path of MVANE (My Vote And Nothing […]

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Tags: Energy


September 6th, 2011 · Comments Off on JOBS! JOBS! JOBS! …. F.A.S.T.!

We are less than two days out from President Barack Obama’s speech to a Joint Session of Congress and to the nation to outline proposals to help put Americans back to work. This speech could be a strident call for all-out measures to reinvigorate American employment, a more limited set of programs constructed and conceived […]

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Tags: Energy

With Ozone decision, President Obama spits on his own record and on the law …

September 2nd, 2011 · Comments Off on With Ozone decision, President Obama spits on his own record and on the law …

This morning, as roughly 160 dedicated and knowledgeable Americans put their freedom at risk to call attention to the horrific risks created by Tar Sands exploitation, President Obama announced a kowtowing to the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and disinformation about the benefits created through sensible regulation with a postponement of Ozone regulations. Sadly, rather than […]

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Tags: environmental · pollution · President Barack Obama

Nine Pitfalls of Alternative Energy

September 2nd, 2011 · Comments Off on Nine Pitfalls of Alternative Energy

This guest post comes courtesy of Barath. We’re at the end of economic growth as we know it.  Not everyone has realized this yet, but it has arrived nevertheless [see discussions here and here]. As gas prices remain high and climate chaos becomes ever more apparent, people and institutions are rightly argue ever more insistently […]

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Tags: alternative energy · alternative fuels · Energy · guest post

SDOS: State Department Oil Services (support for Keystone XL Tar Sands)

September 1st, 2011 · Comments Off on SDOS: State Department Oil Services (support for Keystone XL Tar Sands)

This guest post comes from Brendan DeMelle With over 700 people arrested so far in the Keystone XL tar sands action taking place at the Obama White House, and widespread distrust and criticism of the State Department’s final Environmental Impact Statement (EIS), this is a critical moment in the fight against a disastrous proposal to build […]

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Tags: Energy

Tar Sands Scam: Keystone XL Job Creation Claims Demand Scrutiny

September 1st, 2011 · 10 Comments

This look at the job claims related to the Keystone XL pipeline is a guest post from the thoughtful Patriot News Daily Clearinghouse. One big spin to promote the TransCanada XL tar sands pipeline is that it would create lots of jobs. So, there are headlines like this: Approving Keystone XL Pipeline Would Create Jobs […]

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Tags: Energy