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Green-Energy Projects Can Expect Cold Shoulder During Trump Presidency

Donald Trump named a former Koch Industries lobbyist, Thomas Pyle, to the Energy Department to take charge of its transition. Pyle is president of the Institute for Energy Research, an obscure fringe group that coordinated a national assault on renewable power.

December 6, 2016
U.S. President Barack Obama hosts a roundtable with CEOs to discuss efforts to tackle climate change both in the United States as well as on a global scale at the White House in Washington, DC, U.S. on October 19, 2015. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque/File Photo

U.S. Companies Tout Climate Policies, Fund Climate Skeptics

U.S. companies that have expressed the most fervent public support for President Barack Obama’s environmental agenda are also funding its biggest enemies – the scores of U.S. lawmakers who are climate change skeptics and oppose regulation to combat it, according to a Reuters review of public records.

September 6, 2016
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Ikea To Start Selling Solar Panels in U.K. Stores

The panels come in blue or black and will be installed within six weeks of purchase, according to the company.

April 26, 2016
A pump jack stands idle in Dewitt County, Texas January 13, 2016. REUTERS/Anna Driver

Why Cheap Oil Isn’t Bad For The Environment

While the price of oil has fallen, so have the costs of green energy technologies.

January 28, 2016

Obama Lays Out New Climate-Change Plan

Obama tried to anticipate and rebut arguments from critics about harm his vision could do to American business.

August 3, 2015
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California Climate Plan Has Inland Condemning Coastal Elitism

“Families losing their jobs cannot afford solar panels on their homes when they can no longer afford their homes because they have no job.”

June 23, 2015
Donald Trump

5 Things To Remember About ‘The Donald’

For years Donald Trump has boasted about what a great president he would make, while never actually running for any elected office himself. That came to an end Tuesday. As he enters his first political campaign, here are five things from The Donald’s formidable career to keep in mind.

June 17, 2015
biofuels

Investment In Clean Energy Helps U.S. Security At Home And Abroad

If Congress does not authorize funding for clean energy and efficiency innovations, the negative effects will be far-reaching.

June 1, 2015

Tesla Unveils Battery To ‘Transform Energy Infrastructure’

The Tesla Powerwall can store power from solar panels, from the electricity grid at night when it is typically cheaper, and provide a secure backup in the case of a power outage.

May 1, 2015
infrastructure, green energy, environment, california, clean energy, clean power,

California’s Push For Clean Energy Has A Problem: No Place To Store It

Peak demand for electricity rarely coincides with the brightest sunshine or the strongest winds, so finding a way to store clean power and deliver it when needed will be critical as California relies more on renewable energy.

March 25, 2015

Renewable Energy Companies Use New Clout In Statehouses

Green energy going toe-to-toe with the fossil fuel industry in statehouses across the country.

December 26, 2014

Even Red States Can’t Ignore Rising Green Economy

With so many homeowners and businesses making greener energy choices, private utilities — along with big oil, gas, coal, and nuclear companies — see the writing on the wall. Unlike some other denizens of the fossil-fueled set, this gang isn’t beating oil wells into solar panels, retiring nuclear reactors, or embracing wind and geothermal power. Instead, these […]

August 18, 2014

Conservative Heavyweights Have Solar Industry In Their Sights

By Evan Halper, Tribune Washington Bureau WASHINGTON — The political attack ad that ran recently in Arizona had some familiar hallmarks of the genre, including a greedy villain who hogged sweets for himself and made children cry. But the bad guy, in this case, wasn’t a fat-cat lobbyist or someone’s political opponent. He was a […]

April 20, 2014

5 Ways The Stimulus Saved And Remade America

The party that still thinks the Bush tax cuts (which resulted in the most negligible job creation in decades) and the Iraq War (which resulted in the Iraq War) both worked wants you to believe that the stimulus failed. And they’ve been making that argument since before the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act even had a […]

February 17, 2014

Chevy goes Green! (in something besides car colors)

“Genesee County now is home to the first solar-powered charging station being tested nationwide by General Motors for the battery-powered car that’s been hailed as a symbol of the automaker’s rebirth. Such stations soon could become commonplace at any of the more than 2,000 Volt dealers nationwide — but the first was at Al Serra […]

June 14, 2011

Obama, attempting to protect his job, pushes for more private sector hiring

Obama traveled to North Carolina to promote a new job initiative, pushing for more hiring in the green energy and tourism sectors.

June 14, 2011