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Renewable Energy
Infrastructure, Solar Power, Energy, Oil, Coal, Mitch McConnnell, Koch brothers, politics, environment, Renewable Energy, Froma Harrop

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
Carbon Tax

How The Rise Of Renewables Brings A Fix For Climate Ever Closer

United Nations climate talks set to begin in Paris next week promise to produce a landmark deal that has eluded diplomats for more than two decades.

November 30, 2015

Climate 2016: Will Hillary Clinton Become The Next ‘Greenest President’?

In 2008, Clinton promoted an ambitious $50 billion “strategic energy fund” to invest in a clean energy “Apollo Project” — funded by taxing Big Oil’s “excess profits.”

March 31, 2015
Infrastructure, Solar Power, Energy, Oil, Coal, Mitch McConnnell, Koch brothers, politics, environment, Renewable Energy, Froma Harrop

The Sun Is Rising On Solar Panels, And There’s No Fighting It

Why the Koch brothers and an army of coal and oil lobbyists are doomed to lose their war against clean energy.

March 24, 2015

What To Expect From the U.N. Climate Summit

On Sunday, hundreds of thousands of people marched to demand action on the pressing global issue of climate change. Now, it’s up to the United Nations to heed their call. The 2014 United Nations Climate Change Summit in New York has gathered leaders from all sectors of society to bring new climate initiatives and ideas to the […]

September 23, 2014

Winds Of Change: Floating Power Turbines Envisioned Off Oregon Coast

By Ralph Vartabedian, Los Angeles Times LOS ANGELES—A Seattle energy company received initial regulatory approval Wednesday to build five massive wind turbines floating 16 miles off the Oregon coast. The pilot project off Coos Bay would be the first offshore wind facility on the West Coast. It also would be the biggest demonstration of technology that […]

February 6, 2014

Recent Accidents Increase Pressure For New, Safer Energy Sources

In recent years, the main debate surrounding energy sources has focused on economic and, to some extent, environmental factors. But the existing methods of energy production and transportation also pose grave health risks to humans — a fact shown by recent disasters that could add more urgency to the development of safer energy sources. Nuclear […]

September 12, 2011