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IOUs Ransom Solar in Washington

By Chip Martin, RGB Contributor Utilities in Washington State are making the most of the desperation gripping the solar industry there, dangling the promise of an extended rebate program for the small price of the most fundamental solar policy – net metering — and with it, the industry’s future stability. While one would think the local […]

January 28th

Xcel Has More Faces Than Eve

By Chip Martin, Special to RGB In 1957, 20th Century Fox produced a movie called The Three Faces of Eve, starring Joanne Woodward as Eve White, a woman suffering from dissociative identity disorder (previously known as multiple personality disorder) who has three distinct personalities — the timid wife, the party girl and the stable woman […]

July 30th

Good Riddance, Max Baucus, You Anti-Solar Tool!

By Chip Martin, Solar Bomb Thrower I can’t believe my friends at Important Media let me in here. After all, with all the great writers they have working for the network (including the great Zach Shahan, Jeremy Bloom, and Scott Cooney), why would they want a bomb thrower like me to enter into their highly intellectual, reasoned debate? […]

December 30th

Meet 22 Black activists supercharging the climate movement (Video)

Organizers and activists long relegated to the sidelines are gaining momentum — and political power — as they push for bold solutions to the greatest challenge of our time. A new generation of Black luminaries stands at the vanguard of this movement. To learn about their efforts to fight exploitation and oppression, we spoke with 22 experts […]

EV Report (part 1) – Electric vehicles go mainstream

Electric cars aren’t new. At the dawn of the US auto industry in the late 1800s, electric vehicles outsold all other types of cars. By 1900, electric autos accounted for one-third of all vehicles on US roadways. Of the 4,192 vehicles produced in the US and tallied in the 1900 census, 1,575 were electric. By John Farrell Electric vehicle sales remained […]

October 9th