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Donald Trump attacking windmills – why does he hate wind?

Why does the GOP hate wind power so much? For most of them, it seems they just love big oil too much and want to be faithful (family values!) You won’t find them running around with just any old energy source. In Donald Trump’s case, he’s got a little extra going, though. He recently tweeted (via): […]

September 26th

Is California screwing up its high-speed rail?

By BruceMcF The big news on the High Speed Rail front this week is the effort by the California Legislative Analyst to prevent the High Speed Rail project in California from breaking ground. This is in two of their recommendations: Fund Only Needed Administrative Tasks for Now. … only appropriate at this time the $7 million in […]

September 23rd

No More Solar Energy Act passes House

Actually, they’re calling this misbegotten piece of political theater the No More Solyndras Act, but it amounts to the same thing. Because one solar power company failed (mostly because subsidies for Chinese solar power companies dropped the price of solar to the point that they couldn’t make a profit), the GOP says there should be […]

September 14th

Romney’s policy on wind energy is a real job-killer

You hear the GOP call just about anything they don’t like a job-killer. Especially regulations – the kind that keep power companies from poisoning your kids with mercury, keep oil companies from running unsafe rigs that blow up and dump millions of gallons of crude into our oceans and rivers, and keep coal companies from running unsafe mines that kill […]

September 13th

GOP tactic: Damn the facts, attack attack attack!

Washington has finally erupted in outrage at Mitt Romney’s lies, although it took his attempting to politicize the deaths of five Americans in last night’s Mideast violence to do it. Romney smirked as he concluded his press conference. He thought he’d done good. The man has absolutely no shame. (As @KagroX tweeted, “What has Romney just done […]

September 12th

Why big oil hates solar energy so much

It’s not just that solar energy is a competitor to big oil, coal, and gas – it’s that solar cuts into big oil’s biggest profit center. In arguing against solar, they’re always happy to tell you, “The sun doesn’t shine at night, heh heh heh.” But nighttime isn’t when extra power is needed. People are […]

June 12th

2011 year in review: Solar energy has a great year

WASHINGTON – Rhone Resch, president and CEO of the Solar Energy Industries Association, today published the following review of the U.S. solar energy market in 2011: “In contrast to some of the recent headlines, the solar energy industry is a strong, thriving industry in the United States that is creating jobs and lowering costs for the consumer. […]

December 26th