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Breakthrough Perovskite solar cell shows the cheap, clean energy future Trump would kill

Can Energy Secretary Rick Perry keep the stream of good news humming along, despite his boss’ bailing on the Paris climate agreement? Yesterday the Energy Department’s Ames National Laboratory had a very good report about one of our favorite topics, “coal killing” organometal halide perovskite solar cells. By Tina Casey  Coal-Killing Perovskite Solar Cells For those of […]

Conservatives call for free market solutions to climate change in wake of Paris Agreement

The president’s ill-conceived decision to leave the Paris Climate Agreement strengthens the resolve of the Partnership for Responsible Growth and others committed to adoption of a carbon fee. We will continue to make our case on Capitol Hill and within the business community. As Americans deal with rising coastal waters, droughts, superstorms, forest fires, insect-borne […]

Market forces are NOT with Trump. They’re with clean energy.

You want numbers proving that Trump is on the wrong side of history when it comes to climate change, the Paris agreement, and the battle between clean energy and dirty coal? We’ve got numbers for you. By Jeremy Bloom Writing in the Wall Street Journal, Jason Bordoff (@JasonBordoff) founding director of the Center on Global Energy Policy […]

June 1st

How the terrorists won: Sucking the economy dry

Part 1 of “How The Terrorists Won” dealt with the mental-emotional ways in which we have been losing to terrorists and are simply fueling more terrorism. However, there are also very practical, nuts-and-bolts ways that the terrorists have been successful at weakening the United States — it’s nothing they can do on their own, and […]

February 4th

Hillary and Bernie both in denial about our true fiscal mess

By James Howard Kunstler The remaining sound-of-mind Americans must view the primary election spectacle with mounting sensations of wonder, nausea, and panic. It’s one thing for the financial system to crack up, and another thing for social norms to disintegrate, and still another for the political system to become a locked ward of obvious psychopathology. […]

February 8th

After decimating small towns, Walmart is now leaving

By Jeremy Bloom For years, Walmart’s business plan has been simple: Come into small towns (often with tax breaks and subsidies), out-compete local businesses and drive them into the ground. But with profits falling, they’re now shutting down 269 stores and abandoning those communities – in many cases, leaving them with no grocery store and no […]

January 27th

Kunstler’s predictions for 2016: Banking and Markets

By James Howard Kunstler (See Kunstler’s introduction to his round of predictions here.) The big event of the year past was the Federal Reserve’s Waiting for Godot act concerning the fed funds rate. When Godot finally showed up two weeks before year’s end, it was in the expected-but-pitiful form of a 25-50 basis point hike […]

January 5th