Yann Brandt, solar entrepreneur and proprietor of SolarWakeup.com (if you’re not receiving his daily wrap-up of news from around the solar industry in your inbox, shame on you), wrote this original piece for his website. When I saw it, I immediately demanded he let me post it here. Thankfully, he acceded to my request: By Yann Brandt, Managing […]
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Paula Mints is one of the top market researchers in the country whose insights are sharp and incisive. She is also the founder and chief market research analyst for SPV Market Research. In this post, she says the trade wars currently raging in the solar industry must stop — or the long-term damage to the industry may be irreparable. […]
We all know those parents, hovering just out of sight, keeping an eye on every move their children make, offering unsolicited advice and generally trying to keep control of everything — all in the name of “love.” The utilities have studied that behavior and decided to go all-in with it, with a much more sinister goal: to […]
In next week’s election, we have a choice between competence and ideology. How can we survive if we wallow in nostalgia and tell the smartest people in our society to go to hell? By David Brin When I first started writing about this 30 years ago, I called it the Mystery of the Great Silence. It’s more […]
George Mason University announced today the formation of the Energy and Enterprise Initiative (E&EI), a nationwide public engagement campaign led by former Congressman Bob Inglis that will explore and promote conservative solutions to America’s energy and climate challenges. E&EI will operate from Mason’s Center for Climate Change Communication (4C). The initiative, according to its mission, will […]
By Jennifer Savage The Ocean Conservancy California made history today when the Fish and Game Commission voted to adopt a network of Marine Protected Areas for northern California. The vote marks the completion of the United States’ first statewide network of underwater parks, protecting California’s most iconic coastal waters and sea life, from rockfish and razor […]
The California Fish and Game Commission on June 6 adopted regulations for the North Coast marine protected areas (MPAs) created under the controversial Marine Life Protection Act (MLPA) Initiative. Commissioners Michael Sutton, Richard Rogers and Jack Baylis voted 3 to 0 to approve the regulations covering approximately 1,027 square miles of state waters from the […]
By David Brin . Increasingly, scientific consensus is failing to influence public policy. Facts, statistics and data appear insufficient to change highly politicized minds… and science has started scrutinizing why.Alas now, this topic inevitably devolves down to our screwy American politics. And while (as I avow repeatedly) every political wing has its anti-science flakes, growing mountains of evidence […]
By David Brin Russ Daggatt’s latest missive discusses whether the Stimulus Bill has had good effects. His analysis is well worth perusing… and spreading the link. My own take on things is more abstract. So let’s step back and examine how Democrats and Republicans have become identified with two quite opposite economic theories. We’ll start with the Republicans, […]
For the first time ever, scientists have uncovered the presence of infectious salmon anemia, a deadly virus that has devastated farmed fish in Chile, in wild salmon populations on the West Coast. This news arrived at a time when the Obama administration is fast-tracking the approval of genetically engineered Atlantic salmon, promoting environmental destructive corporate […]
What is free speech? According to the Supreme Court, money that corporations spend to influence elections is free speech, and cannot be limited. But it seems a lot of our officials think it’s perfectly OK to place limits on free speech when it comes to the 99 percent.
And last time I checked, city ordinances don’t trump the Constitution.
Mitt Romney, the uneasy frontrunner in the Republican Presidential race, has a problem. He used to be a sane conservative who cared about people and the planet. And no matter how much he tries to act like a raving loony today, his past actions continue to bite him in the ass.
Well, he talked the talk. But when it comes to the environment, will President Obama be able to walk the walk? His jobs plan won’t do as much for the environment as earlier programs like tax credits for home solar and wind power installations.
Here’s an overview of the details of President Obama’s jobs bill.
There isn’t much that has a green component… Some are more directly green, such as money to renovate schools that will include energy-saving insulation. Some of them are more of a stretch…
Why is the President now siding with polluters? The White House claims clean air protections would be too expensive. But this is a farce. Letting the polluters off the hook won’t save lives, won’t create jobs and won’t fuel innovation. It will, however, endanger the health and lives of children and seniors.