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Clinton vs Trump vs Congress on fixing America’s decrepit infrastructure

By Meteor Blades Both Hillary Clinton and Donald J. Trump have laid out plans for tens of billions to be spent on restoring America’s infrastructure as well as innovating some modernization. Clinton’s $275 billion, five-year plan, not surprisingly, contains solid detail. In place of specifics, Trump’s plan, which proposes $1 trillion in spending and leverage over the same period, depends, as you […]

September 20th

What President Obama SHOULD Say About Solar In The SOTU

By Frank Andorka, RGB Contributor All eyes will be on the House of Representatives tonight … oh, who am I kidding? Viewership for the State of the Union have been falling for years, and I’m fairly certain this year won’t be any different. I’m thinking it’s because the state of the union is always strong and […]

January 20th

Who Has The Best Job In Solar? Bet It’s Not You

By Chet Henry, Special To RGB Close your eyes for a moment and picture the perfect job in solar. You’d talk solar all day and all night. You’d work with some of the most innovative companies in the solar world. You’d fly around the country — first class, of course — to attend solar ribbon […]

May 9th

State of the Green Union 2013 – It’s climate change, stupid!

He spoke about peace. He spoke about the middle class. He spoke about health care. And he also came out strong about the environment. Could we be looking at a major shift in President Obama’s second term? He spoke about putting the nation’s interests before party and reasonable compromise – although I doubt he expected […]

February 12th

Marco Rubio’s GOP response to the State of the Union 2013

GOP State of the Union Response by Senator Marco Rubio, as Prepared for Delivery Watch the speech, then read the full text… More state of the Union coverage: The Green elements of the SOTU (a LOT!) SOTU Reactions (plus Drinking Game!) Obama’s full speach (text + video) Rand Paul’s Tea Party tap dance (text + video) Good evening. I’m […]

February 12th

State of the Union – Why the hell are we still talking about this?

Watching the pre-game show for the 2013 State of the Union, all anybody is talking about is cuts, cuts, and sequester. Its symptomatic about how the GOP (and their friends in media) have totally dominated the messaging game – despite their complaints to the contrary. As Paul Krugman tries to remind us over and over […]

February 12th

Best way to cut the deficit: Grow the (green) economy

It’s not rocket science. It’s basic economics. Invest in job creation. More jobs cascade into more revenues across the economy. More working people leads to more tax revenue. The Congressional Progressive Caucus has a proposal that would avoid the sequester and cut the deficit in a healthy way, while leading to bigger growth. At the […]

February 6th

Fracking liars: So much for energy independence

We’re told over and over again that we just HAVE to approve every imaginable oil and gas project in order to achieve energy independence for America. So how come the minute they get approval, the companies turn around and immediately demand the right to export all that energy? From coal to tar-sands oil to coal […]

February 5th

NY launches $1.5 billion for solar energy

As the cleanup of hurricane Sandy continues along its battered coastline, NY is going green, getting serious about clean energy and climate change. Yesterday, Governor Andrew Cuomo announced $150 million per year in funding for the NY-Sun initiative, designed to quadruple customer-sited solar capacity in New York State. According to the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA), […]

January 10th

Election 2012: Who won the second debate? Obama!

This one is going to be tough for the pundits to call. On the one hand, President Obama came out swinging in tonight’s debate, and landed some good shots on Mitt Romney. This allows for a “comeback kid” narrative, always popular with the pundits. On the other hand, not much seemed to land on Romney […]

October 16th

Full transcript of the second 2012 Presidential Debate

CROWLEY: Good evening from Hofstra University in Hempstead, New York. I’m Candy Crowley from CNN’s “State of the Union.” We are here for the second presidential debate, a town hall, sponsored by the Commission on Presidential Debates. CROWLEY: The Gallup organization chose 82 uncommitted voters from the New York area. Their questions will drive the […]

October 16th

Now, Pennsylvania GOP wants fracking… at state universities?

Not content with pushing fracking into state lands and state parks, now the fossil fuel addicts of Pennsylvania’s state legislature want to push the dangerous, messy process onto state university lands. State Rep Donald C. White (R-41) – who just happened to have taken in $94,150 in campaign cash from the industry, explains: “This legislation provides an opportunity […]

October 16th