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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

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

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

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