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Trumps budget slashes EPA, green energy

We’ve been waiting for some time now to see just what damage the Trump administration intends for the US clean energy and environmental policies and institutions. And this week’s budget release confirms the administration has massive cuts to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the Department of Energy (DOE), and in particular the country’s leading clean energy research […]

May 24th

Even normally calm people fearful of how Trump will handle a real crisis when one inevitably appears

Edward-Isaac Dovere has a piece up discussing fears over how Pr*sident Donald Trump would handle a serious crisis. Some observers have been profoundly concerned about that since the early morning of Nov. 9. Others, including people previously predisposed to supporting him, have grown increasingly worried. By Meteor Blades One obvious reason that even some people in Trump’s own […]

May 13th

Trump bailing on another promise – using US steel for pipelines

Just four days after he took office, Pr*sident Donald Trump fulfilled one of his campaign promises by issuing a memorandum calling for a Commerce Department study on using American steel for pipelines – all-new, retrofitted, repaired, or expanded U.S. pipelines. The problem for Trump is that it’s likely no way can be found to craft a domestic-steel-only policy that’s legal. […]

May 5th

Trump’s terrible no-good border wall is also an environmental disaster

On Wednesday the Center for Biological Diversity and Arizona Rep. Raúl Grijalva, co-chair of the Congressional Progressive Caucus, sued the Trump regime and called on federal agencies to undertake a comprehensive probe into the negative environmental impacts of Trump’s proposed border wall. By Meteor Blades In a press release, the CBD stated: “Trump’s border wall will […]

April 12th

Paula Mints: Will The Tariff Wars Ever End?

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. […]

April 6th

SOTU 2013 reactions: The good, the bad and the ugly

Well, State of the Union 2013 is one for the history books, and now the post-mortems begin. Did President Obama hit one out of the park, or will he continue to be stuck in gridlock? Let’s take a look at some reactions from around the (green) world… …..More state of the Union coverage: The Green […]

February 12th

State of the Union 2013 – Watch it live, here!

Watch President Obama deliver his State of the Union speech right here, live, at 9 pm Eastern. Will he talk about climate change? Will he confront big oil? Will he take on subsidies for fossil fuels and unsustainable agriculture? Will he call for more green jobs? We’ll know in a few hours… http://www.youtube.com/user/whitehouse?v=qXZ5dnhwhlQ And then… […]

February 12th