Given the hue and cry that has been unleashed in America with regard to the bailout, there is finally good news for the renewable energy industry. The Emergency Economic Stabilization Act of 2008, passed by the House of Representatives and signed into law by President George Bush immediately afterwards, extends investment and production tax credits for the wind and solar industries. The extensions will be partly paid for by a change in the tax code for the oil and gas industry.
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Let’s say you’re a politician, and you have a policy you want to push to the public. How do you get the backing? You turn to semantics. Do you call it a bailout or a rescue plan? Invasion of privacy or the Patriot Act? A War on Terror or an invasion of a country that […]
Generally speaking, if we don’t know what the cause of a given problem is, but we know there is indeed a problem, how do we devise a strategy capable of adequately addressing it?
On Monday a rumor started to spread around Michigan State’s campus. Barack Obama was coming to speak on Thursday, and the campaign had cleverly kept it under wraps until then.
In the Vice Presidential debate earlier this evening, Sarah Palin and Joe Biden each had a strong point of view on global warming. Gwen Ifill, the moderator, specifically questioned Palin about her views on carbon emissions and Biden about his view on clean coal technology. What do you think? Will a McCain-Palin or a Obama-Biden government really make a difference when it comes to global warming?
Thank you Talking Points Memo! Ben Craw handed us this piece of Sarah Palin perfection. Enjoy! [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/v/NrzXLYA_e6E&color1=0xb1b1b1&color2=0xcfcfcf&fs=1] Video source: Ben Craw at TPM
Canadian political junkies are all busy programming their VCRs, Tivos, or getting all set up to Bittorrent tonight. Thanks to the vagaries of the Parliamentary process, there is a Canadian election called for October 14th.
Sen. Joe Biden from Delaware and Gov. Sarah Palin of Alaska square off in the Vice Presidential Debate, 9:00 p.m. Eastern. Join us after the debate to tell us who won and why? Click Here to Answer the RG&B Poll Question: Who Won Thursday’s Vice-Presidential Debate? Image source: Biden and Palin via Wikipedia
In anticipation of tomorrow night’s vice-presidential debate, it’s probably a safe bet to put your money on energy as one of the topics that’s likely to fire up the discussion.
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In his new book to be released next week, Van Jones lays out a sensible roadmap to solve our long term economic problems. How? By making sustainability the centerpiece of a national renewal. And, if we justify spending hundreds of billions on an economic solution no one completely understands, why can’t we make it an even greater priority to create a sustainable economy that will last us the next thousand years?
The Defenders of Wildlife, critical of Alaska Governor Sarah Palin’s record on the aerial killing of wolves, has expanded the viewing audience of its newest television ad just in time for Thursday’s vice-presidential debate.
At a campaign stop, Sen. Barack Obama said certain spending programs are critical components of an economic recovery, and should not be abandoned by any means.
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Throughout this campaign, McCain has been claiming that he is Mr. Renewable Energy, but the Senator’s record says something completely different.