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Years Project Video: FERC is poised to get a lot more powerful (& that’s bad for the climate)

Most Americans don’t think about the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) much, but the agency has a lot more power over their lives than they might realize. FERC plays a big role in deciding what energy projects get approved in the U.S., and the current administration has appointed a number of friends of the fossil […]

Suddenly, Rick Perry has doubts about free markets for energy?

Shakespeare’s adage about those who “doth protest too much” seems an appropriate response to Energy Secretary Rick Perry’s recent testimony on an administration proposal to change the way coal and nuclear power plants are compensated for sending electricity to the U.S. grid. By William Murray R Street Perry’s cryptic and somewhat baffling rhetoric Thursday in front of […]

October 14th

FERC reluctant to go along with Rick Perry’s scheme to subsidize dirty coal plants

At the end of September, US Department of Energy Secretary Rick Perry formally proposed to the country’s Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) the propping-up and subsidization of the coal and nuclear industries, but immediate and subsequent commentary suggest that Secretary Perry won’t be having things all his way. By Joshua S Hill  Following in the wake […]

October 11th

The Real Color Problem of President Obama

Oh, they call him a communist. They call him a Red. But the actual problem is that President Obama is too Green. Barack Obama is our first truly Green President.

This is the real reason the fossil industries whose profits are threatened by renewable energy go after him – and stir up emotional opposition groups to threaten him with outlandish attacks. Because he has already implemented or funded an extraordinary string of renewable energy initiatives.

He will likely be remembered as an FDR figure; the president who powered the nation with solar and wind.

September 11th