Critical List: Oil prices drop; Soros invests in energy efficiency
Oil prices went down — for about a minute, before they started climbing again — after the International Energy Agency announced the release of emergency supplies.
The Department of Energy is backing the $2.6 billion Project Amp, which will install 733 megawatts of solar — as much as was installed in all of 2010 — in 28 states over four years.
To make it even clearer that the the vast liberal conspiracy has it in for dirty energy: The right wing’s favorite bogeyman George Soros joined forces with Google to invest $25 million in an energy efficiency company called Transphorm. (Don't worry, conspiracy theorists, it's only $25 million! They can't be that serious about this.)
The Arizona wildfires ate up the habitat of endangered species like spotted owls and Apache trout.
The EPA is starting to study the environmental impact of fracking, before Republicans take that power away, too.
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