The GOP wants to block the military's use of cleaner fuels and push use of dirtier fuels. "Supporting the troops" apparently ends where Big Oil contributions begin.
Mitt Romney promises to revoke federal support for the wind industry. That might not go over well in swing states like Iowa, where the booming wind sector has wide, bipartisan support.
To understand the promise of renewable energy for the U.S. military, start as far from D.C. as possible -- say, with a company of Marines in Afghanistan.
As Republicans hold yet another hearing questioning government investment in clean energy, here's what you should know about how that investment supports the U.S. economy.
Buying wind power or giving your house an energy efficiency facelift can be an expensive proposition. But it’s less so if you team up with a bunch of like-minded friends.
Democrats like talking about "Big Oil" and "clean energy." Republicans favor "Solyndra" and "Keystone." No one's into "climate change."
Conservatives say the American way is to use more and pay less, Walmart-style. No wonder they're scared about the shift to clean energy and sustainability.
A version of this post originally appeared on Energy Self-Reliant States, a resource of the Institute for Local Self-Reliance. Whether German feed-in tariffs or U.S. tax incentives, opponents of solar rail at its perceived high cost. But a story making rounds this week, “why power generators are terrified of solar,” presents a powerful image that may flip this conventional wisdom on its head. Building lots of solar power can actually reduce electricity prices, to the dismay of utilities. The story comes from Germany, where a decade of consistent policy has resulted in thousands of megawatts of distributed solar installed on …
Twenty years ago, major U.S. environmental groups helped rally support for the Earth Summit in Rio. Today, they can hardly be bothered with it.
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