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Thursday, 22 August 2013 15:02

Use Tax Code Reform To Grow Green Energy

August 22 -- The Desert Sun supports the congressional effort to boost renewable energy through tax reform. Rep. Raul Ruiz, a Palm Desert Democrat, joined New Jersey Republican Jon Runyan and Oregon Democrat Earl Blumenauer in a letter urging action by the House Ways and Means Committee, which is leading the effort. >>View Article

August 19 -- The one thing everyone working on energy issues in America can agree upon is non-existent energy policy action at the national level. But late last week President Obama signed two bipartisan bills that could create a major boost for US renewables generation from an unlikely source – small hydropower. >>View Article

Thursday, 15 August 2013 14:42

Congress Gives Hydropower A Boost

August 15 -- President Obama last week signed into law two hydropower bills that have the potential to boost development of this important renewable energy source. >>View Article

August 13 -- From the day in 1986 when president Ronald Reagan pulled down the solar array that had sat briefly atop the White House, conservative politicians in the US and elsewhere have had a growing antipathy towards renewables. Many conservatives, particularly those on the far right, simply refuse to believe solar can play a useful role in modern energy systems, and paint it as an unwarranted extension of government regulation. >>View Article

August 12 -- There is such thing as a green Tea Partyer. Over at the Huffington Post, Seth Shulman draws attention to a truly surprising thing that happened last month in Georgia: An all-Republican commission of state regulators voted to expand the use of solar power. >>View Article

Tuesday, 16 July 2013 14:52

Windmill man optimistic about the future

July 16 -- Green energy has been at the center of bitter political fights in recent years, but Tom Kiernan sees a glass half full — at the very least — when it comes to the future of the wind power industry in the United States. >>View Article

July 16 -- If you ask any American from any state (red or blue): “What do you see as the energy source of the future?” they will answer “green.” .>>View Article

June 7 -- The fight to bring cheaper, clean energy to Georgia is uniting some unlikely allies. Renewable energy advocates and leaders of the Atlanta Tea Party are taking on utility giant Southern Co., and its subsidiary Georgia Power, over resisting the call to expand its development of solar energy. >>View Article

May 29 -- Inside Washington, D.C., in recent years, energy issues have been tangled up in partisan politics, discouraging many of our fellow conservatives from joining the calls for reform. >>View Article

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