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Amanda McCrum

Amanda McCrum

August 22 -- City departments collectively failed to reduce greenhouse gases by their 2012 target, yet the shortcoming had nothing to do with electricity usage. >>View Article

August 22 -- Sometimes, it's a guilty pleasure to be able to say, "We told you so." But in this case, we're confirming a trend that is good news for American consumers, so we feel no guilt at all. >>View Article

August 22 -- That politicians call themselves "Latino" or say "Si Se Puede!" at immigration rallies doesn't automatically mean that said politicians are pro-Latino. >>View Article

August 22 -- There are 3,200 utilities that make up the U.S. electrical grid, the largest machine in the world. These power companies sell $400 billion worth of electricity a year, mostly derived from burning fossil fuels in centralized stations and distributed over 2.7 million miles of power lines. Regulators set rates; utilities get guaranteed returns; investors get sure-thing dividends. It’s a model that hasn’t changed much since Thomas Edison invented the light bulb. And it’s doomed to obsolescence. >>View Article

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 21 -- The U.S. Green Building Council New York Upstate Chapter will host a presentation Thursday on state and federal programs that assist with the funding of green building and renewable energy projects. >>View Article

August 21 -- Green bond sales are set for a record year as investors in clean-power and climate projects seek long-term gains from the securities. >>View Article

August 21 -- In the long history of automotive safety press releases, no carmaker has ever issued a statement quite like the one put out by Tesla Motors (TSLA) on Monday night. >>View Article

Wednesday, 21 August 2013 14:21

Statistically, Ethanol Is A Farm-Friendly Fuel

August 21 -- The Aug. 15 commentary “Yes — reconsider that ethanol blend rate” was chock-full of misrepresentations and cherry-picked data to allow the authors to make a case against other American farmers and the ethanol industry. >>View Article

August 20 -- Increasing domestic oil and gas production is no panacea for our nation's energy needs or economy. That will only intensify our fossil fuel addiction. It also won't free us from the tyranny of the global oil market. U.S. oil production may be up 44% since 2008, but so are prices. The costs of crude oil have risen 6% in that time. >>View Article

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