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How Cheap Wind Energy Threatens to Upend the Kansas Governor's Race and Upset the Koch Brothers

Kansas Governor Sam Brownback once supported wind energy, but that was before petrochemical billionaires and Kansas natives Charles and David Koch became his largest campaign donors. Now, Brownback and the Kochs find themselves enmeshed in a highly competitive governor’s race, one that has become a referendum on the much-heralded notion that scaling back government and slashing taxes for the wealthy will lead to economic growth. >>View Article 

Renewables Can Light the Way in U.P., State

There's a serious energy crisis brewing in the Upper Peninsula. We're enduring the nation's second-highest electricity rates, paying almost double what other Michiganians pay, and facing further sharp increases due to legislative, regulatory and market breakdowns. Many families and businesses will be hurt. >>View Article 

LCOE of Utility-Scale Solar Power Getting Really Competitive

Of course, CleanTechnica readers know that we’ve seen some extremely low solar power prices in New Mexico, Texas, and Minnesota, already beating low-priced natural gas. But seeing a report showing the LCOE of utility-scale solar power beating natural gas, coal, and nuclear power is still something. >>View Article 

Peter Rothstein: R.I.'s Next Governor Should Back Clean Energy

With campaign season in full swing and the election less than two weeks away, one topic that is a clear priority for both candidates for Rhode Island’s next governor is job growth and workforce development. As the next governor looks toward emerging sectors that can be further cultivated, he or she needs to look no further than Rhode Island’s growing clean-energy industry, which is already responsible for thousands of new jobs in the Ocean State. >>View Article 


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