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Nov 12, 2013 – Driven by two billionaires and organized labor, liberal super PACs get to an early start. They are outspending conservative super PACs, but Republicans expect to catch up. This article originally appeared in USA Today By Fredreka Schouten, USA TODAY WASHINGTON — President Obama and many congressional Democrats repeatedly have…more
Nov 11, 2013 – Originally published in POLITICO By Alexander Burns Tom Steyer is Virginia’s $8 million man. The California billionaire spent nearly that much from his personal fortune to make an example of Republican Ken Cuccinelli for his arch-conservative views on the environment. The sum is more than three times the investment that’s…more
Oct 18, 2013 – Electricity produced from wind set a record for several hours on Thursday, according to data from the Southwest Power Pool, a regional transmission organization that covers Oklahoma and eight other states. Despite the wind record, coal continues to be the dominant fuel for the region. Originally published in The Oklahoman…more
Oct 18, 2013 – October is one of the busiest times of the year at Tigercomm. No, it’s not because we love Halloween (which we do) or because we’re engrossed in baseball’s postseason (which we are – Go Sox!). It’s because we’re prepping for Solar Power International! SPI ’13 is going to be a…more
Oct 18, 2013 – This article originally appeared in Greentech Media By Eric Wesoff October 17, 2013 The flood of financing continues as more financial institutions clamor to invest in this new asset class. Continued growth in residential solar financing is going to require better customer acquisition methods and access to more and inexpensive…more
Recent polling has indicated strong support by the American public for approving construction of the Keystone XL Canadian tar sands export pipeline. Yet this support is based on a series of falsehoods, spread by the very people who stand to benefit from the pipeline's approval (go figure!). Here are five of those falsehoods, and our explanation as to why they're false.
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That problem certainly hasn't gone away in the 9 months or so since Roberts wrote his series. In fact, continued price declines for rooftop solar power, along with advances in battery technology, threaten to kick the rate of change into overdrive. What should electric utilities do about this situation? An excellent new article in CNBC explores that question and finds:
Keep in mind that ProPublica's review is just a small sample of the studies out there, and that there is a "scarcity of funding available for large-scale studies as a major obstacle in tackling the issue." One can only imagine what those studies would find, if there were funding to conduct them.
And the correct answer is: shipping Canadian tar sands oil by rail is not a substitute for Keystone XL. Which, in turn, means that stopping Keystone XL could put a significant damper on development of tar sands reserves. No wonder why Canadian oil interests - and the politicians who love them - are pushing so hard for U.S. government approval of Keystone XL.