Tag Archives: 2012


What Failed GOP Presidential Candidates think about Climate Change

Republican’s confusion on climate change is well known, but this ignorance is not only a defining feature of those left in the GOP presidential race, it also applies to those who dropped out. Here are the views of three Republican candidates who are not longer in the 2012 race. At one time these candidates were


Rick Santorum on Climate Change

Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum has made a slew of absurd statements about climate change. Not only does he believe that climate change is a hoax, he refers to the large body of scientific evidence as “bogus” or “junk.” Rather than rail against Santorum for his lack of understanding, here are a few examples that


U.S Environmental Attitudes Since 2007

What kind of attitude changes have we witnessed in America in the last five years? During this time we have experienced the worst recession since the great depression, but what has happened to US attitudes on the environment? Surveys reveal some very interesting points. A 2008 survey was conducted by public affairs assistant professor David


Solar Industry Optimistic for 2012

Our February 22, 2012 #SolarChat on Twitter was filled with industry leaders and the solar curious. Although EcoOutfitters.net’s Raina Russo couldn’t make it (for the first time ever!), the entire staff here at EO is thrilled and excited by the response our #SolarChats have gotten, and — like the solar industry itself — we started


Obama: Permanent Renewable Energy Tax Breaks Must Happen

One important element in President Obama’s corporate tax reform plan is that he would make the renewable energy production tax credit (PTC) permanent. The reform plan says that providing only temporary tax breaks has led to instability and uncertainty in renewable energy industries and their investors, preventing growth. “This approach has created an uncertain investment climate, undermined the effectiveness


SunPower Silences the Critics with Recent Earnings and Guidance

While it’s still choppy seas for the solar industry, SunPower’s full-year results for 2011 beat analysts’ estimates, and its 2012 guidance led some analysts to be more bullish on its stock. Among other steps the company is taking, it’s working to reduce costs by simplifying its production process and introducing more efficient PV cells. The

Former President of the United States Bill Clinton speaks to attendees at The U.S. Conference of Mayors in Seattle

Bill Clinton Discussus Energy Ideas at ARPA-E

Former President Bill Clinton stepped onto the stage at ARPA-E’s third annual Energy Innovation Summit to a standing ovation. He started off by reminding the tech-savvy crowd that he was “famously technologically challenged.” He then reflected on his position of being a former president, adding, “One of the saddest things about being a former president


Renewable Energy Production Up 27% Under Obama

Since President Obama entered office three years ago, renewable energy production in the US has climbed 26.9%, according to the Energy Information Agency’s (EIA) latest “Monthly Energy Review.” For the three years ending November 30, 2011, domestic oil production has also risen, by 13.7%, natural gas production grew 13.4%, nuclear power decreased by 2.8% and