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Coincidence? Top 10 Clean Energy States are Democratic

Coincidence? Top 10 Clean Energy States are Democratic

It’s not deliberately politically tilted, but a recently released clean energy ranking by Clean Edge, a research firm focused on the clean-tech sector, shows that the top clean energy states also tend to be blue-leaning and solid blue states, meaning states that tend to vote for the Democratic candidate in the U.S. presidential elections. Ironically,


In Focus: Mitt Romney’s Energy Plan

The Romney platform is called “Believe in America: Mitt Romney’s Plan for Jobs and Economic Growth“; it also contains the candidate’s energy policy. But before Romney details his plan, he takes some swipes at the Obama administration’s energy plan: As the Obama administration wages war against oil and coal, it has been spending billions of


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 is Anti-Environment

Republican presidential front runner Rick Santorum said President Barack Obama subscribes to a theological worldview that “elevates the Earth above man.” This is how the former Senator from Pennsylvania describes Obama’s belief in a fact based understanding of climate change. On Saturday, February 17th, Santorum told an Ohio audience that he believed Obama adhered to

Newt Gingrich, Mitt Romney

What Newt Gingrich and Mitt Romney Have Planned for U.S Energy

Although the GOP presidential primary race remains fluid, the front-runners are now Newt Gingrich, fresh from a victory in South Carolina, and Mitt Romney, the second-place finisher in Iowa and South Carolina and first-place finisher in New Hampshire. Barring a brokered convention, one of these gentlemen will likely be the GOP candidate with a chance


The Koch Brother’s Ties to GOP Presidential Candidates

Oil billionaires David and Charles Koch use their oil wealth to misinform Americans and influence the GOP. The Koch brothers have spent $55 million to fund climate denial front groups, their agenda includes efforts to undermine the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Koch Industries has given generously to conservative politicians throughout the country at both the


House of Representives: Official Renewable Energy HATERS

The Republican-dominated House of Representives passed the previously defeated stopgap spending measure last night that would have otherwise shut down the Federal Government. This time the bill was held hostage by $100 million needed for emergency disaster aid. Republicans wouldn’t approve those funds unless they were offset by spending cuts. After a searing attack by Rep. Issa (R-CA) in a


Republican Gubernatorial Gains and Clean Energy

The big loser in the 2010 Gubernatorial elections is America’s cleanenergy economy. Overall, the Republicans picked up 11 governorships from the Democrats: Iowa, Kansas, Maine, Michigan, New Mexico, Ohio,Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Wisconsin and Wyoming. The GOP alsogained back the Florida governorship. By comparison, the Dems onlypicked up California, Hawaii and Vermont. The race is stillofficially

Republican’s Anti-Science Stance on Global Warming

In an effort to pander to the Tea Party, Republican contenders are towingthe climate denial line ahead of the midterm elections. An influx ofRepublicans means that both chambers will be polluted by moreanti-science skeptics of human-induced global warming. The factsare hard to refute, but where there is a will there is a way. Althoughsome Republicans


SB 1403| Arizona solar jobs bill in limbo

Just ten days ago, Arizona state Senator Barbara Leff  (R-ParadiseValley) stood before a House committee, making the case for a bill shehad written. “The Quality Jobs Through Renewable Energy Bill,” wasneeded, she said, to make Arizona the leader in solar [power].” Notjust in the nation, but potentially throughout the world. Leff reminded Representatives that we