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Author Archives: Stephen Lacey

Majority of Michigan Voters Support 25% Renewable Energy Target

October 1st, 2012 | by Stephen Lacey

This election season, Michigan may turn out to be one of the most important states for renewable energy in the U.S. In November, voters will have the chance to vote on a constitutional amendment that will increase Michigan’s renewable electricity targets from 10 percent by 2015 to 25 percent by 2025.


Decades of Federal Government Support Spurred Natural Gas Boom

September 30th, 2012 | by Stephen Lacey

Love it or hate it, there’s no denying that the U.S. is in the midst of a shale gas boom. Armed with a horizontal drilling technique that allows companies to access natural gas trapped in shale formations, the industry’s production has surged and prices have fallen to historic lows.


$20/Ton Carbon Tax Could Reduce US Deficit by $1.2 Trillion in 10 Years

September 30th, 2012 | by Stephen Lacey

Over the last year, there’s been increasing talk in Washington political circles — including conservative ones — about how to use a carbon tax as a deficit reduction tool. However, with an election season in full swing and a large number of Congressional Republicans campaigning against climate action, the current likelihood of getting a price on carbon is officially zero.


House GOP Pushes for Huge Increase in Fossil Fuel Drilling While Cutting 13 Clean Energy & Energy Efficiency Programs

June 13th, 2012 | by Stephen Lacey

The GOP’s mantra on energy is “we shouldn’t pick winners and losers.” But all one needs to do is look at Republican legislative priorities to see how hollow that slogan is. A series of bills currently being considered in Congress make it very clear that House Republicans are attempting to stack the deck in favor of the fossil fuel industry.



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