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Author Archives: Stephen Lacey

Coal Generation Drops 19% in 1 Year in US

May 15th, 2012 | by Stephen Lacey

  Power generation from coal is falling quickly. According to new figures from the U.S. Energy Information Administration, coal made up 36 [&hellip

ALEC Received Funding from Koch Industries & Exxon Mobil to Craft Legislation Aimed at Repealing Renewable Energy Standards

April 26th, 2012 | by Stephen Lacey

Two leading conservative political organizations say they are stepping up coordinated efforts to repeal state-level renewable energy targets. The American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) — a “stealth business lobbyist” that works with corporate interests to help them write and implement “model” legislation — says it may soon start crafting laws designed to kill or weaken state targets for renewable electricity, heating and fuels.

Romney Wanted Government “to Invest in New Technology” — in 2007

March 28th, 2012 | by Stephen Lacey

If the Mitt Romney of today debated himself from a few years ago, he would likely call himself a government-loving socialist. In 2007, as he prepared his national presidential campaign, Romney explicitly supported 50-mile-per-gallon fuel efficiency standards, electric cars, government programs for new automotive technologies, and renewable energy to reduce the global warming “burden” of greenhouse gases

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