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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.


$6 Million More Spent on Bogus Solyndra Ads

January 19th, 2012 | by Stephen Lacey

The Koch-funded political advocacy organization Americans for Prosperity is unleashing another multi-million campaign to play up the Solyndra bankruptcy in key election states. After the release of 180,000 pages of documents and months of a heavily-politicized Congressional investigation that included testimony from Energy Secretary Steven Chu, there is still no evidence that the loan guarantee issued to the now-bankrupt solar company Solyndra was a political favor, or that any official in the Administration did anything illegal.


Delay Has Raised US Cost of GHG Reductions

October 6th, 2011 | by Susan Kraemer

In an update of world climate greenhouse gas reductions in Panama this week, international reduction targets and pledges of individual countries were tallied to assess global chances of staying within the climate levels deemed safe. For the US, the news was not good. The US pledge at Copenhagen, coming from the success in the House of the climate legislation needed to effect this, was for a 17% reduction below 2005 levels.


Cleantech Weekly Roundup

June 10th, 2011 | by Zachary Shahan

Some more great cleantech stories from the week that we haven't yet covered. This week, I decided to just organize them by topic (note, of course, that some topics overlap -- in such cases, I put a little note about which other categories each article could be filed under after titles for those of you only interested in a particular topic). Check out these other interesting cleantech stories


Top 20 Cleantech News & Commentary (April 5)

April 5th, 2011 | by Zachary Shahan

Following up on my first cleantech and politics roundup yesterday, here are 20 more great or important stories from the past day or so. I've decided to also bold the stories I think are the most worth checking out



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