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Senate Tax Bill Threatens Clean Energy & Public Health, Pays Fossil Fuel Industry To Wreak Environmental Havoc

December 4th, 2017 | by Joshua S Hill

Just before 2am on Saturday morning, Senate Republicans passed their $1.5 trillion Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, a hastily written and hurried bill that will affect Americans all across the country and end up increasing the country's deficit by $1 trillion, while under the radar the bill will also threaten the country's renewable energy industry. 


US Energy Bodies Unite Against Senate Tax Bill

December 1st, 2017 | by Joshua S Hill

With the Senate Republican tax bill racing towards a contentious vote despite numerous obstacles, a group of American energy trade bodies have penned an open letter raising urgent concerns that claim a provision, if it remains as-written, would have dire impacts on the country's renewable energy industry. 


Foreign Windpower Giant Iberdrola Taps Saudi Arabia of Wind Because We Can't

December 31st, 2009 | by Susan Kraemer

Today, a European company put the finishing touches on a wind project in North Dakota which Americans have known for decades is "the Saudi Arabia of Wind." Spain's Iberdrola Renovables, the parent company of Iberdrola Renewables Inc that built the project became a giant global wind company in the wake of the Kyoto Accord. The European renewable energy sector grew from the resulting renewable energy legislation in Europe. The result is that it is European wind companies such as Vestas and Iberdrola, that are now building the wind energy that we need


The Fossil Party and the Future Party

December 6th, 2009 | by Susan Kraemer

One of the hardest parts of checking foreign news sources - to find out what others think of the emissions reductions targets their countries are bringing to Copenhagen - is deciphering the meaning of all those political parties' names. Who knows which side each of these is on, when it comes to climate change


EPA Wields Timely Stick: Ruling CO2 a Public Danger Before Copenhagen Climate Decision

December 6th, 2009 | by Susan Kraemer

In a bold move; well timed to coincide with the US Climate Summit decision at Copenhagen, this week the EPA will declare carbon dioxide a "Public Danger" - - triggering the certainty of regulation for big greenhouse gas emitters such as power stations, cement kilns, crude-oil refineries and chemical plants, according to the Wall Street Journal. The move essentially guarantees that fossil industries feel either the very sharp stick of this EPA ruling...or they allow some of the Senators they control to cross the aisle for the first time on energy legislation and ratify what President Obama has said he is taking to Copenhagen as the US offer: a carbon cut of 17% below 2005 by



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