May 29th, 2013 | by Andrew
In contrast to a bitterly divided Congress, there is also broad public support for eliminating fossil fuel subsidies, taxing carbon and greenhouse gas emissions, and lowering emissions regardless of what other countries may or may not do, according to a national survey conducted by 4C -- George Mason University Center for Climate Change Communication and the Yale Center for Climate Change Communication
October 10th, 2012 | by Andrew
US green jobs growth exceeds that for the overall economy, and economies in states where commerce and industry are greener have been doing better than others. The transition to a cleaner, greener US economy is also helping address a longstanding, and worsening, economic malaise: the decline of US manufacturing and growing inequality of wealth and income.
July 24th, 2012 | by Andrew
Countering misinformation being spread in the midst of tough economic times and a presidential election year, a US PREF study finds that the federal solar investment tax credit generates a healthy return on taxpayers' investment.
July 24th, 2012 | by Andrew
Former Congressman Bob Inglis' new energy economy plan includes adding the cost of Middle East wars, pollution, and climate change to the cost of fossil fuels and eliminating clean energy technology subsidies.
June 8th, 2012 | by Andrew
One of the ways the US federal government subsidizes the fossil fuel industry is by allowing natural gas, oil and coal investors to form Master Limited Partnerships (MLPs). These special purpose investment vehicles exempt companies forming them from corporate income taxes. Legislation from Delaware Sen. Christopher Coons seeks to level the playing field by opening MLPs up to renewable energy investors.
April 30th, 2012 | by Andrew
US small business owners support government clean energy investment, EPA CO2 emissions regulations and ending oil-and-gas industry subsidies, but who's listening on Capitol Hill
April 15th, 2012 | by Andrew
Renewable energy and clean tech present great opportunities to revitalize US manufacturing, potential that's recognized by a growing group of business and political leaders, including the Obama administration.
January 27th, 2012 | by Andrew
Good news on the clean energy finance front---private sector investors are stepping up the pace of their investments across the renewable energy landscape, from wind and solar to geothermal and hydropower. With a Congress hopelessly divided on the direction energy and environmental policy should take and threatening lapses of key clean energy incentives imminent, private sector capital is going to be critical in order for the fast pace of renewable energy systems deployment and technological innovation to continue
December 31st, 2011 | by Zachary Shahan
Here’s one last year-end round-up, a good one on U.S. climate policy from the World Resources Institute that I figured [&hellip
December 29th, 2011 | by Zachary Shahan
As indicated in the previous post by the American Wind Energy Association (Top 10 Wind Energy Stories of 2011), [&hellip
December 12th, 2011 | by Andrew
The US wind energy industry can create and save 54,000 jobs, including expanding the wind energy manufacturing sector by 1/3 to 46,000 jobs, according to the results of a study completed by Navigant Consulting. That's given a stable federal tax policy that includes extending the existing wind energy production tax credit (PTC) for another four years. The AWEA, along with US manufacturing industry groups, labor unions and environmental groups, is pushing for Congress to pass recently introduced legislation that would extend the PTC through