Category Archives: Politics

‘Air of Inevitability’ & coal plant updates

As a follow up to my last post, I realize the key issue that has changed, as heralded by Obama’s State of the Union address, is an ‘air of inevitability’ for coal emissions regulations.  What would motivate an industry executive … Continue reading

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State of the Union: Let’s have a win-win climate change conversation

When the words, “no area holds more promise than our investments in American energy” rang out during the State of the Union address, I, for one, was energized. Obama’s second major topic  from his grand podium last night was climate … Continue reading

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Against Chinese Dumping: Solar and Auto Industry Similarities

Election politics, solar, domestic jobs are all hot topics whether because of radiation or large amounts of cash and hot air.  On September 17th, Obama announced he would file suit with the World Trade Organization against China for unfairly subsidizing … Continue reading

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Summary of Romney Energy Plan

Romney’s campaign published a whitepaper describing his energy plan on August 23, 2012. It focuses primarily on oil, and does not give much guidance relevant to electricity. One news source quipped, “’oil’ is mentioned 154 times; ‘climate’ zero”. Notable positions … Continue reading

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