August 29, 2011

Betting the Farm Against Climate Change

Eugene Linden, Los Angeles Times


Leon Trotsky is reputed to have quipped, "You may not be interested in war, but war is interested in you." Substitute the words "climate change" for "war" and the quote is perfectly suited for the governors of Texas, Oklahoma and New Mexico, all of whom have ridiculed or dismissed the threat of climate change even as their states suffer record-breaking heat and drought. . .

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May 7, 2012
How to Fuel Energy Without Subsidies
Tabby Waqar, Biofuels Digest
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May 7, 2012
The End of Clean Energy Subsidies?
Editorial, New York Times
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May 17, 2012
GOP Tries to Create A New Solyndra-Like Scandal
David Ferris, Forbes
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May 17, 2012
Small Wind Farms Grow as Tax Perks Expand
Justin Doom, Bloomberg
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