February 3, 2012

Is Green Regulatory Stimulus Possible?

Matthew Yglesias, Slate

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Brendan Smith and Jeremy Brecher write about their desire to find environmentally-sound job-creation proposals to counter the Keystone XL jobs pitch. It's a sophisticated piece that avoids the KXL opponents' frequent fallacy of dismissing pipeline construction jobs as "temporary" when at the end of the day the life of a construction worker has always been an endless series of temporary jobs. . .

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TAGGED: Stimulus, Energy Subsidies, Taxes, Regulations, Green Energy, Slate


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Google's $375 Million Taxpayer Tab
Glenn Schleede, MasterResource
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The Irony of the 'Subsidy Summit'
Stephen DeMaura, RealClearEnergy
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October 24, 2013
British Politicos Jump From Burning Green Ship
The American Interest
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