Solar Power: Be Careful What You Ask For.

Solar power is one of the major renewable energy sources being touted and rapidly developed for replacing carbon based power generation systems. Yes, by all means, once the panels are built, they seem to be carbon neutral. A good thing…but let’s not pretend that solar power is benign. Just recently…

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Whoa, Wait, What? Rep Jim Sensenbrenner Disagrees With President Trump.

In Iowa, the president supported having 15% Ethanol fuels (E15) available year round. It is currently off the menu in the summer. The Trump Administration is planning to allow E15 sales year-round. During the White House agriculture roundtable Thursday, President Trump announced his support for E15 sales year-round without a…

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Notes from DNC Executive Committee Meeting on June 9, 2018

From an email from our friends at the Democratic National Committee, Jason Rae and Khary Penebaker: The DNC Executive Committee met on Saturday, June 9 in Providence, Rhode Island. The Executive Committee heard from a number of current and former elected officials from Rhode Island. RI Dems Vice Chair and…

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Wind In The Willows, But The Power Lines Are In Wisconsin

A number of interesting stories have popped up recently about new developments on a controversial power line that would run from Iowa through the Driftless Area in Wisconsin to Madison. Check out some of the background noise: here and here. Of course environmentalists oppose the power line on principal and…

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Rebecca Kleefisch: states using clean energy have “competitive advantage” over states like Wisconsin

During a recent appearance on right-wing talk radio with Charlie Sykes, Republican Lt. Gov. Rebecca Kleefisch talked about the “competitive advantage” states focusing on clean energy have over states like Wisconsin, which still relies heavily on fossil fuels for our energy production. Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker’s (R) second-in-command made a…

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Some More Highlights From The Keystone XL Discussion

This morning I posted a bit on the ruling from the Nebraska Supreme Court that gives the Canadian oil company the right to seize American assets to complete the Keystone XL pipeline. But there are a few other nuggets to be mined from the original article as well. Let’s see…

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Court Affirms Foreign Corporation’s Right Of Eminent Domain in US

In the continuing saga of the Keystone XL pipeline, the Nebraska Supreme Court ruled that Canadian oil company TransCanada could essentially use eminent domain to seize right of ways on American owned property to complete the Keystone XL pipeline. Continued proof that money knows no borders: Removing a major roadblock,…

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The President On The Keystone XL Pipeline

Just what I have been telling you all along: Now will he veto the bill if it arrives at his desk? I will have more on this later.

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Energy Independence? Bull*lone*y!

One of my post election predictions is that President Obama will approve the Keystone XL pipeline on or after November 5, 2104. It just seems to fit with the current oil trends in the US: U.S. Crude Oil Exports Hit a 15-Year Monthly High: The United States exported 268,000 barrels…

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Changing The Conversation On Climate Change Part II

Published today by the Associated Press, a little article about Democratic Mayors fighting climate change at the local level in spite of Republican governors remaining skeptics. So yes, as I stated earlier, things can be done without convincing everyone that they need to believe that climate change exists: For coastal…

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