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Obama To Congress: Economic Recovery 'Begins' With Clean Energy

Article: Obama To Congress: Economic Recovery 'Begins' With Clean Energy

WASHINGTON, DC, February 25, 2009 (ENS) – In his first address to a joint session of Congress Tuesday night, President Barack Obama earned repeated standing ovations from both Democrats and Republicans. He focused on three issues – clean energy, health care and education – and an overarching fourth issue – economic recovery. “The fact is,…

Victory Dance

Article: Victory Dance

The problem with historic moments such as this is that they are so awe-inspiring, so humbling, that it’s easy to be confused by the jubilation that should come with such events. Any outburst of elation or feelings of personal satisfaction that the contest went your side’s way feel almost out of place. Showboating in the…

Where Was Offshore Oil Drilling Ten Years Ago?

Article: Where Was Offshore Oil Drilling Ten Years Ago?

As is sadly the case in politics, philosophy and generally any intellectual sphere of human activity, there is a tendency to think of things in extremes. Today we are considering the two widely divergent positions of Democrats and Republicans when it comes to what to do about the high price of oil. Are these extreme…

Energy Efficiency Hits Brick Wall in Washington

Article: Energy Efficiency Hits Brick Wall in Washington

Energy efficiency and renewable energy strategies seem to take center stage quite often in Washington, yet nothing substantial ever seems to happen. Senate Democrats proposed a package of energy bills but were consistently opposed by most Senate Republicans. The first provision proposed to force electric utilities to generate 15% of their power from wind, solar,…