Energy policy

Pay as you save: British coalition government floats energy plan

Article: Pay as you save: British coalition government floats energy plan

At the federal level, the US tends to rely on various forms of tax incentives to spur consumer demand for energy efficiency and renewable installations. States and cities have tended to be a bit more creative in providing forms of up-front cost support, such as property tax financing and loan programs. Perhaps the feds should take a look at approach the new British government floated in yesterday’s Queen’s Speech: a “pay-as-you-save” loan program.

Robert Redford: "Mr. President, now is the time for clean energy."

Article: Robert Redford: "Mr. President, now is the time for clean energy."

Thursday, May 20, 2010, marks one month since BP’s oil rig exploded in the Gulf Coast, killing 11 people and unleashing one of the worst environmental disasters our nation has ever seen.   Since then, millions of gallons of oil have gushed into the ocean, poisoning marine life and threatening hundreds of miles of coastal…

Robert Redford: The Spin

Article: Robert Redford: The Spin

With all the spin… the flip, the bob, the weave… the duplicitous behavior coming from the Republicans… scrapping around in campaign desperation. Blurring the facts seems to be a strategy. But what’s not a blur is that the Republican party has had it all for the last 8 years – Presidency and national administration, both…