Browsing the "US Economy" Category

Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood’s Electric Car Predictions Are Big

July 8th, 2013 | by Andrew Meggison

U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood has left the Obama administration after several years of encouraging biking and walking while discouraging cell phones. During his departure, Secretary LaHood said, "By 2025, all of us, every family, will have some kind of hybrid or electric vehicle," a very encouraging (if overly optimistic) prediction from a high level government official, and a Republican at that


Election 2012 Alternative Fuel Wrap Up

November 21st, 2012 | by Andrew Meggison

Politically, a line was drawn clearly in the sand separating the ideological views of conservatives and liberals in terms of their option on the current state of alternative fuels in the United States. With President Obama reelected it seems that the current support for alternative fuels will continue. One would think that it would mean that cries for fiscal responsibility from the right will not be far behind; however that might not be the case


Paul Ryan – Pro Green Energy Loans?

October 4th, 2012 | by Andrew Meggison

Vice Presidential candidate Paul Ryan, the fiscal conservative hero of the Republican Party, once supported a US Energy Department loan program aimed at developing greener cars. Furthermore, Ryan even called for DOE to hand out lump-sum payments to companies. My, how times have changed since 2008 and


Federally Funded Green Energy Projects – Not Such A Failure After All

October 4th, 2012 | by Andrew Meggison

And they are off! This election year is heating up with the first Presidential Debate now behind us. One of the big issues is the failure of Obama’s green energy projects. To the Republican’s the supposed green energy failure is a prime target for wasted spending by the government in hard economic times


Mitt Romney’s Energy Plan: By Big Oil, For Big Oil

August 27th, 2012 | by Christopher DeMorro

As America’s next hopeful CEO...err, President, Willard Mitt Romney is running largely on his business credentials, and the fact that he isn’t named “Obama.” But what does Romney plan to do if elected President? Well outside of repealing Obamacare and cutting taxes, Romney hasn’t been exactly forthcoming about his plans. But the Presidential hopeful did release an energy plan last Friday that called for “energy independence” by 2020. The only problem? This plan, written by the Big Oil industry, won’t do anything but increase industrial profits at the cost of the average consumer


The 11 Fastest Growing Green Jobs

July 17th, 2012 | by Andrew Meggison

There has been a lot of talk about “Green Jobs” – and sadly much of the conversation has been negative. The term “Green Job” in our politically charged media makes one think of the Solyndra disaster, the misallocation of government funding, and people out of work. However, the news on the “Green Job” front is not all bad. Below is some of the fastest growing (yes, pun intended) “Green Jobs” in action today


Romney’s Own Solyndra?

June 21st, 2012 | by Andrew Meggison

A Massachusetts solar company that Republican Presidential Candidate Mitt Romney handed a $1.5 million government loan to whas filed for



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