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Koch Brothers Want To Kill The Electric Car – Again

February 20th, 2016 | by Steve Hanley

The Koch Brothers are not happy that anyone but them should get government subsidies and they want to put a stop to it - just as long as it doesn't endanger the billions in government subsidies that benefit them.

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

Great Scott! $90 Billion Dollars?

October 30th, 2012 | by Andrew Meggison

$90 billion. The Obama administration has put $90 billion in subsidies into solar and wind energy companies and about half [&hellip

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

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