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

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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Green Politics Heats Up On Capitol Hill

The approval rating of the US Congress and the Senate is very poor right now – and for good reason. These elected officials are consistently taking out of both side of their mouth. Example, while the US military is pushing hard for green technology Republicans in the House of Representatives are trying to push through the so called “No More Solyndras Act”.

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America’s Military Wants BioFuels

The U.S. military is the nation’s single largest consumer of oil and wants to wean itself from petroleum. Because the U.S. military is an organization of action; it is using its buying power and authority to commercialize alternative and bio fuel technologies.

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Fossil Fuels and Political Ads

Love it or hate it, it is election season in America. That means political ads on TV and thanks to the Supreme Court ruling in Citizens United large corporations are blanketing the air waves with political attack ads. Some of the nastiest ads are coming from in the oil, gas and coal industries and their target is President Obama.

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Romney Once Thought European Gas Prices, Efficient Cars Were Good Ideas

The mere mention of raising the gas tax here in America is quite taboo, and the idea that the U.S. should pay gas prices even close to the $8.00 a gallon many European countries pay is downright scary to some people.

But not GOP Presidential candidate Mitt Romney, who was once quoted as saying that America would be better off with “European gas prices.” Say whaaaaaa?

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US DoD to Spend $1.8 Billion on Clean Energy by 2025

According to the latest report published by Colarado-based Pike Research, the US Department of Defense is expected to spend $1.8 billion on clean energy by 2025. The clean energy programs also include conservation measures which are expected to increase steadily over the next 12 years.

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Romney Advisor Dan Senor Pushing For EVs

I think it is fair to say that Presidential Candidate Mitt Romney is not feeling the love for electric cars (even though he once did). The Romney/Ryan Energy Dependence Plan calls for more drilling, fewer regulations, and eliminating green energy subsidies, but not oil subsidies.

Yet there is one man on Romney’s advisory board pushing for electric vehicles. Can he help sway the candidate’s views on electric vehicles?

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California State Assembly Votes on 3-ft Rule For Bicyclists

Many people cite safety as the biggest reason they’re not commuting via bicycle, self included. Don’t cue the violins, I’m lucky to have had a full recovery from the crash I’m really sick of talking about, and I know my own road rage had some part in it. However, if seeing a cyclist in a wheelchair tugs at your heartstrings, go right ahead and urge your local Assembly member to vote yes on 1464.

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