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Solar Energy Lobby’s Texas Goals Clouded by Bankruptcies

A leading solar power lobbying organization’s promises of growth in Texas continue to sit under a cloud of economic challenges. Amid cheap natural gas prices and established wind farms in much of the solar-friendly regions, solar panel arrays are proving a tough sell.

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SolarCity and the Silver Spoon

Having a successful business takes a lot of hard work, good market analysis, a better product or service than the competition, and advertising. Add in a bit of luck, and hopefully it will grow. If, however, you are a politically favored business—say solar—your story is different.

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Paris Climate Goals Require Global Industrial Shutdown

The Associated Press struggles mightily to avoid admitting that the Paris “climate conference” was a very expensive dystopian fantasy, in which world leaders soaked their taxpayers and also spewed vast amounts of carbon into the atmosphere with their luxury jets, just to hold the world’s largest “Mad Max” live-action role-playing game

Politicians Designate Oil a ‘Loser’ In Paris, But Green ‘Winners’ Need Huge Subsidies to Survive

We have a load of headlines and sound bites about how “the end of the fossil fuel era” and Paris has put oil decisively on “the wrong side of history” – which is, not coincidentally, the same term our effete ruling class and inept President Obama use to describe ISIS terrorism. Meanwhile, as New York magazine noted, many proponents of the Paris plan “agree that its value is more about symbolism and hoped-for gains than near-term substance, and critics are zooming in on the agreement’s lack of legal teeth, as well as how optimistic it seems to be about future international cooperation, technological advancement, and the sustained domestic will within each country.”

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Britain Loses Top Energy Rating After Slashing Subsidies

(Reuters) – Britain has lost its top-notch energy policy rating from the U.N.-accredited World Energy Council after the government prematurely cut some renewable energy subsidies, creating uncertainty about how it will address support in future. The World Energy Council has

Beyond the Bickering, Bill Lifting Oil-Export Ban Wins Bipartisan Support

Americans are sick of the bickering in Washington and want both parties to cooperate and get something done. Friday, October 9, offered proof that this can still happen. The house passed H.R. 702, the bill to lift the decades old oil export ban—with 26 Democrats joining the majority of Republicans and voting for it.

Green Fury: Aussie PM Tony Abbott Approves Massive New Coal Mine

Forget subsidy-hungry wind, solar and hydro power alternatives. Australia’s Prime Minister Tony Abbott believes coal is the future because it’s good for humanity. To prove he is a man of his word, Mr Abbott’s conservative coalition government has approved another massive new thermal coal mine for

How Anti-Frackers Raise The Risk of UK-Wide Blackouts

The risk of blackouts this winter has increased compared with a year ago, according to National Grid. More people demanding more energy at a time when new power stations are a rarity means that as supply meets demand something has to

Ex-Im Bank Crucial to Clinton Crony Capitalism Faces Closure

The Export-Import Bank generates headlines because, after more than three-quarters of a century, it is about to go away. But it won’t go away if Democrat presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, and Republican Senator Lindsey Graham, can do something about it.