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Hayward: Ocasio-Cortez Disavows the Green New Deal’s FAQ After It Becomes a Mockery

The Green New Deal (GND) quickly became the subject of such mockery that its godmother, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, attempted to scrub the talking points from her website and pretend they never existed at all. The effort to erase this political disaster is one of the biggest political gaslighting operations in recent memory. It happened so fast that half of the online Left is still touting the GND as the irresistible wave of the future, while the other half thinks it’s a trick concocted by right-wing pranksters.

WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 30: U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) speaks as other House Democrats listen during a news conference at the U.S. Capitol January 30, 2019 in Washington, DC. House Democrats held a news conference to introduce the 'Paycheck Fairness Act.' (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Beto O’Rourke Supports ‘Concept’ of ‘Green New Deal’

Beto O’Rourke supports the “concept” of a Green New Deal, a proposed economic stimulus program designed to transition the U.S. from fossil fuels to 100 percent renewable energy within a decade, joining other potential 2020 presidential candidates in backing the initiative.

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UK Taxpayers Face £1 Billion Bill over Green Energy Scandal

A green energy scandal that is saw people heating empty buildings just to collect government grants could cost British taxpayers more than £1 billion. The UK Treasury faces a huge bill after spending on Northern Ireland’s Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI)

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Hillary’s Energy Policies Enrich Wall Street Cronies

In endorsing Hillary Clinton as the Democrat’s choice for President, Sen. Bernie Sanders decried “greed, recklessness, and illegal behavior” and declared that we couldn’t let “billionaires buy elections.”

Hillary Clinton will be formally crowned the party's White House candidate at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia this coming week

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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Royal Bank of Scotland Goes Green; Shares Dive

Every year since 2008 when it was bailed out by the UK taxpayer, the Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) has been losing money. Now – thanks to the Guardian‘s Chief Enviro Loon, the Hon. Damian Carrington – we have an

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For the Rich, Green Greed Is Good: From the Enclosure Acts to Eminent Domain

Yes, the past always repeats itself. In our first installment, we saw how, in the 18th century, the English aristocracy went about clearing the peasants off of valuable land. To be sure, everything that the aristocrats did was legal — of course it was, because the gentry wrote the laws.

For the Rich, Green Greed Is Good: From the Enclosure Acts to Eminent Domain

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

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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

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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.

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