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Rich Trzupek: Real Energy Expert Destroys John Oliver’s Ignorant, Profanity-Laced Rant About Coal

Last month, HBO funnyman John Oliver spent an episode of his show “Last Week Tonight” delivering a profanity-laced rant demonizing coal, coal-energy advocates, and presidents of the United States who don coal-miner hard-hats. He did so following the formula that Jon Stewart has used so successfully throughout his career: Be witty and quote a lot of apparent facts in order to back up your satirically-expressed opinion about any issue and hope your audience will accept you as an expert.

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

A New International Example for Bad Energy Policy

If a country’s goal is to decrease carbon emissions by increasing reliance on renewable energy, it only makes sense to install the new equipment in the location with the best potential—both in geography and government.

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Israel Building The World’s Largest Solar Tower

Located in the middle of a desert, this solar tower is part of a new generation of solar power technology and helping to cement Israeli’s position as a world leader in renewable energy. Developers hope the launch will energize the

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Solar Energy Issue Continues to Heat Up

The ongoing “Solar War” between Consumers for Smart Solar and Floridians for Solar Choice continues to heat up the political pavement, as more and groups continue to take sides in this already-heated debate about whether Americans should be able to sell their surplus solar energy.

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The Best Renewable Energy Investment

If you live in the United States, vote, pay taxes, and get your electricity from a utility company, you’ve helped the solar power industry. You support the solar industry through a variety of tax and regulatory policies—voted in by politicians you elected—that favor it over other lower-cost forms of electricity generation.

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Eclipse to Wreak Havoc on Germany’s Solar Power Output

Whilst the vast majority of Europe is looking forward to watching next week’s solar eclipse in wonder and delight, for the people in charge of Germany’s power grid, the celestial event poses a major problem. Seven percent of Germany’s electricity comes