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Directory:U.S. Government and Politics on Energy

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A directory regarding the United States Government and Politics regarding energy, including exotic free energy.

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Latest: Directory:Solar / Directory:Electrical Grid / Directory:U.S. Government and Energy > Power Companies' objective: Remedy the unintended subsidy of solar customers by residential customers - Residential solar customers using net-metering, pay much less for their electricity but they use the grid even more than regular residential customers, who end up picking up the infrastructure costs, which is a subsidy. Remedy: a low ~$4.25/month facilities charge for net-metering customers. (PESN July 22, 2015)
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Directory:U.S. Government and Energy > Directory:U.S. Government and Politics on Energy > Romney's Energy Plan Ignores Solar and Wind - Mitt Romney sets an ambitious goal with his pledge to achieve U.S. energy independence by 2020. It's just too bad his plan relies almost entirely on fossil fuels and largely ignores the solid promise of clean energy. (RenewableEnergyWorld August 24, 2012)
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Directory:Global Warming > Directory:U.S. Government and Energy > ClimateGate, again - "I am proud to be one of the 32,000 Scientists, PHD's, Engineers and Technicians who have signed the Petition to force the EPA into independent 3rd party review of their proposed regulation schemes which can not be supported by anything other than their "consensus" (2500 captive employees within the government). We do NOT buy into Global Warming" (Stop Agenda21 Now November 26, 2011)
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Directory:U.S. Government and Energy / Directory:Best Exotic Clean Energy Technologies: Directory:Nuclear > Directory:Cold Fusion > Letters to the Senate request hearings on DOE and USPO - This past week Cold Fusion Now sent letters to all the US Senators on the Energy Sub-Committee requesting hearings on the Department of Energy’s refusal to acknowledge LENR science as a part of its research funding AND the US Patent Office’s lack of action on LENR technology. (Directory:Cold Fusion Now November 10, 2011)
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Directory:Trends / Directory:Oil / Directory:U.S. Government and Energy > Directory:U.S. Government and Energy > Worldwide, Fossil Fuels Get 12 Times the Subsidies as Clean Energy - In the US, the government still gives tens of billions of dollars in subsidies to oil companies every year. And elsewhere, there's much heavier state support. In 2009, Exxon alone spent more money lobbying US Congress than the entire clean energy sector combined. (TreeHugger December 1, 2010)
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'Green Jobs Czar' Resigns Amid Furor - President Barack Obama's environmental adviser Van Jones, who became embroiled in a controversy over past inflammatory statements, has resigned his White House job after what he calls a "vicious smear campaign against me." He was linked to efforts suggesting a government role in the 2001 terror attacks and to derogatory comments about Republicans. (AOL Sept. 6, 2009)

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Solar Industry: No Breakthroughs Needed - In a recent conference in D.C., solar industry leaders agreed that the U.S. federal government has a misplaced emphasis on research into futuristic new technologies, rather than support for scaling up existing ones, pointing out that new technologies will take decades to come to market. One company, First Solar, has already brought the cost of solar power to under $1 per watt. (MIT Technology Review August 3, 2009)

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Stimulus Appears to Be Sparking Alt-Energy Revival - There are signs that the federal stimulus might be pumping a little life into the alternative-energy industry. Financiers and law firms specializing in renewable energy say they see growing interest in reviving moribund projects and breaking ground on new deals. (TruthOut March 24, 2009)

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Obama’s Stumble: Wind Power - The US will “double the amount of energy that comes from renewable sources by the end of my first term." Pres Obama should know that that’s not possible. The cost of these extraordinarily expensive electricity (five to ten times more than coal or nuclear) projects is enormous, even on the scale of the anticipated deficit spending. (Energy Tribune March 3, 2009)

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Clean Energy Aspects of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act - US President Barack Obama signed the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, includes US $16.8 billion for the DOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) -- a nearly tenfold increase from 2008. (Renewable Energy World Feb. 18, 2009)

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Bush Years: 8 in 8 Minutes (video) - Kieth Olbermann of MSNBC gives a scathing recital of George Bush's performance, but doesn't take into consideration the global corporatist/Fascist cabal that is behind him and has pulled his strings from day one. The Beast is still among us, although they will rule now from the shadows of the Democratic party. (Truthout Jan. 16, 2009)

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Latest: Directory:Trends / Directory:U.S. Government and Energy >Directory:Barack Obama's Stance and Policies on Renewable Energy - Lists the items in the Comprehensive Energy Plan as proposed by the President-Elect with attention to both short term and long term objectives, including energy efficiency, promoting plug-in hybrids, and supporting renewable energy sources. (PESWiki Nov. 6, 2008)

House OKs tax relief sets up battle with Senate - The bill is H.R. 7060. The House voted 257-166 on a $60 billion measure dealing with renewable energy initiatives and the extension of such business and individual tax breaks as the R&D credit, credit for higher education tuition, deductions for state and local sales taxes and the expansion of eligibility for the child tax credit. (Associafged Press Sept. 26, 2008)

House OKs extending renewable energy tax credits - The House has passed their own bill that is not in synch with the Bill passed by the Senate. (Reuters Sept. 26, 2008)

H.R. 6049 Renewable Energy and Job Creation Act of 2008

Current Bills before the House

House Passes Energy Bill, Lifts Offshore Oil Ban - Democrats referred to HR 6899 "Comprehensive American Energy Security and Consumer Protection Act" as a compromise bill. Their priorities included the repeal of tax benefits for oil companies -- rechanneling that money to foster renewable energy efforts. The bill also mandates that, by 2020, utility companies get at least 15 percent of their energy from renewable sources. (Courant Sept. 16, 2008)