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From Brain Drain to the Next Economy

(5) Comments | Posted November 11, 2011 | 10:18 AM

Originally published on New Deal 2.0

The national Occupy movement has focused the nation on the fact that our economy is broken. Today, millions of Americans are clamoring for an alternate vision of the America economy. For recent graduates, a lack of regular and lucrative opportunities in next...

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Obama's Climate Omission: Can We Disagree on Climate and Win on Clean Energy?

(17) Comments | Posted February 2, 2011 | 1:24 PM

This post was originally published at Americans for Energy Leadership.

President Obama's exclusion of "climate change" from the State of the Union, combined with Carol Browner's exit as the administration's top climate adviser, has sparked wide debate across the climate movement. On one...

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Rep. Giffords and the New Energy Economics and Security Consensus

(0) Comments | Posted January 12, 2011 | 4:19 PM

A confluence of recent events, both tragic and inspiring, have once again reminded us that America's national security is inextricably linked to its energy posture. As a result, a new consensus is emerging within government and the private sector: the U.S. military can make the nation and its soldiers safer...

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U.S. Cleantech Industry Endangered as Wall Street Sells Short

(0) Comments | Posted December 3, 2010 | 1:43 PM

On Wednesday, Bloomberg reported that hedge funds are increasing short selling in U.S. renewable energy stocks to an annual high as firms like Goldman Sachs trim their clean-tech positions. These steps have already damaged the U.S. wind industry, and hedge funds are rallying against First Solar, Tesla Motors, and...

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Renewable Energy Standard: Symbolism or Substance?

(3) Comments | Posted September 28, 2010 | 2:25 PM

Amongst those who have fought for energy reform, the announcement that Senators Jeff Bingaman (D- N.M.) and Sam Brownback (R-Kan.) are pursuing a stand-alone renewable energy standard (RES) should be cause for both cautious celebration and deep concern. While a RES could be an effective tool to help catalyze a...

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