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Kate Sheppard

Department of Energy Approves Nuclear Loan Guarantee, But Program Is Off To A Slow Start

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 02.20.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -– Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz traveled to Waynesboro, Ga., Thursday to announce the finalization of a $6.5 billion loan guarantee for ...

Kate Sheppard

Former Energy Official Disputes '60 Minutes' Segment On Clean Tech Crash

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- "60 Minutes" last Sunday ran a segment on what it described as the "crash" of the clean tech industry, detailing perceived failures in g...

Student Loans: the Problem and Solutions

William B. Bradshaw | Posted 08.07.2013 | College
William B. Bradshaw

I'll start with the severity of the problem and then turn to solutions. Defaults on student loans are looming as the next big financial crises facing...

Obama's Atomic Solyndra?

Harvey Wasserman | Posted 06.18.2012 | Green
Harvey Wasserman

Let's relieve the president of this radioactive burden. Let's kill these reactors before they kill us, and take the most significant leap of all toward a green-powered Earth.

Nuclear Power's Green Mountain Grassroots Demise

Harvey Wasserman | Posted 05.20.2012 | Green
Harvey Wasserman

If the citizens of Vermont can shut Yankee, a dam will be breached and the post-Fukushima power of a rising grassroots tsunami will be made tangible. Solartopia will be that much closer.

Solyndra's Screwup Can't Stop the Rooftop Revolution

Tyson Slocum | Posted 12.19.2011 | Green
Tyson Slocum

The Solyndra scandal highlights the flaws of the loan guarantee method of incentivizing promising technologies. It is therefore a failure of incentive design - and not of green energy.

Government Has Long History of Promoting Innovation; It Should Do the Same with Clean Energy

Peter Lehner | Posted 12.10.2011 | Green
Peter Lehner

Government research funding and loan guarantees can help advanced technologies move out of the lab and into the market faster. That means Americans will have quicker access to the benefits.

Lucia Graves

Obama Says He Has No Regrets About Solyndra Loan

HuffingtonPost.com | Lucia Graves | Posted 12.03.2011 | Green

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama said Monday he has no regrets about granting a $528 million federal loan to Solyndra Inc., arguing it wasn't poss...

A $7 Billion New Nuke Attack

Harvey Wasserman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Harvey Wasserman

The White House and nuclear power industry are on the brink of grabbing $7 billion in new taxpayer-funded loan guarantees for new reactors. But they can be stopped.

Another Feeble-Headed Nuke Drops Dead

Harvey Wasserman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Harvey Wasserman

For years reactor backers have touted the "Pebble Bed" design as an "inherently safe" alternative to traditional models. Now its South African developers say they're done pouring money into it.

Is the "Nuclear Renaissance" Dead Yet?

Harvey Wasserman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Harvey Wasserman

It is now clearer than ever that atomic energy cannot compete. After a half-century this technology still can't face the prospect of full liability for the disasters it might impose.

Can "Emergency" New Nuke Loans Be Stopped Despite Cover of War?

Harvey Wasserman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Harvey Wasserman

Amidst a grassroots uproar over funding for the military, the nuclear power industry has again forced $9 billion in loan guarantees onto an "emergency" war appropriations bill for Afghanistan and Iraq.

Weekly Mulch: Nuclear Plants will go up in Georgia

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
The Media Consortium

By Sarah Laskow, Media Consortium Blogger If you were to look out to the horizon of the clean energy field right now, you would see the hazy outlines ...

Bipartisan Nuke Subsidies

David Roberts | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
David Roberts

grist.orgThere's heated debate in green circles about the Gang of 20 Senate energy bill -- the New Energy Reform Act of 2008 -- which would open up s...