Tag Archives: Government

Kahlschalg in UK >> 29 Jul 2010

Gleich zu Beginn ihrer Amtszeit sorgt die neue britische Umweltministerin Caroline Spelman für Aufsehen und Kopfschütteln.

Why We Need to Reform the Filibuster to Fight Climate Change >> 28 May 2010

They may seem like two disparate topics: climate change and an archaic Senate procedural rule. But they have more in common than you might think. Thanks to the Senate filibuster rule, essentially any piece of legislation needs 60 votes, a super-majority, if it hopes to pass. This is one of the reasons that the climate [...]

Not so Fast – Solar Installation Costs are not Dropping >> 15 Mar 2010

In an article stating that Cost of Installed Solar Fell 30% in Past Decade, there is a strong inference that the entire cost of installing solar is going down. This is not entirely accurate.

US Government Budget >> 12 Feb 2010

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President Barack Obama unveiled on February 1 a $28.4 billion budget request for DOE for fiscal year (FY) 2011, including $2.36 billion for the DOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE). The proposed budget aims to reduce unnecessary energy use, boost