Posts Tagged ‘Political’

Tough Talk As Oklahoma’s Wind Industry Becomes A Political Target

Here's how contentious the wind industry has become in Oklahoma: When a state representative discovered a GPS tracker on his pickup truck late last year, he immediately suspected the industry, in an allegation straight of a political thriller. “I pissed off a huge corporation,” Rep. Mark McBride told a police officer, according to audio from […]

Investigation into tracker found on Oklahoma legislator’s car leads to Texas political consultant

The OSBI has determined a longtime Texas political consultant known as Dr. Dirt hired the private investigators who put a tracker on a legislator's pickup court records show. The consultant, George C. Shipley, 70, has been subpoenaed to appear next week before the Oklahoma multicounty grand jury “to provide testimony.” View full post on Wind […]

Climate and energy are becoming focal points in state political races | John Abraham

The latest example, Minnesota gubernatorial candidate Rebecca Otto has a strong clean energy proposal As soon as Donald Trump won the presidential election, people in the US and around the world knew it was terrible news for the environment. Not wanting to believe that he would try to follow through on our worst fears, we […]

Power grid expansion plan withdrawn amid political backlash

The late-session plan to restructure management of the California power grid skidded to a halt Wednesday in the wake of growing opposition from interest groups and a spate of negative publicity. While lobbyists and advocacy groups spent much of the week pressing for passage or defeat of the proposal long-backed by Gov. Jerry Brown , […]

A Worsening Political Climate

Ten years ago Monday, George W. Bush-you know, the last Republican to slide into the Oval Office without winning the popular vote- delivered his second-to-last State of the Union Address, and for the first time in a Bush SOTU speech, he acknowledged the reality of a problem that most of his party regarded as a […]

The MPs fighting to keep climate on political agendas

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Wind farm subsidies: political interest trumps the national interest | Damian Carrington

The Conservative move will please a few locals but destroy the confidence of the investors being asked to spend billions to upgrade the nation’s energy system Be in no doubt, the decision to end subsidies for onshore wind farms early is pure politics. Too many Tory voters dislike the look of turbines and their party […]

Facts lost amid political bluster

“From today I declare Australia is under new management and is once more open for business.” Thus declared Tony Abbott in claiming election victory almost two years ago. View full post on Wind Power News

Green energy has been a political giant, but a threat looms in Kansas

Across the country, state legislatures have turned back efforts to repeal renewable energy mandates. View full post on Wind Power News

Windfarms have the power to change communities and political allegiances

The Big Field Wind Farm in north Cornwall is dividing local opinion and may well influence voters in the general election Beef farmer Stuart May looked across the Cornish valley where if an energy company gets its way 11 wind turbines will soon soar skywards, and shook his head. Continue reading… View full post on […]