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Green Scissors Report Suggests $380 Billion in Savings by Killing Subsidies and Spending

Sometimes, changing current methods of doing things has an economic gain. In a groundbreaking report released by Green Scissors, a coalition between four…
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Senate Holds Hearing on Big Oil Tax Breaks

The Senate Finance Committee held a hearing yesterday on tax breaks for the nation’s top five oil companies: Chevron, Shell, ConocoPhillips, BP America,…
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Increasing Gas Prices Despite Subsidies

This post is part of a blogging series by economics students at the Presidio Graduate School’s MBA program. You can follow along here.…
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Beyond the Red-Blue Electric Car Divide

Should electric cars be a political issue dividing not just red states and blue states, but a person’s political and sustainability philosophy?  Yesterday,…

End Both Fossil Fuel and Clean Energy Subsidies

Last week President Obama touched on sustainability themes during the State of the Union address.  He called for ending federal oil subsidies and…
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Al Gore Says Ethanol Subsidies Are a Mistake

U.S. ethanol subsidies totaled $7.7 billion last year. On December 31, those subsidies will expire. Al Gore, while speaking at a green business…
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Smoke Filled Clouds Won’t Cast A Shadow on the Solar Industry

In a way, saying that we should continue to use coal instead of solar because of the cost of installing solar is too…

Not a Sweet Idea: Rebranding HFCS as “Corn Sugar”

The battle against high fructose corn syrup (HFCS) seemed to be leaning towards victory. Consumers have become increasingly weary of food products containing…

Republican Whip Tries Crowdsourcing Attempt at Whacking Budget Deficits

Here’s how it works: you visit Cantor’s web site, vote on a list of federal government programs that you believe should be cut…
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U.S. Chamber of Commerce Continues to Trivialize Renewables

Karen Harbert, the president and CEO of the Institute for 21st Century Energy (which is an affiliate of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce),…
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The Business Case for Coal

Common logic says that despite the surge in interest in renewable and clean energy, coal remains a dominant part of our fuel mix,…

How Organic Farms Are Shortchanged

The consumer demand for organic food has increased, according to a report released last month by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). Sales…