Tag Archives: Bernie Sanders

Three Republican Senators Break With The Party On Methane Rule

The ECOreport reposts an Op-Ed about the United States, Three Republican Senators Break With The Party On Methane Rule

Originally Published on Clean Technica

By Zach Shahan

Members of the Republican Party sitting in Congress have been particularly good at sticking with the “party line” on a wide range of issues — even when that means pouring more pollution into their constituents’ throats, working to increase the number of superstorms that slam the East Coast and the dramatic droughts that destroy the Southwest, voting through health care bills or amendments that make it much more expensive for normal Americans to get health care (apparently, just so the richest among us can keep more money in overinflated bank accounts), and pretending Donald Trump’s potentially corrupt connections and actions in regard to Russia wouldn’t have their faces exploding with range if it had been Obama in such a situation.

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Global Trade Deals Fight For Their Lives

The ECOreport reposts an OP-Ed explaining the who, what & how  as the four Global Trade Deals fight for their lives

Originally Published on Greenpeace Energydesk

by Zachary Davies Boren

Free trade deals around the world are in crisis, just as the UK is preparing to negotiate a clutch of new agreements that would replace its membership of the European Union. For the world’s fifth largest economy, Brexit couldn’t have come at a more turbulent time. The global free trade agenda has endured a nightmare 2016. Each of the big four deals in the pipeline – TTP, TTIP, TISA and CETA – has found itself in roughly the same position: Fighting for its life.

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The Presidential Race, Media & Donald Trump

The ECOreport reposts an OP-Ed about the U.S. Presidential Race, Media & Donald Trump

Originally Published on U of T News

No matter how hard you try, you can’t escape the 2016 U.S. presidential election. It’s everywhere – on television, in the papers, on Twitter, Facebook and countless blogs. But how do you make sense of it? Marcus Brauchli (below right), a self-styled Washington insider and former editor of the Washington Post, gave his thoughts to a rapt audience at the Munk School of Global Affairs this week in a discussion with Munk Fellow John Stackhouse, former editor of The Globe and Mail (below left). Here’s what Brauchli had to say about the presidential race, the upcoming debate, the media and, of course, Donald Trump.

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A Presidential Pissing Match? Whose Roof Can Stack the Most Solar? Or something different?

The ECOreport looks at Sungevity’s “Who’s the Brightest Candidate?” campaign. Is this a Presidential pissing match, who’s roof can stack the most solar? Or something more? 

By Roy L Hales

Screen-shot-2014-03-18-at-3.43.47-PM1In the midst of what is probably the ugliest pre-election contests of recent memory, one of California’s best known solar companies has got into the act with a campaign of its own. For their “Who’s the Brightest Candidate?” campaign, Sungevity used their remote solar design software to calculate how much solar capacity each candidate could put on his roof. So is this a Presidential pissing match, who’s roof can stack the most solar?

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Hilary Clinton’s Fossil Fuel Donations

The ECOreport reposts an examination of Hillary Clinton’s fossil fuel donations and a surprising conclusion 

Originally Published on Greenpeace Energydesk

By Zachary Davies Boren

The Democratic presidential primary caught fire late last week, and a Greenpeace/Energydesk investigation was at the heart of it.

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Petition Calls For Obama To Halt Offshore Fossil Fuel Leases

The ECOreport reposts Petition Calls For Obama To Halt Offshore Fossil Fuel Leases  

Originally Published on Center for Biological Diversity

More than 45 climate, conservation, indigenous and coastal organizations representing the major coastal regions of the United States filed a legal petition today calling on President Obama to align U.S. energy policy with his climate goals by issuing an executive order to end new oil and gas lease auctions in federally controlled oceans — including the Arctic, Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico.

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Could The Presidential Race Become Trump vs Sanders?

The ECOreport reposts an article which raises the question, could the Presidential race become Trump vs Sanders?

Originally Published on East County Magazine

By Miriam Raftery

March 10, 2016 (San Diego) –Senator Bernie Sanders scored an upset victory over former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton in the Michigan primary, shocking pollsters who had predicted Clinton would win by as much as 20 points in the delegate-rich state. Clinton won in Missisippi, however, maintaining her edge overall, for now.

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Two Thirds of America’s New Capacity Was Renewable In 2015

The ECOreport looks at U.S.  Politics and the fact two thirds of America’s new capacity was renewable in 2015

By Roy L Hales

Screen-shot-2014-03-18-at-3.43.47-PMThe number of wind energy installations has surpassed natural gas, 7,977 MW of new generating capacity to 5,942 MW. There is close to 3,000 MW of (rooftop and utility scale) new solar capacity, 305 MW of biomass capacity, 153 of hydropower 48 MW of geothermal. According to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s (FERC) Office of Energy, under President Obama two thirds of America’s new capacity was renewable in 2015.
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A People’s Candidate Vs Corporate Greed

By Roy L Hales

Screen-shot-2014-03-18-at-3.43.47-PMA new Hampshire poll raises the possibility of Senator Bernie Sanders going up against self made billionaire Donald Trump in the 2016 US election. Sanders has been called a socialist, a liberal and so far has been #2 among Democratic hopefuls. Now a democratic poll finds Sanders trumps Clinton, 46% to 30%. If that trend continues, the 2016 US election may be remembered as a people’s candidate vs corporate greed.

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The Democratic Climate Plans

As the 2016 US election and primaries draws near, the question rises: which candidates would do the most for the environment? What are the Democratic Climate Plans?

Originally Published on Clean Technica

by Cynthia Shahan

The 2016 presidential election and primaries are heating up, and one of the hottest topics at the moment is who should and will get the Democratic nomination — Hillary Clinton or Bernie Sanders. ThinkProgress has created a simple but illuminating chart that illustrates the climate plans of Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders, as well as Martin O’Malley. Personally, I try to choose candidates who have proof they care to protect and improve human rights for all, so it is nice to see someone dig beneath the rhetoric.

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