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Republican Senators Apply Alternate Facts To PACE Financing

The ECOreport looks at why three Republican senators apply alternate facts to PACE financing

By Roy L Hales

There have been some pretty strange “goings on” in Washington since the Republicans took over. Confronted with facts they didn’t like, the new administration came up with the concept of “alternate facts” that are more in line with the way they want people to think. This has gone beyond the White House. With the new Protecting Americans from Credit Exploitation (PACE) Act, three Republican senators apply alternate facts to PACE financing.

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How Much Damage Can Donald Trump Do?

The ECOreport asks a former senior analyst with the DOE, how much damage Can Donald Trump Do?

By Roy L Hales

The fears seem especially strong across the renewable and environmental communities. David Suzuki writes that  “a bigoted, misogynistic, climate change denier has been elected to the highest office in what is still the world’s most powerful nation.”  Many fear that President-elect Donald Trump “is set to gut US environmental regulations, open up federal lands for fossil fuel extraction, and quit the Paris climate agreement.” Academics from many North American universities are copying information and data from U.S. government environmental websites before the new administration eradicates it. The next President’s personality “is certainly extreme by any standard.” How much damage can Donald Trump do to America?

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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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The Republicans funded by Fossil Fuels

The ECOreport reposts a story about campaign funding. They couldn’t get Bush in, Cruz is next in line. The Republicans funded by Fossil Fuels

Originally Published on Energydesk

by Zachary Davies Boren

Tens of millions of dollars from super wealthy fossil fuel donors couldn’t save the presidential campaign of Jeb Bush.

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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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Why Should You Care About Paris?

Originally Published on Greenpeace Energydesk

by Christine Ottery

It’s less than four weeks until the start of the 21st international climate talks, this one set in Paris. In the past, the negotiations haven’t been all too successful at achieving the multilateral legally-binding agreement necessary to avoid catastrophic climate change. Why should you care about Paris?

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Clinton Wants To See Half A Billion US Solar Panels

By Roy L Hales

Screen-shot-2014-03-18-at-3.43.47-PM1With Hilary Clinton leading the pack of Presidential hopefuls, America could increase its solar capacity by 700% by 2020. The latest CNN poll shows 44% of the voters respondents favourable to her. This is quite a lead over the two next most favoured candidates, Republicans Jeb Bush and Donald Trump (who both had 34%). Her Democratic challenger, Bernie Sanders,may be “moving up” but has a long way to go with only 24%. Clinton wants to see half a billion US solar panels on rooftops by the end of her first term.

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Politics of the War on Climate Change

By Roy L Hales

Screen-shot-2014-03-18-at-3.43.47-PM1Though some environmentalists welcome President Obama’s renewed emphasis on Climate change, other’s point to the lack of specific policies. It is all part of the politics of the war on Climate Change

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