Tag Archives: Paul Ryan

Opposing Fossil Fuel Interests In Congress

The ECOreport reposts an OP Ed about the growing movement, opposing fossil fuel interests in Congress

Press Release from the No Fossil Fuel Money Pledge

Two major Democratic candidates challenging House Speaker Paul Ryan in the race for Wisconsin’s 1st Congressional District — Randy Bryce and Cathy Myers — have taken a pledge to reject campaign contributions from the oil, gas, and coal industries, and to put the health of families, our climate, and our democracy ahead of fossil fuel industry profits.

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Republican Party Implosion

The ECOreports an OP-Ed on the Republican Party Implosion

Originally Published on Clean Technica

By Zach Shahan

I’m not a political scholar who has been studying the matter for decades at Harvard. (Though, I do like to occasionally play one on TV the internet.) I’m definitely not proclaiming this to be a definitive story on the deep origins of the Republican Party’s current implosion (or explosion, depending on how you interpret the show). In fact, I’m guessing there are numerous origins, and each one could probably warrant a book or series of books. But I think there are some interesting factors at play that I wanted to highlight, because they do relate in indirect but critical ways to climate change and cleantech.

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Omnibus Bill: The American People Deserve Better

The ECOreport looks at the Omnibus Bill: the American people deserve better.

By Roy L Hales

Screen-shot-2014-03-18-at-3.43.47-PM1The US Omnibus Bill was passed by overwhelming majorities in both the Senate (65 to 33) and House of Representatives (316 to 113). America’s solar and wind sectors are now assured they will receive incentives for another five years, but there is a lot to be concerned about in legislation. I agree with Senator Dan Sullivan of Alaska’s (Rep.) summation of the process behind the omnibus bill: the American people deserve better.
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Is The Cost Of Extending Renewables Too Much?

Looking at what the Republicans say the gained through their Omnibus bill, the ECOreport asks Is the cost of extending renewables too much?

By Roy L Hales

Screen-shot-2014-03-18-at-3.43.47-PM1A little two weeks after the strongest climate agreement ever, House Speaker Paul Ryan has brought forward a spending package that could end the annual struggle over renewable tax incentives. Wind and solar would receive five year extensions. The price: cutbacks to the IRS, Obamacare, Environmental Protection Agency and lifting the ban on the exporting of American crude oil that has been in place since 1976. Is the cost of extending renewables too much?

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