Green Energy

Steyer-Led Petition Effort in AZ Accused of Employing 27 More Felons

Group opposed says those signature gatherers have serious criminal records

A group opposed to a Tom Steyer-funded petition drive that would put a higher renewable mandate question on the Arizona ballot this fall is accusing the group gathering signatures of employing 27 felons in addition to the five already alleged to have been employed earlier in the year and acknowledged by one of the drive's organizers.

California Set to Require Solar Panels on New Homes

State Energy Commission acknowledges $8500 in new upfront costs for homebuyers

The state of California is poised to mandate that all newly built single-family houses have solar panels to defray energy use, imposing expensive upfront costs to builders and home buyers while providing energy cost savings over the long run.

Local Colorado Governments Face Pushback After Suing Oil Producers

Boulder has history of aggressive actions on environmental issues

Three local governments in Colorado have launched a federal lawsuit similar to ones by cities like San Francisco and New York City alleging major oil producers knew as early as the 1980s that their products would cause environmental harm due to climate change and should create reparations funds.

Polis Sidesteps Question About Costs of 100% Renewable Plan

Study undercuts underlying assumptions of Colorado Dem's gubernatorial campaign promise

Colorado gubernatorial candidate and current U.S. representative Jared Polis sidestepped the question of cost for his goal of making the state's energy production 100 percent based on renewable forms like wind and solar by 2040.

Conservatives Target Musk Tax Subsidies as ‘Low-hanging Fruit’

Green energy CEO bailing on Trump advisory committee

Tesla CEO Elon Musk's decision to quit serving as a business adviser to President Trump because of Trump's exit from the Paris climate accord is spurring additional scrutiny of the billions of dollars in tax subsidies Tesla, SolarCity, and other Musk companies have received over the last decade.

Political Power Boosts Controversial Green Energy Financing Scheme

How the Obama WH, a Dem mega-donor, and the green energy industry could be inflating a credit bubble

solar panelsAs an innovative but controversial green energy financing mechanism picks up steam, hacked communications from a former White House official provide previously unreported insight into the confluence of public policy, private investment, and political money that helped fuel its rise.