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Solar Could Grow Faster if We Had a Functioning Federal Government

August 27, 2014 by Steven Cohen
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It is obvious that the United States federal government is struggling to perform basic governance functions and, it is incapable of leading the transition to a renewable economy. Nevertheless, one of the key elements of that transition, the adoption of solar power, is well underway in the U.S.[read more]

Showdown, then Breakdown, on Transportation Lawmaking in Congress

August 11, 2014 by NRDC Switchboard

Transportation Legislation

Heading out the door for their 5-week vacation this August, Congress wrapped up a major piece of transportation business in an all-too-familiar and depressing fashion. They passed a bill applying set of band-aids to the highway trust fund, allowing it to limp forward until May of next year.[read more]

Senate Gridlock Continues as Tax Extenders, Shaheen-Portman Fall Short

May 24, 2014 by Tom Carlson

Energy Bill Failures

In the last couple of weeks, the U.S. Senate failed to advance two pieces of legislation the advanced energy industry has been waiting for: a bill to extend tax credits that expired at the close of last year and the energy efficiency bill sponsored by Senators Shaheen and Portman.[read more]

Energy Efficiency Bill Goes from No-Brainer to Life Support to Plan B

October 2, 2013 by Bill Chameides

Energy Efficiency Bill

With the government shutdown, it should come as no surprise that we have a dysfunctional Congress. But when gridlock derails a good bill on energy efficiency in a country that harnesses less than half of the energy we produce, at least some attention should be paid.[read more]