Uncertainty over the future of the wind production tax credit and the solar investment tax credit — and Congressional inaction on both matters — could pose a serious challenge to development in the renewable energy sector. Two new “technology roadmap” reports recently released by the International Energy Agency show that the sun could be the single biggest source of energy, providing nearly 30 percent of the world's electricity by 2050, but warned that “clear, credible and consistent signals from policy makers” are required to make it happen.
Right Wing Watch (RWW) has released their list of five GOP extremists that could be heading to Congress next year and on that list is everyone’s favorite anti-union Wisconsinite, Glenn Grothman. Grothman is running for Congress in the 6th district where he has been unable to get the endorsement of the outgoing Republican. But he certainly has the nutty endorsement of all those sane folks fearing the long-running War on White Men.
The big corporations are pushing our government to finalize three very big trade agreements: the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) and the Trade in Services Agreement (TISA). These are not really trade deals but cover all kinds of issues, including the ability to place corporate rights alongside or above the rights of countries to make their own laws. And if Republicans gain control of both houses of Congress, you can bet your last silver dollar that these "trade deals" will become planetary law.
A federal judge has given the Obama administration less than two additional months to make its case why photos of abuse and torture by U.S. military forces against detainees captured following the invasions of Iraq and Afghanistan should not be released to the public.
Denton, Texas, residents are facing an onslaught of skewed advertising and misleading information from frackers trying to drill on or near their land.
The NSA is spying on us. We knew that already. But the breadth and depth of their operations is staggering, and newly released leaked documents have outlined just a bit more of the picture.