Tag Archives: Energy

Sanders, EPA tout Vermont Guard’s Solar Project (VPR)

August 24, 2012

By Kirk Carapezza Sen. Bernie Sanders and the head of the Environmental Protection Agency say the Vermont National Guard is a national model for what other military bases can do to cut their reliance on fossil fuels and become less dependent on foreign oil. Sanders and EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson toured a solar power installation […]

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News Update: Oligarchy or Democracy?

August 6, 2012

“From one end of this country to the other, hundreds of millions of dollars are being spent by the very wealthy to defeat candidates who represent the needs of working people. Not content with controlling the economy, they also want to dominate our political system as well.”

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Bernie Sanders challenges global warming skeptic (Burlington Free Press)

July 31, 2012

By Erin Kelly Sen. Bernie Sanders took on the Senate’s biggest global-warming skeptic on Monday in a speech aimed at prodding Congress to stop ignoring the issue. Sanders, I-Vt., called on Sen. James Inhofe, R-Okla., and other conservatives to rethink their views on global warming. Inhofe, the senior Republican on the Senate Environment and Public […]

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Nuke power showdown arrives in Senate (The Hill’s E2 Wire)

June 12, 2012

By Ben Geman State of Play: The Senate Environment and Public Works Committee will hold a high-profile hearing Wednesday to vet President Obama’s choice to lead the troubled Nuclear Regulatory Commission. The committee will hear from Allison Macfarlane, Obama’s nominee to replace outgoing Democrat Greg Jaczko atop the NRC. Jaczko’s tenure has been marked by […]

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Knocking the Wind Out of U.S. Energy Options (HuffPost Green)

May 25, 2012

By Elliott Negin Unless Congress acts soon, the wind industry will have to trim its sails–and its workforce. An essential federal tax break for the fledgling industry, scheduled to expire at the end of the year, has become a victim of Washington gridlock. President Obama was in Newton, Iowa, yesterday at TPI Composites, a leading […]

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Sanders Laments NRC Chief’s Departure (VPR News)

May 22, 2012

Sen. Bernie Sanders says he’s “extremely disappointed” that the chairman of the federal Nuclear Regulatory Commission, who frequently clashed with other members as he pushed for reforms in the nuclear industry, has announced his resignation. Sanders reacted Monday to news of Gregory Jaczko’s departure by saying he has appreciated and will miss the chairman’s recognition […]

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Industry Forces Out Nuclear Safety Chief (The Nation)

May 21, 2012

By George Zornick On several key votes over the past few years, Nuclear Regulatory Commission chair Gregory Jaczko was the lone voice for tougher industry standards—and now he has resigned, following an intense character assassination campaign. Jaczko put out a generous and neutral statement this morning: “After an incredibly productive three years as Chairman, I […]

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Gregory Jaczko Resigns: Nuclear Regulatory Commission Chairman Steps Down (HuffPost Green)

By Ryan Grim WASHINGTON — Under a withering assault from the industry, Nuclear Regulatory Commission Chairman Gregory Jaczko is stepping down, effective upon the confirmation of his successor, according to a statement from Jaczko. The resignation follows months of bureaucratic knife-wielding by the four industry-backed members of the five-person panel. Like something out of Dumas, […]

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