Koch Brothers

President Obama Delivers State Of The Union Address

Barack Obama has criticized US political and business figures who oppose the expansion of wind and solar power in a speech where he singled out the influential Koch brothers for criticism. [The Guardian] A new study has revealed experts may have been overestimating China’s levels of carbon dioxide emissions by as much as 10%, according… Keep reading →

Clean Power Plan to Reward Texas, not Wyoming Coal-Backers

RWE Struggles To Remain Profitable, Mulls Closing Garzweiler Mine

Chronicle readers would be forgiven if they opened their papers last weekend and thought it was 2005. That’s because the Koch brothers-funded Texas Public Policy Foundation published an editorial that echoed the pro-coal rhetoric we heard nearly 10 years ago when then-TXU wanted to build new power plants across Texas that would burn Wyoming coal. Sure, this… Keep reading →

Texas Gulf Coast Cleans Up After Hurricane Ike

They say everything is bigger in Texas and often that’s true, especially when it comes to big hair and the bravado of politicians. This amounts to a lot of drama and theatrics. I mean, as someone who grew up in Dallas, I can tell you that the soap opera by the same name wasn’t too… Keep reading →

Wincono Wind Farm In Larnaca Cyprus

Conservative political groups are pushing for the repeal of renewable portfolio standards in several states. The American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) is at the heart of these efforts, which are being underwritten by the Koch brothers and fossil fuel companies. “Clean energy is beginning to become mainstream,” said Gabe Elsner, executive director of the Energy… Keep reading →

Global Green USA's Millennium Awards Benefiting The Places, The People And The Planet In Need

Billionaire hedge fund manager turned climate activist Tom Steyer is marshalling resources to help democrats maintain the Senate during this year’s midterm elections, with climate change as a major electoral issue. He’s putting $100 million toward the cause, but some question whether that’s enough to counter the more than $400 million the Koch brothers’ empire… Keep reading →

IntercontinentalExchange Purchases The New York Stock Exchange For Over 8 Billion

As Wall Street retreats from the energy trading business new players like major oil companies, utilities and other corporate enterprises are taking large chunks of the energy derivative and price hedging market. “With Wall Street hamstrung by growing regulatory restrictions, a recently finalized ban on proprietary trading and increased capital requirements, these corporate behemoths are… Keep reading →

Herman Cain Attends Americans For Prosperity Rally Against President Obama

Even the Tea Party is pushing back on the conservative political group’s claims. A curious thing happened in Georgia this month. As the state’s public service commission was considering a proposal for 525 megawatts of solar PV — a program fiercely opposed by Georgia Power — an unlikely alliance formed to support more solar. The… Keep reading →