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Liquid coal is a bad choice

Feb. 14, 2012 / Posted by: Ben Schreiber / Categories: Advocacy, Blog, Climate and Energy

Friends of the Earth has been monitoring the Medicine-Bow liquid coal facility since we first discovered that the Department of Energy is considering giving the project a loan guarantee. Medicine-Bow is a bellwether project because if completed it...

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Why we got behind failure

Nov. 29, 2011 / Posted by: Ben Schreiber / Categories: Blog, Economics for the Earth

Now that the Select Committee on Deficit Reduction, better known as the super committee, has officially announced that they are not going to reach a deal we can let out a sigh of relief. That’s because, as Paul Krugman wrote, failure is good...

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Green Scissors 2011 and ARPA-E

Aug. 25, 2011 / Posted by: Ben Schreiber / Categories: Blog, Economics for the Earth

The recently released Green Scissors 2011 report identifies environmentally beneficial spending cuts that could save taxpayers more than $380 billion. Recommended cuts range from giveaways to big oil companies to road projects to environmentally d...

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