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Tax credit for plug-in electric vehicles still available for certain models

Many electric cars and trucks still qualify for a federal tax credit for buyers purchasing plug-in electric vehicles, despite President Biden's misleading claimed that the Trump administration allowed the credit to expire, which, so far, is only the case for models made by Tesla and GM.... Read more»

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Analysis

In last-minute rule change, Trump administration rolls back water-saving standards for showerheads

President Trump has turned efficiency standards into symbols of intrusive government. His latest target: showerheads.... Read more»

With stay-at-home orders and fundraising, Indian Country combats COVID-19

Native Americans are seeking more help from the federal government to fight COVID-19, even as the Navajo Nation and other tribes take steps to combat the disease themselves – including raising money to help vulnerable citizens and issuing shelter-in-place orders. ... Read more»

Factcheck

Mitt Romney’s solar flareout

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney misrepresents President's Obama's green-energy program using false and twisted facts.... Read more»1

Scandalized Energy Dep't loan program has Romney ties

The federal energy loan program that has created headaches for President Barack Obama has a Mitt Romney connection.... Read more»

Study: Pollution in thunderclouds worsens global warming

A new study said that pollution causes thunderclouds to spread and trap more heat from high in the atmosphere, and that heat drives temperatures up in the climate worsening global warming.... Read more»

Remember Stuxnet? Why the U.S. is still vulnerable

Last week, the Department of Homeland Security revealed a rash of cyber attacks on natural gas pipeline companies. There was no damage, but security experts worry it may only be a matter of time. ... Read more»

Boxes of top secret documents go missing

While the federal government has been eager to prosecute officials for leaks of classified information, the government itself has lost track of hundreds of boxes filled with classified documents at its main records storage site, the Washington National Records Center.... Read more»

Ex-FBI agent: Dept. of Energy knew of Solyndra risks

The Department of Energy was aware of the risks in backing Solyndra Inc., a start-up company that pocketed a half-billion dollar DOE loan, a former FBI agent who examined the company's books found.... Read more»

Obama cites another green company; it immediately goes bankrupt

Just two days after President Obama referenced Ener1, an electric battery maker that received a $118 million grant from the U.S. Department of Energy, the company has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. ... Read more»2

City gets federal help to assess old landfills for solar projects

At least five of the City of Tucson's closed landfills will be studied by the U.S. Department of Energy and Environmental Protection Agency to determine the feasibility of developing solar energy projects at such sites.... Read more»

Comic: Politics

Rick Perry: The human condition

Rick Perry is no superdebater, and he knows it. But that's not a bug... it's a feature.... Read more»

2 Az sites still on narrowing list for solar development

The Department of the Interior has dropped one of three proposed “solar energy zones” in Arizona because of environmental concerns about the site, the department said Thursday.... Read more»

Treasury emails: DOE ignored warnings on Solyndra

As it scrambled to save the flagship company of the Obama administration's green energy program, the Energy Department ignored repeated warnings from top Treasury Department officials that it was not following guidelines in refinancing Solyndra's half-billion dollar federal loan, a Congressional hearing Friday revealed. ... Read more»

Solyndra CEO resigns

The CEO of Solyndra, a California-based solar energy company that received a controversial $535 million loan guarantee from the Obama administration, has resigned. ... Read more»

Analysis

Solyndra 'could haunt' Obama

New White House emails show a top donor to Barack Obama was in direct contact with one of the president’s closest advisers about the federal energy loan program. ... Read more»

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