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Rooftop Solar a New Focus of L.A. Mayor's Race

Rooftop Solar a New Focus of L.A. Mayor's Race

Elections: If the campaign for Los Angeles' mayor raises the visibility of rooftop solar as a bread-and-butter economic issue as well as an environmental issue, that's a win no matter who takes the oath of office.
'Clean Energy' Fund Proposition Wins Big

'Clean Energy' Fund Proposition Wins Big

Elections: Proposition 39, which would raise money for green energy projects by closing a loophole in California's corporate tax laws, passed with a resounding majority Tuesday
'Solyndra' Gaffe May Sway Bay Area House Race

'Solyndra' Gaffe May Sway Bay Area House Race

Elections: A veteran Bay Area Congressman wished he could buy a car from failed solar panel maker Solyndra. His opposition has been running with it.
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Energy Fact Check: The VP Debate

Energy Fact Check: The VP Debate

Elections: Renewable energy didn't come up much in the Vice Presidential debate, but what one of the candidates did say on the topic was almost completely wrong.
Poll: Nearly All Americans Want More Solar

Poll: Nearly All Americans Want More Solar

Elections: More than nine in ten Americans think it's important that the U.S. develop more solar power capacity -- and that includes 85% of Republican voters.
Energy Department Loan Guarantees Going Ungranted

Energy Department Loan Guarantees Going Ungranted

Elections: Far from spending it hand over fist, the DoE has been slow to deliver some promised cash to renewable energy firms.
Unmentioned at the Debate: Romney's Own 'Solyndra'

Unmentioned at the Debate: Romney's Own 'Solyndra'

Elections: Candidate Romney named a couple of failed solar companies during last night's debate, but the one he lent money to as Governor went unmentioned.
Presidential Debate: Romney's $90 Billion Untruth

Presidential Debate: Romney's $90 Billion Untruth

Elections: Romney got one thing right in his debate mention of energy: A program of the DOE has budgeted $90 billion to spend on energy-related... stuff. That's about it.
House's 'No More Solyndras' Act Unlikely to Become Law

House's 'No More Solyndras' Act Unlikely to Become Law

Government: A Republican-backed House bill to end Department of Energy loan guarantees probably won't make it any farther on the Hill, but it may offer a rallying point for campaigning conservatives.
Energy Policy Shakes Down Along Party Lines As Election Nears

Energy Policy Shakes Down Along Party Lines As Election Nears

Elections: Republicans gear up to end the war... on coal.
War of Words over Solyndra Loans Heating Up

War of Words over Solyndra Loans Heating Up

Elections: Congress' war on the Department of Energy over Solyndra heats up as Election Day approaches
Obama's DNC Energy Claims: A Fact Check

Obama's DNC Energy Claims: A Fact Check

Elections: Some of the energy-related claims in Obama's nomination speech at the DNC check out. Others? Not so much.
Romney Energy Plan Bad News For Climate

Romney Energy Plan Bad News For Climate

Elections: Renewable energy advocates won't find much to applaud in the Romney/Ryan campaign's energy policy.
Republican Elder Statesman Calls for Carbon Tax

Republican Elder Statesman Calls for Carbon Tax

Policy: Admitting the possibility of climate change is enough to get you drummed out of the GOP these days, but Reagan's former Secretary of State George Shultz is taking it a lot further.
RNC Slams Obama for 'Renewable Outsourcing'

RNC Slams Obama for 'Renewable Outsourcing'

Government: As the Presidential election campaign heats up, backers of Republican Mitt Romney are working to counter criticisms of their candidate's ties to Bain Capital and its alleged outsourcing of American jobs.