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Wednesday
Jan132016

SEIA - Solar Industry Commends President Obama’s #SOTU Commitment to Clean Energy 

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Following is a statement from Rhone Resch, president and CEO of the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA), in response to President Obama’s State of the Union Address: 

“In his final State of the Union, President Obama made it abundantly clear that solar energy is a key solution for America as we usher in the era of clean energy development.

“Since the president took office in 2009, the cost of solar energy has dropped by more than 70 percent, there's 30 times the amount of solar generation and our industry has created 173,000 American jobs. Solar energy growth will continue because it is affordable, improves the air we breathe and creates strong American jobs.

“As the President noted, solar development is saving American households millions of dollars every year in energy costs, and those savings will continue to accumulate year after year. The next president will benefit from this domestic economic engine. Between 2016 and 2020, our industry will pump $132 billion into the American economy and solar generation will quadruple, supplying enough electricity to power 20 million homes.

"Today, nearly 209,000 Americans work in the U.S. solar industry, according to a report issued today by The Solar Foundation. One in every 83 new jobs in 2015 was a solar job and within five years, there will be 420,000 Americans working in the solar industry.

"As an industry, we look forward to carrying out President Obama’s vision for solar development during his final year in office and well beyond.”


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About SEIA®:

Celebrating its 41st anniversary in 2015, the Solar Energy Industries Association® is the national trade association of the U.S. solar energy industry. Through advocacy and education, SEIA® is building a strong solar industry to power America. As the voice of the industry, SEIA works with its 1,000 member companies to champion the use of clean, affordable solar in America by expanding markets, removing market barriers, strengthening the industry and educating the public on the benefits of solar energy. Visit SEIA online at www.seia.org.

 

Friday
Oct162015

CEI Today: Racketeering, green energy, weakening data encryption, and more 

Friday, October 16, 2015
In the News Today

 

CLIMATE SCIENTIST RACKETEERING? - MARLO LEWIS

 

Are the RICO 20 Guilty of Racketeering?
 

What boggles the mind is not that 20 climate scientists would attempt to stifle debate, drive the market out of the marketplace of ideas, and punish those who do not worship at the altar of “consensus.” What’s noteworthy about the RICO 20 is the scientists’ lack of self-awareness—their inability to judge themselves by criteria they invoke to condemn others. They have no clue how easily they can be hoist on their own petard. > Read more


> Interview Marlo Lewis
 

GREEN ENERGY - FRED L. SMITH, JR.

"Losing Our Minds" over Green Energy


Eco-theocracy has swept America and Europe, resulting in governments devoting vast sums to build their Green Temples where “renewable energy” and “recycled materials” can be worshipped. > Read more 

> Interview Fred L. Smith, Jr.
 

WEAKEN DATA ENCRYPTION? - RYAN RADIA


Passcode for Liberty: Why the Government Shouldn’t Restrict Encryption
 

Increasingly, we store sensitive data on our devices and in the cloud -- but is it safe?
 
Please join CEI at our upcoming Hill briefing, Passcode for Liberty: Why the Government Shouldn’t Restrict Encryption, to learn about why the administration's effort to weaken robust encryption has deeply troubling implications for safeguarding our data from not only criminals, but also unwarranted governmental surveillance. > Read more 

> Interview Ryan Radia

 



 




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Friday
Sep042015

Watchdog - These counties have more voters than residents  

 

 

Green energy company fights for life after getting billions from feds

Renewable energy company Abengoa, headquartered in Spain, is fighting for its financial life. The company and its subsidiaries have received nearly $3 billion from the U.S government.
 
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Missouri Carpenters union bosses are paid more than actual carpenters
 
Executives and staffers who run a large Missouri carpenters union are paid nearly twice as much as the workers they claim to represent. So much for solidarity...
 
 

 

Nanny State of the Week
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New York’s soda ban could be back — but for kids only
 
A New York state assemblyman has proposed legislation that would ban the sale of sugary drinks 16 ounces or larger to minors across the state. Yes, that means you’d have to show ID before buying a bottle of cola.
 
 

 

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Delaware city wants to compete with world’s fastest Internet speeds
 
Delaware residents have some of the fastest broadband speeds in the nation, but city officials still want to build a government-owned network to compete with private providers.
 
 

 

8 Texas counties list more voters than residents

 
A vote-watch group is accusing these Texas counties of violating the National Voting Rights Act by failing to purge dead and ineligible voters. In response, officials say they are reviewing their voter lists.
 
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How the Cadillac tax will reduce your health care options

 

One of the most damaging features of the Affordable Care Act has yet to show its full effect. The high-cost plan tax, often referred to as the Cadillac Tax, is scheduled to hit employers in 2018 with a 40 percent tax on health benefits.

 

 

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Survey shows 1 in 4 union households in Nevada unaware of right to opt-out

 
Polls have found that 27 percent of Nevada union households don’t know that they could leave their union with no penalty. They also found that 31.1 percent would if they could.
 
 

Sunday
Aug172014

CEI Today: Green gas prices, union threats, and honeybee woes 

Friday, August 15, 2014
In the News Today

 

GREENS vs LOWER GAS PRICES - MARLO LEWIS

Globalwarming.org: Do Greens Oppose Keystone XL Because It Would Increase Gas Prices or Lower Them? Yes!

High gasoline prices are unpopular in America. For green politicians and
activists, public anger over high gas prices has long been both a challenge and an opportunity.

It’s a challenge because greens advocate carbon taxes and cap-and-trade, which are designed to jack up gas prices, and biofuel mandates, which have the unintended (although not unforeseen) consequence of inflating fuel costs.
> Read more

> Interview Marlo Lewis
 


UNION THREATS - ALEX BOLT

Workplacechoice.org: Union President Threatens Opponents of Common Core with Violence



The New York’s United Federation of Teachers has taken things to a whole new level of ugly.

At a convention last month, the UFT’s president Michael Mulgrew gave a speech in support of Common Core and directed a harsh warning to anyone who dared to oppose the program.
> Read more


> Interview Alex Bolt
 

HONEYBEES - ANGELA LOGOMASINI


Honeybee Population in Decline—Or Not?

If you read the news about honeybee survival, it’s all very confusing. Some sources sound the alarm by pointing out that the number of honeybee hives has dropped significantly in recent decades. Others say just the opposite: There are more hives today than ever before. Which is it? Actually, both. > Read more

> Interview Angela Logomasini

 

 

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Saturday
Jul262014

Franklin Center - Free speech won a major victory  

 

Dear Friend,

More than a year ago, a company founded by Terry McAuliffe – the Clintons’ former chief fundraiser and now the governor of Virginia – slapped the Franklin Center with an $85 million libel lawsuit.

I wanted you to be among the first to know – yesterday, a federal judge in Mississippi threw out the entire lawsuit.

Our investigation into GreenTech Automotive and into McAuliffe’s role with the company, which he used to launch his candidacy for governor, started when one of our reporters found that, while the company didn’t seem to be producing many cars, it was soliciting investments through a controversial federal program called EB-5. The EB-5 program offers any foreign national who invests $500,000 in a U.S. company a green card. The program has been rife with problems – and appeared to be one of GreenTech’s main funding sources.

The lawsuit filed against us – one of the largest libel suits in American history – was nothing less than an attempt to shut us down for telling the truth. But we decided to fight back, to defend ourselves, and most importantly, to keep digging. Altogether we produced more than 90 stories examining McAuliffe’s connections to GreenTech from every possible angle.

This is all too often how the progressive establishment operates. Rather than engaging their opponents in a battle of ideas, seeking to win on merit, they use the legal system and other bullying tactics to shut their opponents down. This time, however, we were able to to fight back on behalf of all of those whom the system has tried to silence.

We’re sure there will be many more battles like this to come. Even as I write, one of our reporters is fighting Gov. McAuliffe’s office for answers on the immigration crisis – going so far as to camp out on the floor, just outside his office, waiting to confront him and demand the information that taxpaying citizens are clamoring for and deserve. And GreenTech may even appeal the court’s order dismissing its baseless lawsuit. Will you considering supporting us in the hard, ongoing work of investigative journalism?

Thank you so much for your loyal support and readership. Because of you, the cause of free speech won a major victory against the powerful, moneyed progressive establishment. Please know that you have the gratitude of the entire Franklin Center staff.
Best regards,

Jason Stverak
President
Franklin Center for Government & Public Integrity