Solar Energy on the Frontlines and Old-Fashioned Clotheslines, by Ralph Nader

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by Ralph Nader
The Nader Page, Oct. 7, 2021
January 4, 2022

Solar energy comes to Earthlings in many ways. Ancient Persians used passive solar architecture. East Africans about the same time funneled cool ocean wind through tunnels to cool themselves.

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Why Germany Leads in Renewables: It Has Its Own Green Bank by Ellen Brown

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Updated: Feb. 10, 2019 and Feb. 12, 2019

by Ellen Brown
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The Web of Debt Blog
January 27, 2019

The Green New Deal endorsed by Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and more than 40 other US Representatives has been criticized as imposing a too-heavy burden on the rich and upper-middle-class taxpayers who will have to pay for it, but taxing the rich is not what the Green New Deal resolution proposes. It says funding will come primarily from certain public agencies, including the Federal Reserve and “a new public bank or system of regional and specialized public banks.”

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China is Eating our Lunch by Dennis Kucinich

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by Dennis J. Kucinich
Washington, Jul 18, 2012

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Congressman Dennis Kucinich (D-OH) today defended American businesses in their efforts to compete with foreign competitors to produce green technologies such as solar panels and called for Congressional action on trade manipulation. That manipulation has allowed China to flood the domestic U.S. market with below-cost solar panels. After China dumped subsidized solar panels into the market, the price of solar panels fell below the manufacturing cost of American solar panels. That price drop put many businesses in financial distress, including some companies that had been supported with loans from the Department of Energy.

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We have no bargaining power with Obama by Ralph Nader

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by Ralph Nader
The Nader Page
Aug. 29, 2011


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This is the second week of protests, led by Bill McKibben, in front of the White House demanding that President Barack Obama reject a proposed 1700 mile pipeline transporting the dirtiest oil from Alberta, Canada through fragile ecologies down to the Gulf Coast refineries. One thousand people will be arrested there from all fifty states before their demonstration is over. The vast majority voted for Obama and they are plenty angry with his brittleness on environmental issues in general.

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The Solar Initiative: 35 Years in the Non-Making By Steve Windisch

By Steve Windisch (jibbguy)
Featured Writer
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April 24, 2011
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It was back in 1976 that President Jimmy Carter had Solar Panels installed on the roof of the White House, the type that heated hot water. This event came at the height of arguably the most successful Grass Roots Campaign ever seen in America: The Ecology Movement. This truly “bottom-up” and widely based movement was responsible for more far-reaching legislation passed (in sheer volume), than even the Civil Rights and Womens’ Rights movements; which were also highly important grass roots successes proving the Power of the People when roused. And the Ecology Movement did most of this within a few years; and by uniting many people across the entire political spectrum together on a single issue that broke Party and social barriers. It accomplished wonderful things… Continue reading

It’s Time To Go To Work For The Solar Initiative by Steve Windisch

By Steve Windisch (jibbguy)
Featured Writer
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April 8, 2011

The below is a possible Letter to an elected official. We would urge you to please write one and send it, letting them know this subject is both important to us all, and to our planet. Sadly, due to terrible events, NOW is the best time for doing this. Despite the BP Gulf Disaster one year ago, despite the Fukushima fission nuclear disaster… These topics are STILL not being seriously discussed in Congress… Major incentives for PV Solar energy is not even a serious topic, if that bizarre fact can be believed. And these topics will not be discussed, and only the ones that the energy lobbyists want will be discussed… as long as we do not work together. It is time for ALL in the environmental movements, all who seek positive change, to work together now. Continue reading

The Race for Space Solar Energy by William John Cox

by William John Cox
Featured Writer
Dandelion Salad
March 23, 2011

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The failures of the General Electric nuclear reactors in Japan to safely shut down following the 9.0 Tahoku earthquake, following in the wake of the catastrophic Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico and the deadly methane gas explosion in Massey’s West Virginia coal mine, conclusively demonstrate the grave dangers to human society posed by current energy production methods.

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Solar Hydrogen Home + MIT Announces Major Breakthrough In Solar Energy Storage

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In 2006, Mike took his home off of the electrical power grid. Ever since, he has been generating his own electricity. All of Mike’s electrical power comes from solar energy. He usually generates 160 percent more energy than he needs to power his home. Mike isn’t likely to sell his power to the grid. Instead, Mike uses the excess electrical power to make hydrogen, which he stores in tanks, to run his car on. Mike has proven that it is possible for you to power your home and car from solar power.

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