Democratic Energy Media Roundup – week of December 7, 2015

Date: 8 Dec 2015 | posted in: Energy | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

This week in Democratic Energy: Tea Party leader champions solar energy in Florida. Energy fixed-charges rise in Omaha, so does the pitch of opposition. Rooftop solar reaches such a prevalence that it is now being tracked by the Energy Information Administration. Featured Stories: It’s not doomsday, but neither is ending the Solar Tax Credit good policy … Read More

Community Broadband Media Roundup – March 14

Date: 16 Mar 2015 | posted in: MuniNetworks | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

Whether You’re Red or Blue, You Should Love the FCC’s Internet Plan: This Tea Party guy gets it. Why don’t DC Republicans? by Susan Crawford, BackChannel He said (paraphrasing), “I want my freedom and I can’t stand the idea of government messing with our lives, and that’s why I like the Tea Party. But I also … Read More

Democratic Energy Media Roundup – March 4, 2015

Date: 4 Mar 2015 | posted in: Energy | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

A clean energy report looks at the tension between utilities and consumers, and we take a look at political crossover: how distributed energy and local control is becoming more of a bipartisan issue. Chris Mooney with the Washington Post leads the roundup with two articles on how solar energy plays in conservative parts of the nation. It doesn’t hurt that … Read More

Democratic Energy Media Roundup – January 21, 2015

Date: 21 Jan 2015 | posted in: Energy | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

This week in democratic energy, the president’s acknowledgement of solar progress, global climate change, science (!), and the growing economic gap in our country means there’s never be a better time to support keeping our energy dollars local. Lyn Davis Learn’s short video on Huffington Post this week highlighted just how much 3-minutes can do for … Read More

National Journal Traces Growth of Partisanship in Municipal Broadband Debate

Date: 10 Sep 2014 | posted in: MuniNetworks | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

In an excellent piece titled “How Republicans Flip-Flopped on Government-Run Internet,” the National Journal outlines the disappointing political evolution of municipal broadband, from a bipartisan local choice issue to an anti-Obama Administration, pro-incumbent telecom, states’ rights issue.  It was not so long ago (2005, to be precise) that three Republican senators (John McCain, Lindsey Graham, and … Read More

Tea Party and NAACP Help Defeat Privatization Bill in Florida

Earlier this year, Florida’s Republican Governor and legislature proposed to privatize all 26 state prisons.  SB 2038 would have allowed privatization if a private company’s bid was at least 7 percent less than the state’s current cost. The bill would affect nearly 4,000 state workers.  Projected annual savings exceeded $16.5 million. Despite union opposition, the bill … Read More