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Enviro News Wrap: Big Oil Subsidies; North Dakota Gas Flares; Romney’s Pandering Energy Policy, and more…

GlobalWarmingisReal contributor Anders Hellum-Alexander wraps-up and comments on the climate and environmental news headlines for the past week: Oil companies are hugely profitable – to the tune of tens of trillions of dollars – but they still get tax breaks and ample tax loopholes. Renewable energy also gets tax breaks but not at the expense of environmental degradation and often…

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Enviro News Wrap: Koch Bros., Climate Change, and the Cost of Oil

GlobalWarmingisReal contributor Anders Hellum-Alexander wraps-up and comments on the climate and environmental news headlines for the past week: Momentum is building in Washington D.C. to end oil subsidies. Write your federal representative and tell them to stop subsidizing companies that don’t need the help. The Koch brothers are among the largest contributors to the Anti-Obama campaign. These two have endless pockets to influence politics…

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The lopsided story of energy subsidies in the United States

Energy Subsidies: Oil versus Renewables

In a world that must reduce its dependency on fossil fuels, replacing oil subsidies with renewable energy subsidies makes sense. Although this is undeniably difficult, it would produce both environmental and economic benefits. Putting an end to oil subsidies would free public money that could be used to promote clean energy and make renewables more competitive. Although renewable energy is destined to increase it…

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Survey shows Americans think U.S. should make action on climate change a top priority

Americans Want Action on Climate Change

Editor’s note: This post originally published in Richard’s blog “The Green Market” and is republished here with his permission According to a new Yale survey, the vast majority of Americans now believe addressing global warming should be a top priority for Congress and the Obama administration. The survey indicated that 71 percent of Americans now think that tackling climate change should…

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