Renewable-Energy Industry Sees Support on Both Sides of Partisan Divide

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Bloomberg:With the administration of President Donald Trump moving to bail out coal plants and slap tariffs on solar imports, the renewable-energy industry is turning to a secret weapon for help: conservatives who actually support clean energy.The wind and solar industry sponsored a conservative conference on clean energy in Washington, hoping to tailor their message for the Trump administration. Job creation, traditional values and American energy independence replaced worries about climate change and global warming. “This is an a classic example of being able to take the the abundance that God has blessed my state and our country with and using it more efficiently,” Ohio Republican Senator Rob Portman told the Conservative Clean Energy Summit Thursday. “The Bible tells us that part of our responsibility is and continues to be good stewards of the great, green Earth.”He was addressing the crowd of roughly 300 who stood and placed their hands on their hearts as the Star Spangled Banner was sung, which was followed by a live rendition of “Proud to be an American.” Among the conference organizers was the Christian Coalition, the grass roots group founded by evangelist Pat Robertson in 1989.“When I think about energy or when I think about anything, I’m a conservative Republican and I want to make sure that it’s pro-life, that it’s pro family and that it’s pro-America,” said Tyler Duvelius, the Ohio state director of the Christian Coalition.The conference was sponsored in part by the American Wind Energy Association and Solar Energy Industries Association, two groups that worked closely with the Obama administration to advance climate regulations. Trump has moved to end those rules.And that’s not all. The Department of Energy has proposed reworking electricity markets, giving coal and nuclear plants a premium at the expense of solar, wind and gas plants. And the International Trade Commission is slated to hand Trump an opportunity to slap trade tariffs on imported solar panels, which the industry warns could cripple the domestic installation and component manufacturing industry.“They want tariffs, they want to double the price of solar panels, they want to take away choice for consumers across this country,” said Abigail Ross Hopper, the chief executive officer of the solar industry group.Tom Kiernan, the head of the wind group, noted in his remarks that the industry is asking Congress not to end its key tax credit early as lawmakers work on a broad rewrite of the nation’s tax code.“The wind industry is revitalizing farming and ranching communities,” Kiernan said, adding that it is also hiring veterans and helping improve national security. “The whole concept of ‘Made in America,’ that is very much in alignment with the wind industry.”More: Embattled Solar, Wind Industries Turn to Conservatives for Help Renewable-Energy Industry Sees Support on Both Sides of Partisan Dividelast_img read more

Fast and Furious 7 being played at the Wellington Regent

first_imgRotten Tomatoes rating (movie critics collective approval ratings): 82%. Audience review: 88% approval.Follow us on Twitter. Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. There are no comments posted yet. Be the first one! Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments This week at the Regent Theater: Fast and Furious 7Schedule: Friday, 7 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday, 2 and 7 p.m.Rated: PG-13. Time: 2 hour 20 minutes.Movie Synopsis: Continuing the global exploits in the unstoppable franchise built on speed, Vin Diesel, Paul Walker and Dwayne Johnson lead the returning cast of Fast & Furious 7. James Wan directs this chapter of the hugely successful series that also welcomes back favorites Michelle Rodriguez, Jordana Brewster, Tyrese Gibson, Chris “Ludacris” Bridges, Elsa Pataky and Lucas Black. They are joined by international action stars new to the franchise including Jason Statham, Djimon Hounsou, Tony Jaa, Ronda Rousey and Kurt Russell.last_img read more