Archive for April 12th, 2012

April 12, 2012

Daily Scoop Xtra: VA Speaker & Ex-ALEC Chair Belittles Woman’s Intelligence [Video]

During an exchange between ProgressVA’s  executive director, Anna Scholl, and Virginia House Speaker William Howell (R) where Scholl presses the Speaker on financial relationships between Virginoa legislators and the, now infamous, American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC), Howell reacts by belittling Scholl’s intelligence saying,

I guess I’m not speaking in little enough words for you to understand.

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April 12, 2012

The Daily Scoop: US grabs lead over China in clean energy race

Despite the opposition, the accusations of corruption associated with Solyndra and unyielding obstinance against any energy policy paradigm shift, the US has taken the lead once again in the realm of clean energy investment. This increase in private investment provides a glimmer of hope that the private sector is recognizing the benefits of shifting away nonrenewables. With renewables representing much larger share of energy production in Europe than they do in the US, perhaps this private sector investment will motivate politicians in Washington to take note and renew the tax credits & government investment for new clean energy business ventures to maintain our country’s competitiveness.

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