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Grand Junction Business Times: Squeaker wheels distract from energy conversation

May 25, 2016 in Featured, Uncategorized

There’s an old saying: “The squeaky wheel gets the grease.” Environmental activists and groups are taking this idiom to new heights, planning extreme events across the country and the world to act out in civil disobedience in protest of the … Read More

Juneau Empire: When dealing with low oil revenues, Alaskans should come first

March 28, 2016 in Featured

It’s been a rough couple of months for Alaska’s telecommunications monopoly, GCI. First, a GCI executive at the company’s Anchorage-based television station KTVA made some extremely insensitive comments. The company cracked down by issuing a six-tweet apology. Then, GCI was … Read More

Morning Consult: Governors, Disinvestment and Climate Logic

March 15, 2016 in Featured, Uncategorized

In January, Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker and Vermont Governor Peter Shumlin, in State of the State addresses, vowed new climate change efforts. Governor Baker proposed initiatives on renewables to meet Bay State energy needs.  He cited Massachusetts’ $37 million investment … Read More