Entries Tagged as 'solar energy'

Not Much Fanfare Now That Solyndra Loan Program Promise Is Fulfilled

January 3rd, 2015 · No Comments · energy policy, environment, journalism, Uncategorized

By Denise Tessier During years of constant claims by conservatives – parroted by media like the Albuquerque Journal – the name “Solyndra” became shorthand for a fool’s errand, both in terms of the promise of green alternative energy and the Obama administration’s encouragement of it. So, now that the federal loan program behind Solyndra has […]

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Not Newsworthy at The Journal: Climate Change Protests, Departure of Google and Facebook from ALEC

September 24th, 2014 · 1 Comment · energy policy, environment, journalism

By Arthur Alpert Across the globe, demonstrators marched and chanted and some did civil disobedience to wake the rest of us to the ill effects of climate change. That was Sunday, Sept. 21. The New York Times’ story the next day, prominently displayed, was headlined “Taking a Call for Climate Change to the Streets”. The […]

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Playing the Koch Brothers’ Game

June 6th, 2014 · No Comments · energy policy, journalism, regulation, role of government, tax policy

By Arthur Alpert Egads, I haven’t posted here for a month. It wasn’t a vacation. I was learning lines for a role in “Jerome Bixby’s Man from Earth” (at the Adobe through Sunday, June 8) when a terrible upper respiratory bug knocked me down. I’ve muddled through but couldn’t find the energy to write. Now […]

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Journal, Again, Casts a Shadow Over Solar Energy

December 31st, 2012 · 2 Comments · Uncategorized

By Denise Tessier Just before the winter holidays, the Albuquerque Journal ran a guest column about solar energy development that should have instilled in New Mexico readers pride in the state’s role in that history. Instead, the reader was misled by the Journal to read the piece with an erroneous mind-set. That is, each enlightening […]

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The Business of Boosting Fracking

December 4th, 2012 · No Comments · energy policy, environment, journalism

By Denise Tessier People can’t live without water. It’s that basic. That’s the lead sentence of an Albuquerque Journal editorial (April 6) about the City of Albuquerque´s water infrastructure. Because it’s an editorial, it’s the official position of the Journal as a paper. (And one could add, it’s a no-brainer.) Yet, the Journal seems to […]

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Setting the Record Straight on Solar

March 16th, 2012 · No Comments · Uncategorized

By Denise Tessier An Albuquerque Journal reader’s letter to the editor March 13, “Something Doesn’t Quite Add Up Here,”  challenged information contained in the caption for last week’s Journal photo of the new solar energy array – 1,001 panels that will provide electricity to the Fire Academy, animal shelter and city environmental offices on the […]

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