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The Secret to Solar Power

Harnessing the power of the sun has been a dream for generations. But fossil fuels still have a virtual monopoly on energy production and vehicular power, and enhanced access to domestic natural gas has made it extremely economical and more popular than ever for generating electricity. The failure of Solyndra cast a shadow over the commercialization of solar power in America, but the Chinese continue to see ...

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That old QE religion: faith, hope & no clarity

John Crudele makes an interesting proposal to jump-start the economy. Is he right? Who knows? But his idea is specific and substantive, and doesn't fit neatly into typical right or left categorization. Sadly, such ideas never seem to make it into the national dialogue. Instead, we are subject to a barrage of ideologies -- or more bluntly, propaganda -- that drowns out the possibility of creative solutions a ...

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USDA Announces Streamlined Disaster Designation Process with Lower Emergency Loan Rates and Greater CRP Flexibility in Disaster Areas

USDA Release No. 0228.12 WASHINGTON, July 11, 2012—Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced a package of program improvements that will deliver faster and more flexible assistance to farmers and ranchers devastated by natural disasters. Vilsack announced three significant improvements to decades-old USDA programs and processes related to Secretarial disaster designations: a final rule that simplifi ...

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