Director of Media Relations Karl Cates has been an editor for Bloomberg LP, an editor for the New York Times, and a consultant to the Treasury Department-sanctioned community development financial institution (CDFI) industry.
Gaining Ground at the Expense of Coal-Fired Electricity in Texas, and as a Federal Tax Incentive Hangs in the Balance
Texas is characterized typically as an oil-and-gas state, but the Lone Star State is also far and away the biggest producer of wind energy in the U.S., outpacing second-ranked California by a long shot. Globally speaking, Texas is the sixth-biggest producer of wind-powered electricity, right behind India and slightly ahead of Great Britain. Why? One […]
Production Has Waned Since the Late 1980s; Coal Jobs Have Been Disappearing for 30 Years; Unemployment Has Dropped Under Obama
One of the ugly myths promoted by the coal industry is that President Obama is to blame for its decline. It’s a narrative that’s of a piece with Obama Is a Muslim and Obama Is a Kenyan, canards that have an unspeakably hateful subtext at their heart. The “war-on-coal” chapter of these fictions took an especially […]