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  • GOV. OF DENVER STRIKES AGAIN: State Supreme Court Boasts Denver-Only Bench

    06/26/2015 8:42:34 PM PDT · by george76 · 4 replies
    ColoradoPeakPolitics ^ | June 26, 2015
    Communities outside the Denver-metro area are peeved that Gov. John Hickenlooper’s latest appointment to the Colorado Supreme Court wasn’t someone who lives outside the state’s capital city. ... We have seven Supreme Court justices and not even one from outside the governor’s adoptive hometown, where professional cliques decide what’s best for the rest of the state. This isn’t the first time Hick has been slammed for ignoring constituents who live outside Denver. A few years ago, he was accused of launching a war on rural Colorado by passing stricter gun laws and a renewable energy mandate that unfairly targeted rural...
  • $9 Billion in ‘Stimulus’ for Solar, Wind Projects Made 910 Final Jobs -- $9.8 Million Per Job

    06/20/2012 10:01:49 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 12 replies
    CNS News ^ | June 20, 2012 | By Michael W. Chapman and Fred Lucas
    (CNSNews.com) – The Obama administration distributed $9 billion in economic “stimulus” funds to solar and wind projects in 2009-11 that created, as the end result, 910 “direct” jobs -- annual operation and maintenance positions -- meaning that it cost about $9.8 million to establish each of those long-term jobs. At the same time, those green energy projects also created, in the end, about 4,600 “indirect” jobs – positions indirectly supported by the annual operation and maintenance jobs -- which means they cost about $1.9 million each ($9 billion divided by 4,600). Combined (910 + 4,600 = 5,510), the direct and...
  • For a Devotee of Solar Energy, a Shot at Earning Respect

    10/26/2007 10:59:08 PM PDT · by neverdem · 22 replies · 151+ views
    NY Times ^ | October 27, 2007 | J. MICHAEL KENNEDY
    TACOMA, Wash., Oct. 22 — The sun was shining for a change, which was good news for Richard Thompson, known throughout these parts as Solar Richard. “Pennies from heaven,” Mr. Thompson said as his electric meter spun round — in reverse. Not that a shining sun is required for the meter to spin backward. An overcast sky does the job. The meter just spins a bit more slowly. That would be the meter attached to Mr. Thompson’s house, painted sunshine yellow with a large solar panel out front next to the bedraggled remains of giant sunflowers — “organic solar trackers,”...