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Growing Solar Panel Use Poses Huge Safety Risk For Firefighters

Michael Bastasch
Contributor
Firefighters battle the so-called Poinsettia Fire in Carlsbad, California May 14, 2014. REUTERS/Sam Hodgson

Solar panel use is on the rise due to lowering costs and generous federal, state and local subsidies. But rooftop solar panels pose a huge risk firefighters trying to put out burning buildings and rescue those who may be trapped inside.

Dem Sen: ‘People Would Have Died’ Without Coal Last Winter

1:51 PM 06/26/2014

West Virginia Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin slammed radical critics of coal during a Wednesday debate on the Senate floor over the role of coal in global warming.

White House Doesn’t Mention Fracking Lowering CO2 Emissions

4:26 PM 06/25/2014

The White House released a report Wednesday touting the “real progress” made by President Obama’s plan to tackle global warming. But missing from the 15-page report is the fact that hydraulic fracturing is largely responsible for recent declines in greenhouse gas emissions.

EPA Told Employees To Stop Pooping In The Hallway

3:13 PM 06/25/2014

It’s widely known that many employees in the Environmental Protection Agency really care about the environment, but this may go a little too far even for them.

Report: EPA Climate Rules Plant Seeds Of An Energy Crisis

11:50 AM 06/25/2014

Environmental Protection Agency regulations aimed at retiring coal-fired power plants are sowing the seeds of a U.S. energy crisis, according to a new report.

White House, Liberal Billionaire Launch Global Warming Scare Campaign

9:45 PM 06/24/2014

The White House and its environmentalist allies have begun another major push to warn the public of the dangers of global warming.

Three-Fourths of Fossil Fuel Production Loss On Federal Lands Under Obama

1:53 PM 06/24/2014

Since 2003, production of coal, gas and oil on federal lands has fallen by 21 percent, according to government data. But nearly three-quarters of that declined occurred since 2009 -- under the watch of the Obama administration.

Europe’s Green Energy Industry Faces Collapse As Subsidies Are Cut

1:13 PM 06/24/2014

European countries are cutting back their solar subsidies to rein in energy costs and cut debt. The solar industry in Germany, Italy and Spain are all facing huge problems due to subsidy cuts and power rate hikes.

Study: Man-Made Aerosol Emissions Have Helped Cool Planet

5:46 PM 06/23/2014

Researchers with Israel's Weizmann Institute have found that man-made aerosol emissions have had a net cooling effect on the planet since the Industrial Revolution.

Feds Research Breeding Sheep With Lower Methane-Emitting Flatulence

3:56 PM 06/23/2014

The U.S. government funded research into methane emissions from sheep digestive systems -- flatulence and burps -- to see why some sheep produce more of the greenhouse gas than others.

Hank Paulson Pushes Carbon Tax To Avoid ‘Climate Bubble’

3:28 PM 06/23/2014

President George W. Bush's Treasury Secretary Hank Paulson wrote in The New York Times Sunday that a carbon tax was needed to combat the coming "climate bubble."

Supreme Court Strikes Down First Phase Of EPA’s Global Warming Agenda

1:23 PM 06/23/2014

The Supreme Court struck down the Environmental Protection Agency’s carbon dioxide permitting scheme for power plants and other large facilities, saying the agency exceeded its authority under the Clean Air Act.

Obama’s Keystone XL Delays Are Damaging U.S.-Canadian Relations

11:31 AM 06/23/2014

The Obama administration’s foot-dragging on the Keystone XL pipeline may be pleasing environmentalists but it’s damaging economic and political ties between the U.S. and its biggest trading partner: Canada.

NATO: Russian Agents Support UK Anti-fracking Groups

12:00 PM 06/20/2014

Russian agents are supporting the anti-hydraulic fracturing movement in the United Kingdom, according to NATO Secretary-General Anders Fogh Rasmussen.

Former White House Climate Czar Hired By Natural Gas Export Company

4:50 PM 06/19/2014

Former White House energy and climate czar Heather Zichal has been added to the board of directors of Cheniere Energy, a major Houston-based liquefied natural gas (LNG) export company.

Former EPA Chiefs Skeptical Of White House Climate Agenda

4:51 PM 06/18/2014

Three former Environmental Protection Agency heads were brought to Capitol Hill Wednesday to convince senators to act quickly on global warming, but were skeptical of the impact the Obama administration’s new power plant regulations will have on the climate.

Obama Could Use Iraq Crisis To Ease Oil Sanctions On Iran, Warns Security Expert

12:13 PM 06/18/2014

The Obama administration should not be tempted to use the Iraq crisis to ease economic sanctions on Iran, warns a former national security adviser to Vice President Dick Cheney.

Obama Unilaterally Puts Huge Swaths Of Pacific Ocean Off-Limits To Development

3:18 PM 06/17/2014

President Barack Obama announced new executive orders Tuesday to make huge swaths of the Pacific Ocean off limits to fishing, energy exploration and other economic activities.

Electricity Rationing, Blackouts A Reality For Millions Watching World Cup

12:18 PM 06/17/2014

For millions of soccer fans around the world, being able to watch their country play in the World Cup is a luxury: People in poor countries have to suffer through rolling blackouts and electricity rationing as massive amounts of power is diverted to meet surging electricity demands of the World Cup.

‘Greenest’ World Cup In History To Emit 2.7 Million Tons Of CO2

12:04 PM 06/17/2014

Brazil and FIFA have promised that this year’s World Cup tournament will be the “greenest” ever. But is that true?