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  • Chart of the Week: Cut Spending to Avoid the Fiscal Cliff

    The Heritage Foundation has updated its Saving the American Dream plan as the nation moves inexorably towards the fiscal cliff set to hit at the beginning of 2013. From Amy Payne’s Morning Bell: To meet this challenge, Heritage Foundation experts updated our Saving the American Dream plan to address the … More

    DOE Issues Nearly $1 Million to Ailing A123 on Day of Bankruptcy Filing

    The Department of Energy’s clean energy grant-making program delivered a reimbursement to ailing battery maker A123 approaching $1 million on the same day the company filed for bankruptcy, according to Reuters: The company, which makes lithium ion batteries for electric cars, filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection last month after … More

    Michigan's Rejection of Renewable Energy Mandate Avoids Higher Costs

    Michigan voters rejected a proposed state constitutional amendment last week that would have imposed a mandate requiring the state’s utilities to source 25 percent of their electric sales annually from renewable energy by 2025. Proposal 3, dubbed “25 by 25,” called for more renewable energy from wind, solar, biomass, and … More

    VIDEO: The Bloggers Briefing featuring the Food Marketing Institute, and Ted Bromund

    Join us at noon ET for the Bloggers Briefing at The Heritage Foundation. Included in today’s discussion: A regulatory tsunami is about to hit. One of the most ridiculous regulations stemming from Obamacare requires restaurants, including franchised chains with 20 or more locations, to post calorie and nutritional information for … More

    Election Day: Ten State Ballot Measures to Watch

    While elections for political office will likely get most of the media attention on Tuesday, 38 states will be voting on a combined 188 ballot measures affecting a host of major issues. Scribe has broken down 10 of those measures that will be worth watching as returns start coming in … More

    $14 Billion in Stimulus Spending Generates Just 1.2 Percent of Electricity

    Despite more than $14 billion in cash payments to solar, wind, and other renewable energy project developers since 2009, just 48 terawatt hours of additional annual electricity generation were expected to be added through funds authorized by the stimulus, according to documents released by the Department of Treasury. The more … More

    DOE-Backed Abound Solar Facing Fraud Investigation in Colorado

    Abound Solar, the now-bankrupt solar company and recipient of a $400 million Department of Energy loan guarantee, faces a three-pronged investigation from Weld County, CO, for alleged securities and consumer fraud, along with misleading financial institutions. The Denver Post reports: The securities-fraud investigation stems from allegations that “officials at Abound … More

    Sign of the Times: Denver Post Challenged on Green Energy Coverage

    (Photo credit: Mary MacFarlane) A Colorado-based free-market think tank located in Denver challenged the state’s paper of record when it launched a media blitz that included a billboard (seen above) accusing the media outlet of ignoring one of the state’s largest green energy failures this year. Jon Caldara, president of … More

    Chart of the Week: Defense Budget Cuts Gamble with National Security

    The third and final presidential debate between President Obama and former Governor Mitt Romney will feature several different questions on the role of America abroad and other aspects of foreign policy. Obama and Romney will likely address the nation’s impending spending crisis and automatic defense budget cuts, known as sequestration. … More

    Second Presidential Debate Recap: Top Tweets from Heritage

    A selection, in no particular order, of some of the top tweets — most retweeted and favorited — from Heritage staff during last night’s second presidential debate from Hofstra University in Hempstead, NY. If oil were subsidized like wind, it would get $50/bb from feds. herit.ag/ABVHrN — David Kreutzer (@dwkreutzer) … More