Jeff Brady http://www.kunc.org en Leased Solar Panels Can Cast A Shadow Over A Home's Value http://www.kunc.org/post/leased-solar-panels-can-cast-shadow-over-homes-value Installing solar panels on a house to generate electricity often costs $20,000 or more, and many homeowners have turned to leasing programs to avoid those upfront costs. But most leases are for 20 years, and that can present problems if someone wants to sell the house before the lease is completed.<p>Peter Auditore of El Granada, Calif., was happy with the leased solar panels he installed a few years back. When he decided to sell, he found a buyer who also appreciated the environmental benefits of solar panels. Wed, 16 Jul 2014 09:02:00 +0000 Jeff Brady 58873 at http://www.kunc.org Leased Solar Panels Can Cast A Shadow Over A Home's Value Safety Changes Are Small Comfort When Oil Trains Pass http://www.kunc.org/post/safety-changes-are-small-comfort-when-oil-trains-pass A fiery oil train derailment in Canada killed 47 people a year ago, prompting regulators and railroads in the U.S. to make changes. Some who live near where oil trains travel are still worried, though.<p><strong></strong>Amy Roe with the Delaware chapter of the Sierra Club lives not far from where tank cars transport and store crude oil. Roe wishes the country would move away from fossil fuels faster. Fri, 04 Jul 2014 20:52:20 +0000 Jeff Brady 58590 at http://www.kunc.org Safety Changes Are Small Comfort When Oil Trains Pass EPA To Propose Rules To Deeply Cut Power Plant Emissions http://www.kunc.org/post/epa-propose-rules-deeply-cut-power-plant-emissions On Monday, the Environmental Protection Agency will propose rules to regulate the amount of carbon pollution existing facilities can release. The EPA reportedly is seeking a 30 percent cut. Mon, 02 Jun 2014 09:11:00 +0000 Jeff Brady 57269 at http://www.kunc.org Pa. Democrats Aim For Spot To Challenge GOP Governor http://www.kunc.org/post/pa-democrats-aim-spot-challenge-gop-governor Pennsylvania is among six states holding primary elections Tuesday. Gov. Tom Corbett is unchallenged in the GOP primary, but the general election is a different story.<p>Corbett is considered one of the nation's most vulnerable incumbents right now, and a crowded field of Democrats is lined up in hopes of replacing him.<p>In his first term, Corbett apparently failed to wow Pennsylvania voters; his poll numbers remain consistently low. Mon, 19 May 2014 08:57:00 +0000 Jeff Brady 56686 at http://www.kunc.org Pa. Democrats Aim For Spot To Challenge GOP Governor A Year From Tragedy, Boston Marathon Laurels Go To American http://www.kunc.org/post/year-tragedy-boston-marathon-laurels-go-american The Boston Marathon is back, over one year since bombs rocked its finish line. NPR's Jeff Brady discusses the race, its heightened security and Meb Keflezighi, the first American to win it since 1983. Mon, 21 Apr 2014 20:05:00 +0000 Jeff Brady 55657 at http://www.kunc.org