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Why It’s Bad News That Paris Global Warming Agreement Now Includes 60 Countries

Posted: September 23, 2016 at 2:09 pm   /   Friends

Thirty-one countries joined the Paris global warming agreement this week, officially committing to the pact along with the United States and China. The agreement is a top-down, concentrated effort to drive the price of conventional energy sources like coal, oil and natural gas higher. It will prevent millions of citizens from enjoying basic energy needs, […]

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Alternative Energy Is Likely to See a Big Boost in Taxpayer-Funded Subsidies During Lame-Duck Session

Posted: September 23, 2016 at 10:26 am   /   Friends

Members of Congress are preparing to be quite active during the lame-duck session. That’s good news for cronies who want to use the political system to secure handouts but bad news for taxpayers and the economy. The targeted tax credits Congress is considering include windfalls for hybrid solar lighting systems, fuel cells, geothermal, biomass, combined […]

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Congress Has Good Reason to Move Forward with Norway 123 Agreement

Posted: September 14, 2016 at 1:17 pm   /   Friends

A thirty-year commercial nuclear trade agreement with Norway is up for review by the Senate. Norway generates 96 percent of its electricity from hydropower and has no plans to build nuclear power plants. Why, then, is such an agreement important? Commonly called a “123 Agreement” for its location in the Atomic Energy Act, this agreement […]

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Meet Native Americans Fighting Obama’s Push to Conserve Public Land

Posted: September 13, 2016 at 2:54 pm   /   Friends

The latest front in a debate over the reach of U.S. control of federal land is a 1.9 million-acre retreat of mesas and canyons located in Utah’s poorest county. The stakes are large for this remote land, which President Barack Obama is considering designating as a national monument, in his continued pursuit of being the […]

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Why the Media’s Portrayal of Carbon Dioxide Is Often Wrong

Posted: September 6, 2016 at 6:55 am   /   Friends

The media is helping governments wage an all-out war on carbon dioxide while distorting the truth about the colorless gas. This blitz could come with considerable costs for Americans with negligible benefits, at most. Over the weekend, the United States official joined the Paris Protocol to combat manmade global warming while President Obama was in China.  […]

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How a New California Climate Law Will Strangle Manufacturing

Posted: September 1, 2016 at 8:28 am   /   Friends

California just hung up a big “Manufacturing Workers Need Not Apply” sign. It took the form of  extended, stricter, and even less realistic carbon dioxide regulations. A new California bill extends legislation previously set to expire in 2020 and imposes dramatically deeper emissions cuts for 2030. Under the new measure, California must cut its carbon […]

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What Obama Is Doing to Seal His Environmental Record

Posted: August 25, 2016 at 2:18 pm   /   Friends

Before his last day in office, President Barack Obama wants to impose new fuel-efficiency standards and establish a green energy plan for North America to top off an environmental legacy including major international agreements and a massive expansion of regulations and subsidies. “He will be leaving office with a very strongly negative legacy,” predicted Nick […]

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What’s Wrong With the Government’s Mandating of Energy Efficiency

Posted: August 23, 2016 at 6:27 am   /   Friends

The Obama administration’s Department of Energy has churned through a list of energy efficiency regulations before the next administration. Just since June, the DOE has set or initiated standards for dehumidifiers, ceiling fans, battery chargers, and wine coolers. At issue isn’t health or safety, or even unfair business practices. Through the DOE, the federal government […]

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What’s Wrong With the EPA Analysis Used to Justify New Fuel Standards for Trucks

Posted: August 18, 2016 at 10:26 am   /   Friends

In a continued effort to address alleged man-made global warming, the Obama administration has finalized energy efficiency standards for medium and heavy-duty trucks. While the administration is pledging to reduce fuel use and cut greenhouse gas emissions, its stringent energy mandate will do nothing to affect climate change. What it will do, however, is take […]

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