Browsing All Posts filed under »Fraud/Waste«

Fed Funding Fantasy: EV Charging

April 11, 2021 by

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By David Wojick, Ph.D. ~ Biden wants the Federal Government to build 500,000 EV charging stations, at an estimated cost of around $178 billion. How might that work? No good way is how. This is truly a Fed funding fantasy. The Feds build big stuff like post offices, federal buildings, military bases, flood control dams […]

America Pursues Expensive Electricity While Much Of The World Lives In Energy Poverty

April 7, 2021 by

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By Ronald Stein ~ With many still living with little to no access to electricity, American politicians are pursuing the most expensive ways to generate intermittent electricity with offshore wind turbines on the East and West Coasts. The U.S Energy Information Administration (EIA) has already documented that offshore wind continues to be one of the most […]

Cybersecurity Of Wind Power A Growing Concern

April 6, 2021 by

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By Bonner Cohen, Ph.D. ~ The Biden White House’s March 29 announcement that it will expedite development of offshore wind projects along the Atlantic Coast of the United States underscores the administration’s commitment to move the nation away from fossil fuels to increased dependence on renewable energy. But the prospect of giant wind turbines sprouting […]

Beneficiaries Of The Climate Fraud: Green Groups, Scientists And Politicians

April 5, 2021 by

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By Dr. John Happs ~ Marcus Cicero (106–43 BCE) was a Roman lawyer, statesman, philosopher, skeptic and writer. Cicero was also a senator who wanted a Republic that better served all the people. He was deeply involved in the political conflicts of Rome and questioned the motives behind a number of decisions made by some […]

Crazy HFC Phaseout Is Coming (Part 2)

April 5, 2021 by

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By David Wojick, Ph.D. ~ In my first article — “Economically destructive cap and trade for HFCs is here” — I looked at the Kigali Amendment part of the American Innovation and Manufacturing Act or AIM. There the big problem is that the HFC cap is based on 8-10 year old data, which is mostly […]

Progressives Push Green New Deal In $10 Trillion Infrastructure Bill

April 1, 2021 by

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By Adam Houser ~ Progressive Democrats have unveiled their new legislative infrastructure proposal that contains many aspects of the Green New Deal, including funding for wind and solar, zero-emissions mandates, and climate justice programs. The total price tag is $10 trillion. President Biden’s team had announced plans earlier for an infrastructure bill with a cost […]

Extinction Distortion

March 31, 2021 by

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By Dr. Jay Lehr ~ This is one of the shorter articles I have written each week at CFACT. The reason is that the fraudulent distortion of species extinction has so little data behind it for me to dissect, actually none. So there is little to write about. Patrick Moore did write about it in […]

Economically Destructive Cap And Trade For HFCs Is Here

March 28, 2021 by

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By David Wojick, Ph.D. ~ This is a bit complicated so bear with me. To begin with, Biden’s avalanche of climate scare executive orders included one telling the State Department to prepare the Kigali Amendment to the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer for submission to the Senate, for ratification. The Kigali […]

Tax Incentives Are No Way To Drive Energy Innovation. Here’s Why.

March 24, 2021 by

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By Adam Michel and Nicolas Loris ~ The best ways to tame environmentally harmful emissions is to allow the private sector to innovate cleaner and more efficient ways to produce, distribute, and use energy. Unfortunately, government subsides, mandates, and other regulations largely fail to spur such developments, and instead bolster government-favored technologies. The latest example […]

Wind And Solar Subsidies

March 19, 2021 by

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From the team at CFACT ~ By Mark Mathis of The Clear Energy Alliance ~ Why were federal tax subsidies extended for wind and solar by Congress? Again. For the umpteenth time! We are against subsidies because they distort markets. Those politicians who support these market-distorting policies should at least be forced to answer the […]

Fake Invisible Catastrophes And Threats Of Doom — Patrick Moore’s Outstanding New Book

March 18, 2021 by

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By Dr. Jay Lehr ~ There have been dozens of good books written in the past decade telling the true stories countering the incessant lies of alarmists blaming impending environmental disasters on carbon dioxide emissions. None have been better than the newest contribution by Patrick Moore and certainly none as up to date as this […]

Cheating In Science Is Nothing New: Is Climate Fraud The Most Blatant Example?

March 15, 2021 by

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By Dr. John Happs ~ “Men only care for science so far as they get a living by it and that they worship even error when it affords them a subsistence.” – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe. (1749-1832) Religious fanatics have often predicted an apocalypse from a displeased God, only to revise their prediction when their […]

COVID-19 Spending To Cost Taxpayers More Than WW II

March 13, 2021 by

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By Craig Rucker ~ Yesterday, President Biden called on Americans to adopt a “war footing” in our ongoing fight against COVID-19. He got it and then some. Adjusted for today’s dollars the Second World War cost $4.1 trillion. The United States just committed to spend an additional $1.9 trillion, boosting total taxpayer pandemic spending to […]

The Carbon Tax Shell Game

March 12, 2021 by

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By Duggan Flanakin ~ The oft-spoken premise that there is a “social cost of carbon” (SCC) has led to a myriad of proposals for taxing calculated carbon dioxide emissions from motor vehicles. The idea is to tax (and legislate) “carbon” out of existence by using those taxes to subsidize electric vehicles. The latest of these proposals […]

Why ‘Social Cost Of Carbon’ Is Most Useless Number You’ve Never Heard Of

March 3, 2021 by

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By Kevin Dayaratna ~ On his very first day in office, President Joe Biden issued an executive order resurrecting the Obama-era social cost of carbon, intended to quantify the economic impact of climate change. The administration on Feb. 26 issued an interim estimate reporting that these damages are approximately $51 per metric ton of carbon […]

Those Millions Of New ‘Green’ Jobs Are Going To China And India

February 25, 2021 by

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By Ronald Stein ~ When U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry recently urged workers upset by the Biden administration’s decision to scuttle the Keystone XL pipeline to “learn to make solar panels”, he was oblivious to the fact that China and India dominate the solar panel manufacturing market. President Joe Biden’s Build Back Better Recovery Plan […]

UN Calls For Contraction And Convergence To Low Living Standards

February 24, 2021 by

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By David Wojick, Ph.D. ~ The UN just published its first ever environmental synthesis report, with the expectedly scary title “Making Peace With Nature: A scientific blueprint to tackle the climate, biodiversity and pollution emergencies.” That’s right, now there are (hyperbolically) three emergencies, not just the climate one. In fact according to the UN we […]

Suspect Science Threatens US Farming – Again

February 21, 2021 by

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By Paul Driessen ~ Modern American agriculture has wrought miracles over the past 70 years. Conventional farm production per acre and overall nearly tripled, corn (maize) production increased 500% from 20% less land – and farmers used less water, less fuel, less fertilizer, and fewer pesticides and other chemicals for every bushel of food they […]

Left Spins As Texas Turbines Freeze

February 20, 2021 by

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By Craig Rucker ~ Green energy policies have failed Texas. Power outages, in large part caused by frozen wind turbines and snow covered solar panels, are still keeping nearly 500,000 Lone Star residents freezing in the dark. Now, Big Green and the wind and solar industries are in non-stop spin-mode, trying to drum up an […]

Reasons For Texas Blackouts And How Best To Avoid Them Going Forward

February 20, 2021 by

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By Nicolas Loris ~ As millions of Texans suffer from a lack of electric power, heat, and water, the “never let a crisis go to waste” crowd is in full swing on both sides of the political aisle. Half-truths and misinformation have flooded social media outlets and policy discussions, blaming specific fuel sources, the deregulated structure […]

American K-12 Science Education Gone Bad

February 17, 2021 by

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By David Wojick, Ph.D. ~ I don’t often write an article about someone else’s article but Shepard Barbash’s deeply researched piece “Science betrayed” deserves a wide readership. His subtitle says it all: “The propaganda infecting K–12 science curricula, especially on the environment, won’t go away.” Barbash first looks at the history, then where we are […]

Weakest Link To EV Growth Is The Material Supply Chain

February 16, 2021 by

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By Ronald Stein ~ The worldwide plans for EV domination of the vehicle population are like having the plans to build a large house without sufficient materials available to ever finish the house. The pressure to go Green is increasing as countries are announcing plans to phase out petrol and diesel cars. Germany will stop […]

The Renewable Energy Pipe Dream

February 14, 2021 by

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“Green” energy produced by wind and solar simply cannot meet the power demands of the modern world. By Thomas Gallatin ~ The biggest problem with the renewable energy sources of wind and solar is the fact that they are severely limited by their inherent unreliability. The “green” energy produced by wind and solar is neither […]

Big Solar Targets Rural Communities In Washington State

February 13, 2021 by

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By Bonner Cohen, Ph.D. ~ Al Gore once famously said that addressing the “climate crisis” would require a “wrenching transformation of society.” He was right. Wrenching it will be. The transition from fossil fuels to renewable energy is in full swing under the Biden administration. Oil, gas, and coal are out; wind and solar are […]