Browsing All posts tagged under »Carbon Cap And Trade Legislation«

Australia’s Carbon Policy: Just Do Something

July 18, 2013 by

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By Katie Tubb ~ At this time last year, the Australian government began collecting the world’s most expensive carbon tax. A year later, it seems unanimous among Australia’s two biggest parties that the tax has got to go. Prime Minister Kevin Rudd yesterday recommended replacing the tax with cap and trade. The change would potentially […]

Obama’s Cap-and-Trade Scheme for Cars

December 27, 2012 by

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By Rachael Slobodien ~ Ever since the Senate rejected President Obama’s cap-and-trade scheme in 2009, his administration has been hard at work to find other ways to implement a radical, environmentalist agenda. Obama made these intentions clear at a press conference in 2010 when he explained, “Cap and trade was just one way of skinning […]

The Right Time for a Carbon Tax Is Never

November 21, 2012 by

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By David Kreutzer, Ph.D. ~ Once the electorate was made to realize that cap-and-trade bills (Lieberman-Warner, Waxman-Markey, etc.) were actually taxes on fossil energy, cap and trade became political poison. So it is surprising that an explicit tax on fossil energy is now being pushed in Washington. The hope among carbon-tax proponents is that they […]

Hurricane Sandy Causes Foggy Thinking on Climate

November 4, 2012 by

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By David Kreutzer, Ph.D. ~ Disappointed with the lack of global warming discussion in the current presidential campaign, tabloid climatologists have latched onto Hurricane Sandy as their vehicle for relevance. The more reserved among them use lines like “Though we cannot prove that global warming caused Hurricane Sandy, the scientists predict there will be more […]

Study: Push for Cap and Trade Failed Despite Friendly Media, Corporate Cash

April 24, 2011 by

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By Lachlan Markay A recent report from American University communications professor Matthew Nisbet examined the apparent decline of the environmental movement in recent years. For all the questions raised by the report over what happened to the moment, it does answer a pair surrounding the debate as it pertains to bias in the media. First, […]

Tsunamis: Another Perspective on the Economic Impact of Carbon Restrictions

April 1, 2011 by

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By Nicolas Loris All the world mourned the human toll taken by the Japanese earthquake and tsunami. Thousands of lives were lost; hundreds of thousands more shattered. Of course, natural disasters inflict economic destruction as well, and estimates of the recent disasters’ cost to Japan are now coming in. Catastrophe modeler Risk Management Solutions Inc. […]

EPA Can’t Regulate Volcanoes or China

December 15, 2010 by

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By David Kreutzer, Ph.D. An ongoing study in Yellowstone National Park seeks to measure the emissions of carbon dioxide (CO2) as a response to geologic activity and as a possible predictor of some geologic events. A story covering this study notes that researchers estimate that Yellowstone emits 45,000 tons of CO2 per day. That is […]

Reject All Energy Mandates: It’s Just Another Subsidy

December 8, 2010 by

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By Nicolas Loris With cap and trade out of the realm of possibilities, Members of Congress have turned their attention to mandating so-called clean energy. Some Members hoped for a lame duck vote on a renewable electricity standard (RES), which would require that a certain percentage of our nation’s electricity production come from wind, solar, […]

How Many Cars are There on Mars?

December 7, 2010 by

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By Victor Sharpe at Family Security Matters   When President elect, Barack Obama, was choosing the new members of his administration he selected Nobel-prize winning physicist Steven Chu as energy secretary and Carol Browner to lead a White House council on energy and climate. Ms. Browner had headed the Environmental Protection Agency in the Clinton […]

November 20, 2009: The Day “Global Warming” Ended

November 18, 2010 by

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By Alan Caruba November 20, 2009 is an important date because it was the day that “global warming” ended. It was the day that a total fabrication, a hoax, was revealed to be the work of the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), aided and abetted by a vast network of governmental and […]

The Zombie Campaign for Higher Energy Prices

November 9, 2010 by

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By Conn Carroll The American people know that cap and trade energy policies will lead to higher energy costs and fewer jobs. That is why even Democratic candidates like Sen.-elect Joe Manchin (D-WV) famously shot President Barack Obama’s cap and trade bill in a television commercial this fall. But the progressive campaign to force Americans […]

No, Rudd’s Real Mistake Wasn’t To Retreat From Moscow

November 6, 2010 by

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By Andrew Bolt It really is time to nail this fraudulent yet popular analysis before Labor does even more damage to itself – and us: (Mark) Arbib, together with Karl Bitar, is held responsible for urging Rudd to make the fatal mistake of his prime ministership. This was Rudd’s decision to abandon the fight for […]

Energy Claims And Realities

October 28, 2010 by

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By James Tonkowich Pennsylvania is lucky. Even amid this prolonged recession and depressingly high unemployment (9.5% in PA), families and businesses in the Keystone State are still paying just 9.4 cents a kilowatt hour for electricity. That’s due in large part to the fact that Pennsylvania gets 53% of its electricity from coal. A lot […]

Wind Power Mirages

October 23, 2010 by

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By Pastor Jay Dennis We Americans are often told we must end our “addiction” to oil and coal, because they harm the environment and Earth’s climate. “Ecologically friendly” wind energy, some say, will generate 20% of America’s energy in another decade, greatly reducing carbon dioxide emissions and land use impacts from mining and drilling. These […]

Standing Firm Against A Hurricane Of Lies

October 20, 2010 by

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By Alan Caruba It takes a substantial amount of courage to stand against the lies about global warming, carbon dioxide’s (CO2) role in climate change, and whether humans are causing unusual weather events, but Dr. William Gray has been doing that ever since the global warming hoax was unleashed on the world in the 1980s. […]

Please Vote For This Guy, If You Have To Vote For A Democrat

October 12, 2010 by

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I live here in Australia, but here’s one guy I would vote for, given half the chance. The most startling thing is that he is a Democrat. He’s Joe Manchin, the current Governor of West Virginia. Watch the ad again, and then remember that this guy is a Democrat running for the U.S. Senate this […]

U.S. Could Learn From U.K.’s Global Warming Reversal

October 1, 2010 by

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By Nicolas Loris Great Britain’s most prominent scientific body significantly softened its position on global warming after 43 of its members complained that the previous position did not take into account dissenting evidence. Although the Royal Society’s climate change guide still asserts that greenhouse gas gases resulting from human activity contributes to warming, it does […]

Renewable Electricity Standard: Same As A National Energy Tax

September 25, 2010 by

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By Nicolas Loris The probability of cap and trade becoming law rapidly diminished as more and more people saw it for what it truly is: a national energy tax. Since 85 percent of our energy comes from carbon-emitting fossil fuels, and the goal of cap and trade is to reduce carbon dioxide, a cap-and-trade system […]

No Science, Fake Science, And The Destruction Of The Nation

September 20, 2010 by

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By Alan Caruba Any scientist who has not sold his soul to the environmental movement will tell you that the reason that greenhouse gases, primarily carbon dioxide (CO2), do not cause any warming is due to the fact that they have to conform to the laws of thermodynamics. The first law states that “energy can […]

What’s Scarier Than Cap And Trade? A Renewable Electricity Standard

September 15, 2010 by

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By Nicolas Loris For the past year, the phrase “cap and trade” was as taboo as using Lord Voldemort’s name in J. K. Rowling’s Harry Potter series. Wizards scared of the Dark Lord referred to Voldemort as “He-Who-Must-Not-Be-Named.” For those hoping to pass cap and trade, it became “The-Energy-Policy-That-Will-Create-Jobs.” But opponents correctly labeled cap and […]

Bjorn Lomborg’s Non-About Face

September 3, 2010 by

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By David Kreutzer, Ph.D. Bjorn Lomborg wins a prize for having the most misrepresented position on climate change. In a recent interview with The Guardian, Lomborg reveals he believes that climate change is a problem. The Guardian refers to this as an “apparent U-turn.” It might appear to be a U-turn, but it isn’t. In […]

Carbon Tax Threatens Farming – You Know, That Thing Cows Do

August 30, 2010 by

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Two Years ago, I finished the original series I did on the ramifications of what The Kyoto protocol was calling for, and that series, originally intended for maybe half a dozen posts morphed into more than 50 separate posts. Having finished I was looking for something further to post on, thinking I had just about […]

Effective Government In Australia Held To Ransom By The Greens

August 24, 2010 by

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While this post concentrates on the political situation in Australia, the overall intent could be translated to any of the major Countries in the World where green politics are starting to take hold. The ramifications of the green agenda have not been fully explained to the vast populace who are voting for them without understanding […]

Why It’s Too Darn Hot

August 18, 2010 by

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By Alan Caruba Having written for a decade that the Earth has been cooling, it was rather disconcerting to receive a news release from Accuweather reporting that “The year 2010 is on track to become the hottest year on record since modern record keeping began, according to climate researchers at the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric […]