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Virginia Goes Don Quixote

November 20, 2017 by

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State will defy Trump, double down on renewables and CO2 reductions – and hurt poor families By Paul Driessen ~ Democrat Ralph Northam had barely won the Virginia governor’s race when his party announced it would impose a price on greenhouse gases emissions, require a 3% per year reduction in GHG emissions, and develop a cap-and-trade scheme […]

Obama Is Planning To Circumvent Congress Yet Again On Climate Regulations

October 15, 2015 by

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By Nicolas Loris ~ President Obama is determined to make a legacy for himself—so much so that he’s willing to go around America’s elected officials on climate change. Not once, but twice. First, Obama bypassed Congress with unelected bureaucrats at the Environmental Protection Agency to put domestic carbon dioxide cuts in place that will drive […]

Climate Change Australia – China Pretends It Will Cut Emissions, While Making Sure We Cut Our Throats

September 26, 2015 by

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By Andrew Bolt ~ Bottom line: China’s emissions will keep growing. Feeding the global warming scare means encouraging its Western rivals to cut their own growth, giving China a strategic long-term advantage: Australia’s Environment Minister Greg Hunt has cast doubt on China’s willingness to impose an effective price on greenhouse gas emissions, noting its regional […]

The Second Coming of Cap and Trade?

September 8, 2012 by

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By Diane Katz ~ The Obama Administration, at this sensitive time, is playing down its expansive regulatory agenda, but some insiders are predicting a new onslaught of costly rules—including the imposition of cap-and-trade schemes on industry. Although Congress rejected cap-and-trade legislation in 2009, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) remains intent on effectively rationing the use […]

Skinning the Cap-and-Trade Cat with Clean Energy Standards

January 29, 2011 by

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By Nicolas Loris Speaking before a new Congress in his State of the Union address, President Obama gave an alternative suggestion for Congress now that cap and trade is out of the picture. He pitched an aggressive clean energy standard, saying he wants 80 percent of our electricity to come from carbon-free sources of energy […]

Germany’s Renewable Energy ‘Madness’ and its Lessons for America

January 22, 2011 by

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By Alex Alexiev In his radio address on October 2, 2010, President Obama vigorously promoted his renewable energy program and yet again pointed to Germany as a worthy example to follow. Just a few days later, the leading German daily, Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, in an editorial comment on green energy, called for “putting an end […]

Environmentalists New Plan Same as Old Plan: Higher Energy Costs, Fewer Jobs

December 23, 2010 by

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By Conn Carroll The Washington Post’s Juliet Eilperin reported yesterday that “U.S. environmentalists are engaged in their most profound bout of soul-searching in more than a decade” and are planning to “redirect strategies” in the coming year. Faced with the failure of cap and trade and the defeat of “many of their political allies on […]