Browsing All posts tagged under »Carbon Taxes«

Carbon Trading Crunch Time At COP26

September 16, 2021 by

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By David Wojick, Ph.D. ~ The one big sticking point at COP26 is carbon trading. The trading scheme was supposed to be designed and adopted at COP24, as part of the Paris Accord rulebook. Did not happen. So it was the focal point of COP25. Still did not happen, in part because the radical alarmists […]

Climate Regulations Reach Critical Turning Point In Pennsylvania

August 30, 2021 by

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By Kevin Mooney ~ If an independent panel votes down proposed regulations to limit carbon dioxide emissions in Pennsylvania, state lawmakers will have added leverage to prevent Gov. Tom Wolf from joining a multistate initiative to address climate change. However, if the panel approves the regulations in a meeting Wednesday, Wolf’s executive agencies likely would […]

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 […]

Pennsylvania Faces RGGI (Carbon Tax) Reality

February 16, 2020 by

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From the team at CFACT ~ By Mark Mathis of The Clear Energy Alliance ~ Pennsylvania is in a tug of war over electricity production. Governor Wolf is trying to unilaterally force the state into joining the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative, or RGGI, without any legislative authority. The Governor doesn’t have that power. If PA […]

Green New Deal Would Barely Change Earth’s Temperature. Here Are The Facts.

February 8, 2019 by

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By Nicolas Loris ~ Here’s the most important fact about the Green New Deal: It wouldn’t work. Ultimately, fully implementing the Green New Deal would have no meaningful impact on global temperatures. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., and Sen. Ed Markey, D-Mass., released their much-anticipated blueprint for a Green New Deal Thursday. And make no mistake: […]

Carbon Tax Ignorance

January 31, 2019 by

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By Craig Rucker ~ There’s a new push on to institute a carbon tax in America. This is folly.  Bi-partisan folly. The carbon tax folks have compiled a large list of economists and past public office-holders in support, with some pretty impressive names on board.    The names include such heavy-hitters as Ben Bernanke, Alan Greenspan, Janet Yellen, […]

Change In Political Climate May Raise Energy Costs

January 10, 2019 by

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By Larry Bell ~ This 2019 new year of political climate change now finds green energy lobbies lining up to extract more subsidy gratitude from an indebted Democrat House majority. Carbon pricing proponents are encouraged that Democrats expanded their legislative majorities by displacing foes in key states. Led by California’s path-breaking cap-and-trade regime, along with […]

COP 24: Climate Lunacy Takes Center Stage In Poland

December 11, 2018 by

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By Paul Driessen ~ The unwritten rule seems to be that each successive climate report and news release must be more scarifying than any predecessors, especially during the run-up to international conferences. Thus Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change Special Report 15 claims governments worldwide must make “unprecedented changes in all aspects of society,” spend $40 […]

Three Out Of Four “Green” Ballot Initiatives Bite The Dust

November 9, 2018 by

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By Adam Houser ~ While there was a lot of conjecture about a potential “Blue Wave” in the 2018 midterms, there was also hope of a “Green Wave” by Left-leaning environmentalists intent on pushing their policies through by the use of craftily-written referendums. These so-called “green” ballot measures in Washington state, Colorado, Arizona, and Nevada, […]

UN’s Solution To Climate Change: End Capitalism

October 20, 2018 by

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By Nicolas Loris ~ What will it take to keep the planet habitable? According to some eco-warriors, all that’s necessary is to end capitalism—the one economic system that has lifted billions from poverty and suffering. The latest United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change report led Eric Holthaus, a Grist writer, to tweet enthusiastically, “The […]

Climate Alarmists Admit They Want To Dismantle Our Free Enterprise System

October 12, 2018 by

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By Nicolas Loris ~ The United Nations’ Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change is warning that the dire costs of climate change are going to be here sooner than we think. The planet is close to reaching its alleged 1.5-degree Celsius warming threshold, and civilization only has 11 years to fix it. Oh, yeah, and the […]

Australian Politics – Liberal Party Betrayed: Prime Minister Turnbull Offers Carbon Tax, Deeper Cuts

July 27, 2018 by

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By Andrew Bolt ~ You have been conned. The Liberal Party members have been betrayed by their leaders. (Here in Australia, the Liberal Party is the major political party from the conservative side of the political fence) Liberal Party MPs voted to scrap the carbon tax; now the Turnbull Government sneaks in a new one. […]

Why The ‘Conservative’ Carbon Tax Is Still A Non-Starter

July 18, 2018 by

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By Bryan Cosby and Katie Tubb ~ It feels like beating a dead horse, but the “conservative” carbon tax proposal is still hanging around. A number of conservative groups are so tired of the mislabeled carbon tax that they’re pushing Congress to take a nonbinding vote to help finally put the issue to rest. That vote—based […]

Climate Change Australia – Prime Minister Turnbull’s Carbon Tax Hits Hurdle

June 19, 2018 by

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By Andrew Bolt ~ Former Prime Minister Tony Abbott’s objection to this carbon tax is the better:  Labor is warning that a government proposal to impose 10 years of legislated emissions cuts on the electricity sector will be too weak and will undermine its support for Malcolm Turnbull’s signature ­energy policy, which also faces the […]

The College Republicans’ Misguided Support For A Carbon Tax

April 7, 2018 by

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By Elliott Raia and Nicolas Loris ~ In what many view as a stark about-face, College Republicans across the country are endorsing a carbon tax to address climate change. As one young Republican put it, “I think students really want to have a solutions-based discussion.” If that’s the case, the conversation should be over before […]

“Revenue Neutral” Nonsense

February 24, 2018 by

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By David Wojick, Ph.D. ~ There are a lot of wacky schemes around for forcing people to stop using carbon-based energy, even though fire is still the basis for human civilization. The economists like carbon taxes, because in economics a tax is not a cost, just a transfer. Those who pay these taxes disagree, but […]

AP Runs Interference For Washington Governor Inslee’s Punitive, Ever-Increasing Carbon Tax

January 22, 2018 by

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By Tom Blumer ~ Dedicated tax-and-spend liberals often get help from the press in describing their plans to raid constituents’ pocketbooks in vague terms, while nobly describing the alleged benefits of their plans to use the money. Washington’s Democratic Governor Jay Inslee (pictured) has the Associated Press running that kind of interference for his carbon tax. […]

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 […]

Renewable Power Australia – Don’t Fall For This Mad Green Scheme

December 9, 2016 by

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By Andrew Bolt ~ Fairfax newspapers claim the magic pudding has been invented – a scheme to force us to use more expensive and unreliable electricity and STILL PAY LESS MONEY. Only an idiot would believe it: The Turnbull government is sitting on advice that an emissions intensity scheme – the carbon policy it put […]