Browsing All posts tagged under »Emissions Reduction Targets«

The EU’s Green Misdeal

December 16, 2019 by

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By David Wojick, Ph.D. ~ In poker if you are dealt a hand with a card missing that is a misdeal and the dealer must shuffle the deck and start again. The EU’s so-called Green Deal is just like that. What is missing is any hint of a plan. The proponents of this planless nonsense […]

Trump EPA Replaces Obama’s Anti-Coal Clean Power Plan

June 20, 2019 by

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By Fred Lucas ~ The Environmental Protection Agency on Wednesday announced a new rule to grant more flexibility for states in regulating coal-fired power plants, replacing the Obama-era regulation that was halted by the U.S. Supreme Court. The Affordable Clean Energy rule under the Trump administration replaces the Obama administration’s Clean Power Plan, which would […]

Democrats Want To Rejoin The Paris Accord. Let’s Recall Why It Was Such A Bad Deal.

April 17, 2019 by

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By Nicolas Loris ~ When the Obama administration negotiated the Paris climate agreement, conservatives argued that it should move through the proper treaty process and be sent to the Senate, where elected senators could weigh in and potentially reject the deal. President Barack Obama didn’t do that. Instead, he unilaterally signed the deal, making it […]

America Is An Increasingly Minor CO2 Emitter

June 6, 2018 by

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From the team at CFACT ~ The United States and Western democracies as a whole are increasingly minor players among global carbon dioxide emitters, U.S. EPA data show. Without dramatic emissions reductions in China, India, and other developing nations, dramatic reductions in the United States, Western Europe, and Japan will have little impact on global […]

One Year Anniversary Of Trump’s Withdrawal From The Paris Climate Accord

June 3, 2018 by

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By Michael Bastasch ~ My, how time flies. Friday marks exactly one year since President Donald Trump announced the U.S. would withdraw from the Paris Agreement on man-made global warming. The Paris accord, which the Obama administration joined in 2016, put the U.S. at an economic disadvantage with other countries — namely China and India […]

Some Of The Loudest Backers Of Paris Climate Accords Are Bucking The Agreement

June 2, 2018 by

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By Nicolas Loris and Bryan Cosby ~ June 1 marks the first anniversary of President Donald Trump’s having begun the process of withdrawing the United States from the Paris climate accord. Foreign leaders immediately criticized the decision. German Chancellor Angela Merkel called the decision to leave “extremely regrettable,” while the prime minister of Denmark, Lars Lokke […]

Mileage Standards And Tariffs Help Some – While Penalizing Countless Others, Often Severely

April 9, 2018 by

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By Paul Driessen ~ It’s become a recurring, frustrating pattern, as legislators and regulators ignore the immutable laws of unintended consequences, to drive political agendas or aid favored constituencies, while harming others. A good example is corporate average fuel economy (CAFÉ) standards on vehicles. Originally enacted in 1975 to offset the impacts of the OPEC […]

To Improve The Environment, Look To The Free Market

March 7, 2018 by

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By Nicolas Loris and Elliott Raia ~ Over the past three years, China had become the new poster child for economists and environmentalists alike. The country seemed to attain the impossible by maintaining high growth in gross domestic product, while at the same time reducing reported carbon emissions. However, the admiration went up in smoke after […]

Germany Becomes The New Poster Child For Climate Change Hypocrisy

January 12, 2018 by

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By Nicolas Loris ~ Climate hypocrisy is nothing new. Celebrities cruise around the world in their private jets, eating filet mignon while telling you to pack a salad and bike to work to reduce your carbon footprint. So, color me not at all surprised that Germany, a vocal critic of the U.S.’ decision to exit […]

Not News: Reductions In U.S. CO2 Emissions Dwarf The Rest Of The World

November 13, 2017 by

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By Tom Blumer ~ The establishment press is making a big deal out of the fact that President Trump has not been and will not be personally invited to a climate summit in Paris in December. Both the media and the folks running the summit, where the utterly unoriginal theme is “Make Our Planet Great Again,” […]

Climate Change Australia – Hands Off Our Cars, Warmists

July 13, 2017 by

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By Andrew Bolt ~ First our politicians turned electricity into a luxury item. Now they want to make cars too expensive as well. When will the Turnbull government finally call off this global warming crusade that’s punishing the poor without helping the planet? It’s had its Infrastructure Department figure ways to make us buy cars […]

The Real World Supports Trump On Climate Policy

June 6, 2017 by

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By William R. Hawkins ~ A great deal of hysteria has been displayed on both sides of the Atlantic after President Donald Trump announced the withdrawal of the United States from the Paris Climate Accord, negotiated under the auspices of the United Nations in 2015. But the “sky is falling” chant should be ignored. A […]

Climate Change Australia – Prime Minister Turnbull Surrenders His Biggest Weapon To The Labor Party

June 6, 2017 by

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By Andrew Bolt ~ First Malcolm Turnbull gave us a Labor-lite Budget. Now he’s likely to give us a Labor-lite global warming scheme: Labor will likely back a proposed low emissions target scheme and end the nation’s climate change wars, according to the party’s energy spokesman Mark Butler. Australia’s chief scientist Alan Finkel is due […]

Perspective On The Paris Dumping – World CO2 Emissions Up, U.S. CO2 Emissions Down

June 4, 2017 by

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World CO2 Emissions have risen hugely, while in the U.S. CO2 emissions have fallen ….. hugely. By Anton Lang ~ You might think that’s a pretty bold thing to say, but it’s easy enough to check, and can quite easily be proved to be correct. So, President Trump has now officially withdrawn from the Paris […]

The UN’s “Climate Change” Pretext For Urban Control

October 20, 2016 by

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By Bonner Cohen, Ph.D. ~ With an ever-increasing amount of the world’s population expected to be concentrated in urban areas in the decades to come, the United Nations and allied national governments as well as green non-governmental organizations (NGOs) hope to use the sheer power of demographics to transform the energy, housing, and transportation sectors […]

Stormy Climate Deception

October 16, 2016 by

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Continued hype and deceit drive climate, energy agenda – clobbering poor families By Paul Driessen ~ Despite constant claims to the contrary, the issue is not whether greenhouse gas emissions affect Earth’s climate. The questions are whether those emissions are overwhelming the powerful natural forces that have always driven climate fluctuations, and whether humans are […]

Clean Power Plan Puts States’ Rights On Trial

October 11, 2016 by

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By Larry Bell ~ A pending District of Columbia Court of Appeals ruling will determine within the next several months whether the Obama Administration’s latest and arguably most dangerous federal government usurpation of state regulatory authority under the Constitution will succeed. On September 27, ten judges heard oral arguments in a consolidated case known as […]

Confusion, Muddle, Obfuscation And Racism

September 11, 2016 by

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As Obama, UN and EPA seek to dictate our lives and livelihoods, the real issue is green racism By Paul Driessen ~ Winston Churchill called Russia a riddle wrapped in a mystery inside an enigma. We could say Obama’s energy and climate policy is confusion wrapped in muddled thinking inside obfuscation – and driven by […]

Why The Media’s Portrayal Of Carbon Dioxide Is Often Wrong

September 7, 2016 by

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By Nicolas Loris ~ 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 officially joined the Paris Protocol to combat manmade global warming while President […]

How A New California Climate Law Will Strangle Manufacturing

September 2, 2016 by

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By David Kreutzer, Ph.D. ~ 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, […]

John Kerry Targets Your Air Conditioner

August 23, 2016 by

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We will take him seriously once all air conditioning in federal office buildings is turned off for good By Larry Bell ~ Having tamed the threat of a nuclear Iran with a daft stroke of diplomacy, Secretary of State John Kerry has now redirected his attention to an adversary equally as dangerous as the Islamic […]

What’s Wrong With The EPA Analysis Used To Justify New Fuel Standards For Trucks

August 19, 2016 by

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By Nicolas Loris ~ 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 […]

What If The Government Actually Banned Coal, Oil, And Natural Gas?

August 1, 2016 by

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By Elayne Allen and Katie Tubb ~ Xiuhtezcatl Martinez is not your typical teenager. The 16-year-old hip-hop artist and global warming activist with the nonprofit Earth Guardians has been dubbed the “anti-Bieber.” He “rallies supporters of every age and creed through school presentations, his unique brand of eco hip-hop, and heartfelt speeches,” according to the Natural […]

These Climate Change Regulations Will Increase Your Electric Bill

July 30, 2016 by

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By Elayne Allen and Nicolas Loris ~ Amid the summer heat, American households are thankful for affordable, reliable air conditioning. But the Obama administration’s war on coal is going to drive up energy prices for families who want to keep cool in the summer and stay warm in the winter. A recent study by Heritage […]