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Drain The Swamp? This Energy Bill Is More Big Government Paternalism

December 6, 2016 by

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By Nicolas Loris ~ Time is running out for negotiations between the Senate and House of Representatives on a conferenced energy bill. For opponents of big government paternalism, that’s a good thing. The Senate-passed energy bill is fraught with provisions that would increase government’s micromanagement of the energy sector. It is a continuation and extension […]

Obama’s Green Energy Plans Kill Jobs, Hurt Consumers, And Cost Taxpayers

June 21, 2016 by

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By Marita Noon ~ Proponents of green energy like to point out how the costs have come down—and they have. Renewable energy costs, such as wind and solar, are not expected to equal fossil fuel costs anytime in the near future, and recent growth has been propped up by mandates and tax incentives. But there […]

If The Goal Is “Energy Independence,” What Issues Should Be A Priority In America?

April 9, 2014 by

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Surely NOT the ones listed by the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee! By Marita Noon ~ Recently the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) sent out a “2014 Priority Issues Survey.” In addition to the obligatory Tea Party bashing: “help the Democrats protect the progress we have made from Tea Party radicals, deliver the positive changes America […]

DOE’s Manufacturing Innovation Is $70 Million Corporate Welfare Giveaway

January 22, 2014 by

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By Nicolas Loris ~ The Obama Administration recently announced that $70 million of your taxpayer dollars will be spent over the next five years on a public-private manufacturing innovative initiative. If you’re asking why such an initiative can’t be fully funded by the private sector, move to the head of the class. The partnership includes […]

Confessions of a Light Bulb Addict

November 30, 2011 by

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By Claudia Rosett Please don’t think this is easy for me. I’m one of those crazed Americans who can’t walk into Home Depot, Target or my local grocery store right now without wanting to grab one of those king-sized shopping carts and stuff it to the gunwales with 100-watt incandescent light bulbs. Maybe it’s the […]

And Then There Was Light: Will Energy-Efficient Light Bulbs Increase Energy Use?

September 11, 2010 by

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By James Gattuso It seemed so simple: To reduce energy use, Americans must abandon the old-fashioned incandescent light bulb in favor of new energy-efficient lighting. Congress even passed legislation in 2007 mandating a phase-out of the familiar “Edison” bulb in the name of saving energy. Now comes a study concluding that energy-efficient lighting will likely […]

There’s No Such Thing As A Free Energy Audit

August 26, 2010 by

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By Nicolas Loris Typically when the government and business get together, it’s the consumer who ends up paying. So when Washington, D.C.’s Department of the Environment (DDOE) teamed up with Patuxent Environmental Group (PEG) and other contractors to provide “free” energy audits, of course it didn’t end well for the consumer. But most residents didn’t […]

What’s Next? No Showers

June 4, 2009 by

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By Conn Carroll TonyfromOz prefaces ….. Whew! It’s just so good to have rational thinkers like this running the Country at long last. In an interview with the Washington Post last month Energy Secretary Steven Chu was asked how the United States could reduce carbon emissions by 80% by 2050 with existing technology. Chu responded: […]