Browsing All posts tagged under »Obama Administration Green Energy Policy«

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 […]

Obama Legacy Will Be Power Blackouts

June 8, 2016 by

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By Larry Bell ~ President Obama is burning his so-called bridges to a “green energy” future that will leave America’s families and industries powerlessly impoverished. Any notions that generously subsidized solar and wind will significantly compensate capacity losses from shuttered coal plants and overregulated oil and natural gas suppliers are scientifically and economically delusional. And […]

Costly Renewable Energy Regulations Prevent Our Military From Doing Its Job

May 19, 2016 by

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By Rachel Zissimos ~ The Obama administration is aggressively defending costly renewable energy initiatives for the Department of Defense. These requirements mandate that the Department of Defense produce or procure “not less than 25 percent” of its facility energy from renewable energy sources by fiscal year 2025. By forcing its political agenda onto the military, […]

How Washington Politicians Wasted Billions Trying To ‘Invest In Our Future’

May 7, 2016 by

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By Nicolas Loris ~ The federal government has wasted billions on energy projects promising to usher in a new energy future. Why? Because revolutions don’t come from the government—they come from the people, and the same holds true for energy. Despite many attempts to force it, the next energy revolution won’t come from Washington. All Washington […]

Rooftop Solar Companies Will Only Play If The Game Is Stacked In Their Favor

April 6, 2016 by

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Three major, but very different, solar entities—that would not exist without such political preference—are now facing demise. By Marita Noon ~ The past couple of weeks have highlighted the folly of the energy policies favored by left-leaning advocacy agencies that, rather than allowing consumers and markets to choose, require government mandates and subsidies. Three major, […]

EPA’s Clean Power Fraud

September 4, 2015 by

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The agency’s plan will do little good and much damage By Paul Driessen ~ The Environmental Protection Agency has twisted 280 words in the Clean Air Act into 2,690 pages of Clean Power Plan regulations and appendices. The Clean Power Plan requires that states slash their utility-sector carbon dioxide emissions an average of 32% below […]

The EPA’s Green Attack On Red States

August 18, 2015 by

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The Clean Power Plan totally throws the concept of “equal protection under the law” out the window By Larry Bell ~ The burden of the Obama EPA’s 1,560 pages of new “Clean Power Plan” rules requiring that the U.S. slash electric utility sector CO2 emissions by 32% below 2005 levels by 2030 will fall heaviest […]

Barack “Climate Change” Obama

May 27, 2015 by

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By Alan Caruba ~ “Woe to the land that’s governed by a child.” – Shakespeare, Richard III I have been wrestling for some kind of explanation why the President of the United States, Barack Obama, would continue to talk about climate change and urge the global transition from fossil fuels to wind, solar and bio-energy. […]

The Death Of The Green Energy Movement

May 9, 2015 by

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By Stephen Moore ~ The green energy movement in America is dead. May it rest in peace. No, a majority of American energy over the next 20 years is not going to come from windmills and solar panels. One important lesson to be learned from the green energy fad’s rapid and expensive demise is that […]

New Report: Energy Department’s Loans, Loans Guarantees Costing Taxpayers $2.21 Billion

April 30, 2015 by

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By Nicolas Loris ~ Despite many politicians hailing green energy programs as a success, taxpayers are likely to take a $2.21 billion hit for the Department of Energy’s loan and loan guarantee programs, according to a new government study. If that weren’t bad enough, though, these taxpayer-backed programs have far-reaching, unseen costs to the American […]

Obama Keeps Telling Renewable Energy Lies

April 10, 2015 by

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By Alan Caruba ~ Imagine you wanted to get in your electric car and drive a considerable distance. It wouldn’t take long for your car to run out of power, so you would have to have another car, one using gasoline, to drive behind you to make sure you reached your destination. That’s a description […]

Why This Economist Wants Government To Stop Wasting Money On Alternative Energy

March 25, 2015 by

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By Jamie Jackson ~ On Tuesday, a House Science subcommittee held an oversight hearing on the Department of Energy. The Heritage Foundation’s Nick Loris was on hand to testify that  the agency continues to waste taxpayer dollars funding alternative forms of energy. Loris, the Herbert and Joyce Morgan fellow, argues the government’s focus should be […]

Solar Power Propaganda Versus The Real World

March 11, 2015 by

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Solar power cannot compete without subsidies and mandates that drive up costs, still require coal By Marita Noon ~ When a former “senior communications official at the White House” writes a blog post for U.S. News and World Report, you should be able to trust it. But when the author states that the Keystone pipeline […]

How These Green Companies Are Gouging Consumers With The Government’s Help

January 19, 2015 by

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By Stephen Moore ~ Solar panels are being installed on the roofs of homes and businesses all across America at a record pace. The fad is the latest way for families to “go green” — the energy equivalent of blue recycling bins. The Solar Energy Industries Association likes to tout the industry’s “amazing success” — […]

If Obama Wants More Solar Energy, Why Is He Making It So Expensive?

December 21, 2014 by

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By Bryan Riley, Nicolas Loris and Alden Abbott ~ President Obama has made it quite clear he wants to see more renewable energy in the United States. Then why is his administration making it more expensive? The U.S. government recently announced plans to impose taxes of up to 78.42 percent on imported solar parts to […]

Shady Circumstances Cloud Huge Solar Energy Plant Bailout

December 6, 2014 by

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Ivanpah is producing only 25% of the energy promised by the Obama Administration By Larry Bell ~ As if receiving a $1.6 billion construction loan from U.S. taxpayers wasn’t quite generous enough, the owners of the world’s largest solar power plant — Google, BrightSource Energy and renewable energy giant NRG – are now seeking another $539 million […]

The Great Renewable Energy Rip Off

December 4, 2014 by

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By Alan Caruba ~ One of the lesser known attempts to prove that renewable energy, wind and solar power, can replace traditional energy sources–coal, oil, and natural gas–went belly up in much the same way current wind and solar companies depend on tapping the taxpayer for government subsidies in order to stay in business. Google’s Renewable […]

Why Is The Federal Government Doling Out Billions To The Wind Industry?

December 4, 2014 by

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By Nicolas Loris ~ A generous taxpayer-funded handout for the wind industry expired at the end of 2013—but it’s not going to the grave quietly. Congress could give the handout new life. Currently, Congress is tossing around the idea of a one-year or multi-year extension of the wind production tax credit. That’s a mistake. Policymakers […]

Tell Congress, “End Wind Energy Tax Giveaways Now”

December 3, 2014 by

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Lame Duck Congress could vote this week on more tax dollars for Big Wind By Paul Driessen ~ There is a good chance that the Lame Duck Congress could vote as early as Wednesday, December 4, on extending huge taxpayer subsidies for Big Wind energy companies for another three, five or more years. Citizens concerned […]

The Gruberization Of Environmental Policies

November 27, 2014 by

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Accumulation of fraudulent EPA regulations impacts energy, economy, jobs, families and health By Paul Driessen ~ Call it the Gruberization of America’s energy and environmental policies. Former White House medical consultant Jonathan Gruber pocketed millions of taxpayer dollars before infamously explaining how ObamaCare was enacted. “Lack of transparency is a huge political advantage,” he said. […]

Blackouts Ahead If EPA Rules Shut Down More Power Plants

September 21, 2014 by

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The EPA is more concerned with what sounds good than what actually works. By Marita Noon ~ In this hyper-partisan environment, it is good to know that a majority of Senators can still agree on an issue. When such a rare moment happens, the rest of us should pay attention, as it is probably something […]

As Wind Farm Gets Permit To Kill Eagles, AP’s Scott Smith Claims Wind Energy Has ‘Exploded’ Under Obama

June 29, 2014 by

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By Tom Blumer ~ In a Thursday evening writeup about how the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service will allow a California wind farm to “become the first in the nation to avoid prosecution if eagles are injured or die when they run into the giant turning blades,” reporter Scott Smith at the Associated Press, aka […]

Solar And Wind Power Losing Worldwide Support

March 21, 2014 by

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By Alan Caruba ~ In his state of the union speech in January President Obama claimed that the U.S. was closer to “energy independence” than ever. He was referring to solar energy while ignoring that his administration has been the most anti-fossil fuel energy than any previous one. The U.S. has the greatest energy reserves, […]

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 […]