Browsing All posts tagged under »Renewable Electricity Standard (RES)«

Close Encounters of the Green Kind

August 20, 2011 by


By Todd Thurman In a scenario best-saved for a science-fiction novel, two scientists from Penn State and another scientist from NASA have sounded another bell in global warming alarmism – Aliens. Yes, aliens. According to a report published by the three scientists, so-called “Universalist Aliens” may view our over-use of greenhouse gases as a way […]

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

January 29, 2011 by


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 […]

The No Subsidies Energy Policy

January 18, 2011 by


By Conn Carroll Global Environment Fund founder and chief executive Jeffrey Leonard (not 1987 National League Championship Series MVP Jeffrey Leonard) wrote in The Washington Post last week: If Obama wants to set us on a path to a sustainable-energy future – and a green one, too – he should propose a very simple solution […]

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

December 23, 2010 by


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 […]

Memo to America: Don’t do Carbon Trading!

December 8, 2010 by


By Roger Helmer, MEP Senator Harry Reid has repeatedly denounced opposition to carbon trading as “dangerous.” Senator Reid is wrong. It is the House and Senate climate and renewable energy bills that are dangerous. Fortunately, the recent elections and the ongoing dissension at the Cancun climate summit could bode ill for carbon trading, any successor […]

Reject All Energy Mandates: It’s Just Another Subsidy

December 8, 2010 by


By Nicolas Loris With cap and trade out of the realm of possibilities, Members of Congress have turned their attention to mandating so-called clean energy. Some Members hoped for a lame duck vote on a renewable electricity standard (RES), which would require that a certain percentage of our nation’s electricity production come from wind, solar, […]

The Renewable Electricity Standard Game Plan

October 3, 2010 by


By Audrey Jones This week, National Journal hosted an energy, environment, and economic policy summit on the Renewable Electricity Standard (RES). Participants included Sens. Mark Begich (D-AK) and Sam Brownback (R-KS); Dr. Robert Simon, the Majority Staff Director of the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources; David Friedman, the Research Director of the Union […]

GE’s Really Big, Bad Ideas

October 1, 2010 by


By Alan Caruba Why would General Electric abandon the incandescent light bulb? In 1890 Thomas Edison established General Electric after having achieved fame with it and other inventions. Not only will this iconic invention no longer be manufactured in the United States by next year, but the government has ruled that it cannot even be purchased […]

Unsustainable Cow Manure

September 25, 2010 by


By Paul Driessen Sustainable, affordable, eco-friendly renewable energy, my eye Seek a sustainable future! Wind, solar and biofuels will ensure an eco-friendly, climate-protecting, planet-saving, sustainable inheritance for our children. Or so we are told by activists and politicians intent on enacting new renewable energy standards, mandates and subsidies during a lame duck session.  It may […]

Renewable Electricity Standard: Same As A National Energy Tax

September 25, 2010 by


By Nicolas Loris The probability of cap and trade becoming law rapidly diminished as more and more people saw it for what it truly is: a national energy tax. Since 85 percent of our energy comes from carbon-emitting fossil fuels, and the goal of cap and trade is to reduce carbon dioxide, a cap-and-trade system […]

Lame Policy For Lame Duck

September 22, 2010 by


By David Kreutzer, Ph.D. It seems that many in Washington had their books upside down when they studied economics. In the midst of a serious recession, they are proposing to jack up income tax rates, which would add hundreds of thousands to the already sky-high unemployment rolls. Now we hear that the Senate is thinking […]

What’s Scarier Than Cap And Trade? A Renewable Electricity Standard

September 15, 2010 by


By Nicolas Loris For the past year, the phrase “cap and trade” was as taboo as using Lord Voldemort’s name in J. K. Rowling’s Harry Potter series. Wizards scared of the Dark Lord referred to Voldemort as “He-Who-Must-Not-Be-Named.” For those hoping to pass cap and trade, it became “The-Energy-Policy-That-Will-Create-Jobs.” But opponents correctly labeled cap and […]

Wind Energy: It’s Not Cheap Or Clean

August 31, 2010 by


By Nicolas Loris Much of the justification for subsidies, tax credits, and mandates for increasing wind energy production in the U.S. is that it will create jobs and help cool our planet’s fever. We’ve explained in detail how subsidized green jobs destroy jobs elsewhere, but it also turns out that increased wind power decreases carbon […]

An Ill Wind (Power) In New Jersey

August 24, 2010 by


By Alan Caruba Since his election, New Jersey’s Governor Chris Christie has been remarkably successful in dealing with the Democrat controlled state legislature and has rocketed to national fame for simply being the real deal when it comes to conservative politics and policies. That is, until he signed a bill on August 19 that one […]

Van Jones: ‘Higher Energy Costs Are Unavoidable’

July 16, 2010 by


By Dan Gainor The left continues to try to renovate Van Jones’ reputation. Jones, the former green jobs czar who disappeared from the White House in a late-night resignation after it was revealed he had signed a 9/11 Truther petition, is one of the headliners at the Hamptons Institute gathering of lefties this weekend. Jones […]

Circumventing Cap And Trade With Another Bad Energy Bill

July 15, 2010 by


By Nicolas Loris In the midst of a crisis in the Gulf, some Senators are making a final push to pass energy and climate legislation this year. Senators John Kerry (D–MA) and Joe Lieberman (I–CT) are introducing a scaled-back version of their original cap-and-trade bill but still want to maintain a carbon cap. Senate Majority […]

Failed EPA Votes Undermines Economy

June 11, 2010 by


By Dan Holler. United States Senators went on record this afternoon and the result was unfortunate.  53 Senators voted against a resolution offered by Senator Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) that would have disapproved of the Environmental Protection Agency’s backdoor global warming regulations.  Today’s outcome was a victory for anti-growth environmentalists, but a devastating loss for the […]

Is Renewable Energy Adequate For Our Needs?

May 30, 2010 by


By Don Petersen and Bill Stratton This excellent article is somewhat technical by nature, but it is really informative, and shows that this rush to construct renewable power plants is ill advised, because of the very small amounts of power they provide…..TonyfromOz Commitment to renewables deserves close examination and appreciation of the dimensions of an […]

NYT Fact Check Failure Agrees With ‘Independent’ Report Fact Check Failure

May 24, 2010 by


By its very nature, this is a long post, but it effectively highlights a deception that is being perpetrated on the public to suit a political agenda. Don’t you just love it when, in the name of factual media reporting, journalists diligently chase up the actual facts before publishing what they write, instead of just […]

Video Of The Week: Al Gore’s Doomsday Commencement Speech

May 23, 2010 by


By Todd Thurman A college graduation is a great achievement that is the culmination of years of hard work, feverish paper writing, and the occasional all-nighter.  So when college students get to their graduation ceremony, they are usually greeted with a great celebration. They are also very positive affairs with well-known speakers giving a speech […]

Kerry Lieberman American Power Act – Renewable Power – Strike Three

May 19, 2010 by


Tell me, would you enter a ‘Billy Cart’ in the Indy 500? From this new proposed legislation, artfully called ‘The American Power Act’. An Emissions Trading Scheme. An enormously huge new tax that even has an affect on the Renewable power sector. – Strike 1. Carbon Capture and Storage. Strike 2. Now comes their proposals […]

The US Government Is Pushing Climate Change Like A Drug

May 14, 2010 by


By Alan Caruba We all know that heroin, cocaine, and methamphetamines are addictive drugs that do a great deal of harm to those addicted to them, but the U.S. government has been pushing global warming, now called climate change, to addict Americans to the belief that the Earth is threatened when it is not. Climate […]

Insiders Cash In, Consumers Pay Under New Energy Bill

May 13, 2010 by


By Ernest Istook Major players in Washington cheered the latest version of an energy bill, which tries to buy votes with “something for almost everyone.”  But beleaguered consumers will get stuck with skyrocketing bills after others feast on new government benefits. We can expect any new “green jobs” to be offset by a larger loss […]

Harry Reid’s “Smaller” Energy Bill Would Come With Big Costs

May 12, 2010 by


By Nicolas Loris Senator’s John Kerry (D-MA) and Joe Lieberman (I-CT) are set to release the Senate version of a cap and trade bill tomorrow that will call for a 17 percent cut in emissions below 2005 levels by 2020. But if cap and trade cannot garner enough support, Senator Harry Reid (D-NV) is prepared […]