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“Electrify Everything” Policies Would Eliminate Gas Heating And Cooking

November 7, 2019 by


By Steve Goreham ~ Natural gas and propane serve as excellent low-cost fuels for heating and cooking. Last year, natural gas usage grew faster than renewables in the United States. But advocates of green energy policies would eliminate gas for heating and cooking. According to the US Department of Energy, since 2007, US consumption of […]

Ohio’s Renewables Subsidy Sausage

September 23, 2019 by


From the team at CFACT ~ By Mark Mathis of The Clear Energy Alliance ~ The people of Ohio recently witnessed a Sausage-O-Rama of energy policymaking. HB-6 is a mish-mash of energy legislation that bails out nuclear and coal, subsidizes solar, while completely ignoring wind. Natural gas, of course, needs no subsidy. These days it […]

Obama Foreign Policy Still Punishes The Global Poor

May 17, 2018 by


By David Wojick, Ph.D. ~ One of the first great things that President Trump did was to rescind a lot of Obama’s wrongheaded climate change directives, in March 2017. As it turns out, however, Team Trump missed a big one. Either that or they let it slide for questionable reasons. The directive in question is […]

Biofuel Justifications Are Illusory

July 31, 2017 by


It’s time to really cut, cut, cut ethanol and other renewable fuel mandates – maybe to zero By Paul Driessen ~ The closest thing to earthly eternal life, President Ronald Reagan used to say, is a government program. Those who benefit from a program actively and vocally defend it, often giving millions in campaign cash […]

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

May 7, 2016 by


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 […]

What’s Wrong With Senate Energy Bill

July 31, 2015 by


By Nicolas Loris ~ The Senate is attempting to move forward with allegedly non-controversial legislation, the Energy Policy Modernization Act of 2015, which, according to proponents, contains no “poison pills.” But for anyone who wants to swallow a strong dose of government intervention and anti-market energy policy, this bill is chock full of poison pills. […]

It Is A Bad Time To Be In The Renewable Energy Industry

May 4, 2015 by


By Marita Noon ~ 2015 may go down in the books as the year support for renewable energy died—and we are only a few months in. Policy adjustments—whether for electricity generation or transportation fuels—are in the works on both the state and federal levels. While the public is generally positive about the idea of renewable […]

Blackouts Ahead If EPA Rules Shut Down More Power Plants

September 21, 2014 by


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 […]

Combating Climate Change With Sunshine And Fuzzy Math

September 20, 2014 by


By Katie Tubb ~ The White House yesterday released a list of executive actions to “combat climate change” with “solar deployment and energy efficiency” regulations that promise to cut 300 million tons of carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions by 2030 and allegedly billions from electricity bills. For the most part, the list doesn’t consist of anything […]

The New Math of Renewable Energy: $50 = $100

May 26, 2012 by


By David Kreutzer, Ph.D. ~ Suppose you could produce $50 of electricity but it cost you $100 to do so. Would that make any sense? It would if you work at the White House. In a speech at a wind-turbine blade manufacturer in Iowa, President Obama called for extending two sets of subsidies that turn […]

Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard Throws Away Billions in a Green Panic

February 21, 2011 by


By Andrew Bolt And so, through a bizarre combination of foolish impulsiveness and indecision, Labor drove up power prices, hitting the poorest worse while doing absolutely no good for anyone but a gaggle of green carpetbaggers: THE Gillard government’s renewable energy scheme will saddle consumers with more than $1 billion in extra electricity costs this […]

Germany’s Renewable Energy ‘Madness’ and its Lessons for America

January 22, 2011 by


By Alex Alexiev In his radio address on October 2, 2010, President Obama vigorously promoted his renewable energy program and yet again pointed to Germany as a worthy example to follow. Just a few days later, the leading German daily, Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, in an editorial comment on green energy, called for “putting an end […]

Wind Power Mirages

October 23, 2010 by


By Pastor Jay Dennis We Americans are often told we must end our “addiction” to oil and coal, because they harm the environment and Earth’s climate. “Ecologically friendly” wind energy, some say, will generate 20% of America’s energy in another decade, greatly reducing carbon dioxide emissions and land use impacts from mining and drilling. These […]

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 […]