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  • LEED Certification Does Not Translate to Greater Energy Efficiency

    Recent research from LEED Exposed, as reported by the Daily Caller, showed that buildings in Washington, D.C., with Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification consumed about 3 percent more energy than those without. LEED certification is nothing more than a seal of approval for buildings that meet certain … More

    D.C. May Soon Tell You What to Eat to Reduce Your Carbon Footprint

    The Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) may soon be telling you what you should eat to reduce your “carbon footprint.” In order to—ostensibly—prevent global warming and reduce our national carbon footprint, Washington is already telling Americans what light bulbs they can buy, … More

    Did Climate Change Cause the California Drought? Or Big Government?

    While scientists continue to debate global warming, it’s undeniable that the federal government has had an active hand in exacerbating California’s drought. President Obama flew to Fresno, California, last Friday to announce a drought relief package and speak on climate change’s influence. Although no single weather event can be attributed … More

    Salazar Joins Other Democrats in Supporting Keystone

    Add Ken Salazar to the list of environmentally concerned and Administration-connected Democrats who support building the Keystone XL pipeline. The former Secretary of the Interior remarked last week that he supports the project, which would create American jobs and increase economic activity in the communities supporting construction. He called it … More

    Absent Tax Credits, the Free Market Works for Wind Energy

    The wind production tax credit (PTC) expired again at the close of 2013, but Congress need not reconsider it. Although new power capacity installations were 92 percent below their 2012 levels, the wind industry still added 1,084 megawatts (MW) to existing production in 2013. American Wind Energy Association CEO Tom … More