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  • Waxman Bypasses Political Obstacles to Move Forward with Global Warming Bill

    If you cannot agree on something, go forward with it anyway. Is that how our founding fathers intended the political process to work? From Politico: “Energy and Commerce Chairman Henry Waxman plans to fast-track his controversial climate change bill, bypassing the political hurdles of the subcommittee. ‘I’m still holding firm … More

    Putting a Price on Carbon

    During the 2009 Offshore Technology Conference yesterday a lengthy panel took place to discuss meeting America’s energy challenges in both the near and the long term. The list of the panelists can be found below. Although not everyone came out and said it, a number of the panelists concluded a … More

    An All of the Above Approach to Energy?

    The 2009 Offshore Technology Conference kicked off yesterday with a star-studded panel offering perspectives from all sides to discuss meeting America’s energy challenges in both the near and the long term. The panel included statements and question and answers from Roger Ballentine (Senior Fellow, Progressive Policy Institute), Jack Gerard (President, … More

    Will Cap and Trade Save the Planet? (Part 3 in a 10-part Series)

    Global warming skeptics are quick to point out the exorbitant costs of global warming legislation because they are, well, exorbitant. The $1.9 trillion of tax revenue generated over eight years from a cap-and-trade bill would still be larger than the $1.5 trillion from NASA, the New Deal, and Hurricane Katrina. … More

    Cap and Tax Will Force You to Make Budget Cuts: Part 2 in a 10-Part Series

    On April 20, President Obama called for $100 million in budget cuts after announcing spending increases of $4 trillion. Heritage Senior Policy Analyst Brian Riedl breaks it down nicely: • It is 1/40,000 of the federal budget; • It is 1/7,830 the size of the recent “stimulus” bill; • It … More

    Cap-and-Tax is a Jobs Destroyer: Part 1 in a 10-Part Series

    Policymakers in Washington want to dramatically change America’s energy policy by regulating carbon dioxide emissions. Their most popular idea, included in the Waxman-Markey 2009 energy bill, is a cap and trade proposal. Many Americans find the debate in Washington over adopting a cap-and-trade program to reduce carbon dioxide a bit … More

    Are You Smarter than a 5th Grader? The Milton Friedman Edition

    Maybe the title should be: Are you smarter than Congress? Either way, all signs point to yes. Milton Friedman offers some very good and relevant advice  in his interview with a 5th grader from 2003. [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MKke98eAfcQ[/youtube]

    It’s Official: Chrysler Files for Bankruptcy

    From CNNMoney: “Chrysler LLC will file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in a New York court Thursday senior Obama administration officials said, kicking off what the administration predicts will be a 30- to 60-day restructuring for the third-largest U.S. auto maker. The U.S. government will provide up to an additional … More

    Throwing Caution to the Wind on Wind Power

    25 by 2025. That’s the target proposal for a federally mandated renewable portfolio standard RPS (also called renewable electricity standard RES) in which the federal government would mandate to have 25 percent of the nation’s electricity from renewable energy by 2025 – primarily wind, solar and hydro. During the Congressional … More

    Real Green Jobs

    It’s not 5 million jobs, but they are real, well-paying jobs, and they’re not going anywhere: “Toshiba America Nuclear Energy will add 194 jobs in Mecklenburg County after receiving a grant from state officials this morning worth as much as $4.88 million over nine years. The company will open a … More