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  • Recession is Latin for Tough Love

    “There is no disagreement,” said President Obama, “that we need action by our government, a recovery plan that will help jump start the economy.” Those chilling words were said in January, but we were reminded of that sentiment yesterday when President Obama claimed that “…economists on both the left and … More

    Global Warming Science Update: Addressing Drastic Sea Level Rises

    Maybe Nobel Laureate and former Vice President Al Gore was right. In An Inconvenient Truth, he spoke of twenty-foot sea level rises “in the near future” while showing animations of Florida, Shanghai, Calcutta and Manhattan being swallowed by sea level increases. A new study released today in Nature that analyzes … More

    Nuclear Waste is an Opportunity, Not a Problem

    What’s one man’s trash is another man’s treasure. When it comes to nuclear waste, where the government sees a problem, Salt Lake City-based EnergySolutions sees a dollar sign. And what’s best is that the government can’t stop them: The Nuclear Regulatory Commission says it doesn’t have the authority to prevent … More

    EPA Finds Global Warming Dangerous, Proposes to Micromanage the Economy

    Bureaucratic micromanagement of the economy, all in the name of fighting global warming, would likely be the end result of the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) endangerment finding on greenhouse gases. The White House Office of Management and Budget completed its interagency review of the EPA’s proposed finding, and it is … More

    Global Warming Regs Would Commence Lawsuit Parade

    Former Vice President and Nobel Laureate Al Gore heard much criticism from skeptics of his apocalyptic global warming predictions when he purchased a multi-million condo in San Francisco. After all, if one believes sea-level rises will swallow the coast, the last place to purchase a home would be a few … More

    What Not to Do 101: Ethanol Policy

    Though intended to help consumers and reduce greenhouse gas emissions, the ethanol mandate has done just the opposite, contributing to high food and gas prices with little environmental benefit. A Congressional Budget Office (CBO) report released yesterday confirmed this: Increased use of ethanol accounted for about 10 percent to 15 … More

    Dining Out on the Taxpayer

    In economics, one of the first lessons is that there’s no such thing as a free lunch. But what the federal government has been doing to the nuclear energy industry and the nuclear energy ratepayers is just about the closest one can get to a free lunch. Charged with managing … More

    Understanding the Crisis: Is More Spending the Answer?

    [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yREOUxo6Qdc[/youtube] Stop Spending Our Future.

    Renewable Energy: The Road Less Traveled for a Reason

    President Obama has been touting green energy investment and green jobs since his campaign trail, but he really kicked it into another gear once the economy tanked, calling the green stimulus a cure to the recession and to climate change. During his push for stimulus bill support, President Obama said … More

    The Cost of Global Warming: A Story in Pictures

    It’s no secret policymakers in Washington want to dramatically change America’s energy policy by regulating carbon dioxide emissions. Their most popular idea, a cap and trade proposal, should really be read as a tax on energy consumption. Indeed, it’s a very large tax that compares with some of the largest … More