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    Finally, the Right Mascot for Radical Environmentalists

    Grizzly bears, sea turtles, and sandhill cranes—these kinds of critters most likely come to mind when endangered species are mentioned. In the endangered species business they are known as “charismatic megafauna” and are often plastered across fundraising appeals. However, as the federal list of regulated species swells, fewer of its … More

    Pentagon More Active in 'Green' Energy than the Energy Department

    According to a new report on financial waste in the Department of Defense, the Pentagon initiated more renewable energy projects in 2010 – the year measured – than any other federal agency, including the Energy Department and the Environmental Protection Agency. Those findings are detailed in a report (embedded below) released Thursday … More

    Debate Prep: The Right Answers on China

    The final presidential debate, on foreign policy, is scheduled for Monday, October 22. Moderator Bob Schieffer announced that the topics will be: “America’s Role in the World,” “Our Longest War—Afghanistan and Pakistan,” “Red Lines—Israel and Iran,” “The Changing Middle East and the New Face of Terrorism,” and “The Rise of … More

    Morning Bell: The Green Graveyard of Taxpayer-Funded Failures

    Solar-cell manufacturer Solyndra became a household name when it collapsed, taking $627 million in American taxpayer dollars with it. It’s the poster company for the government picking winners and losers—or really, just losers—in the energy market. But there are 12 more “green energy” losers that have declared bankruptcy despite attempts … More

    Solyndra-Linked Executive to Lead Pentagon's Advanced Tech Agency

    A venture capital executive with ties to defunct solar company Solyndra has been hired as the new chief of the Defense Department program heading up the Pentagon’s renewable energy push. Arati Prabhakar, a former partner at U.S. Venture Partners, a Silicon Valley-based venture capital firm that backed Solyndra, has been … More

    Obama's To-Do List: Clean Energy Over Taxmaggedon

    During a speech this week, President Obama presented Congress with a 5-point to-do list, which, as the President proudly proclaimed, would fit on a sticky note. When it comes to unleashing the economy and creating jobs, his suggestions are only worthy of a sticky note. It is particularly telling of … More

    Robbing Banks and Subsidizing Green Energy

    Do bank robbers stimulate economic growth? If you employ the logic used by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) to assess the impact of the stimulus bill’s renewable-energy subsidies, the answer would be “yes.” The NREL recently issued a report on the economic impact of the Section 1603 Treasury Grant … More

    Morning Bell: Did You See the Senate's Gas Price Sideshow?

    In case you missed it, there was quite a performance in the U.S. Senate yesterday. Liberals put on an election-year show, with the personal encouragement of President Barack Obama, in which they attempted to impose higher taxes on the oil industry as punishment for their profits while gas prices are … More

    GM Recalling Volts, White House Headed to Detroit to Celebrate?

    There’s more bad news in the continuing saga of the Chevy Volt. The Associated Press is reporting today that General Motors will recall 8,000 Volts in order to make modifications to keep them safe during crashes, all on the eve of the North American International Auto Show kicking off in … More

    Morning Bell: A Bad Year for Obama's Green Dream

    For President Barack Obama, 2011 began with a bang — a bold pronouncement that his green dream for America would bring forth a jobs explosion and a new economy fueled by alternative energy, a vision he likened to President John F. Kennedy’s “moon shot” in the 1960s. Much to Obama’s … More