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    Guest Blogger: Senator David Vitter (R-LA) on Cap and Trade

    This week, the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee began debate on comprehensive climate change legislation, S. 1733, otherwise known as cap-and-trade. This legislation represents a new tax in the order of more than $1,700 per American household annually, and, if it’s passed, American families can expect to see considerable … More

    Eat Tofu, Save a Planet

    Apparently now going green means only eating greens. Advice from Lord Nicholas Stern: Meat is a wasteful use of water and creates a lot of greenhouse gases. It puts enormous pressure on the world’s resources. A vegetarian diet is better. I think it’s important that people think about what they … More

    The Left's Green Crony Capitalism

    Newsweek‘s Stefan Theil reports from Berlin: Climate change is the greatest new public-spending project in decades. Each year as much as $100 billion is spent by governments and consumers around the world on green subsidies designed to encourage wind, solar, and other -renewable-energy markets. The goals are worthy: reduce emissions, … More

    EPA’s Economic Analysis of the Boxer-Kerry Cap and Trade Bill

    “Second verse same as the first, a little bit louder and a little bit worse.” This is the basic theme of the EPA’s analysis of the shrouded Boxer-Kerry Bill (S. 1733). Given just 12 days to analyze the Boxer-Kerry climate bill (that others were not allowed to review), the EPA … More

    Global Warming Roulette

    Spin the wheel and whatever number the ball lands on will be the new tipping point we must get below; if not, catastrophic global warming to cause 2012-style disasters on our planet. A few years ago the upper limit on carbon dioxide was 450 parts per million (ppm), which meant … More

    Morning Bell: The Transparent Costs of Cap and Trade

    On June 26th of this year, the House of Representatives narrowly passed H.R. 2454, the American Clean Energy and Security Act. More commonly known as the Waxman-Markey bill (named after bill sponsors Reps. Henry Waxman (D-CA) and Ed Markey (D-MA), the 1,427-page bill tries to control global temperatures by creating … More

    Where in the World is Global Warming a Priority?

    Not in the small island nation of Vanuatu even though its government lists addressing global warming as a top priority. Take one of Vanuatu’s residents, Torethy Frank, who asked a researcher for the Copenhagen Consensus Center, “What is global warming?” Her bigger concerns? Torethy and her family of six live … More

    CBO To Join Heritage Answering Committee's Questions

    Several weeks ago we received a letter from Chairman Henry Waxman of the House Energy and Commerce Committee requesting information concerning our economic modeling of H.R. 2454, the American Clean Energy and Security Act. We quickly responded (our answers are available here). Several other organizations and government agencies also received … More

    Good and Bad in President Obama’s Global Warming Speech at MIT

    President Obama traveled to the Massachusetts Institute of Technology today to deliver a speech on climate change. Part of the speech focused on innovation and the benefits of entrepreneurial risk taking while the other focused on government investments for renewable energy and the importance of climate change legislation. There was … More

    Reducing Your Carbon Paw Print

    Who knew when Bob Barker advised his television audience to, “Help control the pet population. Have your pets spayed or neutered,” that he was fighting global warming? The eco-pawprint of a pet dog is twice that of a 4.6-litre Land Cruiser driven 10,000 kilometres (6,214 miles) a year, researchers have … More