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    Don’t Stop with Fossil Fuels: End Energy Subsidies Altogether

    In his September 25 speech at the G20 summit in Pittsburgh, President Obama praised the agreement among world leaders to end government subsidies for fossil fuels: Third, we agreed to phase out subsidies for fossil fuels so that we can transition to a 21st century energy economy — an historic … More

    John Kerry: If You Enjoyed This Year’s Recession, Just Wait for Cap and Trade

    Senators Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.) and John Kerry (D-Mass.) introduced draft legislation of a cap and trade bill with slightly more stringent near-term carbon reduction targets and Kerry’s message was simple: The recession worked so well to reduce carbon dioxide emissions, let’s keep it going. Senators from both sides of the … More

    Who Gets the Green Medal? Not the Obamas

    Michelle Obama flew to Denmark on Wednesday to pitch Chicago as the host city for the 2016 Olympics. President Obama arrived in Copenhagen this morning to make his own pitch, saying that it could repair the American image.  Chicago was knocked out in the first round of votes, but that’s beside … More

    Not Everyone Won the Cap and Trade Lobbying Battle

    The cap and trade bill introduced by Henry Waxman (D-CA) and Edward Markey (D-MA) and passed in the is 1,427 pages and includes much more than a cap and trade system to reduce carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gas emissions. We’ve been detailing these economically harmful provisions in our cap … More

    Boxer-Kerry Unveil Their Energy Tax Bill: Incomplete But Still Very Harmful

    Senators Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.) and John Kerry (D-Mass.) introduced the Senate companion to the Waxman-Markey climate change legislation today and while many pieces are missing, the framework in place spells bad news for every American energy consumer, especially low income ones. Like Waxman-Markey, the focus is a cap and trade … More

    In the Wake of Cap and Trade, We Can Learn Something from Wyoming

    President Obama’s speech to the UN on climate change last Tuesday points to an interesting and fairly recent shift in the left’s environmentalist philosophy: the definition of “pollution” has changed. Even ten years ago, concerns for pollution centered around problems of smog, litter, and toxins in the air and water. … More

    Liberal Senators Dodge Tough Climate Votes

    At the United Nations, President Obama tried desperately to convince the international community we have entered a “new era,” one in which the United States was serious about tackling global warming. His allies in the U.S. Senate do not appear eager to address the issue, as they used parliamentary procedures … More

    Green Tea Party: Sat., 1-4 p.m.

    For those of you in or near the Washington area,  Truth About Green will host the first-ever Green Tea Party tomorrow, Sept. 26,  from 1 to 4 p.m. in Lafayette Park in D.C.   The national event will feature guest speakers discussing the cap and trade legislation before Congress as well … More

    Today’s Calamity: Cap and Trade Destroys Jobs and Destroys Wealth

    When it comes to cap and trade, Secretary of Energy Steven Chu says it’s an economic stimulus. President Obama says it’s a jobs bill. Is it either? Reporters asked Chu if he though the green movement would generate the townhall pushback the health care debate and he responded, “I don’t … More

    Panel of Experts See No Economic Stimulus from Cap and Trade

    The Heritage Foundation recently hosted an event on the economic impacts of cap and trade. Multiple organizations have modeled the effects of cap and trade and found varied results but none of them provided the news you’d want to hear, especially in a recession. Despite repeated attempts to sell cap … More