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    Do You Trust the Government to Take Your Money and Give it All Back to You? (Part 4 in a 10-Part Series)

    The reason cap-and-trade and carbon tax have been used interchangeably in the global warming debate is because they are essentially the same thing: a massive tax on energy. Although a more direct approach would be to tax carbon dioxide, it does not make it any more acceptable. But this tax … 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

    "Cap and Trade Is a Tax: And It's A Great Big One"

    Cap and Trade Top Ten List 1. Cap and Trade Is a Massive Energy Tax 2. It Will Not Make A Substantive Impact on the Environment 3. It Will Kill Jobs 4. It Will Cause Electricity Bills and Gas Prices to Sharply Increase 5. It Will Outsource Manufacturing Jobs and Hurt … More

    Morning Bell: The End of Cap and Trade is Near

    In just over a dozen months, the global economic recession has succeeded where decades of carbon cap and trade policies have failed: reducing global carbon emissions. The USA Today reports: From the United States to Europe to China, the global economic crisis has forced offices to close and factories to … More

    A Tax by Any Other Name

    Is still a tax. This notion is especially important now as more people are beginning to recognize what a cap-and-trade program to reduce carbon dioxide actually is: a heavy tax on energy consumption. The Wall Street Journal bluntly says, “If it brings in revenue that the government then spends, it’s … More

    Cap-and-Trade vs. Carbon Tax: CO2 Crowd Breaking Ranks with President?

    In last night’s speech, President Obama remarked, “So I ask this Congress to send me legislation that places a market-based cap on carbon pollution and drives the production of more renewable energy in America.” Today the House Committee on Ways and Means held a hearing on the scientific objectives for … More