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    Global Warming Bill Isn’t About Saving the Environment or Protecting the Consumer

    Policymakers made it quite clear consumers will be hurt by a cap and trade bill. They also made it clear that this isn’t an environmental issue. It’s strictly politics. Representatives Henry Waxman (D-CA) and Ed Markey (D-MA) modified their global warming cap and trade proposal to win support from skeptical … More

    Cap and Tax Will Force You to Make Budget Cuts: Part 2 in a 10-Part Series

    On April 20, President Obama called for $100 million in budget cuts after announcing spending increases of $4 trillion. Heritage Senior Policy Analyst Brian Riedl breaks it down nicely: • It is 1/40,000 of the federal budget; • It is 1/7,830 the size of the recent “stimulus” bill; • It … More

    Secretary Chu Admits His Views Are "Silly"

    Yesterday Energy Secretary Steven Chu testified before the House Committee on Energy Commerce. When pressed by Rep. Cliff Stearns (R-FL) on statements Chu made last year about the desirability of high gas prices, Chu admitted his ideas were “silly”. Watch: [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qZE50jeVC2w[/youtube]

    What Will You Give Up to Fight Global Warming?

    The current recession is causing Americans to take a second look at their household budget. Well, if Congress enacts cap and trade legislation, recently proposed by Chairman Henry Waxman (D-CA) of the Energy and Commerce Committee and Chairman Edward Markey (D-MA) of the Energy and Environment Subcommittee, families will have … More

    The Left's Energy Efficiency Gamble

    National Rural Electric Cooperative Association CEO Glenn English and Virginia, Maryland & Delaware Association of Electric Cooperative CEO Jackson Reasor write in the Washington Post: In the past five years, utility bills have risen 30 percent, largely because of the rising cost of fuel, mainly coal and natural gas. The … More

    Gas Prices Will Not Be Low Forever

    Throughout this summer we documented that while the rest of the world has been busy developing their own natural resources to increase their power production, the United States has been moving in the exact opposite direction. A big part of the left’s game plan has been a coordinated nationwide effort … More

    Finally, Some Honesty on Energy from the Left

    Michael Schellenberger and Michael Nordhaus already have taken plenty of heat from the enviro/left for their book Break Through: From the Death of Environmentalism to the Politics of Possibility. Their latest article in the American Prospect is not going to mend any fences. Schellenberger and Nordhaus write: Like conservatives who … More

    America Powers Down

    Since 1973 U.S. energy consumption has grown 115%. Right now the U.S. has 760 gigawatts of power to meet consumption. Economists predict we will need 135 gigawatts of new capacity over the next decade to keep the lights on. Right now only 57 gigawatts of power are planned. And that … More

    The High Cost of Green On Election Day

    Largely ignored amid the presidential and congressional races on Nov. 4 was the fact that several environmental ballot initiatives faired poorly. In California, no less than three state or local initiatives to mandate more renewable energy or subsidize alternative vehicles went down to defeat by convincing margins. Granted, some of … More

    Morning Bell: He Left the Truth in San Francisco

    For all of Barack Obama’s trouble telling the truth, he always feels free to speak his mind whenever he is in San Francisco. In April, Obama told a room full of wealthy San Franciscans what he thought of rural Americans, calling them bitter people who cling to guns and religion. … More