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    The Ethanol Mandate – EPA Moves Ahead With Higher Energy and Food Prices and a Worse Environment

    Consumers already know that the federal government’s ethanol mandate is bad news, but the latest EPA proposal works out the gory details for the years ahead. Thanks to the 2007 Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007, increasing amounts of renewable fuels have to be added to the gasoline supply. … More

    Will Cap and Trade Save the Planet? (Part 3 in a 10-part Series)

    Global warming skeptics are quick to point out the exorbitant costs of global warming legislation because they are, well, exorbitant. The $1.9 trillion of tax revenue generated over eight years from a cap-and-trade bill would still be larger than the $1.5 trillion from NASA, the New Deal, and Hurricane Katrina. … 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

    Now Paul Krugman is Stealing $11,000 from Every American Household

    In his New York Times column today, Paul Krugman writes: “I cringe when “green economy” enthusiasts insist that protecting the environment would be all gain, no pain.” We feel his pain. But then Krugman goes on to write: Consumers would end up poorer than they would have been without a … More

    Concerns Loom Large over Global Warming Bill

    Republicans and Democrats alike are voicing their concerns over the Clean Energy and Security Act that includes a renewable portfolio standard, federal spending for clean energy technology, and above all else, a cap-and-tax program that would attempt to reduce carbon dioxide emissions. Introduced by Chairman Henry Waxman (D–CA) of the … More

    Green Job Creation is Not the End All Goal

    Pepperdine economist George Reisman reminds us, and hopefully our policymakers, that we shouldn’t be creating jobs for the sake of creating jobs: Indeed, advancing the goals of environmentalism is capable of creating a virtually limitless number of jobs. Big-rig trucks and their “polluting” emissions might be done away with by … More

    Morning Bell: Al Gore's Morals vs Your Pocketbook

    Endorsing the Waxman-Markey cap and trade bill Friday, Al Gore told the House Energy and Commerce Committee: “I believe this legislation has the moral significance equivalent to that of the civil rights legislation of the 1960’s and the Marshall Plan of the late 1940’s.” Gore went on to warn of … More

    Al Gore, You've Truly Outdone Yourself

    Speaking at a Congressional hearing in support of a massive, costly energy bill that would attempt to slow global warming by reducing carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gas emissions, Al Gore likened climate change legislation to some of the largest events in U.S. history: I believe this legislation has the … More

    Carbon Caps Already Killing Californian Jobs

    This week the House of Representatives held hearings on a sweeping new law that would impose a cap on carbon emissions and regulate energy and manufacturing in this country. Moderate Democrats in Congress are less than thrilled about telling their constituents they are about to swell the ranks of the … More

    It's Time to Discuss Cap and Trade

    This week, beginning today, Waxman and Markey are holding Congressional hearings to discuss the draft of a massive energy bill that includes clean energy investment, energy efficiency mandates, a cap-and-trade program, and protectionist policies that will supposedly help the consumer cope with higher energy prices. The logic behind the hearing … More