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    EPA Could Regulate Lawnmowers, Speed Limit

    Want to mow your lawn? Better check with the Environmental Protection Agency first. Last Friday the EPA issued an Advanced Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (ANPR) that would impose a number of unthinkable regulations on the economy and everyday life. One of many is regulation the emissions of a lawnmower. This … More

    Nuclear at the Crossroad

    As we continue to chronicle the worldwide nuclear renaissance here on the Foundry and at The Heritage Foundation, it is important to note the outlier nations and the reasons for which they resist nuclear power. Europe draws nearly a third of its electricity from nuclear power and is likely to … More

    New Global Warming Targets That Miss the Mark

    At the G8 Summit in Japan, there was much talk about global warming, and considerable self-congratulation over the agreement among member nations to reduce greenhouse gas emission by 50% by 2050. There were also predictable cries from environmentalists that this target was not sufficiently stringent or legally binding. But negotiations … More

    More on That Leaked EPA Plan

    Liberals have been eerily silent about the EPA’s recently leaked plan to control America’s entire energy sector. But they did latch on to one sentence in the report. For example, Think Progress blares: Bush Hiding Truth: Global Warming Regulations Worth $2 Trillion Benefit. Jim Manzi exposes the EPA’s phony numbers … More

    'Security? Try Crisis!'

    The truth is out: Congress’ attempt at “energy security” helped cause a global food crisis. According to a confidential World Bank study, as reported by The Guardian, biofuels are the primary cause of the global food crisis, forcing up world food prices by 75%. This is a shocking difference from … More

    Morning Bell: Central Planning Coming on Carbon

    Writing from the Aspen Ideas Festival, the Atlantic’s Megan McArdle recounts a Thomas Friedman presentation on global warming where Friedman mused “about how great it would be if we could be China for a day — have the government get in, totally reorganize the energy market, and then go forward … More

    Morning Bell: The Left's Undemocratic Blueprint for Carbon Capping

    The biggest reason liberals failed to get the Senate to pass the Lieberman-Warner mandatory carbon emission cap bill was because they failed to convince the American people that the economic harm carbon caps would cause were worth the meager and mostly symbolic benefits. Since very few analysts believe the price … More

    You, Too, Can Spot Bogus Catastrophes

    Here’s a quiz to see if you qualify to be a catastrophe-spotting climate economist: Part I: The cheapest way for John Doe to get to work is to take the Metro. The commute costs him $6 per day. He works 20 days per month. John would be richer by $120 … More

    More Alarmism And Incompetence Coming To Capitol Hill

    Tomorrow British academic Nicholas Stern will testify before the House Energy and Commerce Committee on “Climate Change: Costs of Inaction.” Stern is the author of the highly alarmist Stern Review that urged Britain to sharply curtail their carbon emissions today to avoid possible damage to their economy in the future. … More

    New York Times Beginning to See The Light

    They waited until well after the debate over Lieberman-Warner in the Senate was over, but the New York Times finally reported today that Europe’s carbon capping scheme is not working. James Kanter writes: This week, the European Environment Agency reported that emissions from factories and plants that trade pollution permits … More