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    Bipartisan Consensus: Ethanol Mandates Are a Disaster

    Recently our leaders have told us: The New York Times, April 15, 2008: Representative Jim McGovern, Democrat of Massachusetts, said he had come to realize that Congress made a mistake in backing biofuels, not anticipating the impact on food costs. He said Congress needed to reconsider its policy, though he … More

    Gore's Favorite Net Strikes Again

    Are you tired yet of NBC’s extension of  “Earth Day”  into  “Earth Week”? Washington Examiner columnist Timothy Carney exposes the very convenient truth behind parent company General Electric’s environmentalist cheerleading: NBC Universal is owned by General Electric, which plays a regular role in this column because of how aggressively the … More

    Watermelons and Happy Warriors

    ATLANTA — Hundreds of conservative activists gathered here in Hotlanta this week to advance free market principles as The Heritage Foundation hosts our annual Resource Bank meeting.  Resource Bank again attracted more than 500 think tank executives, public interest lawyers, policy experts and elected officials from around the world to discuss … More

    In the Real World...

    Virginia Postrel voices the same frustration any honest economist feels witnessing the current state of accepted opinion on energy policy: It’s infuriating how all three presidential candidates prattle on about the need to fight global warming while also complaining about the high price of gasoline. The candidates treat CO2 emissions … More

    Morning Bell: The Ethanol Disaster Lesson

    The Environmental Defense Fund this week released a “study” purporting to show that instituting a cap-and-trade system to reduce carbon emissions in the United States would have virtually no economic impact. These claims would be laughably false if policies previously adopted at the behest of the environmental movement were not already contributing … More

    Rise of the Machines

    Often overlooked in the global warming debate is how little actual scientific evidence exists about the specific effects of increased levels of carbon in various regions of the world. Eco-Imperialism author Paul Driessen tackles this issue in his latest column: Climate models do help scientists evaluate possible consequences of changing economic growth, … More

    The Good and Bad in Bush’s Global Warming Speech

    President Bush, after seven years of opposition to mandatory controls on energy in the name of fighting global warming, gave a speech suggesting he will reverse course and support federal limits on greenhouse gas emissions. However, he was careful to include several important conditions that may make this much less … More

    Liberal Ignorance on Basic Economics Causing Hunger Crisis

    One of the biggest lies coming out of both liberal presidential candidates this year is that instituting mandatory carbon caps will not have any adverse economic impacts on Americans since both candidates also promise to spend billions to create “green collar jobs.” So far real working Americans are not buying … More

    Why Should the U.S. Embrace Failure?

    The European Union’s carbon emission cap and trade policy is a colossal failure. It’s failure has not only been well documented, but has also been admitted by key EU climate leaders. When the EU tried to address the failure of their cap and trade system the price of carbon only … More

    Global Warming: 'It's Good for the Lawyers'

    According to the Los Angeles Times today: “Every time a new coal-fired power plant is proposed anywhere in the United States, a lawyer from the Sierra Club or an allied environmental group is assigned to stop it, by any bureaucratic or legal means necessary.” And apparently they are winning. The … More