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    Lots of Green Jobs, but No Green in Their Wallets

    Will the Stimulus plan currently proposed by Congress actually create jobs? The short answer is no. The longer answer is the government cannot create jobs; the government can only transfer or redistribute jobs. As Heritage Senior Budget Analyst Brian Riedl says, “[B]efore the government can spend $1 billion hiring road … More

    A Stimulus for Global Warming Research

    If the tide on global warming is beginning to shift, and climate scientists who believe global warming is a serious threat are looking for a job, look no further: An economic stimulus plan released by House Democrats yesterday would pump more than $1 billion into climate science at federal agencies, … More

    Now Ethanol Wants a Bailout

    Nothing gathers a crowd in Washington like the sight of money being handed out. Banks, carmakers and now ethanol? From the Wall Street Journal: The Renewable Fuels Association, a trade group for the U.S. ethanol industry, has spoken with staff members from Capitol Hill and President-elect Barack Obama’s team and … More

    Global Warming Treaty Idea Never Heats up in Poland

    The old saying no news is good news certainly holds true in this case. With talks of an auto bailout and a certain Illinois governor entertaining bids for President-elect Barack Obama’s Senate seat usurping the headlines, there has been little talk of the global climate change conference in Poznan, Poland. … 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

    It's Not Easy Going Green

    Commenting on the top priorities of the Obama administration, former Clinton chief of staff Leon Panetta told The Los Angeles Times: “First you’ve got to deal with the economy. If you don’t get that back on track, it undermines every other priority you want to achieve.” And just how does … More

    Wind Dies Down, Should We Subsidize Something Else?

    Decrease in energy demand and the current credit crunch has led to a number of hold ups and delays in large renewable energy projects, particularly wind. The decrease in demand for energy caused natural gas and oil prices to fall in recent months and Reyad Fezzani, chief executive officer of … More