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    Quote of the Day: Energy Secretary Steven Chu

    According to the Wall Street Journal, while speaking on “the sidelines of a smart grid conference in Washington,” Energy Secretary Steven Chu had this gem when speaking about you, the American people, and your embrace of his green jobs and global warming agenda: The American public…just like your teenage kids, … More

    EPA Admits Cap-and-Trade Won’t Work

    With the Waxman-Markey cap-and-trade bill passing the House on June 26th, we turn our attention to the Senate side of the debate. And it’s already starting: Cabinet officials pressed President Barack Obama’s case for climate-change and clean-energy legislation at a Senate hearing on Tuesday as lawmakers clashed over whether a … More

    What Next? No Showers!

    In an interview with the Washington Post last month Energy Secretary Steven Chu was asked how the United States could reduce carbon emissions by 80% by 2050 with existing technology. Chu responded: It’s not widely believed you can do this in a cost-effective way, and so I think we can … More

    What Next? White Roof Edition

    In the Foundry’s latest edition of ‘What’s Next?,’ we give you Obama Energy Secretary Steven Chu’s radical environmental proposal which the Telegraph describes as: “all the world’s roofs should be painted white as part of efforts to slow global warming.” Chu says he is in favor of “white roofs everywhere.” This is the … More

    Cap and Trade Equals Reduced Trade (Part 6 in a 10-Part Series)

    The economic costs associated with a cap and trade policy are real. Republicans and Democrats alike realize this and have urged caution that a bill must protect American consumers and businesses. One idea floating around to protect American business and manufacturers is a protectionist carbon tariff. Secretary of Energy Steven … 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]

    Global Warming Support Falling Faster Than Ice Shelves

    The numbers don’t lie; support for global warming policies are eroding, faster than polar ice caps, as it turns out. Moreover, a new poll shows just how much the political elite are losing touch with the American public when it comes to global warming. According to a Rasmussen poll released … More

    Protectionism in the Name of Global Warming Regulations

    Protectionism is always bad policy. But protectionism during an economic downturn, after taxes have already risen, and in addition to a massive $2 trillion tax on energy consumption is, well, not good. Yet that is exactly what Energy Secretary David Chu seems to be edging towards. In response to the … More

    Morning Bell: Will Chu Let America Power Up?

    The rest of the world may talk a good game when it comes to ending their use of carbon based energy, but the reality is a completely different story. While the European Union lectures us on global warming, Germany is busy building 27 coal-fired plants by 2020 and Italy plans … More

    Our New Energy Secretary

    It’s confirmation week and the hearing for nominee for Secretary of Energy, Stephen Chu, is tomorrow, January 13th. We’ve written about Chu before (here and here) and my colleagues Ben Lieberman and Jack Spencer have come up with 5 key questions he’ll inevitably have to answer as Energy Secretary. In … More