Canada skips important climate conference
By Tom Harris Monday, June 22, 2015
Over the past 20 years, the Government of Canada has spent millions of dollars sending representatives to United Nations climate change conferences. While the rest of us are told to walk, bicycle, and take the bus more to cut back on greenhouse gas emissions, hundreds of civil servants have enjoyed tax payer funded flights to exotic locations across the globe to take part in U.N. negotiations to ‘save the climate.’
Will 2015 be the year of Renewable Fuel Standard Reform?
By Marita Noon Monday, June 22, 2015
The fact the Senate Homeland Security and Government Affairs Committee is attacking the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) management—er, mismanagement—of the federal renewable fuel standard (RFS) is indicative of the growing frustration over both the agency and the RFS itself.
Running Out Of Cash, Greece Returns To Coal
By Guest Column Monday, June 22, 2015
Our Gaia, Who art in danger,
Sustainable be thy name,
Thy renewable energy resources come,
Thy Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s will be done
On Earth as it is in the upper atmosphere
Give us this day our daily organic ciabatta
Forgive us our carbon emissions
Earth Systems Global Governance, The Earth Charter, and Sustainable Development
By Dr. Ileana Johnson Paugh Sunday, June 21, 2015
One of the influential voices of the progressive environmentalist movement is The Earth Charter. This organization emphasizes global control of everything. Here is a sampling of its charter with direct quotations.
Lord Lawson Criticises Papal Encyclical
By Guest Column Saturday, June 20, 2015
The encyclical is a thoroughly reactionary document. A mixture of junk science, junk economics and junk ethics, what Pope Francis advocates would prevent the world’s poor from escaping from poverty – just as it would have prevented the industrial revolution, which enabled the western world to escape from poverty and squalor. I’m sure the Pope means well, but it is well known that the road to hell is paved with good intentions. –Lord Lawson, Ideacity Conference, 19 June 2015
US Republicans Shrug Off Pope Francis’ Climate Message
By Guest Column Friday, June 19, 2015
The reactions [to the papal encyclical] suggested that the pontiff’s desire to translate his climate views into real action to combat greenhouse gases could fall flat, at least as far as the American political system is concerned.—Erica Werner and Matthew Daly, Associated Press, 18 June 2015
Pope turns lobbyist?! Urges prayers for passage of UN climate treaty!
By Marc Morano Thursday, June 18, 2015
Pope Francis: ‘We believers cannot fail to ask God for a positive outcome to the present discussions, so that future generations will not have to suffer the effects of our ill-advised delays.’
Poll: Majority of Americans Don’t Believe Human Activity is Causing Earth to Warm
By Sierra Rayne Thursday, June 18, 2015
The Pew Research Center has released the results of a poll that examines the ideological divide over global warming in the United States.
A Warning To The Pope: Rising Green Energy Taxes To Hit Poorest Hardest
By Guest Column Wednesday, June 17, 2015
Rising green levies on energy bills risk causing a public backlash that will undermine efforts to tackle climate change, a leading left-wing think tank has warned. Subsidies to fund green electricity projects such as wind and solar farms are paid for through levies on consumer energy bills. Joss Garman, associate director of the IPPR think tank, said: “The government’s plan to hike up green levies on energy bills risks causing a public backlash against action to address climate change, especially because they hit the poorest households hardest.”—Emily Gosden, The Daily Telegraph, 17 June 2015
The Dark Side Of The Shale Bust
By Oilprice.com Tuesday, June 16, 2015
The fallout of the collapse in oil prices has a lot of side effects apart from the decline of rig counts and oil flows.
Drowning In Oil: World Faces Longest Oil Glut In Three Decades
By Guest Column Tuesday, June 16, 2015
The world is on the brink of the longest-lasting oil glut in at least three decades and OPEC’s quest for market share makes it almost unavoidable.—Grant Smith, Bloomberg, 16 June 2015
Green Policies Kill Military Readiness and Vets
By Cliff Kincaid Tuesday, June 16, 2015
As the world waits for the pope’s climate change encyclical, new attention has been focused on how the Obama administration’s green energy policies are undermining U.S. military readiness and diverting resources from caring for America’s veterans.
EPA’s Clean Power Plan Ignores New Nuclear as a Compliance Option
By Institute for Energy Research Tuesday, June 16, 2015
The Energy Information Administration (EIA) in its analysis of EPA’s Clean Power Plan had to consider new nuclear capacity as a separate case analysis because construction of new nuclear capacity other than what is currently under construction or at risk for retirement is not a major compliance option based on EPA’s proposed rule despite nuclear power’s zero carbon dioxide emissions. EIA found that if new nuclear power generation were treated in the same manner as new renewable generation in EPA’s compliance calculations, more nuclear generation would result and electricity prices would be the same or less than with EPA’s preferential treatment of renewable power.
To win, Republican candidates must be strong on energy
By Marita Noon Monday, June 15, 2015
New polling emphasizes support for traditional energy concerns has become a partisan issue. Large majorities of Republicans favor key energy issues—but voters of every ideological stripe say energy will be an important part of their voting decisions.
UK Council Recommends Green Light For British Shale Revolution
By Guest Column Monday, June 15, 2015
The Pope will take on global warming sceptics this week by blaming climate change and extreme weather on man.—Tom Kington, The Times, 15 June 2015