• Solar panel companies deceive homeowners

    Fueled by subsidies and mandates, the new rooftop solar-leasing market industry has engaged in “deceptive marketing strategies” to sucker unsuspecting homeowners into misleading zero-money-down teaser loan deals. Many customers are unaware they must include these units in their homeowners insurance policies, the units may stop working long before the 20- to 30-year lease expires (and they are liable for maintenance and replacement of defective parts), and the solar companies may place a lien on the entire property, not just the solar equipment, making it more difficult to transfer ownership via sale. There are numerous other pitfalls, including a serious fire hazard from defective units.

  • House bill would give land trusts power over private forestlands

    The proposed “Forest Legacy Management Flexibility Act” would, according to its supporters, promote conservation of private forestlands by reducing administrative burdens for states. Conservation easements under the federal Forest Legacy Program could be held by accredited land trusts rather than state agencies. CFACT advisor Bonner Cohen says the cost to the public of this bill would be incalculable. Far better than the landowners ignore these land trusts and manage their own property and pass it along to their heirs.

  • Oil and gas exports—one policy change, many benefits

    “Businesses that sell to foreign markets put more people to work in high-quality jobs, offering more Americans the chance to earn a decent wage,” claimed the Obama Administration’s Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker in a March 18 Wall Street Journal (WSJ) opinion piece. She makes a strong case for U.S. exports: “jobs in export-intensive industries […]

  • Solar power propaganda vs. the real world

    If the U.S. continues on its current path, electricity rates are going to skyrocket (as President Obama promised) and there will be massive power outages because of the shutdown of coal- and natural gas-fired power plants. Energy poverty is America’s future — and we know this based on the German experience. There, because of the nation’s high renewables requirements, electricity prices have already more than doubled — and Germans are building new coal-fired power plants to address the intermittency of solar energy (which is often nonexistent in winter).

  • Green slander

    No sooner than the Obama Administration and the Green Left realized that public support for their climate agenda was at an all-time low, the co-conspirators for fundamental transformation formulated a plan to smear every well-known scientist who dared challenge the false consensus that they should play on fears of
    climate change” to implement their radical agenda. CFAC contributor Alan Caruba shows how this is thinly veiled fascism — because they fear the truth.

  • What’s up with the prices at the pump?

    Oil prices at the pump fell hard, then began creeping back up — even though crude oil prices have not rebounded. One reason is an explosion at an ExxonMobil refinery in California that has bumped that state’s price by 20 cents a gallon, but if the steelworkers union strike expands the impacts could grow . Meanwhile, the Saudis, who concocted the scheme that saw the dramatic drop in prices, are happy to see the rise in the price at the pump.