EPA ponders regulating CO2

The second shoe has dropped in EPA's wondering about how to regulate CO2 emissions from power plants. As the shoe dropping metaphor suggests, EPA can now go to sleep for awhile. Everyone else is going to be very busy commenting on this complex issue. The first shoe dropped in October when EPA proposed repeal of the Obama Clean Power Plan. The Agency correctly cited the well known legal arguments against the CPP, especially that it illegally required States to regulate their entire electric power systems, not just their power plants. This meant changing (that is, restricting) people's use of electricity, a favorite [...]

By |2017-12-26T11:01:36+00:00December 26th, 2017|Climate|25 Comments

Carbon benefits trump costs by up to 500 to 1!

EPA assumes zero benefits from the burning of fossil fuels while proclaiming heavy costs from increased carbon dioxide levels in the atmosphere. Now, as Greens push for increasing the alleged "social cost of carbon" from the current 36/ton (up from $22/ton back in 2010) to an astonishing $43/ton, Roger Bezdek and Paul Driessen show that EPA is violating federal law (including Executive Order 12866) by ignoring the massive benefits to society (some $70 trillion in the U.S. alone) from fossil fuels use.

By and |2014-03-25T17:43:07+00:00March 20th, 2014|CFACT Insights, Op-Ed Articles|7 Comments

Carbon capture and storage a waste of time and money

Kelvin Kemm likens the scurrying about to combat the supposed ill effects of increasing worldwide atmospheric carbon dioxide to a nation reacting in fear to rumors of ghosts in the attic and in the addled brains of policymakers. Reality no longer matters to those afflicted, as Pierre Gosselin says, to a mental disorder linked to extreme weather fears.

By |2014-02-25T01:35:16+00:00February 21st, 2014|CFACT Insights|5 Comments
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