Diogenes searching for honest policies

CFACT Senior Policy Advisor Paul Drieseen outlines the various justifications for wind turbines and biofuels and shows the fallacies behind arguments in their favor. The simple truth is that renewable energy costs more, and that hurts the poor, who are doubly stung as their tax dollars are given as subsidies to wealthy speculators (like Warren Buffett, who chortled that the subsidies are the reason he makes money from wind).

By |2017-03-10T09:21:34+00:00March 6th, 2017|CFACT Insights|34 Comments

GIGO-based energy and climate policies

Yety another new "study" promises global disasters of biblical proportions if the U.S. does not unilaterally stop using fossil fuels (and indeed, must subsidize fossil fuels in India and China). But CFACT Senior Policy Advisor Paul Driessen exposes the buffoonery of the so-called Expert Market report - the latest in a long series of computer-driven fake reports that are crafted solely with the intent to frighten people into submission and never matching predictions with actual recorded data.

By |2017-03-07T03:11:20+00:00February 27th, 2017|CFACT Insights|Comments Off on GIGO-based energy and climate policies

The hidden agendas of sustainability illusions

Like “dangerous manmade climate change,” sustainability reflects poor understanding of basic energy, economic, resource extraction, and manufacturing principles – and a tendency to emphasize tautologies and theoretical models as an alternative to readily observable evidence in the Real World. It also involves well-intended but ill-informed people being led by ill-intended but well-informed activists who use the concept to gain greater government control over people’s lives, livelihoods, and living standards.

By |2017-02-10T05:56:21+00:00February 9th, 2017|CFACT Insights|47 Comments

Regional power grids face three dangerous threats

The U.S. power grid is very susceptible to cyber attacks and physical attacks (as happened in Metcalf, California) but mostly to the ongoing fanatical green assault that has led to wind and solar -- both intermittent and widely fluctuating -- interrupting the normal flow of energy through the grid and causing awkward moments for backup natural gas and other generators.

By |2017-01-17T21:48:08+00:00January 17th, 2017|CFACT Insights|Comments Off on Regional power grids face three dangerous threats

American energy finally wins its independence

The 2016 election marks a turning around of U.S. energy policy back toward true "all of the above," with a focus first on using domestic oil, natural gas, and coal resources -- and other energy sources -- to keep the price of energy low, helping consumers and attracting business development. Exploiting domestic resources also creates jobs -- which the American people have demanded.

By |2016-11-14T17:05:19+00:00November 14th, 2016|CFACT Insights|Comments Off on American energy finally wins its independence

Confusion, muddle, obfuscation and racism

Winston Churchill called Russia a riddle wrapped in a mystery inside an enigma. We could say Obama’s energy and climate policy is confusion wrapped in muddled thinking inside obfuscation – and driven by autocratic diktats that bring job-killing, economy-strangling, racist, and deadly outcomes. President Obama was recently in China, where his vainglorious arrival turned into an inglorious snub, when he had to use Air Force 1’s rear exit. He was there mostly to join Chinese President Xi Jinping and UN Secretary Ban Ki-moon to formally sign the Paris climate treaty that Mr. Obama insists is not a treaty (and thus does not [...]

By |2016-09-13T08:01:03+00:00September 12th, 2016|CFACT Insights|Comments Off on Confusion, muddle, obfuscation and racism

GE seeks “greener” pastures in coal

General Electric, one of the world’s largest suppliers of electrical power plant equipment, is all fired up about large markets for new coal-fired generation in India and China as America’s shut down. This may seem quite a turnaround for a company which has been characterized by the National Center for Public Policy Research as “the poster boy for crony capitalism and corporate America’s green energy cheerleader." After all, GE had previously assured investors that coal was on its way out. Its “ecomagination” campaign launched in 2005 focused the company’s future on an “Age of Gas” powered by their heavy-duty turbines along [...]

By |2016-09-06T12:42:18+00:00September 6th, 2016|CFACT Insights|5 Comments

A new international example for bad energy policy

If a country’s goal is to decrease carbon emissions by increasing reliance on renewable energy, it only makes sense to install the new equipment in the location with the best potential—both in geography and government.   For Australia, which has a national Renewable Energy Target (RET) of 33,000 gigawatt hours (GWh) of electricity generated by defined renewable sources by 2020, South Australia (SA) is that place. According to SA Treasurer Tom Koutsantonis, who is also the Energy Minister, the federal government had determined that SA is where “the best conditions for wind farms” could be found. The state government was amenable, [...]

By |2016-08-29T14:57:03+00:00August 29th, 2016|CFACT Insights|1 Comment

John Kerry targets your air conditioner

CFACT Advisor Larry Bell reports that Secretary of State John Kerry is continuing his assault on sanity through his ridiculous diatribes on climate change. Now he wants to ban air conditioning (most likely only for the poor and middle class, though). Meanwhile, Kerry and his pals are still celebrating killing half a million jobs formerly generated by the U.S. coal industry.

By |2016-08-22T13:34:32+00:00August 22nd, 2016|CFACT Insights|32 Comments

Brexit’s energy lesson for California, et al.

Unelected radical environmental groups have been dictating California energy and environmental policy for over a decade, and now the state has shuttered its final nuclear power plant -- which alone produces twice the state's total amount of solar energy capacity. Barring a major reversal of policy, Californians should expect blackouts in years to come. That is, unless some bureaucratic overstep ignites a fire in the hearts of Californians.

By |2016-06-27T16:03:02+00:00June 27th, 2016|CFACT Insights|Comments Off on Brexit’s energy lesson for California, et al.

Obama targets electric grid for power grab

Now the President Obama has made good on his promise to bankrupt the U.S. coal industry, he (and his potential successors Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders) are poised to do likewise to the nation's oil and gas and nuclear power industries. Given that neither solar nor wind power is 24-7 reliable, this will surely lead both to massive financial ruin and intermittent energy availability in many parts of a very crippled U.S. economy. Worst of all -- this appears to be their vision, their goal -- to bankrupt America and put an end to personal freedom in the process.

By |2016-04-25T13:43:44+00:00April 25th, 2016|CFACT Insights|Comments Off on Obama targets electric grid for power grab
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