Connecticut votes to end costly solar subsidies

Despite vehement opposition from the solar industry lobby, the bill sailed through both chambers of Connecticut’s legislature, passing the state Senate by a vote of 29-3 before passing the House 100-45 in the same week. Malloy, the state’s outgoing Democratic governor, is widely expected to turn the bill into law given his office introduced the measure.

By |2018-05-10T21:03:19+00:00May 12th, 2018|Energy|Comments Off on Connecticut votes to end costly solar subsidies

Decline of oil predicted, but we’ve heard this before

According to a survey published last month in the United Kingdom, climate change risks will force a lower valuation of oil company stock prices within the next five years. But despite many predictions of demise over the last 50 years, global consumption of hydrocarbon energy continues to grow.

By |2018-05-09T11:49:19+00:00May 9th, 2018|Energy|Comments Off on Decline of oil predicted, but we’ve heard this before

Green non-profit tied to big left-wing money

“The group has deep ties to the legal activists and wealthy donors who are executing a coordinated and well-funded campaign against the energy industry. These connections raise a number of unanswered questions; and as the litigation continues, it’s likely that there will be even more sunlight on EarthRights International.”

By |2018-04-27T13:23:37+00:00April 27th, 2018|Energy|Comments Off on Green non-profit tied to big left-wing money

A better climate at State

State Department bureaucrats hoping to outlast the President, or do an end run around him to keep America in the Paris Climate Accord, just lost a great deal of ground. That's good news for those of us who care about sound science and constructive energy policies.

By |2018-03-14T15:46:21+00:00March 14th, 2018|Climate|Comments Off on A better climate at State

Those fraudulent climate litigation shakedowns

CFACT Senior Policy Advisor Paul Driessen warns that the impending lawsuits against oil and gas companies -- created by corrupt city governments as a last-gasp hope for escaping bankruptcy -- pose grave danger for the U.S. economy should these cities succeed. Yet, says Driessen, the very premises of these suits suggests they should be thrown out of court.

By |2018-03-08T15:58:54+00:00March 8th, 2018|CFACT Insights|Comments Off on Those fraudulent climate litigation shakedowns

Our next energy and security crisis?

Oil and natural gas aren’t just fuels. They supply building blocks for pharmaceuticals; plastics in vehicle bodies, athletic helmets, and numerous other products; and complex composites in solar panels and wind turbine blades and nacelles. The U.S. was importing 65% of its petroleum in 2005, creating serious national security concerns. But fracking helped cut imports to 40% and the U.S. now exports oil and gas. Today’s vital raw materials foundation also includes exotic minerals like gallium, germanium, rare-earth elements, and platinum-group metals. For the U.S., they are “critical” because they are required in thousands of applications; they become “strategic” when we don’t [...]

By |2018-02-27T01:19:52+00:00February 27th, 2018|CFACT Insights, Uncategorized|3 Comments

Lease the OCS – to benefit all Americans

As CFACT Senior Policy Analyst Paul Driessen explains, federal revenues from offshore drilling fell from $18 billion in 2008 to just $2.5 billion in 2016 thanks largely to Obama era policies while state revenues from closer-in rigs went up. The Trump-Zinke proposal would open federal waters (outside the 3-mile limit) to drilling, with huge potential revenues and contributions to national security. The planning and evaluation process, Driessen argues, should not be impeded.

By |2018-02-10T15:43:18+00:00February 10th, 2018|CFACT Insights|Comments Off on Lease the OCS – to benefit all Americans

Burnett: Trump on energy and the environment, year 1

Heartland Institute Senior Fellow (and CFACT advisor) H. Sterling Burnett, Ph.D., reviews the achievements of President Trump's energy and environmental policies at the end of his first year in office, a list he says indicates "a tremendous start" -- as evidenced by the stock market, job growth, unemployment decline, business investment, and consumer confidence -- all helping to "make America great again."

By |2018-01-23T11:11:20+00:00January 23rd, 2018|CFACT Insights, Energy, Environment|Comments Off on Burnett: Trump on energy and the environment, year 1
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