Marita Noon

About Marita Noon

CFACT policy analyst Marita Noon is the author of Energy Freedom.,

My work here is finished!

CFACT policy advisor Marita Noon announces she is retiring her "Energy Makes America Great!" platform (at least for now), as the election of Donald Trump signifies that the changes she has labored for may soon be coming to pass. On the other hand, maybe she is being groomed for a bigger platform.

By |2016-11-15T16:21:51+00:00November 15th, 2016|CFACT Insights|7 Comments

America needs to use more energy, not less

There is yet hope that America will choose to capitalize on its massive energy reosurces and keep energy costs down to facilitate competitiveness on the world stage -- a world in which energy costs are almost always higher than they are now in many U.S. states. Cheap, reliable energy is a vital resource for anyone building new manufacturing plants -- and creating the jobs to operate them.

By |2016-11-10T04:43:33+00:00November 8th, 2016|CFACT Insights|Comments Off on America needs to use more energy, not less

Haiti needs electricity: Hillary gives them a sweatshop

Until Hurricane Matthew hit Haiti nearly a month ago, on October 4, the impoverished island country was out of the headlines—pushed aside by election news. But new emails -- obtained through a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit by the Republican National Committee and then shared with ABC News, then made public on October 11 -- make Haiti part of the U.S. election news, as they highlight the cozy connections between the Clinton Foundation, Hillary Clinton’s State Department, and the Clinton’s cronies. The corruption that has been brought to light is nothing short of scandalous—though, since it’s merely one more such story, few [...]

By |2016-10-31T15:40:56+00:00October 31st, 2016|CFACT Insights|11 Comments

OPEC agrees to a production decrease, prices increase—but could be just right

CFACT energy policy advisor Marita Noon reports that, having failed to destroy U.S. oil and gas producers via increasing its own oil production, has now signed an OPEC agreement to cut back production -- largely because the artifically low price of oil was hurting producers worldwide.

By |2016-10-10T13:38:06+00:00October 10th, 2016|CFACT Insights|Comments Off on OPEC agrees to a production decrease, prices increase—but could be just right

The Buffalo Billion fraud and bribery scheme

CFACT advisor Marita Noon chronicles the boondoggle that is New York Governor Andrew Cuomo's "Buffalo Billion" initiative, which was designed to feature a SolarCity manufacturing plant. But SolarCity stock has tanked, and the company, of which Tesla owner Elon Musk is a major investor, is facing bankruptcy. More "clean energy" that only cleans out our pocketbooks.

By |2016-09-27T02:28:32+00:00September 27th, 2016|CFACT Insights|2 Comments

Blame for Ford’s Mexico move falls on Obama Administration

CFACT Advisor Marita Noon notes that Ford is moving its small car manufacturing to Mexico because it cannot produce these vehicles economically in the United States -- but adds that the Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) standards could be revised next year to alter the economics of small-car manufacturing and allow more Americans to drive vehicles they actually want -- more than likely made in America.

By |2016-09-19T12:50:16+00:00September 19th, 2016|CFACT Insights|5 Comments

Ethanol is the wrong solution

Ethanol may be a good deal for corn farmers, but it is bad for Gulf fishing and marine life in general, bad for automobile and other engines, bad for the economy, bad for gasoline mileage, and bad for the environment. So why are we still mandating its use in vehicles?

By |2016-09-06T11:40:47+00:00September 6th, 2016|CFACT Insights|9 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

The few, the loud, the anti-fossil-fuel crowd

CFACT Advisor Marita Noon highlights the failure of anti-fracking activists to generate wide-scale support despite flying in super-activist Bill McKibben and spending a boatload of billionaire Tom Steyer's money. Their petition drive has apparently failed to get two vaunted initiatives onto the November ballot there.

By |2016-08-19T11:41:48+00:00August 19th, 2016|CFACT Insights|1 Comment
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