• Einar Du Rietz, R.I.P.

    CFACT is sad to learn of the untimely passing of our friend and colleague Einar Du Rietz of Sweden. Einar wrote a long-standing blog for CFACT Europe. He was a member of several CFACT delegations to UN climate conferences.

    Einar loved individual freedom and it is to that he dedicated his life. What finer cause?

    Rest in peace, Einar.

  • The Political Market

    The new draft for a EU tobacco directive is due in time for christmas. Seldom has the political, and lobbying game been so obvious, and ridiculous.

    Smokers are already harassed in most of the Union. The argument being both paternalistic and the so-called “Environmental Tobacco Smoke”, or Second Hand Smoking. As for the former, the health hazards of smoking are unquestionable. The latter is scientifically most questionable. Possibly, the most tangible health effect of chasing people outdoors for a smoke is the risk of pneumonia in this horrid winter.

  • 500 police bust Deutsche Bank over €300 million carbon trading scam

    Five hundred German police and tax inspectors raided offices and residences connected with Deutsche Bank in Berlin, Frankfurt and Dusselforf, Wednesday over allegations of conspiracy involving over €300 million in carbon trading tax fraud.

    While a few profiteers will amass carbon trading fortunes, these schemes will not impact the climate in any meaningful way. Whether conducted legally or illegally, all carbon trading is a waste and a scam which cries out to be halted.

  • Time to laugh away the shale gas scare

    Energy prices are high, economies are reeling and people need relief — Along comes the shale gas revolution at just the right time.

    ‘What’s that,’ asks the radicals? ‘Plentiful, safe, affordable, domestically produced energy? Can’t have that. If there are no valid reasons to say no to shale, we’ll have to get creative.’

    The anti-energy propaganda machine is geared up and running at full speed.