Blood cell phones and Teslas

CFACT senior policy analyst Paul Driessen questions the morality of greens who strongly condemn fossil fuels but wholly ignore the massive pollution and working conditions endured by those who mine the cobalt, rare-earths, and other metals that are necessary components of cell phones, computers, solar panels, wind turbines, and other so-called "renewable" resources. Driessen further touches on the hypocrisy of those who support only minimal economic development in Third World countries, and only what can be supported by wind and solar power -- while they ensure unsustainable, unconscionable poverty, disease, and death in poor nations.

By |2019-06-06T23:32:46-04:00October 8th, 2016|CFACT Insights|3 Comments

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 |2016-09-13T08:01:03-04:00September 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 |2016-09-06T12:42:18-04:00September 6th, 2016|CFACT Insights|5 Comments

Obama: Climate and ISIS now contained

The year of the Big Hype continues, with President Obama and President-in-Waiting Hillary Clinton proclaiming that, in Paris, global warming has been curtailed thanks to a non-binding agreement that allows unfettered coal production and more by China, India, and a host of other nations who are also to become recipients of European and American cash -- lots of it. Meanwhile, of course, ISIL (sic) has been fully contained, and any "evidence" (such as the San Bernadino murders) to the contrary is nothing more than workplace violence (this time against co-workers who must have given insensitive baby shower gifts).

By |2015-12-23T12:40:26-04:00December 23rd, 2015|CFACT Insights|13 Comments