Carbon tax economists profoundly ignorant and/or cynical

BY MARK MATHIS: A bipartisan group of Nobel Prize-winning economists, former Federal Reserve chairs and top economic advisers to recent presidents has endorsed a carbon tax. Their reasons for supporting the tax demonstrate a profound obliviousness to energy reality.

By |2019-06-12T13:48:32-04:00January 25th, 2019|Economy|Comments Off on Carbon tax economists profoundly ignorant and/or cynical

The Experiment: Capitalism versus Socialism

There has been no clearer comparison between capitalism and socialism than the two Germanys that were created at the end of World War II -- socialist/communist East Germany, under Soviet hegemony, and capitalist West Germany, with strong ties to Western Europe and the United States. Clearly, West Germany's capitalist system produced better results for its people -- and only recently have East Germans begun to prosper after many years of freedom.

By |2016-09-21T22:34:12-04:00September 21st, 2016|Guest Insights|3 Comments

What’s up with prices at the pump and why it could be a good sign

All of us loved paying less than $2 a gallon at the pump. The AAA reports: “Americans paid cheapest quarterly gas prices in 12 years”—which resulted in savings of nearly $10 billion compared to the same period last year. However, oil (and, therefore gasoline) has been creeping upward since the February low—topping $45 a barrel, a high for the year. And that could be a good thing. While low prices at the pump have been a boon to consumers, the plunge in oil prices has been a bust for American producers. Throughout the past 20 months, crude oil prices have dropped [...]

By |2016-05-03T03:35:29-04:00May 3rd, 2016|CFACT Insights|Comments Off on What’s up with prices at the pump and why it could be a good sign

Dirty facts behind Obama’s Clean Power Plan

The Clean Power Plan might be more aptly named the Grab Power Plan -- as its intent is to empower the EPA to grab power over electricity regulation and force a shift toward unproven renewable energy (if it were clearly a better deal, there would be no need for mandates). States are lining up to oppose this power grab, which might result in massive energy shortages long before 2030.

By |2015-08-11T10:49:02-04:00August 11th, 2015|CFACT Insights|1 Comment

Regcession—why Americans aren’t feeling Obama’s “vigorous recovery”

Marita Noon asks, rather than complain when U.S. businesses take jobs overseas, why not just create a more favorable business climate here at home? One reason, she notes, is the penchant for the EPA and other federal agencies to over-regulate business and industry, adding costs and shrinking opportunities. She encourages everyone to watch a new film, “Regcession: The EPA is Destroying America,” on YouTube.

By |2014-10-17T01:15:18-04:00October 13th, 2014|CFACT Insights|3 Comments

£1.2 million to not produce wind power

The Daily Telegraph Reports that a Norwegian wind company was paid £1.2 million to not produce electricity during a period of high winds. This was a hair shy of 10 times the artificially above market rate wind farms receive to make power. British ratepayers will fit the bill.

By |2013-01-04T12:32:51-04:00September 18th, 2011|CFACT Europe|Comments Off on £1.2 million to not produce wind power

Green taxes v. green research v. productivity

UK green energy researchers seek exemption from green energy taxes The Guardian reports that "world-class research into future sources of green energy is under threat in Britain from an environmental tax designed to boost energy efficiency and drive down carbon emissions."  Researchers at the Culham Centre for Fusion Energy complained to The Guardian that, "considering our research is aimed at producing zero-carbon energy, it seems ironic and perverse to clobber us with an extra bill...  We have to use electricity to run the machine and there is no way of getting around that." We sympathize.  The power of taxation and control [...]

By |2012-09-19T12:13:53-04:00June 1st, 2011|CFACT Europe|Comments Off on Green taxes v. green research v. productivity

Memo to America: Don’t do carbon trading!

The United States must learn from Europe’s mistakes – not repeat them ROGER HELMER, MEP Senator Harry Reid has repeatedly denounced opposition to carbon trading as “dangerous.” Senator Reid is wrong. It is the House and Senate climate and renewable energy bills that are dangerous. Fortunately, the recent elections and the ongoing dissension at the Cancun climate summit could bode ill for carbon trading, any successor to Kyoto – and renewable energy standards. Carbon trading is wrong on so many levels. First, there is a growing realization that the small changes we are seeing in Earth’s climate are entirely consistent with [...]

By |2012-09-19T12:18:59-04:00December 7th, 2010|CFACT Europe|Comments Off on Memo to America: Don’t do carbon trading!

Global Warming Out Debated

Oxford Union Chooses Economic Growth Over Climate Change Debate Win for CFACT Advisor Lord Christopher Monckton Last week the Oxford Union, one of the world’s premier debate societies, chose economic growth over climate change by a vote of 133-110.  The vote by students at an elite U.K. university illustrates the continued shift of  public support away from the global warming scare. The proponents of global warming policy always seem to lose whenever they encounter a fair forum where both sides receive equal time.  Key warmists such as Nobel Laureate Al Gore and the IPCC’s Rajendra Pachauri avoid debate at all costs.   [...]

By |2012-10-23T09:12:30-04:00May 28th, 2010|CFACT Europe|Comments Off on Global Warming Out Debated

Al Gore Carbon Billionaire?

The Daily Telegraph reports that Al Gore is poised to become the world's first carbon billionaire. Have consumers lined up to buy the former Vice-President's products and services?  It appears, rather, that most of Mr. Gore's new wealth will flow to him from government grants and subsidies. Do we really want to tax working people to transfer wealth to a new class of climate oligarchs?

By |2009-11-04T06:44:41-04:00November 4th, 2009|CFACT Europe|Comments Off on Al Gore Carbon Billionaire?