While most people consider nature to be priceless, economists have recently attempted to place dollar values on the services ecosystems provide.
Is taxpayer money spent on Green energy hurting both the economy and environment? Well that’s the assertion of economists from the group PERC, who in a recent study found that for every $100 billion a government spends on so-called “clean energy,” that nation’s GDP is likely to decrease by nearly a half a percent.
In recent years, a number of politicians have been promoting the notion of Green jobs to help resuscitate our economy. And while it may sound appealing, the real-world experience of nations subsidizing environmental projects to reduce unemployment hasn’t fared very well.
President Obama recently announced a sweeping plan to combat global warming by massively regulating coal power plants. CFACT senior policy analyst Paul Driessen says this would be a mistake, and here explains why.
According to the U.S. Department of Energy, fracking requires just 0.6 to 5.8 gallons of water per million Btu of energy produced. By comparison, “renewable” and “sustainable” corn-based ethanol requires 2,510 to 29,100 gallons per million Btu of usable energy – and biodiesel from soybeans consumes an astounding and unsustainable 14,000 to 75,000 gallons of water per million Btu!
President Obama believes we need to tax carbon dioxide emissions to stop catastrophic global warming. Paul Driessen, senior policy advisor for CFACT, disagrees.
Drilling opponents claim to be protecting the environment. In reality, they simply detest hydrocarbons, modern living standards, free enterprise and personal liberty. Commonsense policies will rejuvenate our economy, put Americans back to work....
The Keystone XL pipeline has been criticized by environmentalists for carrying oil, but Steve Goreham, author of The Mad Mad Mad World of Climatism, says they are missing the point...
Some believe that so-called Green jobs are the answer to America’s economic woes. But if recent news from Seattle is any indication, Green jobs are turning out to be a big bust.
Lord Christopher Monckton is on a speaking tour in New Zealand this month, and appeared on New Zealand's Channel 3 News today to discuss whether global warming ought to be a concern.
Do fossil fuels like coal and oil harm your health? Well many environmentalists would have you believe so, but Marlo Lewis, Senior Fellow at the Competitive Enterprise Institute, offers a different perspective...
Average planetary temperatures haven’t budged in 16 years. Hurricanes and strong tornadoes are at or near their lowest ebb in decades. Global sea ice is back to normal, Arctic ice is nearly normal, and the Antarctic icepack continues to grow. The rate of sea level rise remains what it was in 1900.
Those concerned about global warming have recently been pushing the idea of a new tax on carbon emissions. But according to a recent study by the Heritage Foundation, such a carbon tax would cause serious economic harm without even making a dent in global emissions.
From the days of Lexington and Concord, the Commonwealth of Massachusetts has often led our nation in new directions -- and this appears to be the case with respect to renewable energy development as well.
Horizontal drilling and hydraulic fracturing have boosted shale gas production from zero a few years ago to 10% of all US energy supplies in 2012, observes energy analyst Daniel Yergin. Fracking has also increased US oil production 25% since 2008 – almost all on state and private lands, and in the face of more federal land and resource withdrawals, permitting delays and declining public land production.