Green energy spending bad for economy, environment

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.

By |2014-01-30T14:30:06-04:00October 31st, 2013|Just the Facts Radio|Comments Off on Green energy spending bad for economy, environment

Studies show Green jobs destroy real jobs

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.

By |2013-09-05T15:56:55-04:00August 8th, 2013|Just the Facts Radio|Comments Off on Studies show Green jobs destroy real jobs

Fracking yields trillions in benefits!

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!

By |2013-07-29T18:59:57-04:00July 29th, 2013|CFACT Insights|7 Comments

Carbon tax hallucinations

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.

By |2013-03-28T17:50:11-04:00February 21st, 2013|CFACT Insights|8 Comments

Fractured fairy tales

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.

By |2012-11-02T15:46:39-04:00November 2nd, 2012|CFACT Insights|1 Comment