Electricity for Africa may become a reality, unless global warming campaigners get their way.
Radical Greens invented the lie that carbon dioxide is a pollutant, the EPA picked up the lie, and the U.S. Supreme Court formalized the lie as official U.S. policy. The results, as noted by Alan Caruba, are devastating for the U.S. economy, The U.S. Chamber of Commerce agrees, and shudders at what lies ahead.
CFACT testified today at EPA's hearing on proposed emissions regulations for new power plants. These regulations will make it nearly impossible to create a new coal-fired electricity plant in the United States at a time when China, India and even Germany are expanding their use of coal.
President Obama pledged that under his administration electricity prices would necessarily skyrocket -- presumably so that wind and solar could become more acceptable financially as alternatives. The problem, notes Professor Larry Bell, is that renewable energy does not work that well with the existing power grid system in the U.S. To accommodate increasing wind and solar, Germany will have to spend up to $96 billion in transmission and distribution system upgrades in the next decade. Imagine what the cost would be for the U.S., with is massively larger population and acreage.
You’ve already been vilified for contributing to alleged global warming when you power up your car or truck engine. But how about your computer’s search engine?
Are public schools which are designed to promote green environmental standards living up to their promise? Well not according to a recent study by the National Center for Policy Analysis, which notes that in several pilot projects in the state of Washington, so-called green schools have not garnered good grades.