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Fracking: An existential Threat to Green Dogma

Misleading claims about shale gas development serve dogma but not the public interest 

The Sierra Club and other environmental pressure groups are redoubling their efforts to “stop fracking in its tracks.” No wonder. The technology is an existential threat to fundamental “green” dogmas. 

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EPA CO2 Regulation Effectively Bans New Coal Facilities

EPA CO2 Regulation Effectively Bans New Coal Facilities

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released a new rule to regulate CO2 emissions from power plants, which would effectively ban new coal power plants, as its emissions standards are too low to be met by conventional coal-fired facilities.  

This stands in stark contrast with the ...

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UN Warns Against 'Land Grabbing'

UN Warns Against 'Land Grabbing'

Foreign buying of farms explosive ... Paris – Is it investment? Or a land grab? Within a few years, acquisition of foreign farmland has become an issue with plenty of explosive potential for the environment and security. Priming it is a rush by China, India, South Korea and Gulf petro-economies to ...

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Climate Catastrophe, Medieval Warm Period and Ice Age

The Week that Was, March 27, 2012

By Ken Haapala, Executive Vice President, Science and Environmental Policy Project (SEPP)

Climate Catastrophe: We are witnessing a number of trends as the globe refuses to obey global warming models. One, since there is no global warming trend, the term trend has ...

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The Insanity of Carbon Capture

The Insanity of Carbon Capture

National Grid and Petrofac plan £1bn Scottish carbon capture and storage plant Energy network operator National Grid and oil services company Petrofac have joined with US developer Summit Power to enter a £1bn government competition to build a carbon capture and storage (CCS) project. The previous ...

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DOE’s Disastrous Management of Loan Guarantee Programs

DOE’s Disastrous Management of Loan Guarantee Programs

Issa Report Uncovers Fraud in DOE Loans

Today the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, chaired by Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.), released the full reporton its investigation of the Department of Energy’s loan guarantee program. Readers of IER will not be surprised to learn that ...

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Global Governance, Sea Levels and Dormant Sun: Ice Age

Global Governance, Sea Levels and Dormant Sun: Ice Age

The Week that Was, March 18, 2012
By Ken Haapala, Executive Vice President, Science and Environmental Policy Project (SEPP)  

Global Governance: Sciencemagazine contained an article advocating global governance titled "Navigating the Anthropocene: Improving Earth System Governance." As the push ...

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Global Warming and Wealth Redistribution: The Connection

Global Warming and Wealth Redistribution: The Connection

The Copenhagen Climate Council (CCC) was founded as a “global collaboration between international business and science” in 2007 by·Monday Morning, the leading independent think tank in Scandinavia. CCC's members, or·councillors, include 32 influential business, science, and public-policy leaders. ...

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Egyptian-Israeli Natural Gas Contract Casualty of Arab spring?

As last year's Arab spring has slowly roiled eastwards from Tunisia to the eastern Mediterranean, the two most concerned governments are the U.S. and Israel, that are watching their carefully constructed defense alignments crumble to the populist forces unleashed.

After decades of repression, the ...

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