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EPA Moves Goalposts with New Definition for Cellulosic Biofuels

Congress and President Bush determined that the United States should be producing specified amounts of cellulosic biofuel as part of the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007. The trouble with the approach in 2007, which is still a problem today, is that a technology to produce cellulosic ...

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Obama Misleads Students about Climate and Energy

Climate change actually has little to do with energy choices

In his October 2 address on the economy at Northwestern University, President Barack Obama told students, “If we keep investing in clean energy technology, we won’t just put people to work assembling, raising and pounding into place the ...

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Fed Up With Federal Inaction, States Act Alone on Cap-and-Trade

Unsatisfied with the pace at which the federal government is acting to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, several U.S. states and a few Canadian provinces are forging ahead with their own initiatives.

In 2013, California kicked off a cap-and-trade programin an effort to reduce its emissions to 1990 ...

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Why China and India’s Leaders Won’t Be Attending the U.N. Climate Summit

Why China and India’s Leaders Won’t Be Attending the U.N. Climate Summit

As President Obama prepares to attend the UN Climate Summit in New York, it is worth noting that China’s President Xi and India’s Prime Minister Modi are not attending, in large part because officials seemany international climate agreements as unfairly punishing developing countries. One senior ...

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The Case against Climate Change Policies that Hurt the Poor

Climate Conscience: Over 140 Scientists, Economists, Philosophers, & Faith Leaders Make the Case against Climate Change Policies that Hurt the Poor

September 18, 2014, Burke, Va. – The Cornwall Alliance for the Stewardship of Creation today released a new declaration, “Protect the Poor: Ten ...

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Attack of the NGOs

Who are these Non-governmental Organizations (NGOs) shock troops and how do they operate? It’s a vast matrix composed of both the private NGO groups and representatives of the UN and representatives of a large number of US federal agencies – all working together behind the scenes, quietly making ...

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U.S. Oil Production Keeping World Oil Prices in Check

U.S. Oil Production Keeping World Oil Prices in Check

The Energy Information Administration (EIA) reportsthat U.S. liquid fuels production growth, led by oil production growth, has more than offset unplanned disruptions to the world’s oil supply. U.S. liquid fuels production, including crude oil, hydrocarbon gas liquids, biofuels, and refinery ...

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Solar Storms are Destroying Industrial Electrical Equipment

Solar Storms are Destroying Industrial Electrical Equipment

This weekend’s series of Coronal Mass Ejections from the sun warn of fragile electrical infrastructure

A Statistical Study of Insurance Claim Data Shows Hidden Damage From Solar Storms

In June this year, leading space weather scientists released new data in Space Weather Journal on the effect of ...

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Obama's Roadmap for Expensive Energy

WASHINGTON – The Institute for Energy Research released today a list of the Obama administration’s actions that are aimed at increasing the cost of energy for American families. The list includes over 100 actions taken by the administration including:


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