Op-Ed: The Divestment Delusion

With “Global Divestment Day,” aka Global Poverty Day, right around the corner, we thought we’d re-post this informative piece from Travis Fisher, an economist at the Institute for Energy Research. The piece, “The Divestment Delusion,” originally appeared in National Review. Enjoy.  The Divestment Delusion Fossil-fuel divestment is not “moral”; it’s mad. By Travis Fisher For […]

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NY Times Global Warming Survey Misleads the Public

The New York Times recently offered up the latest in a series of surveys sponsored by media companies (and in this case executed by a believer at Stanford) purporting to show that pretty much everyone – even the dumb-dumb Republicans — wants the government to “do something” about global warming (“Most Republicans Say They Back […]

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Obama’s Methane Plan Whiffs on Climate Change

As we explained last week, President Obama’s proposed methane scheme is an attempt to fix a problem that does not exist. Methane emissions are declining as natural gas production is booming—and it’s happening all without federal intervention because natural gas producers have an economic incentive to reduce methane emissions. The proposal also fails to accomplish […]

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No, Republicans Don’t Really Support EPA’s Climate Agenda

Misinformation abounds at Yale University’s School of Forestry & Environmental Studies. The university’s Project on Climate Change Communication released a new survey that is grabbing headlines but is riddled with flaws. The survey claims that “Republican voters are actually split in their views about climate change,” with a majority of “moderate” Republicans supporting EPA’s proposed […]

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Another Failing Grade for Obama’s Climate Agenda  

As we previously noted, President Obama’s former law professor and campaign donor Laurence Tribe submitted a public comment slamming the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) climate rule as an unconstitutional “executive overreach.” Now Professor Tribe has penned an opinion piece for The Wall Street Journal that really drives home the point. Tribe, who once called Obama “the […]

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ICYMI: It’s Time for the Wind PTC to Blow Away

American Energy Alliance President Thomas Pyle published an op-ed today for the Las Vegas Review-Journal titled “It’s time for wind tax credit to get blown away.” The text of the op-ed follows: Lame-duck Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid soon will lose control of a chamber he has helmed for eight years. As the sun sets on his reign, one […]

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NYC’s Climate Goal: Symbolism Over Science

The City Council of New York recently approved—unanimously—the bill introduced in September to reduce NYC’s carbon dioxide emissions 80 percent by the year 2050. The vote and accompanying commentary from political officials showcases just how much symbolism has triumphed over science in the climate policy debates. Even if every word Al Gore had ever uttered […]

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