Earth Day: Continuing a Storied Tradition of Misleading Claims and Outrageous Predictions

Today, millions of people around the world are celebrating Earth Day. Since its inception in 1970, Earth Day, and the environmental movement in general, has been plagued by incorrect predictions and factually wrong claims. Earth Day’s Legacy of Inaccuracy In their 1970 Earth Day edition, Life Magazine stated, “Scientists have solid experimental and theoretical evidence […]

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Bloomberg Article Hypes Renewable Investment – Ignores Actual Energy Production

America is in the midst of an energy revolution. While coal use has fallen, natural gas and oil production have increased dramatically over the last four years. Conversely, despite massive amounts of subsidies, mandates, and media hype, renewable energy production has hardly budged. Glowing words for renewable energy investment shouldn’t outshine the real story about […]

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EPA’s Deceptive Defense of Carbon Rule

On March 29th, EPA filed its response to the D.C. Circuit Court on why the agency’s regulations of carbon dioxide from power plants is legal. There’s no shortage of whoppers to highlight in EPA’s briefs. Here are a few: It’s just the market trend, man. EPA insists the rule “follows existing industry trends without resulting in […]

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AEA Launches Initiative Targeting NC’s RPS

WASHINGTON – Today, the American Energy Alliance announced a new paid media and grassroots initiative in North Carolina as the state legislature considers whether to move on pending legislation that would freeze the state’s Renewable Energy Portfolio Standard (REPS) at 6 percent. The sustained effort will begin with the launch of 60 second radio ads urging […]

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Raiding the Piggy Bank

The Export-Import Bank’s authorization expires June 30. President Obama is lobbying Congress for reauthorization, but he has politicized Ex-Im beyond repair. The bank leaves taxpayers on the hook for billions of dollars to promote the president’s costly green energy agenda, which has resulted in shady dealings and high-profile flops. Meanwhile, the bank maintains its de […]

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Top 8 Ways to Rein in DOE Spending

Next week, the House will consider the FY 2016 DOE Appropriations bill. The Department of Energy has extended its reach into areas that are outside the bounds of the proper federal role with regard to energy. It should serve the public by providing basic research and development that is energy-source neutral and maintain the national […]

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Is North Carolina’s Energy Mandate on Its Way Out?

Last month, four members of the North Carolina House of Representatives (Millis, Hager, Collins, and Warren) introduced legislation to curb the state’s renewable energy mandate. Their bill, H 681 (NC Energy Ratepayers Protection Act), freezes the state’s “renewable energy and energy efficiency portfolio standard,” which mandates a minimum contribution from renewable energy sources like wind […]

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