In the Pipeline: 8/8/13

I bet you did not know that Commissioner Binz is the hand-picked successor of the current FERC chairman, who himself is hostile to coal, natural gas, and anything, really, that works. Complete Colorado (8/7/13) reports: “As Ron Binz campaigns to be confirmed as the head of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, much of the emphasis has […]

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In the Pipeline: 5/28/13

Here’s the thing. Even if Congress passed us a law that gave us cash to become tall and good-looking, we would still remain balding, overfed, leaping gnomes. So it is with physics. The federal government can’t just incentivize things into existence. The Atlantic (5/26/13) reports: “Electric car infrastructure company Better Place’s move to file bankruptcy today marks […]

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In the Pipeline: 5/24/13

Did Tesla pay back their loan, or did other people. Wanna guess? WSJ(5/23/13) reports: “Tesla’s biggest windfall has been the cash payments it extracts from rival car makers (and their customers), via its sale of zero-emission credits. A number of states including California require that traditional car makers reach certain production quotas of zero-emission vehicles—or to […]

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In the Pipeline: 5/13/13

If you support construction of Keystone XL, you are racist (on top of all the other names you’ve already been called). Politico (5/10/13) reports: “As business leaders, philanthropists and supporters of your 2008 and 2012 campaigns, we write to urge you to reject the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline and to do everything in your power to […]

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In the Pipeline: 5/6/13

Relax, Michelle. Your husband has already dug plenty of other holes for the country.  The Marshall crew is as cool as the other side of the pillow. George C. Marshall Institute (5/3/13) reports: “The year 2013 will see a major political debate over proposals for a carbon tax—a tax on emissions of greenhouse gases (GHGs), particularly carbon […]

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In the Pipeline: 3/11/13

Sure, he was the spokesman for eco-terrorists until 2002, but he became disillusioned with the group. Or maybe it was that the group was designated the top Domestic Terror Group by the FBI in 2001. The Oregonian (3/3/13) reports: “The man once dubbed ‘The Face of Eco-Terrorism,’ who cheered tree-hugging arsonists and thwarted FBI efforts to catch […]

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In the Pipeline: 2/15/13

Congratulations to the caption contest winner… you know who you are. Your box of Whitman’s Sampler is currently melting at the Postal Service, but should be delivered no later than March.      John Broder is a good reporter who was rude enough to point out that this particular king didn’t have any clothes. NYTimes (2/14/13) reports: […]

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