In the Pipeline: 10/16/12

Why we fight.    How in the world did this run in the Washington Post? Washington Post(10/15/12) reports: “Al Gore is about 50 times richer than he was when he left the vice presidency in 2001. According to an Oct. 11 report by The Post’s Carol D. Leonnig, Gore accumulated a Romneyesque $100 million partly through investing […]

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In the Pipeline: 10/10/12

Well now.  The Obama crew favors a carbon tax.  Governor Romney does not.  Maybe the Romney campaign should make that difference more visible, obvious, and well-known. The Hill(10/8/12) reports: “An Obama campaign representative speculated Friday that the White House would consider a carbon emissions tax if Republicans were interested in negotiating — a political circumstance the […]

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In the Pipeline: 10/9/12

It really is quite simple. More energy = more jobs.   Doubling down on the automobile mandate does make sense, if you are in favor of more deaths on the highway, a $3000 increase in the average price of a car, pricing millions out of the new car market, and limiting consumer choice. White House (10/8/12) reports: […]

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In the Pipeline: 10/5/12

This fight is far from over. And if you haven’t signed your name on the bus, it’s pretty much the cool thing to do these days.    As the Greeks sing during Mass:  Wisdom!  Let us be attentive! Reuters(10/4/12) reports: “Mitt Romney’s support of the coal industry during his debate with President Obama sent coal company […]

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In the Pipeline: 10/3/12

‘Nough said.   Wind turbines don’t work when the wind blows.  Solar panels burst into flames when the sun shines.  The problem is not that the government picks winners and losers.  The problem is that government always picks losers. Daily Caller (10/2/12) reports: “In October of 2010, the company discovered that their panels were catching […]

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In the Pipeline: 10/2/12

Yesterday, we noted that the United Arab Emirates bankrolled the Matt Damon movie/propaganda against affordable, American-produced natural gas.  Now we note that the Russians are doing the same thing.  The reporter was kind enough to point out that the Sierra Club and its fellow travelers are useful idiots, which saves us the trouble. AP (9/30/12) reports: “The […]

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In the Pipeline: 9/28/12

This is a short read, but it shreds the ridiculous idea that national security is somehow significantly tangled up with global warming. Marshall Institute (2012) reports: “There is no empirical proof for the causal connections between climate change and conflict.  For climate change to create security problems, a host of environmental, economic, social, and military steps must […]

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In the Pipeline: 9/18/12

Well now.  Grover Norquist opens his kimono on the energy tax.  Guess what?  It turns out that the pledge would allow an energy tax, provided it was initially offset by reductions elsewhere.  So at least we now have some idea why Jim Hansen (the dude who gets paid by NASA but spends most of his […]

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PYLE: It’s time for the Wind PTC to end

Thomas Pyle, President of the American Energy Alliance, appeared on Money with Melissa Francis on FOX Business yesterday to discuss the wind Production Tax Credit (PTC) and the recent ouster of Exelon from the American Wind Energy Association. “I think they’re right in making the case that it’s time for this production tax credit to […]

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