Showing posts with label coal. Show all posts
Showing posts with label coal. Show all posts

Coral Davenport: To Help Pimp Alternative Energy Sources, Obama Is Willing To Impose A $10-A-Barrel Fee On Oil

A tax on production, what could go wrong.     President Obama’s budget request to Congress will include a new fee on oil companies, requiring them to pay $10 to the federal government for every barrel of oil they produce, the White House said on Thursday. The money, which could bring in up to $32 billion in new federal revenue annually, would ... MORE

Paris Agreement: Another False ‘Turning Point’ On Climate

by George Will.     History, on the “right side” of which Barack Obama endeavors to keep us, has a sense of whimsy. Proof of which is something happening this week: Britain’s last deep-pit coal mine is closing, a small event pertinent to an enormous event, the Industrial Revolution, which was ignited by British coal. The mine closure should not,       ... MORE

Katie Kieffer: Santa Baby, Bring Me Coal

Solar on the naughty list. I want coal for Christmas, and not because I’ve been a naughty girl. I want coal so I can affordably power up the high-tech toys Santa is bringing me, including an electronic butler who cleans and cooks and a modern, coal-fired steam locomotive that will allow me to bypass the TSA Snooper Troopers when I travel       ... MORE

Conservative Coal Towns Are Being Destroyed

by Stephen Moore.      Here’s today’s political quiz question: what do these five states — Rhode Island, Vermont, California, Oregon and Maine — have in common. Yes they are blue states ruled by Democrats, but that’s not all. These are the states that use the least amount of coal — less than 2 percent — for electric power. In fact, almost all of the states   ... MORE

Fay Voshell: The Unabombers At The EPA

The dangerous true believers.       Students of recent history will remember Ted Kaczynski as the man who is responsible for three murders and sixteen bombings over a period of eighteen years. These actions were fully excusable from Kaczynski's point of view.  As he dispassionately puts it, “In order to get our message before the public with some   ... MORE

Alex Gimarc: EPA Studies And Preordained Conclusions

Suspicions confirmed.        With great fanfare the Environmental Protection Agency announced January that their “assessment” of potential mining impacts on salmon ecosystems of Bristol Bay, Alaska had discovered unacceptable risks to salmon and their habitat (various drainages in the region).  The agency stated that they       ... MORE

VIDEO: EPA Regulations Could Kill Coal Industry

Obama administration moves to put hundreds of jobs at risk.

Ronald Bailey: The Top 5 Lies About Fracking

A campaign of deception.      Gasland Part II, the sequel to director/activist Josh Fox's earlier anti-fracking docudrama Gasland, will run on HBO next Monday. It appears to have rounded up the usual corporate villains and appealing victims of profit-hungry capitalist skullduggery, rather than telling the more substantial story: that  ... MORE

New Carbon Regulations Come At Great Cost To America

by Jeffrey Folks.   Five years into Obama's presidency, twelve million Americans remain unemployed, ten million others are underemployed, the unemployment rate is rising, and Obama wants to make it worse. In the fourth year of the Reagan presidency, the national economy grew by 6.8%.  Last year, under Obama, it was still stuck at 2.2%.  That   ... MORE

Barry Farber: BHO And His Magic Shield

No failure the media won't ignore.    There are bookies in London who will take your bets on who will be the next pope. As long as they’re such sports, will they make book on this: Is there anything President Obama can do or say that will pierce his magic shield and turn American mass media reverence into rage? Obama is the most incredible    ... MORE

David Deming: What If Atlas Shrugged?

Dark ages revisited. Atlas Shrugged is the title of Ayn Rand's 1957 novel in which the world grinds to a halt after the productive segment of society goes on strike. Tired of being demonized and exploited, the world's innovators and entrepreneurs simply walk away. What would happen to the US today if the fossil fuel industry went on a strike ... MORE

Rob Wile: Why Everyone Is Losing Hope For Green Energy

Green energy sounds like such a great idea.    Unfortunately, it is extremely costly and requires heavy government subsidies. Last year, the epic downfall of Solyndra — the former solar cell manufacturer backed by the Obama administration — was one of the most notorious blows to the industry. As with most young industries, experts argue that   ... MORE

REPORT: EPA Regs Could Cost 887,000 Jobs A Year

Economic green death dispensed by government agency. Environmental Protection Agency regulations will contribute to projected shutdowns of up to 69,000 megawatts of coal-fueled electric generation and job losses of up to 887,000 jobs per year, according to a report. Total compliance costs for the electric sector could be  ... MORE

Charles Kennedy: EPA Regulation Squelch US Coal Industry

The EPA forces through their agenda.     A group of economists at the Brattle Group have just released a report that studies the impact of the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) air regulations on coal fired power plants. The findings predict that between 59,000 and 77,000MW capacity of coal power plants will be forced to retire   ... MORE

William Tucker: It Will Be Hot In Texas This Summer

Courtesy of federal energy policies.    Texas, the most energy-intensive state in the nation, could be facing a severe electrical shortage this summer. How could such a thing happen? Mainly, it's the result of a long series of federal interventions that have finally left the state turning in circles about what to do next. First, the gory details. Last summer  ... MORE