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  • Carbon dioxide tax raises street temperature

    03/30/2011 6:20:45 PM PDT · by AustralianConservative · 2 replies · 1+ views
    On Line Opinion ^ | 31 March, 2011 | Ben-Peter Terpstra
    On March 12, I joined concerned citizens outside Julia Gillard's electorate office in Werribee, Victoria, where Liberal Victorian senators Mitch Fifield and Scott Ryan spoke. The message: No carbon tax. We came from all walks of life: farmers and city folk, women and men, young and old, black and white. Yes, even in Victoria the debate, and therefore democracy, isn't over, much to Gore's dismay. The chattering classes just can't seem to gag us. But why? Unlike government-endorsed protesters, people on my side are more willing to serve our PM critical-thinking questions. Take the Sydney-based Werribee boy Tim Blair: "By...
  • No Carbon Tax Interviews Series - 002

    03/18/2011 2:16:13 AM PDT · by AustralianConservative · 1 replies
    Menzies House ^ | March 18, 2011 | N/A
    No Carbon Tax Interviews Series - 002 [Video]
  • No Carbon Tax Interviews Series - 001

    03/14/2011 3:49:44 PM PDT · by AustralianConservative · 1+ views
    Menzies House ^ | March 14, 2011 | TVA
    The Labor government and MSM are at a loss why the Australian people do not want their latest, Carbon Tax thought bubble. No Carbon Tax TV took to the streets of Labor's heartland in Sydney to get some opinions.
  • Where's Julia?

    03/13/2011 9:39:56 PM PDT · by AustralianConservative · 12 replies
    Quadrant Online ^ | March 12, 2011 | Ben-Peter Terpstra
    Saturday afternoon: I’m just back from the No Carbon Tax Rally outside Julia Gillard’s energy-hungry office. The rally was a peaceful, gender inclusive-friendly, multiracial event with some thought-provoking signs. Fun fact: Gillard’s office is located near “Big Brothers Pizza”. [Photos below]
  • Australian politics churning ( Carbon Tax Uproar -- Global Warming Hoax )

    03/03/2011 12:34:22 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 23 replies
    JoNova ^ | March 4th, 2011 | Joanne
    Things are hotting up in politics downunder. The immovable force meets the polls. Twenty years of PR catches up on the PM who didn’t do her homework. As Tim Blair says:  It’s a meltdown, Labor is seething. Bring Your PopCorn. “There is evidence the public’s general confidence is being shaken by sudden policy shifts and uncertainty about a minority government; there is growing disquiet, even dismay, among business leaders that dealing with the government on the basis of compromise with a commercially viable outcome is being overtaken by ideological demands.” The Australian Everything had the semblance of order until Julia...
  • Ghost Of Kyoto: Government Control By Any Means

    01/03/2011 10:21:43 AM PST · by Nachum · 3 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 1/3/11 | Dr. Tim Ball
    “I have one yardstick by which I test every major problem -and that yardstick is: Is it good for America?” Dwight D. Eisenhower. Driessen and Soon‘s article in New Year’s day CanadaFreePress (CFP) identifies the growing conflict as the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) tries to take control of energy in Texas. EPA is manipulating a completely unnecessary and scientifically unjustified control of energy and must be stopped. Fortunately, the Texas case is currently stayed by a court order, but EPA history is to do anything to achieve their goal.
  • Irony alert: The unusually chilly global-warming summit

    12/10/2010 11:10:24 AM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 27 replies
    Theweek.com ^ | December 9, 2010, at 11:57 AM
    Cancun is hosting the U.N. conference on man-made climate change — amid record cold temperaturesBest Opinion:  Wall St. Pit, Independent The irony: As negotiators from nearly 200 countries met in Cancun to strategize ways to keep the planet from getting hotter, the temperature in the seaside Mexican city plunged to a 100-year record low of 54° F. Climate-change skeptics are gleefully calling Cancun's weather the latest example of the "Gore Effect" — a plunge in temperature they say occurs wherever former Vice President Al Gore, now a Nobel Prize-winning environmental activist, makes a speech about the climate. Although Gore is...
  • SC 2010: Inglis breaks from the pack [backs cap-and-tax, attacks Beck] [Graham endorses] [RINO?]

    09/27/2009 11:09:07 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 23 replies · 1,984+ views
    McClatchy / The State, Columbia, SC ^ | 2009-09-28 | James Rosen
    WASHINGTON - U.S. Rep. Bob Inglis is paying the price for independent thinking. Inglis, a Travelers Rest Republican, might have been the only Republican lawmaker in the country booed lustily by his own constituents at town hall meetings last month.Inglis was shouted down when he asked listeners why they're afraid of President Barack Obama - and then suggested they stop watching conservative TV commentator Glenn Beck."He's trading on fear," Inglis advised one group, setting off loud catcalls. Despite a broadly conservative voting record, Inglis has angered many GOP activists with his contrarian stands on a handful of high-profile issues. In...
  • The Climate Cash Cow

    11/19/2010 5:41:27 PM PST · by Kaslin · 7 replies · 1+ views
    IBD Editorials ^ | November 19, 2010 | Staff
    Hoaxes: A high-ranking member of the U.N.'s Panel on Climate Change admits the group's primary goal is the redistribution of wealth and not environmental protection or saving the Earth. Money, they say, is the root of all evil. It's also the motivating force behind what is left of the climate change movement after the devastating Climate-gate and IPCC scandals that saw the deliberate manipulation of scientific data to spur the world into taking draconian regulatory action. Left for dead, global warm-mongers are busy planning their next move, which should occur at a climate conference in relatively balmy Cancun at month's...
  • Reid won't commit to scheduling vote to block EPA climate rules

    11/16/2010 5:24:15 PM PST · by blueyon · 11 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11-16-10 | Ben Geman
    Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) said Tuesday it is not clear whether he will schedule a lame-duck vote on Sen. Jay Rockefeller’s (D-W.Va.) bill that would block looming Environmental Protection Agency greenhouse gas rules for two years. Reid earlier this year pledged to Rockefeller that he would bring up the measure. But the Nevada senator told reporters in the Capitol Tuesday that it’s unclear if there’s enough time in the lame-duck session. “We are at a critical time here. It is real hard just to say ‘yeah, we can do this,’ because we have limited time to go through...
  • The Crash Of The Climate Exchange

    11/09/2010 5:47:55 PM PST · by Kaslin · 27 replies
    IBD Editorials ^ | November 9, 2010 | Staff
    Climate Fraud: As the case for global warming and cap-and-trade has collapsed, so too has the market that was to exploit this manufactured crisis for fun and profit. The climate-change bubble has burst. Lost in the hubbub leading up to the Republican and Tea Party tsunami on Nov. 2 was the collapse of the Chicago Climate Exchange (CCX). But its implications for the future of the American economy and the business climate are staggering: It is an acknowledgment that both the case for climate trade and cap-and-tax legislation has also collapsed. On Oct. 21 the exchange announced it was ending...
  • Lone Cap and Trade Action Needs Reversal (ABQ Journal Editorial)

    11/08/2010 10:48:03 AM PST · by CedarDave · 7 replies
    The Albuquerque Journal ^ | November 6, 2010 | ABQJournal Editorial Staff
    Sometimes being first to do something historic is commendable. Other times, it's foolhardy. Tuesday's action by the state Environmental Improvement Board, buried by election-day news, falls in the latter category. The board — on a 4-3 vote mostly along the lines of environmental activists vs. industry supporters — approved what the state calls the most comprehensive greenhouse gas emission regulations in the nation.~~snip~~Gov.-elect Susana Martinez, who opposes cap and trade, said Thursday her staff is already researching the best way to reverse the EIB decision. Critics have said the program would cost New Mexico revenue and jobs, raise consumer prices...
  • Panel OKs State Cap, Trade Plan (NM-Cap and Tax, last gasp by Richardson admin.)

    11/04/2010 8:20:42 PM PDT · by CedarDave · 15 replies
    The Albuquerque Journal ^ | November 3, 2010 | Michael Hartranft
    SANTA FE — The Environmental Improvement Board voted 4-3 Tuesday to adopt a controversial cap and trade plan for New Mexico to begin reducing greenhouse gas emissions believed to be contributing to global warming. The decision, supported by EIB chair Gay Dillingham, Abbas Ghassemi, John Horning and James Gollin, is another step in an initiative begun by Gov. Bill Richardson in 2005. The plan was opposed by both candidates for governor, dozens of lawmakers, some cities like Farmington and utility and oil and gas groups which argued it would raise consumer prices, destroy thousands of jobs and put New Mexico...
  • EPA policy chief steps down

    11/04/2010 12:16:41 PM PDT · by DoctorBulldog · 107 replies · 1+ views
    Politico ^ | 11/4/10 | ROBIN BRAVENDER
    One of the Obama administration’s most aggressive officials on global warming regulations is stepping down from her post at the Environmental Protection Agency. Lisa Heinzerling, the head of EPA’s policy office, will return to her position as a Georgetown University law professor at the end of the year, said EPA spokesman Brendan Gilfillan. Within EPA, Heinzerling is one of the more dogmatic proponents of regulating greenhouse gases to the maximum extent possible under the Clean Air Act. [...]
  • Liberal Billionaires Take On The Koch Brothers In California Energy Fight ( Prop 23 lost )

    11/04/2010 11:33:56 AM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 29 replies
    Forbes ^ | Oct. 12 2010 - 2:40 pm | | Clare O'Connor
    Much has been written about the oil and gas billionaire Koch brothers and their multimillion-dollar donations to right-wing causes. Charles and David Koch’s combined $43 billion wealth has made them virtually unstoppable this election cycle; even prolific left-wing philanthropist George Soros recently said he was powerless against the “avalanche” of donations from conservative billionaires like the Kochs. However, in recent days a handful of liberal billionaires have decided to take on the Kochs in one of the most hotly contested battles this election season: Proposition 23, the California ballot that may well prove a bellwether for the future of energy...
  • Obama drops plan to limit global warming gases (BS! Obama will double-down on this scam)

    11/04/2010 4:10:16 AM PDT · by tobyhill · 25 replies
    yahoo ^ | 11/4/2010 | By DINA CAPPIELLO
    Environmental groups and industry seem headed for another battle over regulation of greenhouse gases, as President Barack Obama said he will look for ways to control global warming pollution other than Congress placing a ceiling on it. "Cap-and-trade was just one way of skinning the cat; it was not the only way," Obama said at a news conference Wednesday, a day after Democrats lost control of the House. "I'm going to be looking for other means to address this problem." Legislation putting a limit on heat-trapping greenhouse gases and then allowing companies to buy and sell pollution permits under that...
  • Stealth Carbon 'efficiency' tax could close UK data centres

    11/03/2010 9:16:15 AM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 3 replies
    The Register ^ | 3rd November 2010 10:27 GMT | Chris Mellor
    Idiot bureaucrats design scheme to export data centres and jobs offshore Almost half of the UK's data centre operators believe the UK's Carbon Reduction Commitment (CRC) efficiency scheme tax could drive UK data centre investment offshore, with one-third saying it would send UK data centres overseas as well. The findings are from a survey of Britain's largest data centre operators by Datacenter Dynamics as part of a marketing initiative for its conference, Datacenter Dynamics London 2010. Other findings were that 83 per cent of the respondents said they are concerned about the rising cost of purchasing carbon allowances and 81...
  • N.M. Regulators To Decide Today on Cap-and-Trade Plan

    11/02/2010 11:38:58 AM PDT · by CedarDave · 17 replies
    The Albuquerque Journal ^ | November 2, 2010 | Susan Montoya Bryan
    New Mexico regulators are set to decide today whether to adopt a state proposal that would establish a cap-and-trade program to control greenhouse gas emissions. The New Mexico Environmental Improvement Board is considering a petition by the Environment Department that would allow the state to participate in a regional cap-and-trade program with other Western states and Canadian provinces that make up the Western Climate Initiative.~~snip~~Jim Norton, director of the department's Environmental Protection Division, said New Mexico has a chance to be a leader when it comes to adopting climate regulations. With global warming, he said the state could face more...
  • California's Cap-and-Trade War

    10/20/2010 11:43:03 AM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 14 replies
    What happens when environmental fashion collides with a state's desperate need for jobs and economic growth? That question will be put to the test when Californians vote November 2 on a ballot measure that would suspend the Golden State's cap-and-trade law until its unemployment rate falls below 5.5%. Today the rate is 12.4%. Proposition 23 is the number one national target of the green movement this election year. With the failure of cap and tax in Congress, the greens are trying to hold onto this remnant of their anticarbon crusade. Both sides are spending heavily, and the polls show a...
  • Climate Wars: EU Threatens Rest Of The World With Flight Ban

    09/28/2010 7:26:28 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 16 replies
    JoNova ^ | September 28th, 2010 | Joanne
    Europe is doing “so well” with the success of it’s carbon trading that some people there have given up wait for the rest of us to join them voluntarily and decided to try threats and intimidation.It’s another lesson in why trading schemes are so dog-messy to unravel once they are in place.We here in the land of the long-distance-haul-to-everywhere find the idea of taxing carbon emissions on flights especially appealling. Just marvellous for our tourism and business after all. And what are the odds that our Gullible Gillard-and-Greens Government will fight in the WTO to save Australia from this effective...
  • September 22, 2010: Senator Bingaman Renews “Green Bank” Push

    09/22/2010 9:26:23 AM PDT · by combat_boots · 3 replies
    Apollo Alliance Daily Digest ^ | 22 September 2010 | Christopher Greenspan
    It may not be possible to pass comprehensive clean energy and climate legislation in this Congress, writes Senator Jeff Bingaman (D. - New Mexico) in a recent op-ed, but if American wants to realize the “energy security, environmental security and economic benefits of the clean energy revolution” bipartisan efforts like the creation of a Clean Energy Deployment Administration (CEDA) cannot be put off. Senator John Kerry says climate change threatens to undermine progress on global development. “Changing global temperatures and weather patterns will inject a new element of chaos into the already-fragile existences of the world’s poorest people,” writes the...
  • Tax versus Trade -- ( Regarding the Rationale for the Global Warming Hoax and CO2 as cause )

    09/02/2010 1:27:05 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 14 replies
    JoNova ^ | September 3rd, 2010 | Joanne
    I feel like I keep stating the obvious.  A carbon tax is bad because it’s unnecessary and nobody wastes money better than big government, but a carbon trading scheme is worse. The latter is a fake market that feeds corruption and creates it’s own vested industry of financial brokers who profit no matter what the price and no matter who buys or sells (they just need a government mandated scheme that forces businesses to buy and sell), and no matter whether anything useful happens to the environment. Once the financial houses are set (and they are already well advanced) how...
  • Carbon Tax Threatens Farming – You Know, That Thing Cows Do

    08/30/2010 7:17:45 AM PDT · by TonyfromOz · 15 replies
    PA Pundits International ^ | 30 August 2010 | TonyfromOz
    The proposed American Power Act which seeks to impose a monstrously huge new tax, not just on the ‘big’ polluters, but on everyone. Note how the name of this new Legislation specifically deletes all reference to Carbon Cap and Trade, now an almost poisonous term to mention. There are consequences that have not been explained, especially those about emissions from the farming and grazing communities. This may specifically mention belching and farting cows, but this is actually very serious and shows the impact on that farming and grazing communities, a direct result of this Legislation in other parts of the...
  • Obama Scrubs White House Website of Climate Change Promises, Media Mum

    08/24/2010 8:32:36 AM PDT · by Mobile Vulgus · 18 replies
    Publius Forum ^ | 08/24/10 | Warner Todd Huston
    Despite that President Obama made Cap and Trade and other green policy plans a focal point of his early days in office -- not to mention his campaign for president -- the White House has quietly scrubbed from its official website many of Obama's promises and green initiatives. I guess the era of Obama really is "change you can believe in"? Especially interesting it the sudden disappearance of Obama's plan to commit $150 billion on clean energy research and development. In 2008 as Obama was preparing to take office he featured on his "Office of the President Elect" website a...
  • Effective Government In Australia Held To Ransom By The Greens

    08/24/2010 7:02:53 AM PDT · by TonyfromOz · 4 replies · 1+ views
    PA Pundits International ^ | 24 August 2010 | TonyfromOz
    While this post may specifically concern Australia, the intent can be carried across to any Country where radical Greens Party politics gains a foothold. Those Greens Party politicians have just gained effective control of the Australian Senate, and at every turn they will seek to impose their agenda on all legislation and attempt to introduce their own legislation on their favourite agendas, a Tax on CO2 emissions foremost among them, a tax that is huge and will ultimately be passed directly on to consumers of electrical power, all of us.
  • The Chinese Coal Monster ( Some facts no carbon tax in China either)

    08/07/2010 12:01:04 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 21 replies
    The Oil Drum: Europe ^ | July 12, 2010 - 10:24am | Euan Mearns
    China set to consume 50% of global coal production this year Production and consumption roughly in balance Coal imports used for stock pile growth? Consumption growing >10% year on year in line with economic growth Rest of world consumption declined 7% in 2009 Figure 1 Chinese coal consumption compared with the rest of the world. How long can this go on?
  • A carbon tax is for history deniers

    08/01/2010 7:12:27 PM PDT · by AustralianConservative · 9 replies · 3+ views
    American Thinker Blog ^ | 29 July, 2010 | Ben-Peter Terpstra
    Republicans, take note. Here in Australia, it is election season and the right-of-center Liberal Party has launched a provocative anti-carbon tax pollution ad. And, on the other side of the boxing ring we have PM Julia Gillard, a history denier...
  • The Bottom Line Problem With the Carbon Tax

    07/28/2010 4:25:28 PM PDT · by bsaunders · 3 replies
    Beyond the Cusp ^ | July 28.2010 | B. Saunders
    There are a number of things that are simply wrong about the carbon tax. Yesterday we had an article titled Hot Enough For You Yet? giving some overview of general reasons the carbon tax is bad for America. Today we will get into some particular examples where the carbon tax is just plain wrong. The first example will demonstrate how the carbon tax discriminates against small local companies. For our example, we have two companies that make, what else, widgets. The first company, let’s call it Wally’s Old Style Widgets in central Alabama, makes approximately 25,000 widgets per year using...
  • Cap-And-Trade On Ice

    07/26/2010 6:07:51 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    IBD Editorials ^ | July 26, 2010 | Investors Business Daily staff
    Energy Policy: Senate Democrats have shelved job-killing cap-and-trade legislation, at least for now. Neither the political nor the Earth's climate suggests it's a good time to try to fool Mother Nature or the American people. After a Thursday meeting with Senate Democrats, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid has apparently dropped plans to pursue cap-and-trade before the August recess. He doesn't have the votes to overcome a GOP filibuster, and saving the earth from a phantom threat stands way below jobs on Americans' wish list. But watch out after November. "What he suggested is that we move forward on several bills...
  • N.J. activists protest against 'cap-and-trade' law aimed at fighting global warming

    07/25/2010 5:06:49 PM PDT · by Coleus · 11 replies · 3+ views
    star ledger ^ | july 20, 2010 | Jim Lockwood
    A group of conservative activists rallied in Morris Township today for repeal of New Jersey’s "cap-and-trade" law that aims to curb greenhouse gases and global warming. The activists argue the law does nothing to combat global warming — if, they say, global warming even exists — and is merely a new tax that will kill businesses and jobs. Supporters of cap-and-trade, however, disagree. New Jersey’s cap-and-trade law, known as the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative and Global Warming Response Act of 2007, is designed to promote "green" initiatives and jobs through a 3-percent tax on coal-generated electricity and a 1-percent tax...
  • Why A Price On Carbon (Dioxide) Is Nothing More Than A Great Big New Tax

    07/13/2010 7:07:16 AM PDT · by TonyfromOz · 8 replies
    PA Pundits International ^ | 13 July 2010 | TonyfromOz
    With talk of a price on Carbon, (in reality Carbon Dioxide) just what is the scope of this, and when you see, it then becomes patently obvious that this whole so called debate is not about the environment. It’s just about the money, and just how much money is involved. At the proposed $25 per ton, and there are CO2 emissions of 3.25 billion tons just to produce the electrical power we all need to have access to, then that amount comes in at nearly $82 Billion. Electrical power emits one third of all emissions, so now the total comes...
  • Energy group hits the airwaves to combat industry tax increases

    07/06/2010 3:38:16 PM PDT · by citizenredstater9271 · 19 replies · 1+ views
    The Hill ^ | July 6, 2010 | Jay Heflin
    The American Petroleum Institute on Tuesday began running ads in opposition of a decision by House Ways and Means Chairman Sandy Levin (D-Mich.) to pay for his green energy tax bill by rescinding several tax breaks benefiting the oil and gas industry. The ads are slated to run in 10 states and depict the tax increases as job killers. The 15- and 30-second ads will attempt to show voters that increasing taxes on an industry that supports 9.2 million jobs and represents 7.5 percent of the country’s GDP will have a devastating effect on the economic rebound. “The ads are...
  • Paying President's 'Price On Carbon'

    06/29/2010 5:54:16 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 24 replies
    IBD Editorials ^ | June 29, 2010 | Investors Business Daily staff
    Energy Policy: The administration plans to use sleight-of-hand politics to sneak through an economy-killing tax on energy as necessary to save the Earth. Make no mistake: Cap-and-trade is a tax every American will pay in every aspect of his or her life.IBD Exclusive Series: American Freedom And Prosperity Under AttackCap-and-trade is like Jason Voorhees of the "Friday the 13th" movie series. Just when you think you've killed it, it comes back. Exposures of fraud in the climate science used to justify it seemed to doom its chances as the economy soured and prospective costs seemed prohibitive. Then the Deepwater Horizon...
  • Malaise At Mellon

    06/03/2010 4:47:58 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 14 replies · 654+ views
    IBD Editorials ^ | June 3, 2010 | Investors Bsiness Daily staff
    Deja Vu: In a Carteresque speech Wednesday, the president said we should tax our way out of despondency and dependence on fossil fuels. The American dream isn't slipping away. It's being stolen by big government. It might as well have been President Carter addressing the audience of students and faculty at Pittsburgh's Carnegie Mellon University. Instead it was President Obama who spoke of our dependence on fossil fuels and blamed everybody and everything, except for a lack of presidential leadership, for our current situation. On July 15, 1979, President James Earl Carter gave what has become known as the "malaise"...
  • US top scientists urge coal, oil use penalties (carbon tax on fossil fuels or emissions cap&trade)

    05/19/2010 3:03:31 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 37 replies · 954+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 5/19/10 | Seth Borenstein - ap
    WASHINGTON – Ditching its past cautious tone, the nation's top scientists urged the government Wednesday to take drastic action to raise the cost of using coal and oil to slow global warming. The National Academy of Sciences specifically called for a carbon tax on fossil fuels or a cap-and-trade system for curbing greenhouse gas emissions, calling global warming an urgent threat. The academy, which advises the government on scientific matters, said the nation needs to cut the pollution that causes global warming by about 57 percent to 83 percent by 2050. That's close to President Barack Obama's goal. "We really...
  • The $10 Trillion Climate Fraud

    04/28/2010 5:50:50 PM PDT · by raptor22 · 33 replies · 1,227+ views
    Investors.com ^ | April 28, 2010 | INVESTOR'S BUSINESS DAILY Staff
    Cap-And-Trade: While senators froth over Goldman Sachs and derivatives, a climate trading scheme being run out of the Chicago Climate Exchange would make Bernie Madoff blush. Its trail leads to the White House. Lost in the recent headlines was Al Gore's appearance Monday in Denver at the annual meeting of the Council of Foundations, an association of the nation's philanthropic leaders. "Time's running out (on climate change)," Gore told them. "We have to get our act together. You have a unique role in getting our act together." Gore was right that foundations will play a key role in keeping the...
  • Brown hails move on global bank tax

    04/05/2010 6:50:30 AM PDT · by BradtotheBone · 18 replies · 434+ views
    FT.Com ^ | April 4 2010 22:01 | George Parker in London
    Gordon Brown on Sunday said the large economies were close to agreeing a global tax on banks that would cost the financial sector billions of pounds a year but played down expectations that a deal could be struck at the next Group of 20 meeting in June. The UK prime minister, who held talks with Angela Merkel, German chancellor, last week, said the scene was set for a ­“global responsibility levy”. He said Britain, France and Germany were now broadly agreed on the need for a levy, and he hoped the US would come on board. “Britain, France and Germany...
  • The offshore oil drilling head fake

    04/02/2010 3:08:38 AM PDT · by Scanian · 5 replies · 233+ views
    The American Thinker ^ | April 02, 2010 | Brad Gryder
    Obama did run on a platform of "change", you know. This frees him up to change his mind at anytime, on any issue. Pretty slick of him. His advisors have to feel elated. Congress is now spending our money like a gang of drunken pirates with stolen FEMA cards. During the previous administration, Bush and Co were accused of slapping bee hives in foreign lands while yelling "Hey y'all, watch this." Now, not only is Obama and Co still slapping bee hives, but they're also poking sticks through cracks in the tycoons' walls, trying to drag out their valuables.
  • France Backs Away From Carbon Tax

    03/24/2010 4:55:16 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 17 replies · 710+ views
    Investors.com ^ | March 24, 2010 | INVESTORS BUSNESS DAILY Staff
    Environmental Regulations: While U.S. politicians try to keep the idea alive here, the French have announced cancellation of their version of cap-and-trade. They say it will hurt their competitiveness. Vive la France. Moments of crisis concentrate the mind wonderfully, or at least they should. In France, as public-sector workers mount a nationwide strike and fallout continues from the ruling party's heavy defeat in regional elections, Prime Minister Francois Fillon has indicated that his government will abandon plans to introduce a domestic carbon tax. "We have to amplify measures that help reinforce the competitiveness of our economy," Fillon told the Reuters...
  • Climate 'fix' could poison sea life

    03/16/2010 4:45:48 AM PDT · by chorizo2 · 8 replies · 451+ views
    BBC News ^ | 16 March 2010 | Richard Black
    Fertilizing the oceans with iron to absorb carbon dioxide could increase concentrations of a chemical that can kill marine mammals, a study has found. Nevertheless, one company - Climos - aims to deploy the technique on a commercial basis over perhaps 40,000 sq km of ocean, drawing money from the carbon market.
  • Exelon's Carbon Advantage ( The Obama Whitehouse connection)

    01/27/2010 5:45:09 AM PST · by bert · 6 replies · 531+ views
    Forbes ^ | 01/18/10 | Jonathan Fahey
    Exelon's John Rowe has been planning for expensive carbon for a decade. Now it's time to push for the payoff. On a cold December Chicago afternoon John Rowe stands at a window in his office, a dim, quiet, three-room suite lined with history books and sprinkled with objets d'art, including a stone horse from the Tang Dynasty and an Egyptian sarcophagus. From his 54th floor perch he is looking north to the high-rises of the Gold Coast below and the frigid waters of Lake Michigan shimmering with weak, fading winter light beyond. "You can't sit up here in the afternoon...
  • McConnell: Cap-and-Trade Bill Doomed

    01/21/2010 8:55:45 AM PST · by NoRedTape · 15 replies · 862+ views
    NewsMax.com ^ | Jan 20, 2010 | NewsMax
    WASHINGTON – The top Republican in the Senate, Mitch McConnell, said on Wednesday that there was barely any support in that chamber for passing cap and trade legislation that aims to control global warming."I would say there is minimal enthusiasm, and that's putting it mildly, for cap and trade," McConnell said when asked by a reporter whether the initiative was dead for this year.Under cap and trade, which was passed by the House of Representatives last June, lower and lower limits would be put on industrial emissions of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases over the next 40 years.Companies would...
  • French Revolution! Carbon tax ruled unconstitutional just two days before taking effect

    12/30/2009 2:05:48 PM PST · by Robert A. Cook, PE · 12 replies · 781+ views
    Watts Up With That (Award Winning Science Website) ^ | Dec 29 2009 | Anthony Watts, Lord Monkton
    29 12 2009 This new French carbon tax was scheduled to go into law on Jan1, 2010. The tax was steep: 17 euros per ton of carbon dioxide (USD $24.40). In a stunning move, and surely a blow to warmists everywhere, the tax has been found unconstitutional and thrown out. Originally found here (Google Translation). Lord Monckton was kind enough to assist me in deciphering the meaning of the ruling and writes: In France, if at least 60 Deputies of the House and 60 Senators appeal to the Constitutional Council, it has the power to pronounce on the constitutionality of...
  • France's Constitutional Council strikes down carbon tax

    12/30/2009 10:23:40 AM PST · by BP2 · 30 replies · 1,696+ views
    NYT ^ | December 31, 2009 | JAMES KANTER
    France’s Constitutional Council has rejected a tax on carbon emissions strongly backed by President Nicolas Sarkozy that was to take effect Friday. But his ruling conservative party said the measure would be redrafted so it could be passed into law next year.The council ruled late Tuesday that the bill contained too many exemptions for polluters, broke with past practices and threatened to make tax collection unfair. The ruling is a blow to Mr. Sarkozy, who has sought to burnish his green credentials by holding international talks next year to seek agreement on emission cuts following the Copenhagen climate conference....
  • Obama still going to Copenhagen; Update: Blizzard hits Copenhagen

    12/17/2009 12:04:35 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 47 replies · 1,796+ views
    Hot Air ^ | 12:55 pm on December 17, 2009 | Ed Morrissey
    With the conference at Copenhagen collapsing and China balking at anything more than a mission statement, some have begun to wonder whether Barack Obama will follow through on his commitment to attend it this weekend.  After all, Obama has already come home from Copenhagen empty-handed once this year.  Would he risk doing it again?  ABC’s Sunlen Miller and Yunji de Nies say yes: Despite some rumors swirling in Copenhagen that the lack of progress at the ongoing climate change summit will cause President Obama to cancel his attendance tomorrow, the White House says no – the President is still committed...
  • China tells U.S.: No deal

    12/17/2009 7:21:58 AM PST · by OldDeckHand · 121 replies · 4,521+ views
    Politico.com ^ | 12/17/09 | Glenn Thrush
    COPENHAGEN — China’s climate negotiators have told Western counterparts they can’t agree to an “operational agreement” on climate change that President Barack Obama had hoped to bring home from Copenhagen –- and will push for a short, noncommittal collective statement at the end of the talks, according to American staffers briefed on the situation. It’s not clear if remarks by Chinese officials, made during negotiating sessions on Wednesday night, signal the end of efforts to reach a significant agreement or simply represent an 11th hour bargaining tactic less than a day before Obama was due to arrive in Copenhagen. But...
  • Going Rogue: Sarah Palin? No, the Environmental Protection Agency

    12/15/2009 6:13:16 AM PST · by James H. Shott · 5 replies · 536+ views
    Annuit Coeptis ^ | December 15, 2009 | James H. Shott
    On July 9, 1970, President Richard Nixon created the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) by executive order as an independent agency joining together a number of functions from different federal agencies. The EPA says its mission “is to protect human health and to safeguard the natural environment – air, water and land – upon which life depends.” An Administrator appointed by the President of the United States runs the agency, which is not a Cabinet agency, although the Administrator is usually given cabinet rank. Lisa P. Jackson is the current Administrator, and the EPA’s Website notes that the “FY 2010 Budget...
  • U.N. to Emerge as Global IRS

    06/24/2009 12:49:56 PM PDT · by Ooh-Ah · 100 replies · 4,889+ views
    AIM (Accuracy in Media) ^ | June 23, 2009 | Cliff Kincaid
    While our media sleep, the United Nations is proceeding, with President Obama's acquiescence, to implement a global plan to create a new international socialist order financed by global taxes on the American people.The Conference on the World Financial and Economic Crisis and its Impact on Development that begins on Wednesday will consider adoption of a document calling for "new voluntary and innovative sources of financing initiatives to provide additional stable sources of development finance..." This is U.N.-speak for global taxes. They are anything but "voluntary" for the people forced to pay them.The most "popular" proposals, which could generate tens of...
  • Copenhagen's Political Science (Sarah Palin Climate-Gate Op-Ed in WaPo)

    12/09/2009 6:30:33 AM PST · by Clyde5445 · 37 replies · 1,185+ views
    Washington Post ^ | Wednesday, December 9, 2009 | Sarah Palin
    With the publication of damaging e-mails from a climate research center in Britain, the radical environmental movement appears to face a tipping point. The revelation of appalling actions by so-called climate change experts allows the American public to finally understand the concerns so many of us have articulated on this issue. "Climate-gate," as the e-mails and other documents from the Climate Research Unit at the University of East Anglia have become known, exposes a highly politicized scientific circle -- the same circle whose work underlies efforts at the Copenhagen climate change conference. The agenda-driven policies being pushed in Copenhagen won't...
  • Copenhagen's Political Science (Sarah Palin Climate-Gate Op-Ed in Washington Post)

    12/08/2009 4:20:48 PM PST · by kristinn · 88 replies · 3,904+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | Wednesday, December 9, 2009 | Sarah Palin
    With the publication of damaging e-mails from a climate research center in Britain, the radical environmental movement appears to face a tipping point. The revelation of appalling actions by so-called climate change experts allows the American public to finally understand the concerns so many of us have articulated on this issue. "Climate-gate," as the e-mails and other documents from the Climate Research Unit at the University of East Anglia have become known, exposes a highly politicized scientific circle -- the same circle whose work underlies efforts at the Copenhagen climate change conference. The agenda-driven policies being pushed in Copenhagen won't...