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  • The Continuing Saga of Smart Meters

    10/31/2015 11:16:22 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 13 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 10/31/15 | Dr. Ileana Johnson Paugh
    Utilities are obligated to offer customers this choice. However, it can be expensive, should one decide to keep traditional meters in order to preserve health, privacy, and the ability to purchase truly cheaper electricity For those of you who have just heard of smart meters, or have had one placed on your home knowingly or unknowingly, or for those who think that said smart meters are a new development around the world to make it cheaper and easier for you to get electricity, gas and water via the smart grid, think again. Rationing and control of your usage of electricity,...
  • Obama’s War on U.S. Energy

    10/26/2014 1:32:21 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony
    Canada Free Press ^ | 10/26/14 | Alan Caruba
    Unless western leaders find courage to stand against Islamists by blocking them from lax immigration entry, the mourning breaking the hearts of a watching citizenry has only just begun In Western Nations the mourning of innocents lost to terrorism has only begun Terrorism run rampant is the most tragic price the masses of all Western nations pay because Western leaders long ago succumbed to the control of the despicable go-along-to-get-along rules of the politically correct. There can be little doubt that Canada’s two terrorist attacks over a two-day span were a long time coming. In fact, the build up of...
  • EPA chief pushes green energy agenda, ignores high electricity costs that result

    09/25/2014 6:46:21 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 11 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | September 25, 2014 | Ben Wolfgang
    Gina McCarthy insists reducing carbon emissions, fighting climate change boost economyGina McCarthy argued Thursday that her home state of Massachusetts is proof you can cut greenhouse gas emissions while fostering economic prosperity, but the Environmental Protection Agency administrator failed to mention the apparent trade-off for consumers: dramatically higher electricity prices. In a speech promoting President Obama’s climate change agenda, Ms. McCarthy ignored the fact that New England states — which nearly a decade ago formed the nation’s first regional “cap and trade” system — are dealing with electricity rates more than 35 percent higher than the national average. She also...
  • Think economy is slow now? Wait until new Obama coal regs take effect . . .

    05/15/2014 9:01:10 AM PDT · by rktman · 7 replies ^ | 5/14/2014 | Dan Calabrese
    In case you ever wonder why the debate over global warming is important, remember that the left’s pushing of this notion has nothing to do with science and has everything to do with the big government expansion for which they need a rationale. And if you want a look at the real-life effect of this agenda, you can see it right now in the form of the EPA’s proposed carbon dioxide limits on new power plants. Not that liberals will listen, but the American Coal Council is doing what it can to warn of the effects this proposal will have...
  • Going Green A Luxury Good For Rich At Expense Of Poor

    03/27/2014 4:54:24 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 7 replies ^ | March 27, 2014 | IBD Editorial
    Saving The Planet: It used to be said that socialism was the opium of the liberal intelligentsia. But now the drug of choice for the elite is environmentalism. The dirty little secret of the modern green movement is that it's become a luxury good for the uber-rich who espouse policies — from carbon taxes to renewable energy standards to closing down coal plants — that impose high costs on poor people who can least afford to pay the green tab. A Pew Research Center poll released last week offers further confirmation of this truism. It found that only two major...
  • Brazil scrambles to avoid power rationing as costs soar

    03/25/2014 7:37:56 AM PDT · by rktman · 10 replies ^ | 3/25/2014 | Jeb Blount
    Brazil is fighting against time to avoid crippling power blackouts and electricity rationing as a drought prevents the world's most water-rich nation from recharging its hydroelectric dams. A decade of growth has diversified the electricity system away from hydropower, but policymakers, industrial companies and investors in the world's seventh-largest economy may find little cause to relax.
  • Obama declares a War on Coal

    06/25/2013 10:56:12 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 99 replies ^ | 6/24/2013 | Phil Kerpen
    So much for the denials. An administration that throughout its 2012 election campaign denied it was waging a War on Coal has now come out and publicly declared its intention to shut down coal-fired power plants – putting hundreds of thousands of Americans out of work and sending electricity prices skyrocketing. This is not what the American people voted for. Responding to a White House petition to end the War on Coal, the administration said: “The President has made clear that he understands that coal has played a critical role in our country’s energy portfolio for decades and will continue...
  • Obama: No Keystone XL if it Warms the Planet

    06/25/2013 2:09:51 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 57 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 06/25/2013 | Napp Nazworth
    The Keystone XL pipeline will not be built unless it can be shown that it will not lead to a net increase in carbon emissions, President Barack Obama declared in a major Tuesday speech on climate change at Georgetown University, Washington, D.C. While appearing to appease environmentalists, the announcement could mean that the project will move forward. "Allowing the Keystone pipeline to be built requires a finding that doing so would be in our national interest," he said. "And our national interest will be served only if this project does not significantly exacerbate the problem of carbon pollution. The net...
  • Democrat Running for VA Gov Terry McAuliffe "As Governor, I never want another Coal Plant Built!"

    06/25/2013 2:02:52 PM PDT · by Maelstorm · 24 replies ^ | 6-25-2013 | F.R. Newbrough
    Democrat Running for Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe "As Governor, I never want another Coal Plant Built!" - RPVNetwork
  • War on Subsidies: Brussels Questions German Energy Revolution

    05/31/2013 4:45:02 PM PDT · by JeepersFreepers · 2 replies
    Spiegal Online ^ | May 29, 2013 | Frank Dohmen & Gerald Traufetter
    Experts with the Institute of Energy Economics at the University of Cologne estimate that [German] consumers will have to pay more than €100 billion by 2022 for renewable energy facilities that have already been installed. Of the 28 cents household customers pay per kilowatt-hour of electricity today, 5.28 cents already applies to the [Renewable Energies Act] levy, and that figure is growing. There are many reasons for the cost explosion. Contrary to earlier forecasts, solar and wind farms are a long way from being able to produce energy at the prices possible in coal-fired or nuclear power plants. There are...
  • Coming Soon: Higher Energy Prices, Shortages

    08/19/2012 7:26:27 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 16 replies ^ | August 19, 2012 | Marita Noon
    “Once real numbers have come out about renewable energy costs, people are having second thoughts,” reported Maureen Masten, Deputy Secretary of Natural Resources and Senior Advisor on Energy to Governor Bob McDonnell, VA,  while addressing his “all of the above energy” strategy to meet the state’s energy needs. The real costs of renewable energy are coming out—both in dollars and daily impacts. After years of hearing about “free” energy from the sun and wind, people are discovering that they’ve been lied to.On Tuesday, August 14, the New Mexico Public Regulation Commission (PRC) approved a new renewable energy rate rider that...
  • Gas Prices Grow More Under Obama than Carter

    04/10/2012 10:39:59 AM PDT · by MissesBush · 5 replies
    US News ^ | 04/09/12 | Lauren Fox
    Marking the similarities between President Barack Obama's time in office and former president Jimmy Carter's is nothing new. But as of Monday, Obama has hit one more Carter benchmark - both saw gas prices double in their first term of office. [See Where Gas Prices are Spiking the Most] In fact, while just barely, Obama has seen an even higher gas price increase than Carter dealt with under his administration. Under the Carter administration, gas prices increased by 103.77 percent. Gas prices since Obama took office have risen by 103.79 percent. No other presidents in recent years have struggled as...
  • Cap-and-Trade Will Be Part of Senate Climate Change Bill (vote upcoming)

    07/14/2010 6:32:55 AM PDT · by pabianice · 45 replies
    Politics Daily ^ | 7/14/10 | Murphy
    Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid confirmed Tuesday that the Senate will soon debate a bill to reduce pollution and that the legislation will include a scaled back version House-passed language to reduce carbon output by charging some polluters for emissions above a certain threshold. Reid said that the bill is still in "rough draft form," but he gave an outline of what he plans to introduce in the Senate two weeks from now. Specifically, he said the bill will address four issues key to reforming the energy sector in the United States: responding to the oil spill in the Gulf...
  • Bam's climate Rx: all pain, no gain

    06/21/2010 3:02:19 AM PDT · by Scanian · 8 replies
    NY Post ^ | June 21, 2010 | Patrick J. Michaels
    The cap-and-trade bill that the House passed last summer aims to force Americans to reduce those dreaded carbon emissions by 83 percent in less than four decades -- to the same per-capita level as 1867. Yet, even under the Al Gore-approved climate-science models, the bill would do nothing to stop global warming. The bill is 1,000-plus pages of rules, regulations, handouts, subsidies and whatever else House leaders deemed necessary. Not one of the 435 members read the whole monstrosity -- because the leadership dropped 300 new pages on their desks the night before they voted. Yet the central point is...
  • Viedo--Obama to Peddle Energy Snakeoil Tomfoolery in Speech Tonight

    06/15/2010 8:34:37 AM PDT · by Welshman007 · 17 replies · 275+ views
    Conservative Examiner ^ | 6/15/2010 | Anthony G. Martin
    Sticking to the game plan of 'never let a serious crisis go to waste,' Barack Obama intends to use the Gulf oil crisis as an excuse to push for his so-called 'cap-and-trade' tax-on-energy scheme in order to supposedly 'reduce our dependence on oil and fossil fuels.' Part of that game plan is to lie about the costs to average Americans. The scheme is nothing more than energy snakeoil tomfoolery. The Leftwing extremist proponents of this taxpayer-robbing trickery, such as Henry Waxman, D-California, and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-California, grossly underestimate the costs of the plan, just as they have with...
  • Chortling At Chu

    03/12/2010 5:07:46 PM PST · by Kaslin · 18 replies · 957+ views ^ | March 12, 2010 | INVESTORS BUSINESS DAILY Staff
    Future Fuels: Our secretary of energy pushes bio-refineries and windmills to oil executives at an energy conference as the administration announces a three-year offshore drilling ban. This is a policy for economic suicide. They don't qualify as an official group of victims, but carbon-Americans, as they have been called, did not have much to cheer about last week, when Energy Secretary Steven Chu addressed CERAWeek 2010, a premier industry conference hosted by IHS Cambridge Energy Research Associates. With an economy struggling to regain sound footing, Chu advocated a starvation diet devoid of additional fossil fuels that are to remain under...
  • Drilling Ban To Cost Trillions

    02/16/2010 4:16:12 PM PST · by Kaslin · 21 replies · 1,321+ views ^ | February 16, 2010 | INVESTORS BUSINESS DAILY Staff
    Energy: A new study shows that our reluctance to develop domestic energy will cost the beleaguered U.S. economy trillions in opportunity costs, reduce our gross domestic product and increase our trade deficit. From trying to stimulate jobs in nonexistent ZIP codes at great expense to worshiping the false gods of climate change, our biggest deficit these days may be in the area of common sense. A new study shows that many of our wounds are self-inflicted as we forgo the wealth and jobs to be found in our waters and under our feet. The study by Science Applications International Corp....
  • Obama's Budget is Designed to "Jack -Up" Energy Costs

    02/01/2010 2:55:27 PM PST · by Shellybenoit · 9 replies · 493+ views
    The Lid/The Hill ^ | 2/1/2010 | The Lid
    Whether you believe the global warming moonbats or not, whether you think that energy company's make too much money or not, there is one thing that is settled in the President's new budget... we are going to be paying more for energy. And if you are paying more for energy so are the companies that manufacture the products you use at home and the retail outlets that sell those products, which mean in the end you are going to be paying more for everything. If this sounds familiar it should, because that is exactly what happened just before the housing...
  • EPA Lawyers: Cap-And-Trade 'Fatally Flawed'

    11/11/2009 5:13:19 PM PST · by Kaslin · 23 replies · 1,668+ views ^ | November 11, 2009
    Warming: After stifling a report questioning the science behind climate change, the EPA is censoring two of its lawyers for saying the proposed solutions are also problematical. The debate isn't over. It's being suppressed. In the proud tradition of EPA whistle-blower Alan Carlin, whose leaked study blew the lid off the EPA's hyped and flawed science behind climate change, two EPA lawyers, Laurie Williams and Allan Zabel, have produced a Web video titled "A Huge Mistake." In it they say cap-and-trade in general and the Waxman-Markey bill in particular are the wrong answers anyway. Williams and Zabel do not deny...
  • Moderate Democrats 'Anguished' Over Unpopular Votes as House Weighs Health Bill

    11/07/2009 9:45:31 AM PST · by yoe · 16 replies · 1,570+ views
    Fox News ^ | November 7, 2009 | Wendell Goler
    Some moderate Democrats still are “really anguished” over voting for the energy bill, Rep. Jason Altmire told Fox News, and they “would be reluctant now to vote for health care and take a second vote that might be unpopular in their district.”With Republicans raising the volume of their protests and House Democratic leaders uncertain if they have enough rank-and-file support, some moderate Democrats sense that passing a health care reform bill will be as difficult as the House’s energy bill, which was approved by a slim margin June. That has caused quite a bit of hand-wringing among the Democrats. Some...
  • Yes We Can: Destroy Obama's Climate Change Agenda

    11/06/2009 9:27:08 AM PST · by Winged Hussar · 5 replies · 689+ views
    IsraPundit ^ | 10/6/09 | Bill Levinson
    Senator Kirsten Gillibrand says the purpose of cap and trade is to enrich investment banks..."Attack with what comes up, with what God sends," underscores the need to exploit opportunities to destroy an enemy, and Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) has provided such an opportunity to demolish Barack Obama's cap and trade agenda. It allows our side to totally reverse the focus of cap and trade from protection of the environment, polar ice caps, polar bears, and so on to enrichment of investment banks and similar entities at the expense of the working American. Gillibrand's letter to the Wall Street Journal says...
  • Cap-And-Trade Is Refinery Killer

    08/25/2009 5:59:14 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 15 replies · 1,936+ views
    IBD Editorials ^ | August 25, 2009 | INVESTORS BSINESS DAILY Staff
    Energy Policy: A new study shows that Waxman-Markey will increase prices at the pump, deepen our dependence on foreign oil and shred our ability to turn crude into gasoline. Even fuel-efficient cars will still need fuel.Oil may bubble up out of the ground, but gasoline does not. It's made in those ugly little NIMBY places called refineries we are loath to build anymore because we're too busy trying to save the Earth rather than our economy and American jobs. When Hurricane Katrina shut down 20% of our refining capacity in a single day and raised gas prices in a single...
  • The End Is Near — Not!

    09/22/2009 6:14:26 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 17 replies · 1,038+ views
    IBD Editorials ^ | September 22, 2009 | INVESTORS BUSINESS DAILY Staff
    Global Warming: President Obama warns of planetary doom at the U.N. if we fail to pass cap-and-trade legislation. Meanwhile, a former warm-monger predicts decades of cooling as the sun stays nearly "spotless."The president had hoped to address Tuesday's United Nations climate change summit in New York with a finished cap-and-trade bill. Failing that, he hoped he'd at least have a version of the Waxman-Markey bill that has passed the House on his desk before the Copenhagen talks in December to cobble together a follow-up to the failed Kyoto Protocol. Not only did that not happen in the cool summer of...
  • Higher utility bills for consumers next on Obama agenda?

    09/07/2009 9:07:14 AM PDT · by usalady · 4 replies · 257+ views ^ | September 7, 2009 | Martha
    As President Obama prepares a speech for a joint session of Congress meant to convince the public to pass his health care reform, the next item on his agenda will be Cap and Trade. If passed, it could result in higher utility costs to consumers and industry.
  • Auto sales plunge in face of $4 gas

    06/03/2008 2:15:25 PM PDT · by Baladas · 18 replies · 174+ views
    CNN ^ | June 3, 2008 | Chris Isidore
    NEW YORK ( -- U.S. auto sales tumbled in May as buyers fled from pickups and sport utility vehicles in the face of average gas prices that are now just shy of $4 a gallon. The trouble hit not only U.S. automakers General Motors (GM, Fortune 500), Ford Motor and Chrysler LLC -- which have long depended on sales of pickups and SUVs -- but also trimmed the sales of their top Japanese rival Toyota Motor (TM). But other Asian automakers held up reasonably well. Nissan (NSANY) reported a narrow sales gain while Honda Motor (HMC) and Kia rode American...
  • Global Warming on the Rocks

    06/02/2008 12:45:17 PM PDT · by bs9021 · 8 replies · 157+ views
    Campus Report ^ | June 2, 2008 | Emily Ham
    Global Warming On the Rocks by: Emily Ham, June 02, 2008 As the congressional curtains open on the Lieberman-Warner “Climate Security Act,” the subjects of higher taxes, job expansion and economic growth are taking center stage in many people’s minds. The act, which deals with controlling levels of greenhouse gases (GHGs) produced by the United States in order to protect the government will be open for Senate discussion for the few following weeks. And while many agree measures must be taken to protect the environment from carbon dioxide levels and such, some people are seeing a flaw in the act...
  • Energy costs this winter: high

    09/20/2007 5:25:27 AM PDT · by vietvet67 · 25 replies · 111+ views
    Christian Science Monitor ^ | September 20, 2007 | Ron Scherer
    New York - Unless it's a warmer than expected winter, heating the house this winter will cost consumers more money. Indeed, this fall – even before the first real freeze – the first tank of home heating oil will cost consumers about 7 percent more than last year at this time. Consumers who use natural gas to heat their home will also see price hikes, though they're likely to be more modest. Through July, natural-gas prices were 5.5 percent higher than last year at the same time. In past winters, many consumers have shrugged off the rising cost of staying...
  • Have You Hugged a Hummer Today?

    07/19/2006 6:39:05 PM PDT · by nametrader · 15 replies · 894+ views ^ | July 19, 2006 | Shikha Dalmia
    Have You Hugged a Hummer Today? Hybrid vehicles' overall energy costs exceed those of comparable non-hybrids By Shikha Dalmia Ford Motor Company did itself a huge favor recently by backing away from its pledge to bump-up its hybrid production ten-fold in four years. But, as it turns out, the company might have done the planet a whale of a favor too.
  • Ben Stein: Pelosi's Hot Air Can't Power My Car

    02/01/2006 6:03:16 PM PST · by wagglebee · 71 replies · 2,603+ views
    NewsMax ^ | 2/1/06 | NewsMax
    "I don't blame Exxon for making the profits ... it's a busines; it's owned by pensioners and widows and retirees. It's fine if they get the money because it's going back to the American stockholders." So said Ben Stein, Economist, author of "Yes, You Can Become a Successful Income Investor! Reaching for Yield in Today's Market," actor and former Nixon speechwriter on "Your World with Neil Cavuto." "The amount of profit on each gallon of gasoline is between six and eight cents. If you cut out all the profit so that Exxon/Mobil went out of business, and Conoco went out...
  • Radio Address by the President to the Nation, 01-21-06

    01/21/2006 7:51:19 AM PST · by Salvation · 9 replies · 496+ views ^ | 01-21-06 | George W. Bush
      For Immediate ReleaseJanuary 21, 2006 President's Radio Address      Audio      THE PRESIDENT: Good morning. This past Thursday, I visited a thriving company in Loudoun County, Virginia, named JK Moving and Storage. I met with the owners and workers and with small businesspeople from the area, and I discussed my agenda to keep America's economy growing and to help our small businesses stay vibrant and strong. Our agenda for growing the economy and helping small businesses starts with wise tax policy. Our economy grows when American workers and families can keep more of their hard-earned money to spend, save, and...
  • Putin sends a shiver through Europe (Halts gas deliveries)

    01/01/2006 5:05:29 PM PST · by wagglebee · 60 replies · 1,843+ views
    UK Telegraph ^ | 1/2/06 | Adrian Blomfield
    Russia took Europe to the brink of a winter energy crisis yesterday when it carried out a Cold War-style threat and halted gas deliveries to Ukraine, the main conduit for exports to the West. With a quarter of its gas supplied by Russia, Europe is facing serious disruption and price rises for as long as the dispute rumbles on. Moscow turned off the tap at 10am after Ukraine refused to sign a new contract with the Russian state monopoly Gazprom quadrupling prices. Critics of the Kremlin say the rise was punishment for the Orange Revolution in 2004 which brought in...
  • Black Activists Support Increased Domestic Oil Exploration:

    11/20/2005 3:31:29 PM PST · by wagglebee · 15 replies · 561+ views
    Project 21 ^ | 11/17/05 | Project 21
    Citing the need for America to achieve energy independence as well as aid poor and minority households already suffering from rising heating bills, activists with the black leadership network Project 21 are speaking out in favor of oil and natural gas exploration efforts under consideration for the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR) and the Outer Continental Shelf (OCS). The U.S. Senate approved legislation on November 9 to allow oil drilling on approximately 2,000 acres - or 0.01 percent - of ANWR's 19.6 million acres. The House of Representatives is expected to consider similar legislation as early as this week. Drilling...
  • Domenici reverses himself, supports fuel economy standards

    09/13/2005 11:48:24 AM PDT · by NRA2BFree · 6 replies · 350+ views ^ | 9/12/2005 | AP
    CAPITOL HILL (AP) - The chairman of the Senate Energy Committee says Hurricane Katrina was “a serious wake-up call” about America’s energy situation. Republican Senator Pete Domenici says he used to think fuel economy standards should be left to the marketplace. Now, he thinks they should be increased. Domenici tells C-Span the Gulf disaster and the skyrocketing gasoline costs it unleashed have made it clear more needs to be done to cut energy use. Repeated attempts to force automakers to make more efficient vehicles have failed because of strong bipartisan opposition in Congress. Domenici said those political barriers may be...
  • Big Jump in Gasoline, Energy Costs Send Wholesale Prices Up 1 Percent in March

    04/12/2002 6:19:42 AM PDT · by Tumbleweed_Connection · 54+ views ^ | 4/12/02 | Jeannine Aversa
    Wholesale prices shot up 1 percent in March lifted by the biggest jump in gasoline costs in nearly three years. The big advance in the Producer Price Index, which measures inflation pressures before they reach consumers, comes after wholesale prices edged up 0.2 percent in February, the Labor Department reported Friday. The jolt last month largely came from a sharp increase in energy prices, especially gasoline. That caused the overall reading on wholesale inflation to be worse than the 0.7 percent increase many analysts were bracing for. In another report, sales at the nations retailers rose a modest 0.2 percent...