The Imperial President and the Imperious Idiot

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach From an interview with Lester Brown, founder of the Earth Policy Institute, a man of whom Bill Clinton said “We should all heed his advice”: You’ve talked before about the civilizational challenge that climate change poses, how confident are you that the human race is up to meeting that challenge?…

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The EPA’s Political Futility

By Patrick J. Michaels Today, the Environmental Protection Agency announced new rules for existing coal-fired power plants, a 30 percent reduction in allowable carbon dioxide emissions from power plants. The only way this will be possible will be by upgrading almost all combustion units, and the ultimate cost of the upgrades will make coal noncompetitive…

Obama’s big EPA announcement tomorrow translates directly to higher electricity prices

The President thinks his plan will “boost the economy by $43 billion to $74 billion” – he’s living in a fantasy world. From Bloomberg (apparently one of those “read in” to tomorrow’s announcement): President Barack Obama will propose cutting greenhouse-gas emissions from the nation’s power plants by an average of 30 percent from 2005 levels…