While the Goreacle was bloviating about “24 hours of climate reality“, Obama quietly slipped in the real reality – CO2 regulation is put on hold and Gore’s quest to regain his climate mojo has been made even more irrelevant.
Obama Delays CO2 Regulations Indefinitely
The Environmental Protection Agency is again delaying a plan to curb greenhouse-gas emissions from power plants, saying it needs more time to propose the rule. The move comes amid intense pushback from business groups and Republican lawmakers who complain a recent slate of EPA proposals are chilling business investment and hindering the economic recovery. “I am very pleased by today’s announcement that one of EPA’s most economically damaging rules will be delayed,” Oklahoma Republican Sen. James Inhofe said in a statement, adding that Republicans would work to block other EPA rules from coming into effect. —The Wall Street Journal, 15 September 2011
A $38.6 billion loan guarantee program that the Obama administration promised would create or save 65,000 jobs has created just a few thousand jobs two years after it began. The program has directly created 3,545 new, permanent jobs after giving out almost half the allocated amount, according to Energy Department tallies. —Carol Leonnig and Steven Mufson, The Washington Post, 15 September 2011
The feds’ probe into the collapse of a green-tech firm favored by the White House could spell trouble for Team Obama in 2012. –Edward Morrisey, The Week, 13 September 2011
Last winter over three quarters of people rationed their energy use because of cost, while over 14 million households went without heating at some point to keep their energy costs down. The total amount of people pushed into fuel poverty now stands at an estimated 6.87 million. —My Finances News, 15 September 2011
Government climate change targets will put £500 on the average family’s fuel bill within four years, a study warns today. The report warns that the political elite’s obsession with renewable energy will damage Britain’s competitiveness without necessarily doing anything to tackle climate change. –Jason Groves, Daily Mail, 15 September 2011
Thanks to Dr. Benny Peiser at The Global Warming Policy Foundation