Moonbeam Brown Unhinged: 'Existence of humanity rests on extending California's cap and tax law'

Guest essay by Larry Hamlin, Existence of humanity rests on extending Governor Brown’s cap and tax law. Just watch Jerry Brown in his rant over the issue on July 14th:   California Governor Brown presented testimony in hearings where he demanded that the California’s cap and tax law which is the centerpiece of the state’s…

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The Recursive Cost Of Carbon

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach I see that Andrew Revkin continues to try to keep the climate pot bubbling. In this case, he’s issued dire warnings about reducing the so-called “Social Cost of Carbon” (SCC). He starts by defining the SCC This value is the government’s best estimate of how much society gains over the…

Aussie Environment Minister Greg Hunt, author Commonwealth of Australia, source Wikimedia

Aussie Carbon Pricing is Back

Guest essay by Eric Worrall Remember back when Australian voters thought they were electing a government which was committed to abolishing carbon taxes? The following are the words of Australia’s Environment Minister Greg Hunt, who under former Prime Minister Tony Abbott vigorously opposed carbon pricing; Environment Minister Greg Hunt says he will likely allow the…

Response to the SOTU address: Efforts to cap CO2 emissions are adverse to human health and welfare

OPINION By Craig D. Idso, Ph.D. In his State of the Union address, President Obama advocated an energy policy aimed at reducing emissions of carbon dioxide (CO2), which he claims are causing catastrophic changes to the earth’s climate and “harming western communities.”  In his policy prescription, the president advocates a combination of increased regulation of…

Obama By-Passes Gas

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach President Obama continues his Global War on Cheap Energy™, this time under the guise of avoiding “spikes” in gasoline (petrol) prices.  He wants to pass gas without regrets and move post-haste to electricity and biofuels, although both are more expensive than gasoline and diesel for road and rail transport. According…

James Hansen's Policies Are Shafting The Poor

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach I was reading an interview with Adrian Bejan (worth taking a look at), and I got to musing about his comments regarding the relationship between energy use and per capita income. So I pulled up GapMinder, the world’s best online visualization software. Here’s a first cut at the relationship between…