The World Bank and its Defunct Energy Policy

By Tilak Doshi, The shock resignation of World Bank President Dr Jim Yong Kim, announced in early January, more than three years before his term would have ended, and the nomination of David Malpass, one of the institution’s sharpest critics in the current US administration, has been seen as yet another disruptive change to the…

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AOC says America should lead the world

In committing national economic suicide and sending living standards back to 19th century Paul Driessen 29-year old ex-bartender and freshman U.S. Representative (D-NY) Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez received thunderous environmentalist and media acclaim when she introduced her Green New Deal resolution in the House and Ed Markey (D-MA) submitted it in the Senate. It was quickly endorsed…

Progressive State Climate Change Playbooks

From Roger Caiazza On December 12, 2018 the New York State Energy and Research Development Authority (NYSERDA) announced the availability of three “playbooks” produced by the U.S. Climate Alliance, a bipartisan coalition that includes 16 states and Puerto Rico, to address climate change and implement policies that advance the goals of the Paris Climate Accord.…

New York’s Green New Deal

I can’t vouch for the provenance of this, but it seems real, ~ctm On January 15, 2019 New York State Governor Andrew M. Cuomo did his State of the State Address. His 2019 Justice Agenda included 12 proposals under part 4 “Launching the Green New Deal”: · Mandate 100 Percent Clean Power by 2040 –…

Integrated pathways for meeting climate targets and ensuring access to safe water

From EurekAlert! Public Release: 11-Jan-2019 International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis IIASA researchers have led work to develop new pathways showing how the world can develop water and energy infrastructure consistent with both the Paris Agreement and the UN Sustainable Development Goal 6 (SDG6) – Ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for…

Of discount rates and candy-canes

By Christopher Monckton of Brenchley “The time has come,” the Walrus said, “To talk of many things: Of shoes and ships and sealing-wax, Of cabbages and kings, And why the sea is boiling hot, And whether pigs have wings.” Lewis Carroll, Aliciae per speculum transitus Dr Mark Freeman (January 4) wrote that the 5% intertemporal…

Funding the Climate-Industrial Complex

Why Big Green energy investors rely on the man-made global warming myth Tom D. Tamarkin Supposedly “green” or “renewable” energy has become a trillion-dollar-plus annual industry that has spawned tens of thousands of new businesses worldwide. The total Climate-Industrial Complex is a $2-trillion-per-year business. Major fossil fuel companies like Shell Energy now have green energy…