The Coalition Of Freedom

Promoting Energy, Environment, and Economy through the Free-market System

Energy Freedom means Free Market Freedom!

Green energy mandates have cost many European Countries their prosperity and have not improved their environment. Do we not owe it to our children to repeal these onerous laws so they have a chance at an Ohio better than what we have?

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23 Jul 2014
By Allen Brooks “Fiat Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne told the Brookings Institution audience in Washington, DC regarding his company’s 500e EV: ‘I hope you don’t buy it, because every time I sell one it costs me $14,000.’ The reason the 500e exists is to meet zero-emission rules in California and elsewhere that might impose similar mandates. The company’s plan is to sell the minimum number of EVs it is required by law to sell, at whatever financial loss the company must...
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22 Jul 2014
By tstacy “We as Ohioans and Americans have to be able to see through the scheme, demand proof of net environmental and energy benefits of wind, or force the industry out of the state to save our tax dollars and our electricity bill dollars the industry has been drunk on since 2008.” The Lima News may not be a household name, but it is at ground zero in the local and state wind wars. Here in Ohio, Governor Kasich and the Republican-led House and Senate put the clamps on intrusive wind power...
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21 Jul 2014
By rbradley “[Tom] Steyer has proven himself a master at working the system, first to amass a fossil-fuel fortune, and now to bask in the applause of the environmental left even as he feeds at the green energy subsidy trough…. Thus has he descended into a display of crass dishonesty shameless even by Beltway standards.” - B. Zycher, “He’s Explaining, and He’s Losing.” The Hill,  July 18, 2014. It’s good to have Benjamin Zycher, Ph.D economist and longtime energy scholar, at the American...
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18 Jul 2014
By jwiegand As former agents Sam Jojola and Lucinda Schroder previously pointed out, the FWS eagle killing permit process is not enforceable and does not work. How could it?  With only voluntary regulations, no accountability, and the industry hiding most of their mortality with rigged studies, these permits are nothing more than a rubber stamp from the Interior Department. A few months back the Duke Energy case received a lot of national media attention for their killing of eagles. But...
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17 Jul 2014
By jwiegand “Shiloh IV was handed a permit because they know agents like Lucinda Schroder and Sam Jojola are not around to hold them accountable for their lies and their slaughter. Actually, if agents now working for the FWS were not being handcuffed by Washington, wind farm companies would never even consider asking for an eagle kill permit. We would also have far more eagles, whooping cranes, and other rare species.” The Shiloh IV Wind Project, a 3,500-acre wind farm near Rio...
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16 Jul 2014
By jwiegand “It has been well known that Shiloh’s wind turbines have slaughtered protected birds species for years. These fatalities have gone largely undocumented due to the wind industry’s practices of rigging their reports and handing them to the unquestioning USFWS.… [Now] comments submitted by two USFWS retired special agents who spent their careers protecting migratory birds and making cases against other energy companies … [have] a lot to say about the Shiloh...
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15 Jul 2014
By rbradley “If resources are not fixed but created, then the nature of the scarcity problem changes dramatically. For the technological means involved in the use of resources determines their creation and therefore the extent of their scarcity. The nature of the scarcity is not outside the process (that is natural), but a condition of it.” - Tom DeGregori (1987). “Resources Are Not; They Become: An Institutional Theory.” Journal of Economic Issues, p. 1258. “Those in the...
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14 Jul 2014
By rbradley Julian Simon (1932–98) is worldview scholar most associated with this blog. MasterResource takes its name from Simon’s characterization of energy as the master resource and human ingenuity as the ultimate resource. This post reproduces some quotations in the ‘ultimate resourceship’ literature to illuminate the contra-Malthusianism worldview of more people as the solution, not the problem, in free-market settings. “The world’s problem is not too many people, but...
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11 Jul 2014
By jrust “The climate change adaption program could make EPA a powerful master that could dictate to all departments in the government. Already the Department of Energy, Department of Interior, Department of Agriculture, and Department of Defense have numerous programs that promote President Obama’s Climate Action Plan.” At her public announcement June 2, EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy made the following comments about the economic consequences of the Clean Power Plan: I know...
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10 Jul 2014
By jrust “Slight increases [in CO2] can have no effect on causing asthma or stimulating its attacks…. It may be that EPA’s calling ‘wolf’ causes parents to keep their children inside homes where actual air pollution is more severe. EPA should go back to the drawing board and work from the science out rather than from the agenda in.“ Along with the postmodernistic claims of averting catastrophic climate events, the Obama Administration introduced its proposed...
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09 Jul 2014
By jrust The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is off environmental track. Having addressed the real pollutants, the agency has invented an unconquerable “pollutant” to regulate, not to enable more and better human living but to satisfy  an anti-industrial agenda and give itself new purpose for money and power. The emission at issue is carbon dioxide (CO2), the green greenhouse gas, also accurately characterized as the gas of life. EPA’s mantra has worked against what otherwise is...
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08 Jul 2014
By Allen Brooks “It was somewhat disconcerting to hear about the economic challenges from NGV fleet operators. In an interview [one fleet owner] was quoted as saying, ‘Right now, we’re doing it solely for sustainability. We’re not saving any money. I’m glad to hear we’re not the only one to struggle with fuel mileage’.” Several weeks ago, the Natural Gas Vehicle USA Conference was held in Houston. The state of the industry and future promise were discussed in the context...
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07 Jul 2014
By jdroz The Alliance for Wise Energy Decisions (AWED) is an informal coalition of individuals and organizations interested in improving energy & environmental policies. Our basic position is that technical matters like these should be addressed by using Real Science. It’s all spelled out at WiseEnergy.org, which has a wealth of energy and environmental resources. A key element of AWED’s efforts is public education. Towards that end, every 3 weeks we put together a newsletter to balance...
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04 Jul 2014
By rebeling “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness – That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed – That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or abolish it, and to...
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03 Jul 2014
By rebeling Part I yesterday explained Adam Smith’s notion that general human betterment was the unintended result of each individual following his own self-interest in the market arena of voluntary and competitive exchange. Adam Smith considered such natural order far superior to attempts by government, by those in political power, to design and impose an order and coordination in the actions of the members of society. Echoing his earlier warnings about the social engineer, that “man of...
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02 Jul 2014
By rebeling Editor note: Adam Smith (1723–1790) is considered the father of modern libertarian thought, although economics and political economy have advanced significantly since the 18th century. Many of Smith’s insights have proved prescient, and it is often remarkable how today’s follies bring to mind a quotation or insight from his books, essays, or correspondence. Richard Ebeling, a leading scholar in the Smithian tradition, penned this two-part look-back at Adam Smith, which...
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01 Jul 2014
By llinowes “After years of debate there is still disagreement and uncertainty regarding appropriate safety setback distances. This uncertainty has benefited the wind industry. Thousands of turbines are erected throughout the U.S. that are dangerously close to where people live.” Last month, Ohio infuriated wind proponents by passing Senate bill 310, a bill that delays the state’s renewable electricity standard for two years and eliminates the requirement that half of the...
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30 Jun 2014
By rbradley “The business voices change, the decades change, but the arguments are familiar. Problem is, the global average temperature today is not statistically significantly higher than when Ken Lay penned his op-ed. The year 1998 would be the temperature peak, in fact.” Henry Paulson began his recent New York Times opinion-page editorial, “The Coming Climate Crash,” as follows: “There is a time for weighing evidence and a time for acting. And if there’s one thing I’ve learned throughout...
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26 Jun 2014
By cbeisner “[Christopher Keating] rigged the bet. Compare it with the old-West poker player who stacks the deck, marks the cards, seats his opponents so he can see their hands in mirrors, and hides a few aces up his sleeve.” “Physicist offers $10,000 to anyone who can disprove “man-made global climate change”, the headline at Daily Kos (June 22, 2014) proclaimed. The so-called “Global Warming Skeptic Challenge” is followed by such diatribes as “climate change deniers using same...
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25 Jun 2014
By grehmke Military generals are charged with managing national security, which has included ensuring access to “needed” natural resources. U.S. military goals have been further stretched to securing access to resources “needed” for economic security. The first U.S. overseas seizure concerned bird guano, a fertilizer like no other at the time. If Peru insisted on getting a lot of money for this valuable product, the only solution was invasion. The U.S. Congress, in...
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