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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08 Sep 2014
By rbradley “It is ironic that many environmentalists who would herald similar growth in population of some of the endangered species as a very good indicator of the environmental health of the planet, see the success of man as a harbinger of environmental doom. Even many economists usually consider an increase in production of steel or birth of an additional calf, as positive addition to the national output or Gross Domestic Product, but view the birth of a human child to have a...
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05 Sep 2014
By rbradley “While we think that policies and institutions compatible with freedom and openness are important factors in promoting human progress, we let the evidence speak for itself. We hope that this website leads to a greater appreciation of the improving state of the world and stimulates an intelligent debate on the drivers of human progress.” - HumanProgress.org (Cato Institute) Kudos to Cato for their new website portal, HumanProgress.org, which brings into one place the...
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04 Sep 2014
By rmichaels “FERC Commissioner Tony Clark seems to be about the only person currently on record to see what’s coming…. In Commissioner Clark’s words, each state with an approved plan ‘will have entered a comprehensive “mother-may-I?” relationship with EPA that has never before existed’.”  If you’re an impressionable economist, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s powerplant carbon abatement proposal looks like a winner.  Different people have...
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03 Sep 2014
By mlewis To persuade Americans — especially conservatives and libertarians — that a carbon tax can “work” (reduce emissions) without harming the economy, some proponents tout British Columbia’s carbon tax, enacted in May 2008. How relevant is the British Columbia (BC) “model” to U.S. climate and tax policy debates? BC’s Carbon Tax Act imposes a tax on all fossil fuels based on their carbon dioxide-equivalent (CO2e) emissions. The carbon tax started at (CAD) $10/ton CO2e in July 2008 and...
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02 Sep 2014
By llinowes Wind energy development in the United States has slumped. Despite record installations in 2012, and eking out a 1-year, $12 billion extension [1] of the wind production tax credit (PTC), new wind capacity last year fell to just 1,087 megawatts, a level not seen in more than a decade. Development in 2014 is showing signs of improvement but the year may not fare much better. The industry blames Congress and the uncertainty surrounding the PTC for the slowdown, but such thinking is...
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27 Aug 2014
By rbradley … and already looking forward to the November release of Alex Epstein’s historic, timely call to national/international debate. Early Praise ….  “With more politicians in climate science than scientists, the refining fire of debate has devolved into the burning of heretics. Alex Epstein’s The Moral Case for Fossil Fuels may make your blood boil, but his cool reason and cold, hard facts will lead us beyond hysterics to a much better future.”   –Peter...
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26 Aug 2014
By rbradley “Events are spiraling down so rapidly that I struggle to sleep…. Ironically, environmental groups’ insistence that renewables are the only alternative to fossil fuels actually assures expansion of fracking, locking in long-term dependence on gas for electricity, and crude oil for vehicles.” - James Hansen, “The Energy to Fight Injustice,” August 20, 2014. James Hansen is “nauseous” about Beijing’s “impenetrable smog”—fair enough. China needs to use off-the-shelf technology to...
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25 Aug 2014
By rbradley A culture war on college campuses today revolves around the politics of food production. In countless departments (history, sociology, anthropology, geography), and in so-called grievance (race, gender, class) programs, students are bombarded with the SOLE (Sustainable, Organic, Local, and Ethical) food narrative. In an attempt to bring balance to the issue, Pierre Desrochers of the University of Toronto Mississauga  has developed a series of courses and reading seminars that...
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21 Aug 2014
By cbeisner Three major stories about the Green movement and its ties to major Left-wing foundations and Left-wing journalists have been in the news. MediaTrackers uncovered Gamechanger Salon, a secretive group of over 1,000 Leftwing leaders and activists from organizations like AFL-CIO, Change.org, NARAL, Planned Parenthood, Huffington Post, CNN, MSNBC, ThinkProgress, Media Matters, and such climate-alarm groups as Greenpeace, Sierra Club, Wilderness Society, US Climate Action Network,...
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20 Aug 2014
By mkbarton “Since Siemens’ tax-sheltering market is drying up in Europe, their marketing efforts in the U.S. are clearly geared towards increasing income for its investors via wind’s tax sheltering schemes here. Taxpayers, consumers take note!” If you watch much mainstream TV, you’ve probably seen Siemens’ recent  multi-million-dollar advertising blitz  to sell the American public on industrial wind. As it turns out, the wind business abroad has taken a huge hit of late....
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19 Aug 2014
By slange To: Ms. Bonnie Lysyk (Auditor General for Ontario)       (Letter of August 11, 2014) Dear Ms Lysyk, Please consider this letter as an urgent formal request for a complete and impartial audit for all matters pertaining to the Green Energy and Green Economy Act, 2009, and its false assertions and negative results for Ontario: these misrepresentations include vigorous job creation, suggested cleaner air space, the ability to create energy facilities, wind and solar, in particular, in...
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18 Aug 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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14 Aug 2014
By wlusvardi “[The] almost certain outcome is that within a few days after January 1, 2015, the cap-and-trade program will cause the price of gasoline in California to increase by 9-10 cents, less than the drop in gas prices over the last few weeks…. Before I move to confront some of the spin, let’s consider that price increase in context. A 10-cent increase will be about 2.5%. Here are some things you could do to fully offset that additional cost:   *Drive 70 mph instead of 72 mph on the...
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13 Aug 2014
By jrust The words “environmental justice“ were coined years ago to help stop low-income living areas from being selected for unwanted property additions such as landfills and industrial plants. Now, this term is used by environmentalists to enlist minority groups such as African-Americans and Latinos to help them in their goals to stop fossil fuel use. The claim is that minorities suffer more from health effects due to fossil-fuel use because they live closer to power plants o...
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12 Aug 2014
By rbradley At the U.S. Department of Energy has a blog site called Breaking Energy, an (unnamed) intern wrote a post last Friday, “How I Energized My Summer: An Intern’s Inside Look at the Department of Energy.” “In Public Affairs,” he or she said, “our job is to help explain the work of the Department, the Secretary and, ultimately, the President.” Continuing: Whether it’s making an announcement on improving efficiency standards for furnace fans or releasing information on new carbon...
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11 Aug 2014
By rbradley Last month, GE’s Chief Financial Officer, Jeff Bornstein,  complained that IRS rules defining ‘begin construction’ were still too vague and holding up delivery of 400 to 500 turbines. “We expect that clarification to come from the Treasury in the next week or two,” he said. “We’ve seen that clarification and we think it is helpful.” And sure enough, GE got exactly what it wanted. Last week, the IRS delivered its third guidance...
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07 Aug 2014
By rbradley “Paul Ehrlich and John Holdren, take note. Look who is in the mainstream now! Julian Simon, step by step, is becoming the intellectual king of the sustainable development hill. First came Bjorn Lomborg. Then Paul Sabin. And now Bill Gates.” Julian Simon, with his revolutionary theory of “the ultimate resource,” was far outside of the mainstream of sustainable development thought in his lifetime. But Simon’s marketing prowess and business acumen went to work, culminating in the...
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06 Aug 2014
By jclarkson “Tell me, JJ, what’s this capital request all about?” “Boss, this is for a heat exchanger that will use our cooling-tower water for meeting our air conditioning needs when it’s cold outside. I figure it will save 5% of the power we now use for operating our chiller. The project should come in at around $10,000 and have a payback of less than a year.” “Saves energy, does it?  We can use this project to get greenie points towards obtaining Polar Bear level on our...
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05 Aug 2014
By jdroz A passion of mine is defending my profession (Science) from assault. Such is approaching a full-time job, as those promoting political or economic agendas are painfully aware that real Science is a major threat to their aspirations — so they are aggressively attacking it on multiple fronts. (See ScienceUnderAssault.info, which was my talk to Congress sponsored by the House Science and Technology Committee.) We now have yet another distressing example, where a leading scientist has...
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04 Aug 2014
By rbradley “What, in short, if there is government failure in the quest to address what is seen as market failure? James Hansen should consider supporting his scheme inside the ivory tower, not outside in the real world policy. The two are not the same.” As California labors under its cap-and-trade law for stationary sources, and as Tom Steyer pushes the state to include the transportation market for allowances as well, words of warning come from climate scientist/activist James Hansen....
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