10 Jul 2014

Asthma Reduction: The Joker Card of EPA’s CO2 Power Grab (Part 2)

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...
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09 Jul 2014

U.S. EPA’s Futile, Costly Crusade Against CO2 (Part 1)

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...
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08 Jul 2014

Natural Gas Vehicles 2014: Caution, not Government Subsidies

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 he...
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07 Jul 2014

AWED Energy & Environmental Newsletter: July 7, 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...
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04 Jul 2014

Independence Against Big Government

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...
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03 Jul 2014

Remembering Adam Smith this July 4th (Part 2)

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...
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02 Jul 2014

Remembering Adam Smith this July 4th (Part I)

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...
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01 Jul 2014

Wind Setbacks: Safety First (unless you’re a wind developer)

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...
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30 Jun 2014

Risky Argumentation: Henry Paulson (2014) Recycles Ken Lay (1997)

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...
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26 Jun 2014

$10,000 Bet on Climate Change: Asking the Wrong Question

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...
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