Russians are Drilling in our Backyard
It really was only a matter of time. Thanks to an agreement the Carter administration recognized during his Presidency, Cuba has partnered with Russia to build oil derricks in the Gulf of Mexico. That’s right. The left has spent so much time pushing green energy subsidies the Russians have now penetrated the Western hemisphere to take oil that rightfully, should already be ours. It comes | Read More »
L.A. Times Attempts to Hatchet Nuclear Power; Eats Own Foot Instead
For those on the Right who give serious thought to American energy policy, without question the most irritating element of modern discourse is the profound unseriousness of the environmental movement. This is, perhaps, somewhat unfair to environmentalists, as the brush is exceedingly broad and surely there are plenty of folks on the other side of the discussion who do give serious thought to such things. | Read More »
Gov Palin: ‘The ‘Cap And Tax’ Dead End.’
Soon to be former Governor Palin’s column on cap and trade is in many ways emblematic of her public persona: firmly held free-market/conservative positions, a quasi-folksy style that appeals to some and annoys others, and the ability to make liberals froth about that woman in ways that would impress a Taliban illegal combatant. Which is probably directly related to her PAC raising an additional 200K | Read More »
We Need Common Sense Energy Policy Not Cap and Tax
The Cap and Trade (Tax) energy plan, which narrowly passed in the House of Representatives last week, is a farce. It passed with a 219 to 211 vote, which included eight turncoat republicans voting for it. This bill would substantially raise energy prices and would destroy millions of jobs. It would implode an already shaky economy. Not surprisingly, President Obama heartily supports it. He | Read More »
Why does President Obama think California’s economy is “keeping pace with the rest of the country”?
Energy Secretary Steven Chu and President Barack Obama At a White House press conference today President Obama and Energy Secretary Chu revealed several actions they claimed would promote energy efficiency while saving Americans billions of dollars annually. Some of the mandates include forced changes on energy conservation standards for household and commercial lighting and forced changes on incandescent and fluorescent lamps. My wife has already | Read More »
Gov. Sebelius invested in coal power, but blocked new coal plant? Conflict for HHS but not Kansas?
News stories yesterday revealed that Gov. Kathleen Sebelius disclosed that she and her husband would need to divest investments in three stocks and a mutual fund to avoid a conflict of interest as HHS Secretary. This suggests many questions: Why were some of these investments not a conflict of interest for Sebelius as Governor? Are the conflicts of interest statements in Kansas of much value | Read More »
Kansas Clean Energy Day 2009 (video)
The Great Plains Alliance for Clean Energy (GPACE) held their Clean Energy Day II on Thursday at the State Capitol in Topeka. A number of speakers from mostly left-leaning organizations spoke at the event about various aspects of clean energy, especially wind energy, which is plentiful in Kansas at times. The public address system for the event was not powered by either wind or solar | Read More »
A Quarterback or a Halfwit?
[Former EPA Administrator Carol] Browner, for example, in promoting Obama’s “green” agenda, will attempt to exert authority across half a dozen federal departments and agencies, including Energy, Interior, Defense and the Environmental Protection Agency. In announcing her appointment, Obama promised a new level of “coordination across the government, and my personal engagement as president” on energy and climate policy. He said Browner will have the | Read More »
Obama to push Global Warming agenda (despite the current Science data)
SubTitle: The Government force of Green agenda against “traditional” Energy to hit new levels of hostility (Big Govt. to push Democrat’s invested agenda) Boston Globe: Obama vows action on Global Warming and/or FoxNews: Obama Plans Meeting With Al Gore To Talk Energy. Tuesday December 9, 2008 – President Elect (read Radical-Elect) Barack Obama flanked by Al Gore and VP-irrelevant Joe Biden discussed how the upcoming | Read More »
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Energy policy update.
No, really. Let’s look at all the victories: We kept the war fully funded. We successfully got the surge working. We shot down redeployment instead of victory. We shot down abandonment instead of victory. We won the war, in fact. We passed FISA – finally! And without nonsensical regulation. We even got retroactive telecom immunity! We still have Gitmo open. We still have the PATRIOT | Read More »
Good heavens: is the GOP actually *listening* to us when it comes to energy policy?
What a refreshing change. Ignore the title – as Martin Knight notes in comments here, the WSJ editorial board [I have had it pointed out to me that I meant the "news room:" oops, I did, and my bad] is usually in the tank for the Democrats – in favor of the meat of the article: The House late Tuesday passed by a 236-189 vote | Read More »
Hurricane Ike and Energy Policy
The reactions the press and the commodities markets to the impact Hurricanes Ike and Gustav on our energy infrastructure seem to be “So what?” and “Ho-Hum”, respectively. My company has spent the last three days trying to assess the impact of Ike on our operations and on oil and gas operations in the Gulf of Mexico in general. A picture is just now starting to | Read More »
Boxing Day at Hot Air: A switcheroo on Palinmania.
Nonetheless, anybody who has read Hot Air for any length of time knows that Allahpundit’s the pessimist and Ed Morrissey’s the optimist. Which makes today’s switch here kind of cool. First, Ed, who is echoing Glenn Reynolds’ “Don’t get cocky, kid”: …we have to guard against the same kind of cult of personality that arose around Obama and continues to this day. We want the | Read More »
Electricity More Expensive for Tennesseans Thanks to Democrats
The invaluable Michael Silence gets the hat tip this morning! He links to a Knoxville News Sentinel story reporting that, effective October 1st, TVA is increasing rates. Remember this post when you vote this November! ’20%: TVA Board Approves Largest Rate Hike in Decades’ not only tells us the hike is coming, it tells us what rising TVA expense is behind it. Customers can expect | Read More »
Bob Corker and Colleagues “Gang” Up on Americans
A friend emailed me about Bob Corker’s involvement in the Gang of 10. He asked, “What is Corker doing?” To quote Bob Corker himself, he is doing “…exactly what I came to the Senate to do.” To the host of Tennesseans who bemoaned the choice of Corker over Ed Bryant as our Senate choice in 2006, he’s doing exactly what we feared. In fairness, for | Read More »