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  • Mark Udall’s Wife Partners with Leonardo DiCaprio to Call for Carbon Tax

    08/28/2014 6:29:14 AM PDT · by lbryce · 33 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | Auggust 28, 2014 | Elizabeth Harrington
    Democratic incumbent Sen. Mark Udall’s (Colo.) wife called for a carbon tax while appearing in a new anti-oil video produced by Leonardo DiCaprio. “People are ready for conversation,” says Maggie Fox, Udall’s wife and former president of Al Gore’s Climate Reality Project, in the Green World Rising video, entitled, “Carbon.” “They’re ready to understand that carbon pollution is causing this challenge and that there is a simple solution: put a price on carbon pollution,” she says. DiCaprio is releasing a series of environmentalist videos on climate change, the first focusing on gathering support for a cap and trade system. A...
  • Taxing Carbon in the Name of Climate Change

    08/01/2014 7:42:57 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 6 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 08/01/14 | Ileana Johnson
    The former Treasury Secretary Robert E. Rubin wrote in the Washington Post on July 27, 2014, “How ignoring climate change could sink the U.S. economy.” Not counting the non-enforced southern border and the hordes of new and lawless Democrat citizens who demand their fair share of the American dream now turned into a welfare nightmare, the national debt is most likely to sink the economy sooner than any other variable and that includes climate change that has been changing for millennia.
  • In private meetings, Jerry Brown encounters a ‘more critical’ Mexico

    07/31/2014 3:37:14 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 12 replies
    Fresno Bee ^ | July 30, 2014 | BY DAVID SIDERS
    Gov. Jerry Brown was about to leave Mexico’s capital after four days of talks pressing on the environment, and he wasn’t sure, broadly speaking, how his diplomacy might add up. Meetings held out of public view – dinner with business magnate Carlos Slim and talks with the poet Homero Aridjis and Cuauhtémoc Cárdenas Solórzano, a founder of Mexico’s Party of the Democratic Revolution, among others – were “more critical” on any number of issues, Brown said, than was on display at his official functions. “Some of the more private guys,” Brown said, were “not that optimistic” that people are interested...
  • Gina McCarthy, EPA: carbon reduction is not about pollution – it’s about money

    07/28/2014 9:20:47 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 11 replies
    joannenova.com.au ^ | July 28th, 2014 | Joanne
    I don’t think Gina McCarthy had thought this through. McCarthy to the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee: “And the great thing about this proposal is it really is an investment opportunity. This is not about pollution control. It’s about increased efficiency at our plants…It’s about investments in renewables and clean energy. It’s about investments in people’s ability to lower their electricity bills by getting good, clean, efficient appliances, homes, rental units,” “This is an investment strategy that will really not just reduce carbon pollution but will position the United States to continue to grow economically in every state, based...
  • ‘Sure Hope So’: Harry Reid Wants to Pass Carbon Tax Bill After Midterms

    07/22/2014 2:34:54 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 10 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | July 22, 2014 - 6:04 AM | Susan Jones
    Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) was asked Monday if Democrats will move a carbon tax bill after the midterm election. “I sure hope so,” he told a “clean energy” conference call. […] A carbon tax bill won’t advance unless Democrats retake the House and retain control of the Senate in November. With that goal in mind, President Obama was heading west on Tuesday to raise money for his party. …
  • Hard times for Aussie Alarmists (Global Warming ) – Flannery begs in new video (for donations)

    07/21/2014 11:39:51 AM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 14 replies
    wattsupwiththat.com ^ | July 18, 2014 | by Anthony Watts
    ← A flip-flop on Arctic permafrost thaws – actually a net cooling rather than a warming A conversation with Dr. Roger Pielke Jr. on the Kaya Identity → Hard times for Aussie Alarmists – Flannery begs in new video Posted on July 18, 2014 by Anthony Watts Story submitted by Eric WorrallTim Flannery, one time head of the government Climate Commission in Australia, until it was disbanded by the current government, has released a video begging for donations to “keep science in the news”. A year after raising a million dollars, he now needs more money. Flannery has an impressive track record...
  • Finally! Carbon Tax Gone – Australia gets rid of a price on carbon

    07/21/2014 10:39:46 AM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 13 replies
    joannenova.com.au ^ | July 17th, 2014 | Joanne
    As of today, Australia no longer has the most expensive “carbon” price in the world. The voters didn’t ask for a tax in 2010,  but it was forced on them in 2011. They rejected it wholeheartedly in 2013 but it still has taken months to start unwinding this completely pointless piece of symbolism which aimed to change the weather. The machinery of democracy may be slow, but this is a win for voters.11:15am EST today: The Australian Senate passes the carbon tax repeal bill.“Australia has become the first country in the world to abolish a price on carbon, with the Senate...
  • Australia Still has Carbon Taxation

    07/19/2014 6:12:02 AM PDT · by rktman · 1 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 7/19/2014 | Sierra Rayne
    As some conservatives celebrate the repeal of Australia's carbon tax, a dose of caution is warranted: Australia still has carbon taxation on its agenda. This repealed legislation is apparently going to be replaced by the multi-billion dollar "Direct Action" climate change policy that Prime Minister Tony Abbott has long been promoting. Thus, one form of carbon pricing gets replaced by another form of carbon pricing, neither of which is acceptable. Many critical thinkers about climate science got excited over Abbott's public statement that the "science behind climate change was 'crap'"? A little -- more accurately, a lot -- premature that...
  • Australia abolishes divisive carbon tax

    07/17/2014 2:02:35 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind
    The Daily Times ^ | 07/17/2014
    Noah Rothman wrote up Quinnipiac’s gubernatorial poll yesterday, prompting me to wonder over at Townhall whether the polling outfit was holding back its Senate numbers for separate release. We now have our answer. A virtual deadlock, and advantage Gardner: The closely-watched U.S. Senate race is tied with 44 percent for U.S. Rep. Cory Gardner, the Republican challenger, and 42 percent for Sen. Mark Udall, the Democratic incumbent, according to a Quinnipiac University poll released today. Another 10 percent are undecided. This compares to the results of an April 24 survey by the independent Quinnipiac University showing Sen. Udall at...
  • Australia repeals controversial carbon tax

    07/17/2014 5:26:00 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 9 replies
    Associated Press ^ | July 16, 2014 | KRISTEN GELINEAU
    SYDNEY (AP) — Australia's government repealed a much-maligned carbon tax on the nation's worst greenhouse gas polluters on Thursday, ending years of contention over a measure that became political poison for the lawmakers who imposed it. The Senate voted 39 to 32 to axe the 24.15 Australian dollar ($22.60) tax per metric ton of carbon dioxide that was introduced by the center-left Labor government in July 2012. Conservative lawmakers burst into applause as the final tally was announced. Prime Minister Tony Abbott's conservative coalition government rose to power last year on the promise of getting rid of the tax, assuring...
  • Why Some Penguins Thrive in Climate Change

    07/06/2014 9:39:54 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 23 replies
    ABC News ^ | July 6, 2014 | By MARY GODFREY
    Penguins are on the front line of climate change, as rising global temperatures melt the ice the iconic and lovable creatures call home. Scientists who count the birds are finding that penguins are beginning to feel major impacts from the drastic changes to their habitat. But, perhaps surprisingly, the breeding populations of three brush-tailed species of penguins inhabiting the Western Antarctic Peninsula, where the temperatures are warmest, are not all falling as the ice is quickly melting.
  • Misconceptions helped kill Australian carbon tax (barf alert)

    07/06/2014 7:29:32 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 6 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jul 6, 2014 2:18 AM EDT | Rod McGuirk
    … Opponents of the carbon tax implemented in 2012 had the media largely on their side. Electricity prices soared—not mainly because of the tax, but because power companies were spending billions on infrastructure. Most electricity users were compensated for the added cost of the tax, but many of them didn’t know that. And rising gas prices fed the fury—even though the tax didn’t apply to gasoline. Australia’s experience illustrates how easy it is to scuttle complicated environmental laws, and serves as a warning to President Barack Obama, whose recent proposal to force a 30 percent cut in power plants’ carbon...
  • Hank Paulson Wants a Taxpayer Bailout for Manbearpig

    06/23/2014 3:06:14 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 23, 2014 | Michael Schaus
    Hank Paulson (ya know: the guy that “managed” the financial crises in 2008) had a recent op-ed in the New York Times warning America of the next great crises. According to George W Bush’s former Treasury Secretary, climate change is the next sub-prime mortgage disaster. Or something. Writing in the New York Times, Paulson lays out his case:Looking back at the dark days of the financial crisis in 2008, it is easy to see the similarities between the financial crisis and the climate challenge we now face. We are building up excesses (debt in 2008, greenhouse gas emissions that are...
  • Australian PM introduces bill to repeal carbon tax

    06/22/2014 11:34:42 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 4 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jun 23, 2014 1:12 AM EDT | Rod McGuirk
    Prime Minister Tony Abbott reintroduced legislation to the Australian Parliament on Monday that would repeal a carbon tax that the nation’s worst greenhouse gas polluters have to pay. The opposition center-left Labor Party and minor Greens party used their Senate majority in March to block the bills that would remove the 24.15 Australian dollar ($22.79) tax per metric ton of carbon dioxide that was introduced by a Labor government in July 2012. The bills were defeated 33 votes to 29. …
  • Hey Stupid! They Attack Energy; You Attack a Deserter

    06/05/2014 7:56:48 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 5, 2014 | John Ransom
    This is how stupid we've become: Does Obama do one stupid thing to cover for the other stupid thing? Does he do the stupid prisoner exchange to make up for the stupid carbon plan? Or is all the stupidity organic? Getting past the fact that none of this makes anybody in United States look very good, I think these are legitimate questions. Because it seems to me that Obama has waved the red meat, and the conservative lions have attacked. The red meat in this case being the exchange of prisoner Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl for five Taliban terrorists. CNN...
  • DNC Chair Wasserman Schultz: The Democrat Carbon Tax Is Coming (Video)

    05/16/2014 3:19:14 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    Progressives Today ^ | May 15, 2014 | P.W. Adams
    During a recent visit to Daemen College, Democratic National Committee Chairwoman, Debbie Wasserman Schultz, was asked what was needed to break the gridlock in Congress when it comes to fighting Climate Change. Her answer: Elect fewer members of the Tea Party (00:00-00:14) Video below: Reporter: ‘What can we do to get the Congress unstuck and stop denying science?” Wasserman Schultz: “Elect fewer members of the Tea Party. That’s the political answer.” Congresswoman Schultz then proceeded to mock Marco Rubio’s belief that man made Climate Change doesn’t exist and she continued to spread the myth that 97% of scientists believe in...
  • China cites Australia in carbon market baulk [considers environment tax - easier]

    03/15/2014 11:58:06 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 10 replies
    Business Spectator ^ | March 13, 2014
    .................Premier Li Keqiang last week declared war on pollution, which is expected to speed up the process of turning China's limited environmental levy into a full-blown tax targeting the nation's major polluters. But the all-out efforts to combat China's disastrous pollution levels might get in the way of plans to tax carbon dioxide emissions in a bid to stunt the rapid growth of greenhouse gas emissions, Zhu Guangyao, the vice environment minister, said...... A carbon tax is increasingly controversial among lawmakers, said Zhu, adding that an environment tax would be easier to push through without carbon in the mix. The...
  • Climate Scientist: Liberals Will Use Carbon Tax to Make Government Bigger

    03/13/2014 6:36:08 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 39 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | March 13, 2014 - 1:16 PM | Melanie Hunter
    At a hearing Thursday on the Keystone oil pipeline, James Hansen, former director of NASA’s Goddard Institute for Space Studies, testified before Congress that 100 percent of the proceeds from a proposed carbon tax should go to the public, because liberals will try to use part of it to “make the government bigger.” “An important point is that such legislation I think needs to be introduced by conservatives, because I’m afraid liberals will try to take part of the money to make the government bigger. Not one dime should go to the government. 100 percent should go to the public,”...
  • Question to Obama: Will a Carbon Tax Stop the Next Big Freeze?

    01/07/2014 5:54:31 PM PST · by LD Jackson · 4 replies
    Political Realities ^ | 01/07/14 | Mike Miller
    The Dems have told the big lie on climate change so many times they actually believe the lie. Period! Last November, Obama signed an Executive Order in which he declared: "The impacts of climate change -- including an increase in prolonged periods of excessively high temperatures, more heavy downpours, an increase in wildfires, more severe droughts, permafrost thawing, ocean acidification, and sea-level rise -- are already affecting communities, natural resources, ecosystems, economies, and public health across the Nation. Just one problem, none of that is true. 2013 was the year which saw the fewest days with temps of 100 degrees...
  • A Carbon Tax on Everything -- Really, Robert?

    11/19/2013 5:21:40 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 11/19/2013 | J. Robert Smith
    Is there such a thing as "global warming pragmatism?" Robert J. Samuelson, who writes on economics for the Washington Post, thinks so -- and he's just flat wrong. Samuelson seeks to bridge differences over a polarized and contentious issue: "man-made" global warming. Problem is, Samuelson's bridge is plenty of girders, cables, concrete, and asphalt short of making it to the other shore. Samuelson is much taken with the work of an MIT economist, Robert Pindyck. Pindyck, according to Samuelson is a difference-splitter. Can't say that global warming is overstated, but can't say it's understated. When in doubt, tax -- carbon...
  • IPCC 's Bogus Evidence for Global Warming

    11/13/2013 5:38:53 PM PST · by neverdem · 9 replies
    American Thinker ^ | November 12, 2013 | S. Fred Singer
    The United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) was set up by the United Nations in 1988 and has been trying very hard to demonstrate the threat of a dangerous human influence on climate due to the emission of greenhouse gases. This is in line with their Charter, which directs the IPCC to assemble reports in support of the Global Climate Treaty -- the 1992 Framework Convention on Climate Change (FCCC) of Rio de Janeiro. It is interesting that IPCC "evidence" was based on peer-reviewed publications - but (reluctantly) abandoned only after protracted critiques from outside scientists. E-mails among...
  • EPA Stealthily Propels Toward ‘Massive Power Grab of Private Property Across the U.S.’

    11/13/2013 12:02:00 PM PST · by rktman · 43 replies
    PJMedia ^ | 11/12/2013 | Bridget Johnson
    While the country is immersed in Obamacare headlines and a congressional tussle over delays and mandates, the Obama administration is stealthily moving toward unprecedented control over private property under a massive expansion of the Environmental Protection Agency’s Clean Water Act authority. The proposed rule, obtained by the House Science, Space, and Technology Committee in advance of EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy’s testimony at a Thursday oversight hearing, widely broadens the definition of waterways over which the federal government has jurisdiction to as little as a water ditch in a backyard. The Clean Water Act redefinition of “waters of the United States”...
  • (Exempt) Landrieu Lobbies Hard for Keystone XL

    11/13/2013 2:21:45 AM PST · by Libloather · 7 replies
    National Journal ^ | 11/12/13 | Clare Foran
    Sen. Mary Landrieu, D-La., said Tuesday that she would continue to put pressure on the administration to speed up its review of the Keystone XL pipeline. "I intend to see if we can push forward the approval of the Keystone pipeline," Landrieu told reporters after a meeting the senator held with Premier Alison Redford of Alberta, Canada, to discuss a way forward on the pipeline, which, if built, would bring crude from Alberta's oil sands to Gulf Coast refineries. "The ball is in our court and I hope the United States will make a decision," Landrieu said. "So I'm going...
  • America's Best Weapon Against Iran Is France

    11/13/2013 9:15:39 AM PST · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 13, 2013 | Rachel Marsden
    The Geneva talks on Iranian nukes have turned into a "pull my finger" charade. Iran says that it's only making electricity, not nuclear bombs. The U.S., Britain, France, Russia, China and Germany are somehow all supposed to agree on reeling Iran in -- but let's face it: Russia and China are close Iranian allies and trading partners, while even Germany and France have significant geopolitical ties to Russia through, for example, the European defense conglomerate EADS and the Nord Stream pipeline running Russian gas into Europe. And Russian President Vladimir Putin's spokesman reportedly bragged to Russian journalists at the...
  • AU: “No” to UN wish list of billions – will “not support socialism masquerading as environmentalism”

    11/12/2013 8:54:48 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 21 replies
    JONOVA ^ | JOanne
    The UN wants $100 billion from wealthier countries (about $2.4 billion from Australians or $100 a person). The Australian government has produced a position statement for the Warsaw UNFCCC conference. It is unusually brutal. I don’t think I remember seeing the phrase about socialism “masquerading as environmentalism” in an official statement before. (I’m sure readers will correct me). It’s good to see some recognition that the science has become less clear, and that it may become more so. Essentially, the new Australian government ‘s message to the UN is: we are reducing CO2, but we’re not giving you a...
  • 600,000 bats killed at wind energy facilities in 2012, study says

    11/08/2013 5:09:16 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 68 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | November 8, 2013 | by Monte Moron
    Over 600,000 bats were killed by wind energy turbines across the United States last year, with the highest concentration of kills in the Appalachian Mountains, according to new research. "Dead bats are being found underneath wind turbines across North America," Hayes wrote. "This estimate of bat fatalities is probably conservative."
  • Is Solving the OPEC Threat Our Nation's Longest Unfulfilled National Priority?

    11/08/2013 10:32:19 AM PST · by thackney · 10 replies
    Forbes ^ | 11/07/2013 | T. Boone Pickens
    Forty years ago this month, in 1973, we were in the midst of the Arab Oil Embargo. At that time, President Richard Nixon issued a Kennedy-esque challenge to America. He said, “Let us set as our national goal, in the spirit of Apollo, with the determination of the Manhattan Project, that by the end of this decade we will have developed the potential to meet our own energy needs without depending on any foreign energy sources.” If Apollo and the Manhattan project had not gone as well, we would still be peering at the moon wondering what the surface was...
  • Obama Advocates Higher Unemployment for Lower-Skilled Workers

    11/07/2013 1:56:15 PM PST · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 7, 2013 | Daniel J. Mitchell
    Perhaps because he wants to divert attention from the slow-motion train wreck of Obamacare, the President is signalling that he will renew his efforts to throw more people into the unemployment line. Needless to say, that’s not how the White House would describe the President’s proposal to increase the minimum wage, but that’s one of the main results when the government criminalizes certain employment contracts between consenting adults. To be blunt, if a worker happens to have poor work skills, a less-than-impressive employment record, or some other indicator of low productivity that makes them worth, say, $7.50 per hour, then...
  • Al Gore: Keystone an ‘atrocity’

    10/24/2013 9:14:05 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 27 replies
    politico.com ^ | October 24, 2013 | ANDREW RESTUCCIA
    A fiery Al Gore urged President Barack Obama on Thursday to reject the Keystone XL oil pipeline, calling the controversial project an “atrocity.” “This should be vetoed. It is an atrocity. It is a threat to our future,” the former vice president said during a Center for American Progress 10th anniversary event in Washington. Gore criticized the Canadian oil sands that the pipeline would carry, arguing that approval of the project would be akin to a desperate drug addict looking for fresh veins. “Junkies find veins in their toes when the ones in their arms and legs give out,” said...
  • Divestment is Losing the Battle, Winning the War (Harvard Prez says No to Fossil Boycott)

    11/03/2013 4:40:45 PM PST · by Titus-Maximus · 13 replies
    Harvard Politics ^ | 10/12/2013 | Colin Diersin
    Last Wednesday, Harvard’s local chapter of the national divestment campaign received a sharp and public rejection from university president Drew Faust, who released a public statement that she will not support reinvesting Harvard’s endowment portfolio away from fossil fuels. The letter has been billed as a massive disappointment for divesters, whose path to reshaping how Harvard invests its massive endowment is rapidly narrowing. This narrative entirely misses the point of divestment. Divesters might have lost an important battle, but they’re winning the much more important war. If you speak to those involved in divestment campaigns at Harvard or abroad, you...
  • Blood And Gore: Making A Killing On Anti-Carbon Investment Hype (hucksters pimp the hoax)

    11/03/2013 3:07:53 PM PST · by Libloather · 10 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 11/03/13 | Larry Bell
  • 5 Unexpected Benefits for America From the Natural Gas Boom

    11/03/2013 7:50:12 AM PST · by ckilmer · 7 replies
    fool ^ | November 2, 2013 | Tyler Crowe
    5 Unexpected Benefits for America From the Natural Gas Boom By Tyler Crowe November 2, 2013 |Guess what, America? Natural gas is cheap and abundant. The ability to access shale gas through new extraction techniques has opened up reserves we didn't think possible, and proven reserves of gas are 60% higher than what they were a decade ago and growing by the day. This has also led to natural gas prices that have seen historical lows. When adjusted for inflation, today's gas prices are where they were in the 1990s.The most obvious result many of us think about when we...
  • Audacious wildcatters trigger fracking revolution

    11/03/2013 1:00:21 PM PST · by Signalman · 6 replies
    Wash. Examiner ^ | 11/1/2013 | Michael Barone
    Capitalism, said economist Joseph Schumpeter seven decades ago, is a process of creative destruction. New inventions, new processes, new methods of organization lead to the creation of new profitable and efficient businesses and to the destruction of old ones unable to compete. There are few accounts of the creative side of Schumpeter’s phrase more vivid than Fracking: The Outrageous Inside Story of the New Billionaire Wildcatters, a new book by Wall Street Journal writer Gregory Zuckerman. For years politicians, policy experts and corporate executives have tried to reshape American energy policy and development. They have operated on a series of...
  • The Socialist's Tax-Everything Plan Blows Sky High With Riots

    11/01/2013 12:23:43 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 24 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 1, 2013 | Mike Shedlock
    President Francois Hollande wants to balance the French deficit by taxing the rich, taxing the poor, taxing trucks, raising the VAT, and increasing the tax on corporations. That policy blew sky high this week in a storm of riots by Brittany farmers. Please consider French Gov't Backs down on Truck Tax After Riots French Prime Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault on Tuesday indefinitely suspended the introduction of a green tax on trucks following riots at the weekend in the Brittany region. The move comes three days after a protest by hundreds of food producers, artisans and distributors in the western Brittany region...
  • When will the Shale Bubble Burst?

    11/01/2013 7:03:46 AM PDT · by thackney · 48 replies
    OilPrice.com ^ | 31 October 2013 | Tom Whipple
    Most of us are aware by now that the introduction of widespread hydraulic fracturing into the oil and gas business has resulted in a rapid growth in U.S. production. U.S. crude output is up by nearly 2.5 million barrels a day (b/d) since mid-2007 and natural gas production is up by 25 percent. The key question of course is how long production will continue to grow before it inevitably declines. Optimists maintain that we have just scratched the surface of our shale oil reserves and that production will continue increasing for years, if not decades. Realists are not so sure,...
  • Global Warming of the Third Kind: Beans, Linking Verbs, & Birth Control!

    10/28/2013 2:05:39 PM PDT · by xuberalles · 3 replies
    Self | 10/28/13 | Self
    Define irony? Pseudo-scientist, carbon bean counter and pay-per-view psychic Al Gore pockets millions of dollars touring the globe and capitalizing on the fear, paranoia and misfortune of natural disaster victims. According to our imaginary Climate guru – that’s called schizophrenia in psychotic circles – any meteorological, physiological, sociological, and/or economic event is caused by Global Warming: blizzards, droughts, floods, tornadoes, hurricanes, school shootings, racism, cancer, poverty and Miley Cyrus. In other words, Al Gore single-handedly unearthed a unified field theorem – i.e., Global Warming of the Third Kind – that inexplicably yet irrefutably explains everything and anything occurring within our...
  • 1 Real Threat That Could Kill America's Oil Boom

    10/27/2013 3:13:00 PM PDT · by ckilmer · 27 replies
    fool.com ^ | October 27, 2013 | Tyler Crowe
    1 Real Threat That Could Kill America's Oil Boom By Tyler Crowe | More Articles October 27, 2013 | Comments (3) The one thing you see in the energy section of any news publication is the price of oil. Most of the time, it will give some doom-and-gloom reason that has little to do with the price of oil, or it will be some analysts making claims that oil will be double what it is today, or that it will drop 20%-30%. The most fascinating part of these prognostications is that they rarely give any real reason. A great example...
  • Thanks to Fracking USA Rises to Number One in Energy; Thanks to Obama, We Won't Stay There

    10/27/2013 7:42:26 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 7 replies
    Townhall ^ | 10/6/2013 | Marita Noon
    On the very same day that the Wall Street Journal (WSJ) announces: “US Rises to No. 1 Energy Producer”—thanks to the shale boom made possible through a technology known as hydraulic fracturing—an environmental group released a report calling for a complete ban of the practice, which would effectively shut down the oil-and-gas industry (and all of the jobs and revenues it creates) and increase dependence on foreign oil. Coincidence? I don’t think so. You probably haven’t heard about either, as most news coverage, on October 3, centered on the government shutdown—eclipsing all else. Why would Environment America choose to release...
  • The Niobrara Shale Play – the Next Bakken?

    10/26/2013 9:32:28 PM PDT · by ckilmer · 14 replies
    niobrarareport.com ^ | February 1, 2013
    The Niobrara Shale Play – the Next Bakken? [ 0 ] February 1, 2013 The Niobrara shale formation extends across northeastern Colorado, northwestern Kansas, southwestern Nebraska and southeastern Wyoming.  The play ranges in thickness from 275-400 feet deep, with three primary carbonate-rich benches that average 10-25 feet thick with 5-10% porosity. Within the Niobrara, oil and natural gas are found at 3,000-14,000 feet beneath the earth’s surface.  O&G producers tap these resources through both vertical and horizontal wells typically drilled at 7,000-8,000 feet with variable geopressures. To date, most of the Niobrara’s O&G development focuses on the Denver-Julesburg Basin (“DJ...
  • Energy Pipeline: Banking on a future in the Wattenberg and beyond

    10/26/2013 9:08:42 PM PDT · by ckilmer · 2 replies
    greeleytribune.com ^ | September 1, 2013 | Sharon Dunn
    SmallerLarger Share on email Share on print More Sharing Services Expand Photo A cloud formation fills the sky as an oil pump is silhouetted in front of it near the town of Hereford on the northeastern plains of Weld County. Drilling operations throughout northern Colorado are suspected to only have tapped into a fraction of the oil and natural gas in the region. Tribune file photo | A cloud formation fills the sky as an oil pump is silhouetted in front of it near the town of Hereford on the northeastern plains of Weld County. Drilling operations throughout northern Colorado...
  • US shale revolution still 'in early innings' as boom continues: Credit Suisse

    10/26/2013 8:48:16 PM PDT · by ckilmer · 7 replies
    platts.com ^ | 1Oct2013/302
    After a decade or more of shale development in the US, the country remains "in the early innings" of that growth with tens of billions more dollars expected for infrastructure and development, according to an analysis by investment bank Credit Suisse unveiled Tuesday. Overall, strong drilling activity and continued technological progress should lead to "significant oil production growth still to come in the key regions such as the Permian [Basin] ... as well as the Eagle Ford, Bakken and Niobrara (Wattenberg)" shales, the report, "The Shale Revolution II," said, referring to the West Texas, South Texas, North Dakota/Montana and Colorado...
  • How the U.S. Shale Boom Is Splitting OPEC Apart

    For decades, OPEC nations have, for the most part, enjoyed a good living. As long as oil prices remain high, they can recover billions of barrels of oil at relatively low cost and sell it to the rest of the oil-thirsty world. But the North American shale oil boom is shaking things up for the cartel. In fact, the surge in U.S. and Canadian oil production resulting from the application of new drilling technologies threatens to reduce OPEC's share of the global oil market this year to its lowest level in more than a decade. Does that imply gloom and...
  • Aussie PM: carbon tax is ‘socialism’

    10/25/2013 8:33:01 PM PDT · by rktman · 9 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 10/25/2013 | Michael Bastasch
    Australia’s newly elected prime minister pulled no punches when giving his thoughts on the country’s carbon tax, which he says must be abolished as quickly as possible. “The carbon tax is bad for the economy and it doesn’t do any good for the environment,” Abbott told The Washington Post. “Despite a carbon tax of $37 a ton by 2020, Australia’s domestic emissions were going up, not down. The carbon tax was basically socialism masquerading as environmentalism, and that’s why it’s going to get abolished.”
  • China's Back-Door Natural Gas Supply

    10/26/2013 8:35:46 AM PDT · by DeaconBenjamin · 9 replies
    oilprice.com ^ | Thu, 24 October 2013 14:07 | By Dave Forest
    One of the most critical changes in global energy flows happened this week. China inaugurated a 2,500 kilometre pipe to carry natural gas and oil from the Indian Ocean across Myanmar in southeast Asia and into southwest Yunnan province. The gas portion of the line became fully operational this week. The line is expected to carry over 1 billion cubic feet of gas per day into China. The twin oil line is expected to follow. This massive development has several key implications for the global energy balance. Myanmar's significant offshore natural gas reserves (and growing production) now have a "go-to"...
  • Myanmar-to-China gas pipeline fully open

    10/20/2013 9:12:38 PM PDT · by TexGrill
    ChannelNewsAsia ^ | 10/21/2013 | AFP
    A pipeline pumping natural gas from Myanmar to energy-hungry China has gone fully operational, state-run Chinese media said on Monday. BEIJING: A pipeline pumping natural gas from Myanmar to energy-hungry China has gone fully operational, state-run Chinese media said on Monday. The project, stretching more than 2,500 kilometres from western Myanmar to southwest China, will help the world's second-largest economy feed its growing energy needs. It comes as close political ties between the two nations have weakened, after Myanmar's quasi-civilian regime took office in 2011 and brought in sweeping reforms that have led to the scrapping of most Western sanctions....
  • Lawmakers seek truce with farm bill [but will conservatives make trouble?]

    10/20/2013 4:53:38 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 15 replies
    The Hill ^ | October 19, 2013 | Erik Wasson
    The $1 trillion farm bill will serve as the first test of how deeply the shutdown fight has damaged relations in Washington. Congress has made the legislation its first order of business as it pivots away from the battles over government funding and the debt ceiling. The leaders of the agriculture committees in Congress and K Street lobbyists are eager to put the finishing touches on the bill, which could get wrapped into a year-end budget deal that replaces automatic sequestration cuts. But some fear Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio), who has vowed to complete the legislation, might be too wounded...
  • Study: Global warming could yield $11.6 trillion in increased crop production

    10/19/2013 9:35:41 AM PDT · by rktman · 22 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 10/19/2013 | Unknown
    Could global warming be a boon to farmers? A recent study found that rising carbon dioxide concentrations bestow an additional $11.6 trillion in benefits from crop production between now and 2050. The Center for the Study of Carbon Dioxide and Global Change found that while many studies focus on the costs of rising carbon emissions, few studies focused on whether or not more carbon in the atmosphere could be beneficial to society. In fact, the Obama administration recently raised its social-cost-of-carbon estimate from $21 per metric ton to $35 per metric ton to the ire of global warming skeptics and...
  • Obama, the Environmental Charlatan

    10/18/2013 6:52:10 AM PDT · by rktman · 3 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 10/18/2013 | Jeffery Folks
    The president is committed to the idea of anthropogenic global warming. Man-made carbon emissions, he believes (or pretends to believe), cause global temperatures to rise, and this temperature increase is destructive. By reducing man-made carbon emissions, temperatures can be made to fall. Every part of this logic is flawed, if not utterly false. Do carbon emissions cause global warming? The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change is largely composed of climate researchers with what would seem a strong vested interest in promoting the global warming agenda. Yet even the IPCC has a 5% doubt that human activities affect the climate.
  • Playboy: Sen.[Bernie] Sanders: Global warming ‘far more serious problem than Al Qaeda’

    10/18/2013 7:56:24 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 69 replies
    The Hill ^ | October 18, 2013 | Ben Geman
    Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) says global warming poses "a far more serious problem than al Qaeda" and accuses energy companies of being willing to "destroy the planet" for profits. In an interview with Playboy magazine, Sanders targets coal and oil companies who he says have outsized influence over lawmakers on Capitol Hill. “Big business is willing to destroy the planet for short-term profits,” Sanders said. “And because of their power over the political process, you hear a deafening silence in the U.S. Congress and in other bodies around the world about the severity of the problem. Global warming is a...
  • Saudi Arabia, angered over Mideast, declines Security Council seat

    10/18/2013 6:07:33 AM PDT · by Dave346 · 40 replies
    Reuters ^ | Fri Oct 18, 2013 6:58am EDT | Angus McDowall
    Saudi Arabia, in an unprecedented show of anger at the failure of the international community to end the war in Syria and act on other Middle East issues, said on Friday it would not take up its seat on the United Nations Security Council. The kingdom condemned what it called international double standards on the Middle East and demanded reforms in the Security Council. Riyadh's frustration is mostly directed at Washington, its oldest international ally, which has pursued policies since the Arab Spring that Saudi rulers have bitterly opposed and which have severely damaged relations with the United States, Saudi...