February 20, 2013

Minnesota: A Middle-Way on Climate Change?

Ken Silverstein, EnergyBiz


The Obama administration’s efforts to reduce mercury pollution from coal plants has become one of its most contentious undertakings. But Minnesota’s regulatory officials are saying that they may have found the key -- one that has built consensus and that could become a national model.

Minnesota says that it has cut its mercury emissions by more than half since the state had mandated that utilities operating within its borders abide by its rules. In the mid 1990s, the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency says that mercury emissions from coal plants totaled 1,850 pounds per year. Today, they are about 870...

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October 24, 2013
How to Waste a Billion Dollars a Day
Investor's Business Daily
The world reportedly "invested" $1 billion a day last year to fight global warming. What a waste. Properly invested, a billion a day would yield productive results. . . more ››
Former U.S. Vice President Al Gore sat down for an "Ask Me Anything" session on Reddit on Wednesday afternoon to talk climate and energy and promote his "24 Hours of Reality" live stream. more ››
The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) released the Summary for Policymakers of Working Group I’s (WGI) portion of the 5th assessment report (AR5) on climate change. . . more ››
October 23, 2013
Parsing the Benefits of Climate Change
Ron Bailey, Reason
Over at the Spectator, Rational Optimist Matt Ridley has a fascinating article, "Why Climate Change is Good for the World," that looks at data regarding both the costs and benefits man-made global warming. He finds that the... more ››
October 23, 2013
Poll: Now It's Libs Who Are in Denial on Climate
Jeremy Carl, NRO
The late science-fiction writer Philip K. Dick once observed, “Reality is that which, when you stop believing in it, doesn’t go away.” It’s a statement that many liberals need to take to heart on energy and climate... more ››