CEI Weekly: DOE Seeks Lobbyists to Sell Green Jobs

CEI Weekly

March 5, 2010 

>>FOIA Requests Reveal the Department of Energy Turned to Lobbyists to Inflate Value of Wind Energy Proposals

CEI's Chris Horner on March 3rd revealed findings from a FOIA request to the Department of Energy on Pajamas Media. His findings suggest that the DOE turned to George Soros and other wind industry lobbyists to discredit studies suggesting that wind energy programs in Spain and Denmark were a bust. Read the article here.

>>This Land Ain't your Land - CEI Releases Eminent Domain Study

CEI's Marc Scribner published a study this week on eminent domain's adverse affects on entrepreneurship. Read about it here.

>>Bureaucrash Activists Protest Egyptian Government to Free Kareem

Activists from the Bureaucrash social network gathered in front of the Egyptian embassy here in DC to protest the imprisoning of Abdul Kareem, better known as Kareem Amer, over expressing his opinions on his own blog. Watch the footage here.

>>Shaping the Debate

The EU Searches for a Monopolist, Finds Google

Alberto Mingardi and Wayne Crews' article in the Wall Street Journal

Climategate: This Time it's NASA

Iain Murray and Roger Abbott's article in the American Spectator

Questions Swirl Around Wind-Jobs Studies

Chris Horner's citation in the Chicago Tribune

>>Best of the Blogs

Debunking the Smear Campaign Against the Murkowski Resolution

by Marlo Lewis

In recent weeks I have penned four columns debunking the smear campaign against Sen. Lisa Murkowski’s (R-AK) Congressional Review Act (CRA) resolution of disapproval to stop EPA from dealing itself into a position to make climate and energy policy for the nation — a power Congress never delegated to EPA when it enacted the Clean Air Act.

Regulation of the Day 123: Donating Blood

by Ryan Young

If you’re gay, you can’t donate blood. It’s illegal. The ban was put in place in 1983, during the early days of the HIV/AIDS scare. It may have made some sense in those days, when HIV testing was less than trustworthy. But it sure doesn’t now, with modern screening technology. 

Light it Up: Earth Hour 2010

by Michelle Minton

Last year the Competitive Enterprise Institute cheekily declared that anyone not sitting in the dark, naked in the woods was by default celebrating Human Achievement Hour–a holiday we created to highlight the innovations and discoveries made by human beings that improve the quality of our everyday lives and highlight the necessity of free thought. This year we’re doing it again! For the second annual celebration of Human Achievement Hour we are highlighting some of the best innovations, discoveries, and improvements humans have made.
>>LibertyWeek Podcast

Episode 82: Lessons from Chile

Richard Morrison, Jeremy Lott and Brooke Oberwetter unite to bring you episode 82. We cover lessons from Chile, healthcare legislation on life support, a perfect storm for the IPCC, underage iPod assemblers and Charlie Rangel’s fairy godmother.