CEI Weekly: Senate Committee Holds Hearing on Green Jobs

 

Feature: Senior Fellow Chris Horner submitted testimony this week to the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee.

FEATURED STORY: Senate Committee Holds Hearing on Green Jobs

 

On February 15th, the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee held a hearing on the value of government subsidies and mandates for fostering "green" industries. CEI Senior Fellow Chris Horner submitted written testimony for the record. Horner argued that Congress should be wary of bankrolling green jobs, since politically-attractive industries today may soon be rendered obsolete by the inventions of tomorrow. Read Horner's full testimony here.

 

SHAPING THE DEBATE

 

TSA Union Power Grab

Iain Murray and Dennis Grabowski's op-ed in The Washington Times

 

Memo to Col. West: Beware of Glass-Steagall

John Berlau's post in The National Review Online

 

Deceptive Obama Budget Still Bloated

Iain Murray's citation in The Orange County Register

 

Gingrich's Energy Polices Rile Conservative Critics

Myron Ebell's citation in The New York Times Blogs

 

Alcohol Industry Balks at Counting Calories

Michelle Minton's citation in The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

 

Obama, Climate Crank

Chris Horner's op-ed in The Daily Caller

 

S&M Brands v. Caldwell

CEI's citation in Point of Law

 

 

 

 

                     

 

CEI PODCAST

 

February 17, 2011: May the Best Bulb Win

 

Brian McGraw, a Policy Analyst for CEI’s Center for Energy & Environment, talks about the coming incandescent light bulb ban, who it benefits (bulb manufacturers), and who it hurts (consumers who no longer have a choice). Brian also touches on the important distinction between pro-business and pro-market thought. Pro-business thinkers would tend to support an incandescent ban, given what it could do for bulb manufacturer’s bottom lines. Pro-market thinkers prefer an open, competitive market process where consumers decide which type of bulb is best, not lobbyists and politicians.