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.




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









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.