CEI Today: Public opinion on energy/climate, Obama FERC nominee, and net neutrality in court

Friday, August 23, 2013
In the News Today

PUBLIC OPINION ON ENERGY, CLIMATE - MARLO LEWIS

National Journal: Where Is the Public on Energy and Climate Policy?


Yesterday a friend sent me an April 2013 poll of Republican and Republican-leaning independent registered voters conducted by the George Mason University Center for Climate Change Communication and the Yale Project on Climate Change Communication. Questions about allowing Americans to develop more domestic oil and gas resources would spoil the tidy green narrative that the spinners at Mason and Yale seek to weave.

The pollsters report that "Only a minority of respondents agree with the Republican Party’s position on climate change (35%)."  What they don't say is at least as important: Only 10% of respondents -- an even smaller "minority" -- disagree with the GOP position on climate change.

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> Interview Marlo Lewis

OBAMA FERC NOMINEE - WILLIAM YEATMAN, CHRIS HORNER

Wall Street Journal: Ron Binz Doesn't Seem to Like Most Power Producers

The President's nominee to chair the FERC, Ron Binz, has shown himself hostile to coal, gas and nuclear electricity generation.
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> Interview an expert

 

 
 

NET NEUTRALITY - WAYNE CREWS

Openmarket.org: Before Net Neutrality Eats the World


On Sept. 9, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit will hear oral arguments in Verizon’s challenge of the Federal Communications Commission’s December 2010 Order on “Preserving the Free and Open Internet.”

At stake is not merely the destruction of infrastructure wealth for decades, but of content flexibility, consumer welfare and even infrastructure security and “cybersecurity.”
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See also: Before Net Neutrality Eats the World (Part 3): The FCC’s Disdain for Markets

 

> Interview Wayne Crews

 

 

   

 

 

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August 22, 2013: Germany Legalizes Bitcoin

 


Iain Murray
discusses Germany’s decision to legalize Bitcoin, a controversial digital currency.


NEW REPORT


Praying for Growth at the GDP Altar

The Perils of Confusing GDP Growth Figures with the Real Economy

CEI's 2012-2013 Warren Brookes journalism fellow, Matthew Melchiorre, critiques a report by economists that claims fiscal stimulus in 1930s America accounted for faster recovery relative to Greece today.