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Saturday
Aug232014

ALG's Daily Grind - Obama golfs while the world burns!

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August 22, 2014

Permission to republish original opeds granted.

Obama golfs while the world burns
It is utterly appalling that Obama, the king of optics, would make a perfunctory statement about the beheading of an American journalist by the terror group Islamic State and then head off for another round of golf.

Was defund Obamacare really a 'suicide mission'?
Or was it simply the nation's last chance to stop the health care law from taking effect?

Parasitic power: Dollars blowing in the wind
Wind energy produces costly, intermittent, unpredictable electricity, yet government subsidies and mandates have encouraged a massive gamble on wind investments in Australia.

Burke: Why the average student loan debt just keeps rising
"In the last 30 years, inflation-adjusted tuition and fees at private colleges increased by 153 percent. Tuition and fees at public universities for in-state students increased 231 percent."

Friday
Apr042014

CEI Today: Senate votes on unemployment, wind energy, plus global warming impact on corn? 

Friday, April 4, 2014
In the News Today

SENATE VOTE ON JOBLESS BENEFITS - ALOYSIUS HOGAN

 

The Competitive Enterprise Institute will score the Senate votes on jobless benefits. A final vote on the bill is scheduled for Monday. But if Congress wants to actually help people get back to work, it should champion policies that remove all the red tape from job creation and economic growth.  Extending jobless benefits beyond the norm of 26 weeks is a disservice to America’s economy.

> Read the USAToday commentary


> Interview Aloysius Hogan

WIND ENERGY - MYRON EBELL


Wind Energy Boondoggle Gets Another Shot at Tax Subsidy


The Senate Finance Committee plans to mark-up legislation that includes a provision extending tax credits for certain special interests, including the wind energy production tax credit (PTC). Senator Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) offered an amendment to add the wind PTC, which expired at the end of 2013. The tax credit amounts to a subsidy for well-connected government cronies to produce a product that cannot compete in the energy marketplace on either price or reliability.  > Read more

> Interview Myron Ebell

GLOBAL WARMING + CORN - MARLO LEWIS

 

Globalwarming.org: Will Climate Change Devastate U.S. Corn Yields?


Perhaps to appease political-correctness, a new study on corn yields begins with a warning that “past advances” in agriculture are “threatened by climate change,” and the authors say their research is significant because it provides benchmark data for “more reliable projections of climate impact on crop yields.”


Clearly, though, the finding is also significant for another reason. It doesn’t fit into the fear narrative promoted by the recently-released IPCC Working Group II (WG2) report on climate impacts.> Read more


> Interview Marlo Lewis




Consumer’s Guide to
Chemical Risk


CEI‘s recently released booklet, A Consumer’s Guide to Chemical Risk: Deciphering the “Science” Behind Chemical Scares,” are tools designed reduce both the confusion and fear about chemicals. 
> Read more



 

 

    

 

CEI is a non-profit, non-partisan public policy group dedicated to the principles of free enterprise and limited government.  For more information about CEI, please visit our website, cei.org, and blogs, Globalwarming.org and OpenMarket.org.  Follow CEI on Twitter! Twitter.com/ceidotorg.

 

Saturdays, 10am ET
Realclearradio.org


The Measure of Human Achievement with  Marian Tupy & Matt Ridley

CEI Podcast for April 3, 2014: Clean Air Act Costs and Benefits

Senior Fellow William Yeatman is skeptical of an EPA report claiming the Clean Air Act will have nearly $2 trillion in annual benefits by 2020.




 

 




Thursday
Apr032014

CEI Today: Wind energy vote today, a consumer guide to chemical risk, and EPA's forced retirement of coal plants

Thursday, April 3, 2014
In the News Today

WIND ENERGY - MYRON EBELL


Wind Energy Boondoggle Gets Another Shot at Tax Subsidy


Today, the Senate Finance Committee scheduled a mark-up of legislation to extend tax credits for certain special interests, which will include the wind energy production tax credit (PTC). Senator Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) announced he will offer an amendment to add the wind PTC, which expired at the end of 2013. The tax credit amounts to a subsidy for well-connected government cronies to produce a product that cannot compete in the energy marketplace on either price or reliability.  > Read more

> Interview Myron Ebell

CHEMICAL RISK - ANGELA LOGOMASINI

Consumer’s Guide to Chemical Risk


Will these chemicals make me fat? That sounds like a weird question, but some consumers may actually have such worries, thanks to a constant barrage of news headlines suggesting that synthetic chemicals—an even some naturally occurring ones—are responsible for nearly every public health problem imaginable.


CEI‘s recently released booklet, A Consumer’s Guide to Chemical Risk: Deciphering the “Science” Behind Chemical Scares,” are tools designed reduce both the confusion and fear about chemicals.  > Read more


> Interview Angela Logomasini

OBAMACARE - WILLIAM YEATMAN

 

Globalwarming.org: EPA’s Shocking Justification for Retiring up to 25% of U.S. Coal Fleet


Last week, the EIA published a little-noticed analysis estimating that up to 25 percent of the nation’s coal-fired power plant fleet could be forced to retire due to the EPA’s 2012 Mercury and Air Toxics Standards rule, also known as the “Utility MACT.” Needless to say, these are significant retirements. > Read more

> Interview William Yeatman

 

    

 

CEI is a non-profit, non-partisan public policy group dedicated to the principles of free enterprise and limited government.  For more information about CEI, please visit our website, cei.org, and blogs, Globalwarming.org and OpenMarket.org.  Follow CEI on Twitter! Twitter.com/ceidotorg.

 

Saturdays, 10am ET
Realclearradio.org


The Measure of Human Achievement with  Marian Tupy & Matt Ridley

 




Thursday
Dec192013

ALG's Daily Grind - Americans have 'greater expectation' of privacy in surveillance era, judge rules

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Dec. 18, 2013

Permission to republish original opeds and cartoons granted.

Americans have 'greater expectation' of privacy in surveillance era, judge rules
U.S. District Court Judge Richard Leon rules against the NSA: "I think it is more likely that these trends have resulted in a greater expectation of privacy and a recognition that society views that expectation as reasonable."

D.C. settles back into government growth normalcy
Government growth has been the status quo for 55 years. Rolling back the government is a radical idea—and a necessity.

Death by renewable
Effective immediately, a new rule issued by the Department of Interior (DOI) will grant 30-year permits allowing wind farms to "accidently kill federally protected eagles."

Next up for Obamacare market disruption: small businesses
Ed Morrisseey brings attention rising health insurance costs under Obamcare for small businesses.

Thursday
Oct032013

CEI - Congress Should End Wind Energy Tax Handout 

House Committee on Wednesday To Examine Expiring Tax Subsidy

 

Washington, DC, Oct. 2, 2013 - Absent action by Congress, the federal Wind Production Tax Credit will expire at the end of this year, but it could survive if included in other tax or omnibus spending legislation to be considered this fall. The tax credit amounts to a subsidy for well-connected government cronies to produce a product that cannot compete on price or reliability.  On Wednesday, the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee will hear testimony on the wind production tax credit.

“Congress should not renew the Wind Production Tax Credit for another year and thereby upset the planned phase-out that was passed just last year,” said Myron Ebell, Director of CEI’s Center on Energy & Environment.

“The wind energy lobbyists spend more time seeking handouts than in trying to make their product competitive,” said Ebell. “The tax credit amounts to the worst kind of cronyism, costing taxpayers billions, foisting mandates on states and driving up electricity rates for consumers and manufacturers.”

CEI and two dozen other groups last month urged Congress to let the wind PTC expire, because, “[I]t doesn’t produce cheaper energy, it threatens electrical grid reliability, it’s inefficient, [and] it’s unprincipled tax policy.”  

> See also:  America should learn from Europe on wind power



CEI is a non-profit, non-partisan public policy group dedicated to the principles of free enterprise and limited government.  For more information about CEI, please visit our website, cei.org, and blogs, Globalwarming.org and OpenMarket.org.  Follow CEI on Twitter! Twitter.com/ceidotorg.