Obama to Avoid Senate Vote on New Climate Treaty
Making the announcement first on August 26 and confirming it in his speech before a United Nations climate summit in New York City on September 23, President Obama has committed the United States to forging an international climate change agreement to compel nations to cut their planet-warming fossil fuel emissions, without Senate ratification which the Constitution requires for international treaties. Obama said he intends to have this agreement ready to be signed at a United Nations summit meeting in 2015 in Paris.
“President Obama is determined to pursue his incredibly expensive and useless global warming agenda, Congress and public opinion be damned,” said Myron Ebell, director of the Center for Energy and the Environment at the Competitive Enterprise Institute.
New but Not New
When first broaching the plan in August, an administration spokesman admitted it was virtually certain the Senate would not ratify any new international...
Hell hath no fury like crony capitalists having their subsidies challenged. Case in point – the subsidy-dependent wind power industry is in emergency panic and attack mode on the heels of a paper documenting soaring electricity prices in the states most dependent on wind power.
Wind power lobbyists frequently claim expensive wind power somehow brings down electricity prices. In February of this year, for example, an American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) press release claimed “consumers in...
A new report by the Texas Comptroller documents how wind power is raising electricity prices in Texas, throwing cold water on false assertions made by American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) lobbyists. Big Wind made its false assertions about Texas wind power after I pointed out in a Forbes.com article that electricity prices are soaring in the states most reliant on wind power.
As I documented at Forbes.com, in nine of the 10 states most reliant on wind power, electricity prices are rising at...
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