More than 200 countries attended the United Nations’ 20th Conference of the Parties to the 1992 Framework Convention on Climate Change in December in Lima, Peru, producing a global pact to reduce CO2 and other greenhouse gas emission purportedly causing global warming.
Negotiators from each nation drafted an accord, in which every country, developed or not, agrees to reduce or cap greenhouse gas emissions, primarily from fossil fuels, the sources of energy environmentalists claim are main triggers of human-induced climate change.
Marc Morano, publisher of Climate Depot and former staff member of the U.S. Senate Environment and Public Works Committee, described the climate change conference as “another summit that kicks the can down the road.”
“The UN is first and foremost political, and they have bastardized science to achieve a political end,” Morano said.
Nonbinding Treaty ‘Farce’
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Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt and Nebraska Attorney General Jon Bruning have joined the Energy Future Coalition and the Urban Air Initiative in a lawsuit challenging the Environmental Protection Agency’s new regulations changing how ethanol emissions are monitored. The lawsuit was filed in the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals on December 2, 2014.
The new EPA regulations, known as Moves2014, require states to measure emissions from ethanol-blended fuels in a way that predicts higher levels...
The $1.1 trillion “Cromnibus” continuing resolution/omnibus spending law funding most government agencies through the 2015 fiscal year contains a number of special interest tax breaks, including reinstatement of the expired Production Tax Credit for wind power producers.
Some analysts expressed surprise Congress reinstituted the PTC, as just in 2013 a block of Republicans insisted the credit lapse. Despite the high costs and inherent intermittency of wind power, there are signs the new Congress...
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