4-4-17 The ‘Climate Change’ Farce Becomes More and More Apparent
From our friends at American Energy Alliance:
Trust us. This isn’t an anomaly.
Inside Sources (3/30/17) reports: “Conservatives for Clean Energy seems like a right-leaning environmental group. After all, it has conservative in the name and its website praises “choice and competition” for providing benefits for consumers. Its website explains that the group “educates the public on the benefits of clean and renewable energy sources.” But is the group in fact more green than red? Despite its free market trappings, Conservatives for Clean Energy has financial ties to major left-leaning environmentalist groups…Soon after its founding, Conservatives for Clean Energy received a major donation from the Energy Foundation. The Energy Foundation donated $350,000 to Conservatives for Clean Energy in 2014. In September 2015, the foundation gave the group an additional $359,467 earmarked for ‘education and outreach to build a clean energy future.’ The Energy Foundation is seen by many as a ‘pass-through’ organization, which shifts money from various left wing donors to environmental causes.”
Liberals don’t like when you move in on their territory. The difference is, they don’t just stand there and take it.
Washington Examiner (4/3/17) reports: “A group of top House Democrats banded together Monday to condemn a political group for disseminating books skeptical of climate change to public high schools.
Clearly Trump hit a nerve.
The New Yorker (4/3/17) column: “President Trump said that his order puts ‘an end to the war on coal.’ In reality, it is a declaration of war on the basic knowledge of the harm that burning coal, and other fossil fuels, can do. Indeed, it tells the government to ignore information. The Obama Administration assembled a working group to determine the “social cost” of each ton of greenhouse-gas emissions. Trump’s executive order disbands that group and tosses out its findings…The Friday before issuing the order, in what looked like an attempt to cheer up Republicans about their health-care defeat, Trump granted a permit for the completion of the Keystone XL Pipeline, which the Army Corps of Engineers had earlier blocked.”
If this isn’t evidence enough that Trump should pull out of the Paris agreement, I don’t know what else to throw at it.
Axios (4/3/17) reports: “Deep into his new interview with Sen. John McCain, David Axelrod asks McCain whether the U.S. should pull out of the Paris climate deal: ‘I don’t think I would. I think I would certainly review it to see if there’s excessive areas and all that, but I would not announce a pull out,’ McCain tells Obama’s former top political adviser on his ‘Axe Files’ podcast.”
You think Crapo kinda wishes he could take this moment back?
The Daily Caller (4/3/17) reports: “An expensive solar road project in Idaho can’t even power a microwave most days, according to the project’s energy data. The Solar FREAKIN’ Roadways project generated an average of 0.62 kilowatt hours (kWh) of electricity per day since it began publicly posting power data in late March. To put that in perspective, the average microwave or blow drier consumes about 1 kWh per day…Solar FREAKIN’ Roadways has been in development for 6.5 years and received a total of $4.3 million in funding to generate 90 cents worth of electricity.”
Dave Harbour, publisher of Northern Gas Pipelines, is a former Chairman of the Regulatory Commission of Alaska, a Commissioner Emeritus of NARUC, NARUC's Official Representative to IOGCC and Vice Chairman of NARUC's Gas Committee. He served as Gas Committee Chairman of the Western Conference of Public Service Commissioners. He also served as commissioner of the Anchorage Bicentennial Commission and the Anchorage Heritage Land Bank Commission.He earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree: English, at Colorado State University, a Master of Science Degree: Communications-Journalism at Murray State University and graduated from Utility Regulatory School for Commissioners at Michigan State University. He served as a Vice President for Communications and Public Affairs at Alaska Pacific University, taught bank marketing classes at the University of Alaska and was an English teacher at Los Alamos High School.Harbour served in ranks of Private - Captain during a 4-year assignment with the Army in Korea, Idaho, Georgia and Fort Meade and received the Meritorious Service Medal among other commendations.Harbour is also a past Chairman of the Alaska Council on Economic Education, the Alaska Oil & Gas Association Government Affairs Committee, the Anchorage Chamber of Commerce, the Export Council of Alaska and the Department of Commerce's District Export Council. He is a past President of the Alaska Press Club, American Bald Eagle Foundation, Consumer Energy Alliance-Alaska and Common Sense for Alaska.Harbour was instrumental in founding the American Bald Eagle Research Institute (UAS), the Alaska Support Industry Alliance, the Downtown Anchorage Business Partnership, and Arctic Power.He also served as CEO of several small Alaska organizations, including the Anchorage Parking Authority and Action Security, Inc. Harbour is also Chairman Emeritus of the Alaska Oil & Gas Congress.Harbour's wife, Nancy, is a professional, performing arts administrator and his three boys, Todd, Benjamin and William work in the fields of environmental management, energy marketing and medicine.