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Michaels: Obama’s cold political calculus on global warming

By Patrick J. Michaels Back in 2008, then-senator and presidential candidate Barack Obama said, if elected, he would “necessarily bankrupt” anyone who dared to build a new coal-fired electric station. On Monday, he made good on his campaign promise. First, the science: The Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) own computer model easily shows that President Obama’s […]

Michaels: The EPA’s political futility

By Patrick J. Michaels On June 2, the Environmental Protection Agency is going to announce new rules for existing coal-fired power plants, most likely a 20 percent reduction in allowable carbon dioxide emissions. The only way this will be possible will be by upgrading almost all combustion units, and the ultimate cost of the upgrades […]

Michaels: Global warming scientists scrap real science, bow before president Obama instead

By Patrick J. Michaels On the corner of 12th Street and New York Avenue, conveniently located midway between the White House and Congress, sits a slate eminence housing the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). It’s not there because science bureaucrats enjoy Washington’s unbearable summers. The Guardian got it right last week, in […]

Michaels: Government’s big energy folly

By Patrick J. Michaels The West’s relentless campaign for “green” energy is finally running into economic and political reality. Despite massive subsidies to purchasers, the world’s biggest producer of solar cells, China’s Suntech, went bankrupt last year. There’s simply too little worldwide demand for this inefficient source of electricity. Because the sun is below the […]

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