Automakers Respond Brilliantly to Incentives

Sometimes saving the world from global warming is as simple as removing a badly designed roof-rack …

That's just one of the innovations that automakers have tried in the last year in an effort to win rebates for efficiency or avoid penalties for excessive gas consumption. It's a perfect demonstration of how intelligently industry can react when given appropriate incentives.

Urgently needed: A Reality Czech!

The movement against global warming has turned into a new religion, an ideology that threatens to undermine freedom and the world's economic and social order, Czech President Vaclav Klaus said.

Klaus was speaking to reporters at the launch of the German translation of his new book, a sceptical look at the worldwide campaign to stop climate change entitled “Blue Planet in Green Chains: What Is Under Threat – Climate or Freedom?”.

Job Security Unstable? Renewable Energy is Looking for Employees.

Author Jeff Goodell's quote, “[a] full-blown push for clean energy could unleash a jobs bonanza that would make what happened in Silicon Valley in the 1990s look like a bake sale,” rings true when you look at yesterday's job report published by the UN.

The report found that solving global warming has resulted in world wide employment gains.


White House Press Secretary Fumbles on Climate Science Censorship Report

If you're going to lie, at least be honest about it.

During today's press briefing White House press secretary, Dana Perino, spun herself into a knot with her won bafflegab in response to a Congress Committee investigative report released today.

U.S. Energy Industry Lobbies for Bush Do-Nothing Plan

In a Dec. 7, 2007 letter to Members of the U.S. Senate (below), a cabal of energy producers and big polluters have attacked the State-level efforts to toughen global warming regulations, supporting instead the almost irrelevant measures currently in place at the national level.

Rather than deal with California-driven emission limits that would actually limit emissions, the lobbyists said: “The vehicle efficiency improvement standard and the alternative fuels provisions in the President Bush's energy proposals and in the energy legislation are preferred approaches.”

If he was capable of embarrassment, this would be a moment for President George Bush to blush.

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