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Fiscal Cliff Deal Contained $12 Billion For Continuing Wind Subsidies

Fiscal Cliff Deal Contained $12 Billion For Continuing Wind Subsidies

You wouldn’t think that a bill which was supposedly about fixing the nation’s fiscal problems would be porked up with handouts for special interests, but you’d be wrong. The “fiscal cliff” deal was chock full of goodies, including $12 billion in continues subsidies for Big Wind: Among the leaders in this glorious formation are companies

We Have to Pass the Bill So You Can Know What's In It

CNS is reporting that members in the Democrat controlled Senate received both the 154 page “Fiscal Cliff compromise” bill and the CBO scoring 3 minutes before they were to vote on the bill. Of course we’ve seen this tactic used ever since Obama became president, haven’t we? The U.S. Senate voted 89-8 to approve legislation

Matt Damon's Anti-Fracking Movie Seemingly On Its Way To A Flop

Matt Damon has become something of an anti-fracking activist. His new movie, Promised Land , takes aim at oil and gas drilling technique, no doubt hoping to do for fracking what The China Syndrome did for nuclear energy. The movie is about an oil industry land man who is out to swindle property owners into

Spain Selling Off Wind Farms

Remember when President Obama was touting Spain’s “green energy” policies as something worth emulating here in the United States? Well Spain, where unemployment has hit rates as high as 20%, is now selling off their wind farms (via Million Dollar Way): In its concerted effort to reduce debt and maintain investment grade credit rating, Iberdrola

Thanks Fracking: US Oil Imports At A 20 Year Low

I’m a free trade sort of guy, so generally I think America ought to get its goods and services from wherever makes sense in marketplace. If that’s someplace in America, great. If not, that’s ok too. Thinks like “trade deficits” are the result of economic illiteracy and media sensationalism. That being said, I was never

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