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North Dakota Isn't Going To Be A Pressure Relief Valve For Minnesota's Green Energy Mandate

North Dakota Isn't Going To Be A Pressure Relief Valve For Minnesota's Green Energy Mandate

Government energy mandates are bad policy. They’re the product of politicians trying to impose their ideology on the real world, and they force energy companies to shift to energy sources like wind and solar which are more expensive and less reliable than fossil fuels. A recent example is Xcel Energy’s request for a rate hike

Video: 6:30 Point Of View Roundtable Discussion Of Green Energy, Medicinal Marijuana, Minimum Wage

Here’s the video of the 6:30 Point of View Friday Roundtable on Valley News Live from last week. Chris Berg was kind enough to ask me to sit in again. Just FYI, I’m also on POV every Monday for a weekly segment as well, including tonight! Friday’s discussion was, as always, pretty interesting. Our debate

North Dakota To Minnesota: Pay For Your Own Green Energy Mandate

Skirmeshes over energy policy between North Dakota and Minnesota are nothing new. North Dakota, in fact, has sued Minnesota over green energy policy that precludes importing coal-fired power from North Dakota, something the western state feels violates the interstate commerce clause. Now the North Dakota Public Service Commission has entered the fray, refusing to allow

North Dakota Is Inconvenient For Obama's Politics

The New York Times has a story about festering dissent against the President in the “states that Obama forgot,” and not surprisingly North Dakota is one of them (I wonder if the Times ever described liberal angst over President Bush as “festering”?). That shouldn’t surprise us. North Dakota doesn’t get a lot of visits from

Off-Shore Wind Power Companies Collecting More In Federal Subsidies Than They Pay In Federal Royalties

The Obama administration spends a lot of its time sandbagging and attacking fossil-fuel energy development while spending a lot of tax dollars promoting so-called “green” energy. This is little better, from a moral standpoint, than picking and choosing which groups or individuals will get audited by the IRS based on their political ideology, but I

Using The IRS To Manipulate Americans Isn't Anything New

“Taxes have morphed from a societal obligation into moral code,” writes David Harsanyi for Reason. “And our convoluted tax structure reflects this mindset, allowing politicians to favor trade and offer populist giveaways to solidify political power. Any simplification or flattening of that code would strip Washington of its most effective tool.” That’s a good point.

Obama Ten Days Ago: We Should "Reject These Voices" Which Say Government Is "Sinister"

President Obama’s commencement address delivered at Ohio State University just ten days ago are sure coming off as ironic given the scandals uncovered in the last week. “Unfortunately, you’ve grown up hearing voices that incessantly warn of government as nothing more than some separate, sinister entity that’s at the root of all our problems; some

"If you electrocute an eagle, that is bad, but if you chop it to pieces, that is OK"

Wind farms killing endangered condors in California, and eagles in Wyoming, is ok because they’re green energy according to the Obama administration. But if those same birds were killed at a coal mine or an oil site? Well that’s different: CONVERSE COUNTY, Wyo. — Wind farms in this corner of Wyoming have killed more than

Shocker: Renewal Of Wind Subsidies Sparks Plans For 41% Expansion In North Dakota

Not so long ago it seemed Big Wind was on the verge of collapse what with the federal subsidies the industry relies on about to be pulled. But then those subsidies were renewed, and now there are plans for a 41% expansion of wind power capacity in North Dakota: The extension of a key federal

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