Economics 101: you can’t increase costs on businesses without increasing costs on consumers

I found this via Twitter: Obama’s new rules for coal plants are going to be a huge, huge, huge deal: http://t.co/kBckVUtqiR — The New Republic (@tnr) May 27, 2014 to which Mark Buehner replied: @tnr @instapundit shorter- yes, your electricity bill is going up so shut up. — Mark Buehner (@ElBuehn) May 27, 2014   …

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From Around the Blogroll

Following North Carolina House House Speaker Thom Tillis’ victory in the Republican senatorial primary, Sister Toldjah noted incumbent Senator Kay Hagan’s decision to go for broke and “fully embrace” Obaminablecare. Most polls show that the wholly misnamed Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act is unpopular, but, as I have said previously, the only polls which …

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If the observations do not fit the theory, then the observations must be wrong, right?

Thanks to the esteemed William Teach, I found this article: 95% of Climate Models Agree: The Observations Must be Wrong February 7th, 2014 by Roy W. Spencer, Ph. D. I’m seeing a lot of wrangling over the recent (15+ year) pause in global average warming…when did it start, is it a full pause, shouldn’t we …

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Elon Musk and your tax dollars

From The Wall Street Journal: Allysia Finley: How Government Is Making Solar Billionaires SolarCity has never recorded a profit, but powered by subsidies, its stock price is $57 a share. By Allysia Finley | Opinion | Oct. 21, 2013 7:09 p.m. ET Flash Player 9 or higher is required to view the chartClick here to …

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One would think that the environmentalists would love this!

From The Wall Street Journal: EDF to Build New Nuclear Power Plant in U.K. Project Would Be First in the Country in Almost 30 Years By Géraldine Amiel and Selina Williams | Updated Oct. 21, 2013 5:10 a.m. ET PARIS—French power utility Électricité de France SA confirmed Monday it has reached an agreement with the …

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I’m sure that it’s just a coincidence . . .

. . . that the warmists want to severely restrict or ban the use of fossil fuels just as the United States becomes the world’s leading producer of fossil fuels. From The Wall Street Journal: U.S. Rises to No. 1 Energy Producer By Russell Gold and Daniel Gilbert | Updated October 2, 2013, 8:10 p.m. …

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U.N. Says Humans Are ‘Extremely Likely’ Behind Global Warming

From The Wall Street Journal: U.N. Says Humans Are ‘Extremely Likely’ Behind Global Warming Report Says Temperatures Aren’t Expected to Rise as Quickly as Previously Thought By Johannes Ledel STOCKHOLM—A much-anticipated United Nations report on climate change claims that while human activity has likely been the dominant cause of global warming since the 1950s, temperatures …

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Paying the price

From The New York Times: Obama Outlines Ambitious Plan to Cut Greenhouse Gases By MARK LANDLER and JOHN M. BRODER | Published: June 25, 2013 421 Comments WASHINGTON — President Obama, declaring that “Americans across the country are already paying the price of inaction” on climate change, on Tuesday announced sweeping measures to reduce greenhouse gas pollution and prepare …

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Economics 101: When you send less of the profit from your production overseas, you help your own economy

I started this article last Thursday, but set it aside. From THE WALL STREET JOURNAL: U.S. Oil Notches Record Growth Rise in Production Is World’s Largest; Fueled by Fracking By Keith Johnson and Russell Gold | Updated June 12, 2013, 7:39 p.m. ET U.S. crude-oil production grew by more than one million barrels a day …

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