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Philip Cross: The Sensible Approach To Climate Change

featuring Bjorn Lomborgvia Financial Post
Thursday, September 24, 2020
With so much talk about green energy in the run-up to this week’s speech from the throne, it is timely to summarize Bjorn Lomborg’s sensible perspective on climate change policies, as detailed in his latest book, “False Alarm: How Climate Change Panic Costs Us Trillions, Hurts The Poor, and Fails to Fix the Planet.”
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Innovation Is The Way To Fight EU Palm Oil Ban

quoting Bjorn Lomborgvia Free Malaysia Today
Tuesday, September 22, 2020

In 2016, I went back to my home country, Italy, for a longer period than usual. Forced to watch Italian TV again, I was quite stricken by a pretty unique fact: at the end of their advertisements, the most popular Italian snack brands were proudly announcing that their products did not contain palm oil. Similarly, at the supermarket, the label “senza olio di palma” (without palm oil) was displayed on the packaging. This was not the case five years earlier, in 2011, when I left Italy for Malaysia.

Environmental Harms

Articles On: Coal Power Plant

via China Global Sharp Power Weekly Alert
Sunday, July 5, 2020

As the world’s largest emitter of greenhouse gases and enormous pollution and environmental degradation, this section highlights the activities carried out by entities controlled by the Chinese Communist Party that harm our environment.

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The Classicist: The Embers Of California

interview with Victor Davis Hansonvia The Classicist
Wednesday, September 23, 2020

The Golden State’s recent spate of wildfires represents a broader trend of dysfunctional governance.

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Articles On: Fossil Fuels, Galapagos Sea Life, and Coal

via China Global Sharp Power Weekly Alert
Saturday, August 8, 2020

As the world’s largest emitter of greenhouse gases and enormous pollution and environmental degradation, this section highlights the activities carried out by entities controlled by the Chinese Communist Party that harm our environment.

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China's new coal projects account for 90% of global total in first half - study

via Reuters
Sunday, August 2, 2020

China built more than half of the world’s new coal-fired power plants this year and accounted for 90% of new planned capacity, a study showed on Monday, with Beijing still commissioning new projects even as capacity worldwide declines.

by David Stanway 

Environmental Harms

Articles On: Climate, Coal Plant, and CO2 Emissions

via China Global Sharp Power Weekly Alert
Sunday, September 6, 2020

As the world’s largest emitter of greenhouse gases and enormous pollution and environmental degradation, this section highlights the activities carried out by entities controlled by the Chinese Communist Party that harm our environment.

Analysis and Commentary

Beware The Duck!

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Saturday, September 12, 2020

There’s one more problem with solar power: peak electricity use in California occurs in the late afternoon and early evening, when solar power is small or zero.

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California Apocalypto

by Victor Davis Hansonvia National Review
Tuesday, August 25, 2020

Power outages, fires, water shortages, rising taxes, crumbling and congested highways, dismal schools, lawlessness …

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The Libertarian: Golden State Delusions

interview with Richard A. Epsteinvia The Libertarian
Thursday, August 20, 2020

Rolling blackouts, unhappy ridesharing firms, and a confiscatory new tax proposal point to California’s precipitous decline.

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The Task Force on Energy Policy addresses energy policy in the United States and its effects on our domestic and international political priorities, particularly our national security.

The Arctic Security Initiative addresses the strategic and security implications of increased Arctic activity and identifies opportunities for shaping a safe, secure, and prosperous Arctic.