SEARCH BLOG: GLOBAL WARMING
Now that it has become apparent to all but the most die-hard alarmists, the CO2 basis for clean energy is going to be conveniently ignored by the EPA and it will press forward on its agenda without the basis for its agenda.
From The Detroit News:
One more nail in the Democratic Party's political coffin. To be fair, the story was written by an attorney. To be fair, the EPA is run by attorneys. To be fair, the Democratic Party is run by attorneys. So, science has little to do with agendas except when it can be used to justify a pre-determined agenda... even false science.
BY SAULIUS MIKALONIS
Uncertainty may be the condition that “impels man to unfold his powers,” as the German philosopher Eric Fromm said. But it tends to keep the wallet shut when it comes to investing in new technologies, such as clean energy. Now, it’s becoming increasingly certain that producing energy from coal is going to get more expensive fairly quickly, and that will help sustain growth in wind energy, solar power, advanced batteries and other technologies in Michigan and around the country. What has changed? For starters, the “climategate” scandal is essentially over. This tempest, which raged for most of this year, was sparked by allegations that scientists fudged the global warming data the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency relied on to determine that greenhouse gases threaten the public health and should be regulated under the Clean Air Act.
In July, the EPA formally rebutted the charges [well maybe "rebutted"; not exactly "refuted" or "proved false"] and denied 10 petitions filed by the state of Texas, the Commonwealth of Virginia, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and others asking the agency to reconsider its finding.
It’s highly unlikely that the courts will reverse the EPA’s decision, which is being challenged by the U.S. Chamber in a federal lawsuit.
What all this means is the state and federal programs supporting clean energy (much of it money that used to go to the petroleum industry) should continue to grow uninterrupted, and that in turn will help retain and attract new private inves tors. States that turn their backs on this type of investment will be on the outside looking in. [full story]