'The oil that would move through the Keystone pipeline would add 18.7 million metric tons of carbon to the atmosphere annually, the E.P.A. estimated. In other words, the carbon emissions produced by oil that would be moved in the Keystone pipeline would amount to less than 1 percent of United States greenhouse gas emissions, and an infinitesimal slice of the global total. Within that context, “the Keystone pipeline is a rounding error,” said Kevin Book, the founder of ClearView Energy Partners, an energy analysis firm.'
For cold political fury (the GOP) has nothing on Terry O'Sullivan, who runs the Laborers' International Union that represents a half-million construction workers. "This is once again politics at its worst," Mr. O'Sullivan said in a public statement that deserves to be quoted at length. "In another gutless move, the Administration is delaying a finding on whether the pipeline is in the national interest based on months-old litigation in Nebraska regarding a state level challenge to a state process—and which has nothing to with the national interest. They waited until Good Friday, believing no one would be paying attention. The only surprise is they didn't wait to do it in the dark of night."
According to the Institute for Energy Research, “solar energy provides two-tenths of one percent of the total energy consumed in the United States. While the amount of solar electricity capacity in the U.S. has increased in recent years…it still only accounts for 0.1% of net electricity generated…the least among the renewable sources of hydroelectric, biomass, wind and solar.”
Democrats and environmental activists won’t answer three questions: One, who pays; two, how much; and three, for what result? And they don’t come close to being honest about how their plans would raise just about everyone’s power bills.'
'The article is typical in that it suggests that if Republicans would just get out of the way and allow yet another tax increase, the weather would become more to our liking. But it is dishonest to suggest that we are one tax increase away from arresting climate change, improving the weather or saving the planet. For the New York Times and the authors of the U.N. report to suggest otherwise is the reason why climate alarmists are losing credibility. And the more these alarmists are mocked and scorned for their radical views and condescending lectures, the louder and more threatening they become. The global warming crusaders who like to tout science would know that — scientifically — one tax increase can’t change the weather. So what does enacting a carbon tax actually accomplish? Nothing except lower growth, less prosperity and fewer jobs.'