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2014-01-22 12:21:18

Benefits outweigh supposed costs by range of 50-1 to 500-1 WASHINGTON, Jan. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The benefits of fossil fuel energy to society far outweigh the social costs of carbon (SCC) by a magnitude of 50 to 500 times, according to a landmark study released by the American Coalition for Clean Coal Electricity (ACCCE) today. "It is without question or debate that our national and global societies have benefited from fossil fuels. And those benefits will continue...

2014-01-02 23:30:02

Ripples of the 2008 global recession go on with taxpayers around the world struggling to meet food prices at near historic highs, rising energy prices due to climate change taxes and levies, and continued high unemployment rates across much of the Eurozone. Friends of Science note that carbon taxes and penalties, and incentive programs for biofuels negatively affect economic recovery and taxpayer’s pocketbooks; abolishing unnecessary carbon taxes and climate change policies would greatly...

2013-12-17 23:27:42

As winter sets in across Europe, UK newspapers are reporting that utility companies in Britain are forecasting power blackouts as their reliable capacity drops while rising carbon taxes and subsidies for wind farms make utilities operations unprofitable and the grid unmanageable. Friends of Science say carbon taxes are an unnecessary burden as the sun is the main driver of climate change, not carbon dioxide. Calgary, Alberta, Canada (PRWEB) December 17, 2013 As people are shivering under...

2013-11-26 23:30:12

As world leaders at the Warsaw COP-19 Climate Conference back away from new global warming climate targets, and British Columbia eliminates their controversial Pacific Climate Trust, Friends of Science has issued a new report calling upon the City of Calgary to abandon the Community GHG Reduction Plan. Friends of Science state that there has been no global warming in 16 years despite a rise in carbon dioxide and that the sun drives climate change, not carbon dioxide. Calgary, Alberta,...

2013-11-13 23:03:57

With the recently elected Coalition Government planning to repeal the carbon tax, industry operating conditions are expected to change. For this reason, industry research firm IBISWorld has updated its report on the Pollution Testing Services industry in Australia. Melbourne, Australia (PRWEB) November 14, 2013 Environmental concerns within society, and government legislation to reduce pollution levels, benefit the Pollution Testing Services industry. This is due to growing external...

2013-11-08 23:01:06

The Environmental Protection Agency today is hosting a “Public Listening Session” at the Metcalfe Federal Building in Chicago, allowing the public to weigh in on the Obama administration’s “Climate Action Plan.” The plan would grant broad powers to EPA to curb the production of fossil fuels, strictly regulate coal-fired power plants, and funnel taxpayer money toward “green energy” companies. Chicago, Illinois (PRWEB) November 08, 2013 Heartland Institute Policy Advisors...

2013-11-05 10:21:50

Yet the instrument of pricing global CO2 emissions could generate a revenue of 32 trillion US dollars over the 21st century, exceeding by far the 12 trillion US dollars reduction of fossil fuel owners' profits, according to a study now published by scientists of the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research. The analysis of the interference of CO2 emission pricing with fossil fuel markets adds key information to the debate on macro-economic effects of climate change mitigation....

2013-07-03 23:22:05

Recent research indicates that Texas wind farms cause more heating and climate change than would the Keystone XL Pipeline; consequently prospects of the President approving Keystone look brighter for thousands of jobless Americans. Based on US State Department parameters, Keystone is calculated to potentially contribute just 0.00002 °C in 50 years, while Texas wind Farms have been shown to have increased local temperatures by 1°C, at the same time requiring inordinate amounts of...


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