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The Best Renewable Energy Investment - Solar is Heavily Subsidized

Marita Noon, policy analyst for CFACT, writes "When you read a headline such as one from CNBC touting “Solar power’s stunning growth,” realize that it’s thanks to you — even if you’ve never even thought of putting solar panels on your roof. If you live in the United States, vote, pay taxes, and get your electricity from a utility company, you’ve helped the solar power industry. You support the solar industry through a variety of tax and regulatory policies—voted in by politicians you elected—that favor it over other lower cost forms of electricity generation. ... With all the claims of renewable energy reaching cost parity with conventional energy, realize this headline is only semi-accurate because government regulation is driving up the cost of conventional electricity while ratepayers and taxpayers are underwriting the cost of renewables."

Global Warming - Science or Politics?

Calgary geologist Bill Bell published a detailed statement in the Calgary Herald on climate science and the politics associated with the global warming movement. He says action is needed or Canadians will pay $billion. Bill Bell calls upon Canadians to tell their government to stop wasting taxpayers' money on climate change which is a largely natural phenomenon driven by various influences, primarily the sun. Bell concludes that politics, not science is driving the global warming and climate change movement.

Climate Change Targets for Canada - Examining the Implications

This report by Robert Lyman compares the present and proposed targets for greenhouse gas emissions reductions in Canada and to assess their implications in terms of Canada’s main economic sectors. Electricity from wind and solar sources are very costly and unreliable. The report concludes that meeting the targets would be very costly and possibly destructive to Canada's economy, while global emission continue to grow.

What Signing the Climate Change Targets Will Mean For You - By Robert Lyman

The G7 Industrialized countries committed themselves in principle to eliminate fossil fuel use by 2100 and to aim at reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by up to 70 per cent from 2010 levels by 2050. Robert Lyman, a retired economist, says that ending emissions from energy production would mean shutting down every oil and gas well and all coal mines and coal-fired power plants, the lowest cost sources of electricity supply. Replacing them with nuclear or renewable energy sources would be far more expensive. Electricity generated from solar and wind is notoriously unreliable.

Dr. Judith Curry Statement on the President’s U.N. Climate Pledge

Dr. Judith Curry of the Georgia Institute of Technology gave oral and written testimony to a hearing on the President’s U.N. Climate Pledge. Her written statement says case for dangerous anthropogenic climate change has weakened due to the hiatus in global warming since 1998, reduced estimates of climate sensitivity and the large divergence of predicted and actual warming. There is considerable disagreement about whether the warming since 1950 has been dominated by human causes, and how much the planet will warm in the 21st century. The U.S. President's U.N. climate pledge "will do essentially nothing to change the climate."

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