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Environment & Energy

What the Frack is Going on Here?

Hydraulic fracturing opponents misrepresent facts to protect their ideologies and agendas. by Paul Driessen Hydraulic fracturing sends “huge volumes of toxic fluids” deep underground at high pressure, to fracture shale rock and release natural gas, Food & Water Watch claims. “Billions of gallons of toxic fluids” will “contaminate” groundwater and

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Trying to Snooker Smucker

 Climate alarm campaigners make pitiful case that manmade climate change threatens coffee. by Paul Driessen It’s a common tactic among groups promoting climate alarmism and anti-hydrocarbon policies. As evidence mounts that manmade catastrophic climate change is not imminent, extreme weather events cannot be linked to human activities, and developing nations

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Volt, Prius, or CRX? Numbers Make the Choice Obvious.

The fully worded question is: How does the extended-range GM Volt Electric Vehicle compare with Toyota’s fourth generation hybrid Prius and Honda’s popular compact SUV the CRV? by Panos Prevedouros I was not inclined to immediately dismiss the GM Volt as an expensive failure, (e.g., Chevy Volt is Automotive Version

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The Incontestability of Change

Dissent from man-made global warming belief from prominent scientists begins to gain media attention. by Cody Hensarling One of the most unsettling trends in public discourse is the tendency of those who oppose government regulation designed to combat man-made global warming, such as Cap & Trade and the expansion of

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Hawaii Needs Free Markets, Not “Sustainability”

Daniel de Gracia II  In Hawaii, one of the latest buzzwords to take policymakers by storm is “sustainability,” and in 2005, the 23rd Legislature of the State of Hawaii established the Hawaii 2050 Sustainability Task Force.  The Task Force defined sustainability  as the “preferred future” for our islands , in

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Scientists Need Ethics Training and Anger Management

by Pearl Hahn  Apparently in today’s scientific community, it is common practice to reach a conclusion via popular opinion instead of through a civil exchange of data. The hacked e-mails from the University of East Anglia’s Climate Research Unit reveal something akin to a mob mentality of “us vs. them,” complete

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Human Climate Control Up In the Air

by Pearl Hahn  How much control do humans have over the Earth’s climate? This is a topic I have covered in a policy paper and commentaries. A reader recently wrote to me to express his concern that it is premature for either side to announce they have an unassailable position based on existing data.

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Feel-Good Politics of a Styrofoam Ban

by Pearl Hahn  Environmentalists love banning items they claim are destroying our natural ecosystems. Ban paper, ban plastic, ban Styrofoam. I suspect they would prefer to carry around their shopping items stacked on their bare hands while balancing on a bicycle on the highway, but if they actually did so, that

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Plastic Bag Ban Neither Logically Nor Environmentally Sound

by Pearl Hahn  The vote to ban plastic bags on Kauai has again been postponed. Lawmakers would be wise to use this extra time to seriously consider the ramifications of banning plastic bags. Posed with the paper-or-plastic question, many instinctively pick paper, as it is biodegradable, recyclable, and made from a

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Honolulu’s Energy Hyprocrisy

by Hideo Hikida In 2007, Hawaii state officials unveiled a new plan to reduce city power consumption by 10% by 2017. Two years later, the city is still  going in the wrong direction. In figures released today, the city’s electricity use has actually increased by almost 15% in the last

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What the Frack is Going on Here?

Hydraulic fracturing opponents misrepresent facts to protect their ideologies and agendas. by Paul Driessen Hydraulic fracturing sends “huge volumes of toxic fluids” deep underground at high pressure, to fracture shale rock and release natural gas, Food & Water Watch claims. “Billions of gallons of toxic fluids” will “contaminate” groundwater and

Read More →

Trying to Snooker Smucker

 Climate alarm campaigners make pitiful case that manmade climate change threatens coffee. by Paul Driessen It’s a common tactic among groups promoting climate alarmism and anti-hydrocarbon policies. As evidence mounts that manmade catastrophic climate change is not imminent, extreme weather events cannot be linked to human activities, and developing nations

Read More →

Volt, Prius, or CRX? Numbers Make the Choice Obvious.

The fully worded question is: How does the extended-range GM Volt Electric Vehicle compare with Toyota’s fourth generation hybrid Prius and Honda’s popular compact SUV the CRV? by Panos Prevedouros I was not inclined to immediately dismiss the GM Volt as an expensive failure, (e.g., Chevy Volt is Automotive Version

Read More →

The Incontestability of Change

Dissent from man-made global warming belief from prominent scientists begins to gain media attention. by Cody Hensarling One of the most unsettling trends in public discourse is the tendency of those who oppose government regulation designed to combat man-made global warming, such as Cap & Trade and the expansion of

Read More →

Hawaii Needs Free Markets, Not “Sustainability”

Daniel de Gracia II  In Hawaii, one of the latest buzzwords to take policymakers by storm is “sustainability,” and in 2005, the 23rd Legislature of the State of Hawaii established the Hawaii 2050 Sustainability Task Force.  The Task Force defined sustainability  as the “preferred future” for our islands , in

Read More →

Scientists Need Ethics Training and Anger Management

by Pearl Hahn  Apparently in today’s scientific community, it is common practice to reach a conclusion via popular opinion instead of through a civil exchange of data. The hacked e-mails from the University of East Anglia’s Climate Research Unit reveal something akin to a mob mentality of “us vs. them,” complete

Read More →

Human Climate Control Up In the Air

by Pearl Hahn  How much control do humans have over the Earth’s climate? This is a topic I have covered in a policy paper and commentaries. A reader recently wrote to me to express his concern that it is premature for either side to announce they have an unassailable position based on existing data.

Read More →

Feel-Good Politics of a Styrofoam Ban

by Pearl Hahn  Environmentalists love banning items they claim are destroying our natural ecosystems. Ban paper, ban plastic, ban Styrofoam. I suspect they would prefer to carry around their shopping items stacked on their bare hands while balancing on a bicycle on the highway, but if they actually did so, that

Read More →

Plastic Bag Ban Neither Logically Nor Environmentally Sound

by Pearl Hahn  The vote to ban plastic bags on Kauai has again been postponed. Lawmakers would be wise to use this extra time to seriously consider the ramifications of banning plastic bags. Posed with the paper-or-plastic question, many instinctively pick paper, as it is biodegradable, recyclable, and made from a

Read More →

Honolulu’s Energy Hyprocrisy

by Hideo Hikida In 2007, Hawaii state officials unveiled a new plan to reduce city power consumption by 10% by 2017. Two years later, the city is still  going in the wrong direction. In figures released today, the city’s electricity use has actually increased by almost 15% in the last

Read More →

PETITION: Exempt medical services from Hawaii's excise tax!

To the Hawaii Legislature:

Hawaii families face skyrocketing healthcare costs and a shortage of doctors. Exempting medical services from Hawaii’s general excise tax would result in millions of dollars in savings for residents and help bring doctors back.

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