Sunday, December 4th, 2016

Waukesha Freeman 2/11/16 Page A6 Opinion Supreme Court decision a win for Wisconsin Schimel defends Wisconsin families, jobs Wisconsin residents received a dose of good news from the U.S. Supreme Court Tuesday evening. The court agreed to put on hold President Barack Obama’s Clean Power Plan to curb carbon dioxide emissions until the lawsuit brought […]

On Tuesday, President Barack Obama announced his plans to attack the nation’s energy infrastructure to fight the global warming that hasn’t been seen for 15 years and counting. Over at the MacIver Institute, I look at the likely collateral damage to Wisconsin. The administration’s plans will hit Wisconsin especially hard. According to data from the […]

The chart at the right ranks the 48 coal consumer states by their dependency for coal-generated power. Wisconsin is ranked 14th on the list, ahead of Illinois and Pennsylvania. (Data from the UN Energy Information Administration. Latest figures available are from 2011.) By the way, you thought Hurricane Katrina decimated Louisiana? Picture what the new […]

The US Chamber of Commerce has four reasons why President Barack Obama’s energy proposals are bad for the economy. Number one on the list, higher energy prices. 1. Higher electricity prices The Washington Post reports that regulating carbon emissions for existing power plants “will raise consumers’ electricity prices in the short term as utilities are forced to shutter aging coal […]

One of the hidden costs of doing business in Wisconsin is the unnecessary renewable energy programs that are mandated by the state. The costs for these programs are paid by the ratepayers through higher energy bills. Fortunately, the Joint Finance Committee rolled back an attempt by the Jim Doyle-era Public Service Commission (ironically, the agency […]

Supporters of the proposed global warming bill in Wisconsin have been hyping an “analysis” by the Public Service Commission which claims the bill will actually lower energy costs.  Nobody else is buying it. In the hours after the substitute amendment was introduced, the Public Service Commission quickly passed judgment on the 150 page substitute announcing […]

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The latest newsletter from the Wisconsin Club for Growth has this fun tidbit: Without any conservative speaker in town to picket last week, Madison’s professional protesting cabal set their sights on a proposed new coal plant in Cassville. Picketers rallied around a giant inflatable coal plant, which likely took as much electricity to inflate as […]

Pulled this right off the senator’s website: 01/08/08KERRY CALLS FOR FEDERAL INVESTIGATION OF GAS PRICE GOUGING ——————————————————————————–01/04/08Kerry announces $1 million federal grant for restoration of Plymouth’s wetlands ——————————————————————————–01/02/08Kerry Opposes Bush Administration Chukchi Sea Oil and Gas Lease Sale ——————————————————————————– I think that the press release of 1/2/08 (and others like it) might have something to […]

Pulled this right off the senator’s website: 01/08/08KERRY CALLS FOR FEDERAL INVESTIGATION OF GAS PRICE GOUGING ——————————————————————————–01/04/08Kerry announces $1 million federal grant for restoration of Plymouth’s wetlands ——————————————————————————–01/02/08Kerry Opposes Bush Administration Chukchi Sea Oil and Gas Lease Sale ——————————————————————————– I think that the press release of 1/2/08 (and others like it) might have something to […]