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$4 Gas may be seen with Carbon Tax

“Oregonians could soon be paying $4 or more for a gallon of gas if lawmakers pass cap-and-trade in the next year, according to the Taxpayer Association of Oregon Foundation. Recent surveys from the AAA of Oregon and Washington indicates this would amount to a 40 percent increase in the price consumers are currently paying at the pump.” Read more at …

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Fund managers shouldn’t try to save the world at pensioners’ expense

“A few years ago, CEOs came up with a saying to distract people from how much money they make: “Companies that do well need to do good!” In addition to some precise English-language usage, the sentiment is very sound: If you make a lot of money, you should help others. This charitable attend is nothing new, it’s sort of a …

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Myriad factors combine to make energy outlook very rosy in 2018

“The early days of 2018 are a good time to consider America’s energy landscape and how it impacts our broader global competitiveness. The outlook is good. The shale revolution in the U.S., OPEC’s varied responses, changes in federal regulations, as well as the cost of oil and gas here, relative to the rest of the world, all impact the country’s …

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Rigs to Reefs

Since 1984, the “Rigs to Reefs” program has recycled more than 450 offshore oil and gas rigs into artificial reefs that draw coral, shrimp, snapper and other sportfish like magnets. The program gives new life to the platforms – and creates thriving new deep water habitat for thousands of species that would otherwise have to cling for life in the …

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The Renewable Fuel Standard Belongs On The Naughty List

It’s that time of year again: holiday music, festive beverages, and the EPA’s release of its latest requirements for blending biofuels with gasoline to meet the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS). Sadly, the latter is not the wondrous gift we’d been promised: It didn’t make us safer, it didn’t benefit the environment, it didn’t drive down fuel prices—but it did drive up global …

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Investment Activism Leads Pension Funds to “Point of No Returns”

What would you say is the main responsibility of a pension fund? If you came up with the intuitive “to pay out pensions,” you’re right. Unfortunately, too many pension fund managers seem to treat their role as a soapbox for advocating their personal beliefs using other people’s money. And “Point of No Returns,” a report released this week by the …

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Time to Ditch the Renewable Fuel Standard, Save Americans Money

“Politicians don’t have a crystal ball that can predict the future of energy prices, energy supplies, or demand for electricity and gasoline. But they pretend to, and that’s a problem. It leads to market-distorting policies that harm Americans as consumers and taxpayers.” Read more at CNS News.

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We can’t afford a carbon tax

“The authors of the op-ed headlined “It’s time to put a price on carbon” (Monitor Opinion, Nov. 13) want to put a tax on fossil fuels. They hope that making these fuels more expensive might make people buy less, which in turn might reduce carbon dioxide emissions. Fewer emissions theoretically could lessen the impact of climate change. Most carbon tax proposals try to …

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Ron Paul: Why Trump must tackle the renewable fuel standard

“President Trump and EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt will have an opportunity in coming weeks to increase manufacturing jobs and bolster U.S. exports by simply cutting back on the red tape of the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS). Although every source of energy – wind, solar, renewable, carbon-based and the rest – has a place on the market, the RFS includes a …