Wednesday, January 30, 2013

- Bishop Hill blog - Climate tummy tickling
The Labour party has called for all new gas-fired power stations to be fitted with carbon capture and storage (CCS) after 2020. As the Independent reports, this will double the price of the electricity they produce.
A streetcar named Big Government: Bidding Ray LaHood goodbye | The Daily Caller
Days after expressing his intent of “sticking around for a while” as a cabinet member in President Obama’s second term, Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood now says he’s departing after all. I’ll miss him, at least as a source of good copy. Promoted as the Republican in the Obama cabinet (at least the only one left after the departure of Defense Secretary Robert Gates), the former Illinois Congressman has been a veritable fount of what-was-he-thinking proposals and anti-libertarian policy decisions over the past four years:
Flashback: Mr. CO2-fearing Transportation Secretary, tear down these highways!
Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood has announced a “major policy revision” that aims to give bicycling and walking the same policy and economic consideration as driving.

“Today I want to announce a sea change,” he wrote on his blog last week. “This is the end of favoring motorized transportation at the expense of nonmotorized.”
Flashback: U.S. Transportation Secretary rolls up in big SUV to unveil new fuel economy stickers
U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood unveiled new fuel-economy window stickers for cars and trucks, saying "we're not just sitting around waiting for high gasoline prices to come down." His ride of choice to the unveiling: This 12-mpg Chevy Suburban SUV.
Twitter / enviroblack: Very impressive effort to ...
Very impressive effort to document 173 sceptic myths - look for the mutual contradictions...

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