Friday, March 01, 2013

Outgoing Energy Secretary Could Be Remembered For More Than Solyndra : NPR
CHU: We don't expect all those things to work. But we wanted home runs. Now, after three years, have there been home runs? Well, maybe not. But there are people rounding second and third base [like who, specifically?], so it's looking good.
How Green Was the 'Green Pope'?
He approved a plan to cover the Vatican's Paul VI hall with solar panels, enough to power the lighting, heating, and cooling of a portion of the entire country (which covers, of course, a mere one-fifth of a square mile). He authorized the Vatican's bank to purchase carbon credits by funding a Hungarian forest that would make the Catholic city-state the only country fully carbon neutral. And several years later, he unveiled a new hybrid Popemobile that would be partially electric.
Popular The 1970's Global Cooling Alarmism
During the 1970s the media promoted global cooling alarmism with dire threats of a new ice age. Extreme weather events were hyped as signs of the coming apocalypse and man-made pollution was blamed as the cause. Environmental extremists called for everything from outlawing the internal combustion engine to communist style population controls. This media hype was found in newspapers, magazines, books and on television [roundup follows]
Pensioners get carbon tax return this month
Also from March 20, pensioners will start receiving carbon [dioxide hoax scam swindle fraud] tax compensation each fortnight. Singles will receive $13.50 a fortnight while couples will receive $20.40.

Ms Macklin said the government was delivering $1 billion a year to pensioners across the country through the carbon tax compensation package.

''In contrast, Tony Abbott and the Liberals have promised to claw back the $1 billion a year support Labor is delivering pensioners,'' she said.

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