Empire Center Report: N.Y. State's "Clean Energy Standard" Amounts to $3.4 BILLION Tax Hike
CFIF remains vigilant in sounding the alarm about a costly new crony capitalist "Clean Energy Standard" (CES) boondoggle in New York state, and a new report this week from the Empire Center for Public Policy further exposes the destructively high cost that state citizens and businesses will pay under the plan.
The CES is a global warming alarmist scheme unveiled last month by New York's Public Service Commission (PSC), whose members were appointed by Democratic Governor Andrew Cuomo. The plan imposes a draconian demand that at least 50% of the state's energy will come from carbon-neutral plants like solar and wind by just 14 years from today. The CES plan would compel New York power generators to purchase "Zero Emission Credits" (ZECs) from carbon-neutral generators through a state…[more]
There was never a more appropriately named book than "The War on Cops" by Heather Mac Donald, published a few weeks ago, on the eve of the greatest escalation of that war by the ambush murders of five policemen in Dallas.
Nor is this war against the police confined to Dallas. It is occurring across the country. Who is to blame?
There is a ton of blame, more than enough to go around to the wide range of people and institutions that have contributed to these disasters. In addition to the murderers who have killed people they don't even know, there are those who created the atmosphere…
"Clinton's diplomatic outreach to Russia, one of her earliest initiatives as Obama's top diplomat, is one of many embarrassing and consequential failures that expose her claims to good judgment and competence as empty. American diplomacy and intelligence alike failed to detect Putin's ambitions until Crimea and eastern Ukraine had already been overrun.Throughout and immediately after Clinton's tenure…[more]