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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]

September 29, 2016 • 07:55 pm

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The War on Cops
By Thomas Sowell
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