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]
We have gotten so used to seeing college presidents and other academic "leaders" caving in to so many outrageous demands from little gangs of bullying students that it is a long overdue surprise to see a sign that at least one major university has shown some backbone.
Dr. Robert J. Zimmer, president of the University of Chicago, has spoken out in the plainest language against the stifling of opinions that differ from political correctness, on campuses across the country.
"Free speech is at risk at the very institution where it should be assured: the university," Dr.…
"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]