Is America Too Good At Fracking?

Energy | Andrew Follett
A WPX Energy natural gas drilling rig north of Parachute, Colorado, December 9, 2014. The economy of Parachute, with a current population of approximately 1000 people, was devastated when thousands of workers lost their jobs on "Black Sunday" in 1982, after Exxon terminated the Colony Shale Oil Project. The current rise of hydraulic fracking in natural gas retrieval has given a cautious hope to the town's inhabitants, who know market demand and price can effect their local economy. (Reuters/Jim Urquhart)

‘Investors right now across the board just hate natural gas’

Green Group Flew 50 Kids To D.C. To Brainstorm How To Reduce CO2 Emissions

Energy | Andrew Follett
Varshini Prakash of the Divestment Student Network leads chants of "I believe that we will win" during the 'Our Generation, Our Choice' protest near the White House in downtown Washington November 9, 2015. The Monday march to highlight race, climate, and immigration issues was timed to mark exactly one year until the 2016 U.S. presidential election, according to protesters. (REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst)

‘Climate movement that’s concerned about racial justice’

CPAC Panel: End The Subsidies For Solar, They 'Only Help The Rich'

Energy | Andrew Follett
Money home with solar panel concept (Shutterstock/Fabio Berti)

‘We’re using tax dollars to subsidize rich people’

Fracking Gives Average Local Household $1,900 In Benefits Says Study

Energy | Andrew Follett
Landscape image of a oil well pumpjack wiith an early morning golden sunrise and American USA red White and Blue Flag background. (Shutterstock/James BO Insogna)

They get a 10 percent increase in employment too…

A Wave Of New Fracking Is About To Hit Appalachia

Energy | Andrew Follett
A WPX Energy natural gas drilling rig north of Parachute, Colorado, December 9, 2014. The economy of Parachute, with a current population of approximately 1000 people, was devastated when thousands of workers lost their jobs on "Black Sunday" in 1982, after Exxon terminated the Colony Shale Oil Project. The current rise of hydraulic fracking in natural gas retrieval has given a cautious hope to the town's inhabitants, who know market demand and price can effect their local economy. (Reuters/Jim Urquhart)

‘The energy renaissance that’s transforming our nation’

Economists: Fracking Created 4.6 Million Jobs And $3.5 Trillion In New Wealth

Energy | Andrew Follett
Oil worker in orange uniform and helmet on of background the pump jack and sunset sky. (Shutterstock.com/ded pixto)

That’s about 2.3 million new jobs a year.

Washington State Is About To Vote On First US Carbon Tax

Energy | Andrew Follett
Burning dollars banknotes (Shutterstock/Jag_cz)

It will harm the poorest members of society the most

Solar Lobbyist Whines His Subsidized Panels Aren't Cost Effective Anymore

Energy | Andrew Follett
Solar Panels (Shutterstock/Lightboxx)

‘Total shock’ about solar subsidy cuts announced months in advance

Paris Just Rolled Back Its Carbon Tax

Energy | Andrew Follett
Coal price in dollar terms (Shutterstock/V_Lisovoy)

Carbon taxes disproportionately hurt the poor

Obama's Energy Plan Will Cost The Poor Billions To Stop 0.019 Degrees Of Global Warming

Energy | Andrew Follett
US President Barack Obama and Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton walk off Air Force One in Charlotte, North Carolina, on July 5, 2016 to attend a Clinton campaign event.NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/Getty Images

Environmental regs do more damage to the average person than the worst case global warming scenarios

France Abandons Plans For A Carbon Tax

Energy | Andrew Follett
Coal price in dollar terms (Shutterstock/V_Lisovoy)

Opposition to the tax was due to ‘concerns about employment, legal difficulties and security of supply’

Maine Is About To Slash Its Solar Subsidies

Energy | Andrew Follett
Money home with solar panel concept (Shutterstock/Fabio Berti)

‘Makes no financial sense’

Here's Why Hillary's 'Half A Billion' Solar Panels Plan Will INCREASE Energy Prices

Energy | Andrew Follett
U.S. Secretary of State Clinton attends a news conference in Beijing

‘Think of it as a reverse Robin Hood scheme’

California Dem: Our Global Warming Plans Devastate The Poor

Energy | Andrew Follett
Expensive electricity savings and green energy poverty (Shutterstock/alexkich)

‘High electric rates have destroyed jobs and are a huge burden for poor people’

Pennsylvania Slashes Rooftop Solar Subsidies

Energy | Andrew Follett
Solar Panels (Shutterstock/Lightboxx)

The state commission twice found that net metering solar subsidies are not in the public interest.

British Solar Industry In Total Free Fall After Subsidy Cuts

Energy | Andrew Follett
Smiling Union Jack piggy banks are lined up for sale in the window of a souvenir store on Oxford Street in central London January 20, 2014. Britain's financial services industry is beginning to feel the benefits of economic recovery, as firms report growth in profits, business volumes and optimism in the fourth quarter, according to a survey. Some 69 percent of firms said they felt more optimistic about the overall business situation versus just 1 percent who felt less optimistic, the quarterly CBI/PwC financial services survey showed on Monday. (REUTERS/Andrew Winning)

The EU’s spending on green energy fell from $142 billion in 2011 to $58 billion last year

Study: EPA Overstated Benefits And Ignored Costs of Clean Power Plan

Energy | Andrew Follett
Members of the United Mine Workers of America hold a rally outside the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency headquarters in Washington October 7, 2014. The union members rallied against proposed EPA Clean Power Plan rules, which the union claims will eliminate thousands of coal industry-related jobs. (REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst)

The EPA even assumes that solar panels will generate electricity at midnight.

Gov't Report: Solar Power Is Getting MORE Expensive

Energy | Andrew Follett
A worker inspects solar panels at a solar Dunhuang, 950km (590 miles) northwest of Lanzhou, Gansu Province September 16, 2013. China is pumping investment into wind power, which is more cost-competitive than solar energy and partly able to compete with coal and gas. China is the world's biggest producer of CO2 emissions, but is also the world's leading generator of renewable electricity. Environmental issues will be under the spotlight during a working group of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, which will meet in Stockholm from September 23-26. (REUTERS/Carlos Barria)

Brits paid a whopping 54 percent more for electricity than Americans in 2014.

New Report Shows The Collapse Of Green Energy In Europe

Energy | Andrew Follett
Wind turbines used to generate electricity are seen at a wind farm in Guazhou, 950km (590 miles) northwest of Lanzhou, Gansu Province September 15, 2013. REUTERS/Carlos Barria

‘Despite decades of promises that these technologies will soon be commercially viable, they still cannot compete in the market against conventional sources of electricity.’

Feds: Fracking Saves Average American $750 Each Year

Energy | Andrew Follett
Gas burner with Russian coins (Credit linavita/Shutterstock.com)

Saved the average American household $747.30 annually since 2008