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26 March 2011 @ 11:12 am
CCNet - U.S. Has Earth’s Largest Energy Resources  

CCNet – 25 March 2011

The Climate Policy Network 

U.S. Has Earth’s Largest Energy Resources

In case anyone missed it, let me repeat something that is of a magnitude of 10 on the scale of news-quakes for Joe Public USA: America’s combined energy resources are, according to a new report from the Congressional Research Service (CSR), the largest on earth. They eclipse Saudi Arabia (3rd), China (4th) and Canada (6th) combined – and that’s without including America’s shale oil deposits and, in the future, the potentially astronomic impact of methane hydrates. -- Peter C Glover, Energy Tribune, 24 March 2011

I am very worried about the budget announcement on the carbon floor price; it's like a super tax on our manufacturing industry. The proposed carbon floor tax would make us uncompetitive even compared to our European competitors, and will drive companies like Tata to invest elsewhere. --Labour MP Nia Griffith, BBC News, 24 March 2011

Households will be hit by an average £17 rise in electricity bills as a result of green measures in the Budget, it emerged today. Pain will be felt hardest by the poor, single parents and the elderly with a risk that fuel poverty will get worse. --Craig Woodhouse, London Evening Standard, 24 March 2011

The global warming hysteria is well and truly over. How do we know? Because all the relevant indicators – polls, news coverage, government u-turns and a manifest lack of interest among policy makers – show a steep and deepening decline in public concern about climate change. –Benny Peiser, Public Service Europe, 23 March 2011

“Within a decade, there will be no more snows of Kilimanjaro” due to warming temperatures, former vice president Al Gore stated in 2006. “Unfortunately, we made the prediction. I wish we hadn’t,” says Douglas R. Hardy, a UMass geoscientist who was among 11 co-authors of the paper in the journal Science that sparked the pessimistic Kilimanjaro forecast. “None of us had much history working on that mountain, and we didn’t understand a lot of the complicated processes on the peak like we do now.”-- Stan Freeman, MassLive, 19 March 2011 

1) U.S. Has Earth’s Largest Energy Resources -- Energy Tribune, 24 March 2011

2) Europe Boosts Shale Gas Search as Nuclear Crisis May Spur Demand -- Bloomberg, 24 March 2011

3) Britain's Green Suicide Note -- BBC News, 24 March 2011

4) Osborne's Carbon Tax Will Hit Poor And Elderly Hard -- London Evening Standard, 24 March 2011

5) Benny Peiser: Climate Fatigue Leaves Global Warming In The Cold -- Public Service Europe, 23 March 2011

6) Brendan O'Neill: Debate Over Nuclear Power Driven By Doom-Mongers -- The Daily Telegraph, 23 March 2011

7) Snows Of Kilimanjaro Defy Global Warming Predictions -- MassLive, 19 March 2011