Back in 2008, Al Gore urged America "to commit to producing 100 percent of our electricity from renewable energy and truly clean carbon-free sources within 10 years," a goal that he pronounced "achievable, affordable and transformative." His plan was possible, he explained, because the price of the technologies needed to produce no-carbon electricity—solar, wind, and geothermal—were falling dramatically. Was Gore right five years ago? And are the folks at Greenpeace, Friends of the Earth, and Climate Solutions right now that the no-carbon energy technologies needed to replace fossil fuels are readily available and ready to go? Not really, concludes a new report by the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation. Looking at the current state of the art, Reason Science Correspondent Ronald Bailey writes that deploying current renewable energy technologies would be akin to forcing everybody to drive Model T Fords.
In short, it's using the power of the state to punish his enemies and make the world the way he wants it to be.
Landlords are suing to overturn state rental regulations that limit how much they can charge tenants and who they can rent to.
The Kentucky senator wants the Senate to consider offsetting spending cuts before approving limitless, automatic spending for the rest of the century.
"No reasonable officer would engage in such recklessness," complains dissenting judge.