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Climate Change 101

Sadly, even 17 years of stable temperatures haven’t cooled the Left’s faith in wildly alarmist climate predictions, or their illogical campaign to demonize low-cost energy and anyone who doesn’t support their policy agenda. If only more people could see and understand how driving up energy costs truly harms the poorest among us and around the world the most. [caption id="attachment_5049" align="alignleft" width="200"] John Christy[/caption] In 2007 the Center hosted respected climate scientist John Christy for a very eye-opening lunch forum on climate change and he shared with us many points routinely absent from the public debate.  The audio is available here. Basic Climate Science Simply...

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Why Won’t Xcel Come Clean on Cost of “Clean” Energy?

The Minnesota Wild just began their new season at the Xcel Energy Center with a couple wins and, as a lead sponsor of the hockey team and arena, viewers of the games were treated to Xcel’s new ad campaign.  One commercial features a gentleman cheerfully delivering “clean renewable energy” to homes in the form of a red box placed at the front door.  In the ad, Xcel cannot help but brag about being the nation’s number one provider of wind energy. Xcel is indeed big on wind and they are going even bigger.  The Minnesota Public Utilities Commission (MNPUC) just approved...

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Join Us For Climate Hustle!

Please join us for the Center's first American Experiment Night at the Movies. On July 27 at 7:00 p.m., at Hopkins Cinema 6, 1118 Main Street in Hopkins, Minnesota, American Experiment will co-host along with the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, a showing of Climate Hustle: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KbC82_5YZtA What is global warming hysteria really all about? The climate, or the Benjamins? Following the documentary, Steve Hayward and I will lead a discussion about catastrophic climate change for those who wish to stay. Steve, if you are not familiar with his work, is probably the foremost conservative expert on environmental policy in the...

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Renewable Mandate Drives New Increase in Utility Bills

Minnesotans continue to pay through the nose for one of the nation's most expensive renewable energy programs. Electric prices rose by 12.5 percent here from 2007 to 2014, versus a 1.6 percent decline in the average price nationwide. Today the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission is taking public testimony in the Twin Cities on Xcel Energy's latest request for permission to jack up ratepayers' utility bills by another 9.8 percent over the next three years. The request follows five consecutive years of rate increases for Xcel ratepayers, which begs the question of why. The liberal grassroots group American Association of Retired Persons is...

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How We Know That Human-Caused Global Warming Is a Joke

Our leaders tell us that the planet is threatened with destruction by global warming, caused by human emissions of CO2. This is, they insist, an unprecedented crisis. President Obama has instructed us to turn our thermostats down (in the Winter), and the Defense Department has made combatting global warming a prime military priority. And yet...

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