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Accidental Deliberations: Friday Evening Links

Assorted content to end your week.- Angella MacEwen discusses how most of what’s sold as “free trade” serves mostly to hand power to the corporate sector at the expense of the public. Ashley Csanady and Monika Warzecha point out that the same is true f… . . . → Read More: Accidental Deliberations: Friday Evening Links

Writings of J. Todd Ring: The real costs of fossil fuel-powered vehicles – and the alternatives to them

  There is some rising concern, and at times vitriol, about electric car drivers not paying their fair share, because they buy no gas, and therefore do not pay gas taxes, which go to maintaining roads. While this is true, it is only a sliver of th… . . . → Read More: Writings of J. Todd Ring: The real costs of fossil fuel-powered vehicles – and the alternatives to them

The Disaffected Lib: Is It Time to Nationalize Fossil Fuels?

There are times when governments must intercede to protect their citizens against significant threats and dangers.

Fossil fuels present a significant threat and danger to life of all forms around the world.

We know if we are to have any reasonable prospect of limiting global warming to no more than 2 degrees Celsius, about . . . → Read More: The Disaffected Lib: Is It Time to Nationalize Fossil Fuels?

The Canadian Progressive: Industry Canada dished out $22.1B in “corporate welfare” since 1961

A new report by the Fraser Institute reveals that Industry Canada gave businesses $22.1 billion in taxpayer-funded subsidies, aka “corporate welfare”, since 1961

The post Industry Canada dished out $22.1B in “corporate welfare” since 1961 appeared first on The Canadian Progressive.

Left Over: Subsidizing Reality in BC

B.C. premier’s office mobbed over child-care costs CBC News Posted: Mar 9, 2013 4:49 PM PT

Lots of people complain that those who cannot afford childcare should simply stay home, or conversely, have no children until they can afford them (the 12th of never for many.) Let’s be honest and creative here (and, full disclosure, . . . → Read More: Left Over: Subsidizing Reality in BC

DeSmogBlog: Republican Senator Scott Brown Suffering From "Subsidy Amnesia"

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With a straight face, Republican Senator Scott Brown told a crowd in Massachusetts this week that “oil companies don’t get subsidies” from the federal government. Brown tells us that, just like other companies, they are able to “take deductions,” but nothing more.

The League of Conservation Voters (LCV) was quick . . . → Read More: DeSmogBlog: Republican Senator Scott Brown Suffering From "Subsidy Amnesia"

DeSmogBlog: Institute for Energy Research Launches “Save Oil Tax Breaks” Offensive

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In late March, Senate Republicans torpedoed an effort by Democrats to repeal the $4 billion a year that is flowing to the oil companies in the form of subsidies. The Obama Administration had proposed ending the subsidies so that this unnecessary money for the oil industry could instead be directed towards . . . → Read More: DeSmogBlog: Institute for Energy Research Launches “Save Oil Tax Breaks” Offensive

Art Threat: That’s a wrap? – Killing Saskatchewan’s film tax credit is economic nonsense

The cast from InSecurity. The TV show will no longer be produced in Saskatchewan.

With the announcement of the axing of the Saskatchewan Film Employment Tax Credit, we are effectively telling the rest of the film-producing world that Saskatchewan is closed for business. It’s a commonly known fact that film productions will . . . → Read More: Art Threat: That’s a wrap? – Killing Saskatchewan’s film tax credit is economic nonsense

DeSmogBlog: Beginning of The End for Big Oil’s Billion Dollar Subsidies?

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Democratic Senator Bob Menendez (N.J.) has introduced legislation in the U.S. Senate to kill, once and for all, the billions of dollars worth of subsidies that are flowing from the federal government to the oil industry.

Under Menendez’s proposal, the $4 billion annual corporate welfare handed out to oil companies would instead . . . → Read More: DeSmogBlog: Beginning of The End for Big Oil’s Billion Dollar Subsidies?

350 or bust: Obama: It’s Time To End Subsidies To Big Oil

In President Obama’s address last week, he made it clear that it’s time America ends the $4 billion in annual subsidies to oil companies that are earning historic profits, and invests in new technologies. Prime Minister Harper, are you listening? In 2009 PM Harper promised to end subsidies to big oil, but has so far . . . → Read More: 350 or bust: Obama: It’s Time To End Subsidies To Big Oil

DeSmogBlog: Big Oil Rakes In Billions, Still Complains Taxes Are Too High

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The President rolled out his FY2013 budget recently, which includes eliminating $40 billion in tax breaks from Big Oil companies, such as BP, Chevron, ConocoPhillips, ExxonMobil, and Shell. Meanwhile, the American Petroleum Institute's response would have you believe that cutting the subsidies would be the equivalent of moving back into their . . . → Read More: DeSmogBlog: Big Oil Rakes In Billions, Still Complains Taxes Are Too High

DeSmogBlog: Mr. Morriss Gets Acquainted With Irish Confetti

AndrewMorriss.jpeg Originally posted at ScalingGreen.com. Merriam-Webster: Irish Confetti – “A rock or brick used as a missile.” We recently wrote about professional clean e… . . . → Read More: DeSmogBlog: Mr. Morriss Gets Acquainted With Irish Confetti

DeSmogBlog: Oil Lobbyists Targeting “Super Committee”

oil_subsidies.jpg As the so-called “Super Committee” works to figure out how to trim $1.2 trillion from the U.S. government’s federal deficit, the dirty energy industry has thei… . . . → Read More: DeSmogBlog: Oil Lobbyists Targeting “Super Committee”

DeSmogBlog: Global Financial Leaders Recommend Cutting Fossil Fuel Subsidies

Oil_Money.jpg Global financial institutions including the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank have released a new set of recommendations for G20 countries to meet their goal of providi… . . . → Read More: DeSmogBlog: Global Financial Leaders Recommend Cutting Fossil Fuel Subsidies

350 or bust: It’s Time To Enter a Twelve-Step Program For Our Oil Addiction

This was first posted on July 28, 2010. Unfortunately, it remains just as accurate a year later, despite the promise of the leaders at the 2009 Pittsburgh G8 to eliminate fossil fuel subsidies. Is anybody else getting tired of being told that we have t… . . . → Read More: 350 or bust: It’s Time To Enter a Twelve-Step Program For Our Oil Addiction

DeSmogBlog - Clearing the PR Pollution that Clouds Climate Science: EIA’s Politically Dictated “Garbage” Subsidy Report Obtained And Released Publicly

new-eia-logo.jpg The Checks and Balances Project has obtained a copy of the controversial Energy Information Administration report that was called “garbage” by EIA Acting Administrato… . . . → Read More: DeSmogBlog – Clearing the PR Pollution that Clouds Climate Science: EIA’s Politically Dictated “Garbage” Subsidy Report Obtained And Released Publicly

DeSmogBlog - Clearing the PR Pollution that Clouds Climate Science: EIA Head Objected to Politically Dictated “Garbage” Subsidy Report, But Delivers it Anyway

Subsidies.jpg Stephen Lacey from ClimateProgress on Tuesday detailed a letter sent to the Energy Information Administration (EIA) by three GOP House members asking the EIA to use loaded assumptio… . . . → Read More: DeSmogBlog – Clearing the PR Pollution that Clouds Climate Science: EIA Head Objected to Politically Dictated “Garbage” Subsidy Report, But Delivers it Anyway

DeSmogBlog - Clearing the PR Pollution that Clouds Climate Science: Paul Ryan Lies About Ending Oil Subsidies To Protect His Family’s Cash Bonanza

Paul-Ryan-airquotes.jpg Representative Paul Ryan (R-WI) has been all over the place when it comes to ending the multi-billion dollar subsidies that the oil industry receives every year. While he… . . . → Read More: DeSmogBlog – Clearing the PR Pollution that Clouds Climate Science: Paul Ryan Lies About Ending Oil Subsidies To Protect His Family’s Cash Bonanza