Climate change is not a hoax, but as a political matter, it is a persistent pretext for expanding government control over the economy, redistributing wealth, and empowering unaccountable elites at the expense of voters and their elected representatives.

In fact, climate change does not endanger the survival of civilization or the habitability of the planet. So-called climate solutions are bureaucratic power grabs and corporate welfare schemes with no detectable climate-related benefits.

The Competitive Enterprise Institute offers a realistic policy alternative to both catastrophism and denialism to policy makers and the public that preserves our climate and allows for abundant energy and economic development.

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Vol. II, No. 20

Politics U.S., EU Move Toward Consensus? Following two days of informal ministerial meetings in Tokyo, Japan on September 16-17, negotiators from the United States and…

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Vol. II, No. 19

Politics New Tax Credit Plan Unveiled The Clinton Administration’s tax and spend plan to avert global warming is being resurrected in the form of the…

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Vol. II, No. 18

Politics Energy Secretary: Global Warming Message Not Getting Out The Clinton administration’s new Energy Secretary Bill Richardson recently remarked that the administration has been “out-gunned…

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Vol. II, No. 17

Politics EPA’s Propaganda Machine Rolls On The EPA is “spending untold millions on propaganda about ‘global warming,’” according to Investor’s Business Daily (August 4, 1998).

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Vol. II, No. 16

Politics Heated House Hearings On July 29, the House Committee on Small Business became the scene of a heated debate about the science of global…

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Vol. II, No. 15

Politics Gore’s Global Warming Sideshow On July 14 Vice President Al Gore took advantage of warm summer temperatures to browbeat Congress into accepting the Administration’s…

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Vol. II, No. 14

Politics Little Progress Made in Bonn The Clinton Administration’s prospects of meeting the conditions set under the Byrd/Hagel resolution diminished significantly at the meeting of…

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Vol. II, No. 13

Politics GAO Critiques Clinton Climate Policy The Clinton Administration’s blueprint for implementing the Kyoto Protocol lacks quantitative goals, specific time frames, and cost benefit analyses,…

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Vol. II, No. 12

Politics Gore Spins El Niño On behalf of the White House Vice President Al Gore announced at a June 8 press conference that each of…

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A Time and Place For Solar

The Clinton Administration’s "Comprehensive Electricity Competition Plan" announced on March 25, 1998 proposes a Renewable Portfolio Standard that would require 5.5 percent of all…

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Vol. II, No. 11

Politics House Version of Ashcroft Drops On May 7 Rep. Joseph Knollenberg (R-MI) introduced a bill (H.R. 3807) that, like the Senate version introduced by…

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Vol. II, No. 10

Politics UN Readies “Buenos Aires Mandate” The UN Conference on Trade and Development has developed recommendations for the proposed Buenos Aires Mandate to be completed…

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Vol. II, No. 9

  Politics Anti-Kyoto Science Petition Tops 17,000 Names A petition circulated to scientists urging lawmakers to reject the Kyoto…

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Vol. II, No. 8

Politics Environmental Ministers Meet Environmental ministers from 29 member countries of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development and the G-8 Ministers (“The Group of…

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Vol. II, No. 7

Politics Electricity Deregulation On March 25 the Clinton Administration announced its Comprehensive Electricity Competition Plan. The plan, according to the Administration will save consumers $20…

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Vol. II, No. 6

Politics Backdoor Implementation Some Senators fear that Undersecretary of State Stuart Eizenstat misled them when he told the Senate Foreign Relations Committee that “We have…

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Vol. II, No. 5

Politics The Administration’s Negotiating Strategy On March 4, 1998, Undersecretary of State Stuart Eizenstat reassured the House Commerce Subcommittee that the U.S. was committed to…

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Climate Care

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Vol. II, No. 4

Politics Senator Inhofe Opposes Clinton’s Greenhouse Budget U.S. Senator James M. Inhofe (R-Okla.) has made it clear he will oppose the Clinton Administration’s $6.3 billion…

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Vol. II, No. 3

Politics Clinton’s Multi-billion Dollar Plan On January 30, the Clinton administration announced a $6.3 billion emissions reduction plan. The budget for fiscal year 1999 will…

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Vol. II, No. 2

Politics No Stealth Implementation Rep. David McIntosh, R-Ind., directed his Government Reform and Oversight regulatory subcommittee to send letters to the Environmental Protection Agency, the…

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Vol. II, No. 1

Politics You Think One Kyoto is Bad? Try Thirty Jorge Sarmiento of Princeton University told Science (December 19, 1997) after the completion of the Kyoto…

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Vol. I, No. 12

Politics What Have We Done? In November the Clinton Administration announced its negotiating position for the upcoming Kyoto conference. It proposed stabilization of emissions at…

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Kyoto Media Advisory: December 10, 1997

Industrialized nations have tentatively agreed to a global warming protocol covering six “greenhouse gases” — carbon dioxide, methane, nitrous oxide, hydrofluorocarbons, perfluorocarbons and sulfur…

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Will Gas Lines Come Back?

WASHINGTON, DC, December 3, 1997 — The Competitive Enterprise Institute (CEI) began an ad campaign this morning attacking the proposed climate treaty being negotiated…

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Deja Vu All Over Again

History doesn’t repeat itself, but the machinations of big-government politicians are vexingly repetitious. Perhaps nothing better illustrates the plus ca change, plus ca meme…

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Daren Bakst

Director of the Center for Energy and Environment and Senior Fellow

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Sam Kazman

Counsel Emeritus

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Marlo Lewis, Jr.

Senior Fellow

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Ben Lieberman

Senior Fellow

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Fred L. Smith, Jr.

Founder; Chairman Emeritus

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Kevin D. Williamson

Writer in Residence

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