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Donna Jackson: Electric Vehicle Agenda Is Failing Families

Project 21 Commentary /
"Owning a car facilitates upward mobility and a better way of life for low-income individuals and families," writes Project 21's Donna Jackson in a commentary syndicated through InsideSources. Unfortunately, the electric vehicle agenda of the Biden Administration is having the opposite effect: "Their primary goal is to take away private ...

Scott Shepard: October 2023: The Month the Net-Zero Dream Died

FEP Commentary /
For years we've been warning CEOs about the absurdity of their net-zero emissions ambitions, and recent developments indicate that we've been right all along. "The great public-private push to force adoption of new and unreliable technologies before they have been proven by the free market to be technologically and economically ...

Scott Shepard: German Elections Sound Death Knell for ‘Decarbonization’

FEP Commentary /
"Everywhere you look," writes Free Enterprise Project Director Scott Shepard, "except in the dregs of the West (e.g., California), reality is biting back and net-zero dreams are dissolving." In a commentary published at RealClearMarkets, Scott uses the recent elections in Germany and England to prove his point.  Read the commentary ...

Donna Jackson Criticizes the Biden Administration’s “Green Slush Funds and Payoffs”

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The green-energy initiatives of Bidenomics are neither saving the planet nor improving our nation's financial situation, Project 21's Donna Jackson told One America News' Monica Paige. In fact, Donna called President Biden's Investing in America agenda "a marketing scheme... to make people think they're going to save the planet." Donna ...

Stefan Padfield: This Labor Day, Reflect on Why ESG Is Bad for Workers

FEP Commentary /
Recently, the California State Retirement System (CalSTRS) doubled down on its pledge “to achieve a net zero investment portfolio by 2050, or sooner.” CalSTRS defended this decision by arguing that the steps it is taking to achieve net zero carbon emissions “are rooted in its mission to provide California’s public school teachers ...

Electric Vehicle Agenda Threatens Americans’ Freedom and Financial Security — Which is What Power-Hungry Feds Want

Project 21 /
This week Donna Jackson, the director of membership development for the Project 21 black leadership network, participated in a Heritage Foundation panel event about electric vehicles (EVs) entitled "The Big Government Car Theft." In this clip, Donna explains how the federal government's aggressive electric vehicle agenda, if allowed to continue, will ...

Electric Wheelchairs: A Cautionary Tale to Those Hyping Electric Vehicles

Commentary /
People who depend on electric wheelchairs have a unique perspective as to the challenges that will face a nation that becomes increasingly tied to electric vehicles (EVs). Recently the EPA announced new emissions rules designed to aggressively push the country toward EVs. While some Americans may prefer EVs, these vehicles ...

Conservative Shareholder Activists Present Proposals Addressing Abortion, DEI and Fossil Fuels

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Washington, D.C. – Shareholder activists with the National Center for Public Policy Research’s Free Enterprise Project (FEP) will present proposals at eight shareholder meetings this week - including Eli Lilly, Bristol Myers Squibb and Capital One. As shareholder meeting season hits full stride, FEP will present several new types of ...

Kathleen Wells: The Political Left’s Failed History Continues with Electric Cars

Project 21 Commentary /
The Political Left demonstrates a schizophrenic belief system that fails and tends to vacillate in time. If one lives long enough and pays attention, one realizes that the policies embraced by the Political Left have all been complete and utter failures. Here is a short list: Nearly 60 years ago, ...

Latest UN Climate Report Stokes Fears, Ignores Reality, Empowers Elites

Commentary /
Bonner Cohen, Ph.D., senior fellow at the National Center, has issued this response to the UN's latest climate report: The United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) claims in its latest report that the world is likely to pass a dangerous temperature threshold within the next 10 years, pushing ...

Bonner Cohen: Schemes to Suck CO2 From the Air Will Reduce Global Food Supply

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The obsession of global elites – in and out of government – with saving the planet from what they insist is a “climate crisis” includes a slew of policies that enrich politically favored purveyors of green energy while disregarding the interests of ordinary people.   But neither Wall Street brokerage firms ...

Pointless Climate Disclosures Threaten Corporations

FEP Commentary /
The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), led by Gary Gensler, is finalizing a rule that will -- unless defeated in court -- require companies to make onerous carbon-emissions disclosures. These disclosures are unlikely either to help the environment or to inform investors about company bottom lines. Worse, if the ...

Scott Shepard: If Carbon Emissions Are ‘Material Disclosures,’ So Is Everything Else

FEP Commentary /
Recent reports suggest that Gary Gensler, the hard-left Chairman of the Securities & Exchange Commission (SEC), has realized that his proposed carbon-disclosure rule is so sweeping and costly as to guarantee that the courts will strike it down. He is now mulling revisions that would keep some smaller companies from having to ...

Project 21 to Testify Before House Energy and Commerce Committee in First Hearing of 118th Congress

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Biden Energy Policies Threaten Minority Families and Businesses Washington, D.C. - Donna Jackson - the Director of Membership Development for Project 21, the black leadership network of the National Center for Public Policy Research - will testify today before the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Energy and Commerce for ...

Conservative Activists Offer Exxon a Stellar, Sensible Board Nominee

FEP Commentary /
Europe’s headed for a long, cold winter – the fault for which lies squarely at the feet of climate-catastrophist politicians and business executives. Neither of those groups appear to have learned the necessary lessons. National electorates are providing some salutary correction to the former; the latter might require legislation to ...

If Global Warming Is ‘Existential,’ Will Larry Fink Ration?

FEP Commentary /
If carbon emissions are a world-historical crisis, if they threaten the end of modern civilization, and if the only way to respond is to end those emissions, then we must all sacrifice, equally, the liberties and comforts that carbon emissions afford us – most especially those most loudly and aggressively demonizing carbon ...

It’s Time To Turn The Tables On Our Would-Be Climate Overlords

Commentary /
American consumers are already reaping the whirlwind from the Biden administration’s deliberate sacrifice of American energy independence on the altar of green energy’s false promises. Whether at the pump or at the supermarket, Americans are seeing their disposable incomes eaten away by higher prices driven by the soaring cost of energy ...

Court Stops Bureaucrats from Becoming “De Facto Lawmakers”

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In the U.S. Supreme Court’s significant ruling in the case of West Virginia v. EPA, the justices pushed back hard against the unelected bureaucrats who have been trying to implement large-scale change regarding the nation’s energy policy, says National Center Senior Fellow Bonner Cohen, Ph.D. The Court pointed out that these ...

Biden Orders Carbon Neutrality, But “No Executive Order Can Override the Laws of Physics”

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President Joe Biden signed an executive order aimed at making the federal government carbon-neutral by 2050. Of course, just because he has demanded this pipe-dream goal doesn't mean it's feasible. "No executive order can override the laws of physics," responded National Center Senior Fellow Bonner Cohen. "By seeking to make the federal ...

Giving In to the Greens Only Got Exxon More Grief

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ExxonMobil, a major target of the environmentalist lobby, is now supporting carbon taxes and adherence to the Paris climate accord. But this about-face on policy has not earned it any respect from the greens. This doesn’t surprise National Center Senior Fellow Bonner Cohen, Ph.D. In a RealClearEnergy report by Kevin ...
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