For all the administration’s talk about job creation being priority one, the President has targeted a number of occupations for elimination because environmentalists don’t like them. As my New York Post article sets out, oil industry workers, factory workers, miners, and fisherman are all being subjected to environmental regulations that are putting these people out of work. (I could have added loggers, ranchers, and others as well). The worst is yet to come, especially with EPA’s global warming agenda to take effect in January of 2011, not to mention the President’s recent announcement that he is shutting down nearly all offshore oil and gas leasing. When the wishes of environmental activists clash with the need to save and create jobs, the Obama administration has sided with the environmentalists nearly every time.

More than 70 of the world’s elite scientists specializing in climate issues will confront the subject of global warming at the Heartland Institute’s second International Conference on Climate Change in New York City, March 8-10, 2009. They will be joined by economists, legal experts, private-sector business people, state and federal legislators and officials, policy analysts, media, and students.

Dr. Gabriel Calzada

King Juan Carlos University
and Instituto Juan de Mariana, Madrid

Friday, November 14th
Noon—1:30 PM
1334, Longworth House Office Building
Lunch Provided

Please RSVP by e-mail to 
Please call William Yeatman at (202) 331-2270 for further information.

The European Union’s Climate Policies:
The Effects of the Global Financial Crisis and other Realities

Dr. Calzada will discuss the current state of the European Union’s efforts to meet its Kyoto targets to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and to negotiate a second round of reductions to take effect in 2013.  He will pay special attention to the effects the current financial crisis and economic downturn are having on climate policy, the negative impacts of the “green” jobs bubble in Spain, the EU’s Emissions Trading Scheme, and the breakdown of consensus between EU member nations on what should follow Kyoto. 
About the Speaker

Gabriel Calzada is Associate Professor of Economics at the King Juan Carlos University in Spain and Visiting Professor at the Universidad Francisco Marroquin.  He founded and is President of the free market think tank Instituto Juan de Mariana.  He is also Vice-Director of the Austrian School-oriented scholarly Procesos de Mercado and a Fellow of the Centre for the New Europe.  Dr. Calzada is a frequent broadcaster on national television and radio in Spain and has written extensively for popular newspapers and scholarly journals.  He currently writes regularly for three major Spanish publications—Expansion, El Mundo, and Epoca.

Our rapidly growing national pro-consumer grassroots network is going to shake the halls of Congress next week in its demand for more American energy.

Led by the Congress of Racial Equality, a coalition of leaders from the African American, civil rights, agriculture, Christian, senior citizen and consumer rights communities will stage a "Stop The War On The Poor" Rally and press conference on the U.S. Capitol Grounds next Tuesday, July 15 at 2 p.m.

You can see details on this event here.

We expect a few dozen Members of Congress — both Democrats and Republicans — will participate in next Tuesday's rally.  This rally will kick off a large, highly integrated national campaign that will activate several million citizens by the end of this year to push for more domestic energy production. 

You can see a brief summary of the national "Stop The War on the Poor" campaign plan here.No industry or business representatives will be on the stage next Tuesday — only grassroots, consumer and community leaders.  However, you are encouraged to send representatives to attend the event and be a part of the crowd — that will lend to the success of the rally.  Please pass this on to your DC lobbyists or representatives, if your company has any.


When: Friday, April 4th

Noon—1:15 PM

Where: Room 1324, Longworth House Office Building, Washington DC

The State of California has developed an array of demand-side energy policies over the past several decades.  More recently, California’s legislature has passed legislation that mandates drastic reductions in greenhouse gas emissions.  Key lawmakers are now promoting California’s energy and global warming policies as a model for the federal government and other States to follow.  Thomas Tanton’s talk will review California’s policies and show that they have had significant costs as well as other detrimental effects and are likely to have even higher costs and even worse effects in the future.  California’s policies have led to the highest electricity and gasoline prices in the continental U. S. and contributed to the de-industrialization of California.  While per capita electricity consumption has remained flat, total electricity demand has increased 65% since 1980.


Mr. Tanton’s talk is based on his new White Paper for the Competitive Enterprise Institute, California Energy Policy: a Cautionary Tale for the Nation.  Copies will be available at the event and online at


Thomas Tanton is a Fellow in Environmental Studies at the Pacific Research Institute and an Adjunct Scholar at the Institute for Energy Research.  He is also President of T2 & Associates, an energy technology consulting firm.  Mr. Tanton has over 35 years’ experience in the energy, economy, and environmental fields.  As the General Manager at the Electric Power Research Institute from 2000 to 2003, he was responsible for the overall management and direction of collaborative research and development programs in electric generation technologies, integrating technology, market infrastructure, and public policy.

Until 2000, Mr. Tanton was Principal Policy Advisor with the California Energy Commission, where he began his career in 1976.  He developed and implemented policies and legislation on energy issues of importance to California, U.S., and international markets, including electric restructuring, gasoline and natural gas supply and pricing, energy facility siting and permitting, environmental issues, power plant siting, technology development, and transportation.  He served as lead advisor on energy and infrastructure to California's task force on 21st Century development.  He has testified before several state legislatures and Congress, and provided expert witness testimony in power plant siting cases.  




Where: St. John's University, MN; Pellegrene Auditorium

What: The Eugene J. McCarthy Center for Public Policy & Civic Engagement is sponsoring a debate on environmental policy. The central debate resolution is “Be it resolved that the free-market is best suited to protect the environment”.

For More Information



The 2008 International Conference on Climate Change

Sponsored by The Heartland Institute

March 2 – March 4, 2008
Marriott New York Marquis Times Square Hotel
1535 Broadway
New York City, NY U.S.A.


The 2008 International Conference on Climate Change is the first major international conference to focus on issues and questions not answered by advocates of the theory of man-made global warming.

Hundreds of scientists, economists, and public policy experts from around the world will gather on March 2-4, 2008, at the Marriott New York Marquis Hotel on Manhattan’s Time Square, to call attention to widespread dissent in the scientific community to the alleged “consensus” that the modern warming is primarily man-made and is a crisis.

Web page with registration information.


Myron Ebell
Director of Energy and Global Warming Policy, Competitive Enterprise Institute

Testifying before the

Select Committee on Energy Independence and Global Warming

United States House of Representatives

“After Bali – the UN Conference and the

Impact on International Climate Change Policy"


2318 Rayburn House Office Building

December 19, 2007