About: Bob Leggett

Bob is the Sr Economist and founder of CMSG. As an expert in alternate fuels, he has consulted with several cities and states to help with their clean environment initiatives. His presentation to NY state on the dangers of fracking was one along with many other organizations that persuaded NY to place a moratorium on fracking.

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Fossil-Fuel Subsidies Must End

By Geoffrey Supran, Peter Erickson, Doug Koplow, Michael Lazarus, Peter Newell, Naomi Oreskes, Harro van Asselt on February 24, 2020 Scientific American

Despite claims to the contrary, eliminating them would have a significant effect in addressing the climate crisis

When it comes to tackling the climate crisis, ending $400 billion of annual subsidies to the fossil-fuel industry worldwide seems like a no-brainer. For the past decade, world leaders have been resolving and reaffirming the need to phase them out. All of the 2020 Democratic presidential candidates have committed to eliminating fossil-fuel subsidies, and the vast majority of the American public supports doing so. International financial institutions such as the World Bank and International Monetary Fund have joined the chorus, pointing to the benefits of reform.

In 2018, however, a group of researchers questioned the magnitude of the climate benefits of subsidy reform, reporting that their simulations showed its effect would be “limited” and “small.”

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Lotus Has a Real GEM

Lotus makes some of the best looking, fast and fun to drive green cars. Some of it’s panels are made from recyclable hemp, and one model – the Exige 270E is a real GEM – meaning it can run on Gasoline, Ethanol or Methanol. Their engineers designed it “to demonstrate how straightforward it can be Continue Reading…

Fracking Pollutes Water …

Fracking pollutes water, makes it unusable and will eventually make it more expensive.? On the positive side, fracking for natural gas gives the US plenty of energy and creates jobs. But using renewable energy sources has all the same benefits, but none of the environmental and health issues. It is a fact that “The byproducts Continue Reading…

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