Collapse of Chicago Climate Exchange Means a Strategy Shift on Global Warming Curbs

algore-pollution-money-200The closing this week of the Chicago Climate Exchange, which was envisioned to be the key player in the trillion-dollar “cap and trade” market, was the final nail in the coffin of the Obama administration’s effort to pass the controversial program meant to combat global warming.

“It is dead for the foreseeable future,” said Myron Ebell, director of the Center for Energy and the Environment with the Competitive Energy Institute, which had fought the measure.

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40 Responses to Collapse of Chicago Climate Exchange Means a Strategy Shift on Global Warming Curbs

  1. Rob N. Hood November 18, 2011 at 5:30 pm #

    What?! Those diabolical tyrants AG and BO could not force this socialistic commie stuff down our patriotic throats??!! What next, the Tea Party will influence the Super Committee??!! Will wonders never cease!

  2. NEIL F. AGWD/BSD November 18, 2011 at 9:28 pm #

    I thought this had already happened. Yeah, here it is. Just over a year ago What is up with that? Did it take a whole year for this to collapse? I don’t get it.

  3. NEIL F. AGWD/BSD November 25, 2011 at 6:53 am #

    Dan, I am still scratching my head over this one. Everything I can find on this story seems to be from a year ago. I don’t understand why this story is out now as for everything I can find says this happened in Nov, 2010.

    • Dan McGrath November 25, 2011 at 1:19 pm #

      The death of the CCX has been anticipated for some time, but it’s finally ceased operations and supporters of carbon exchanges are preparing their next move. Carbon credits aren’t going away – yet.

      • NEIL F. AGWD/BSD November 25, 2011 at 7:44 pm #

        Silly me. And here I thought it was already dead. Of course carbon credits are not going away because of just one colossal failure. For a democrat politition failure is a resume enhancement, why should it be any different for their ideas?

  4. Joe November 25, 2011 at 10:23 pm #

    As long as you have Waxman, Reid, Gore, Obama et al controlling you will have Carbon Credits possibly put upon us. Will Romney, or others on the GOP side consider inacting it as well? That is the question I have which has yet to be settled or has yet to be addressed.

    • NEIL F. AGWD/BSD November 26, 2011 at 10:46 am #

      Well that is the big question mark I have over Romney. If it was not for what he has already said about climate change, I would probably not be against him. But that said, he would be a vast improvement over our dear leader, and like I have said before if Romney gets the nomination I will be voting for him. But that is to say that whoever gets the nomination will get my vote.

  5. Rob N. Hood November 26, 2011 at 10:53 am #

    Tens of millions of flamingos, storks, pelicans and other migratory birds are being killed across the world when they fly into power lines, according to a new study.

    The AFP news agency reported that wildfires had been caused in dry areas of the United States and Eastern Europe by birds hitting power lines, then falling to the ground in flames.

    The study was published at Convention on Migratory Species in Bergen, Norway.

    • NEIL F. AGWD/BSD November 26, 2011 at 5:40 pm #

      Very sad. But hey, lets build more of em’ and connect them to wind turbines that kill even more birds and bats!

      • NEIL F. AGWD/BSD November 26, 2011 at 11:41 pm #

        I found the story posted by RNH and my reply, though a bit tounge-in-cheek, probably is not too far from the truth. In the article it says that the problem is growing in Africa and India. I did a bit of checking and Both of those countries are moving ahead into on and off-shore wind, geothermal, and solar power plants and the power lines they are adding is because of these projects. Thanks RNH you have pointed out yet onother reason why fossil fueled power plants are superior, which is that they have a small footprint and fewer transmition lines are needed as they can be located nearer to population centers. More birds would be alive today if not for these remote, but green, power plants that require more transmition lines.

  6. Joe November 27, 2011 at 9:35 pm #

    Who woulda thunk? Where’s the Sierra Club, Audubon Society when we need them? Haven’t heard a word in the media, have you? PETA, Humane Society, et al. Could it be liberal non-reporting? Simple question that I never see addressed.

  7. Rob N. Hood December 1, 2011 at 6:19 pm #

    What?! Another victory for regressives?? Who da thunk?

    • NEIL F. AGWD/BSD December 3, 2011 at 8:38 am #

      Huh? There is no victory here for anyone. It’s a lose-lose.

  8. Rob N. Hood December 3, 2011 at 9:35 am #

    Negative Nelly. BTW- what is so wrong about (not related to the story above) conserving oil, which will allow ICEs to continue to be utilized for a much longer time to come? ALL alternatives serve this purpose, in the end, and should be applauded by the lovers of ICEs, which everyone admits, including me, are convenient (minus the pollution and possible climate changing traits).

    • NEIL F. AGWD/BSD December 3, 2011 at 11:27 pm #

      I will be first in line to scrap internal combustion engines just as soon as there is an alternative that is better, provides the same power or better for cheaper, reduces emissions (CO, and other toxic gases), and doesn’t starve people, or kill millions of bats and birds. Trouble is, that power source does not exist yet.

  9. Rob N. Hood December 4, 2011 at 8:09 am #

    Really? Lip service is cheap. Sabotaging and/or not supporting research into such things (i.e. money) is contradictory to your lofty and mature statement above. But I know- you somehow know better… you have the incredible insight and intelligence to be able to discern such things IN ADVANCE, and you also apparently, as a result, have the uncanny ability to see into the future. Must be nice. Oh so very nice.

  10. Joe December 4, 2011 at 10:48 pm #

    Neil, your post makes sense and I wholeheartledly agree. Make a better mouse trap and all will purchase with better technology, better mileage, less cost, better for the ecology/economy where people are employed. Make a dud (Volt) and it will get buried such as Hood’s B.S. Hood’s 12/4/2011 statement is a cop-out for Solyndra and others. “Not supporting research” etc. What a fake he is! Will say anything to benefit the hard left. Right, wrong or indifferent. All “Lip Service” as his statement states. Numbers lie, people do.

  11. Rob N. Hood December 5, 2011 at 5:07 pm #

    Again with the crocodile tears… spare me/us…

  12. Joe December 5, 2011 at 7:27 pm #

    Neil, did you read where we will now be taxed for a carbon tax dealiong in foreign tranactions through the UN? Interesting how Obama is attempting to get around Congress.

  13. Rob N. Hood December 7, 2011 at 4:21 pm #

    Tilting at windmills. (look it up)

  14. Joe December 7, 2011 at 10:49 pm #

    I have and you will never change.

  15. Rob N. Hood December 8, 2011 at 8:25 am #

    Will you change? Have you ever changed? Why must others change but not you? Are you that special? (yes, you are apparently)

  16. Rob N. Hood December 8, 2011 at 4:02 pm #

    Never say never.

  17. joe December 10, 2011 at 1:33 am #

    You are quoting me again. I change daily but cannot speak for others. Depends on the circumstance and if there are facts that change the equation. Always open to a good conversation just not hateful/demeaning opinion. I say it like I see it which gets me in trouble. So be it. Can live with that.

  18. Rob N. Hood December 10, 2011 at 8:28 am #

    If we all could only learn to take our own advice. I thought you used the word “never” above in a demeaning fashion, or it must just be my imagination since you claim the opposite. Breathtaking.

  19. Joe December 10, 2011 at 7:27 pm #

    Breath easy. I change my mind on things daily after I see facts put before me that I never received before. That is life. Learn from it. I’m on the back nine and still open to change daily. That said, don’t base change off public opinion.

  20. Rob N. Hood December 11, 2011 at 7:51 am #

    Since Nixon evoked the Clean Air Act it is easier to breathe easy.

  21. Joe December 13, 2011 at 9:44 pm #

    If you say so it must be correct. Which by the way you are. Are you a Republican?

  22. Rob N. Hood December 14, 2011 at 12:02 pm #

    You haven’t been paying attention have you?

  23. joe December 15, 2011 at 11:30 pm #

    Oh yes I have.

  24. Rob N. Hood December 16, 2011 at 8:23 am #

    Ok joe… if you say so.

  25. Joe December 19, 2011 at 11:03 pm #

    Just did.

  26. Rob N. Hood December 20, 2011 at 7:59 am #

    Master of disguises.

  27. Rob N. Hood December 20, 2011 at 4:10 pm #

    and redundancy

  28. Joe December 22, 2011 at 9:52 pm #


  29. Rob N. Hood December 23, 2011 at 8:12 am #

    U got it covered that’s for sure.

  30. Rob N. Hood December 23, 2011 at 3:46 pm #

    For the other “joe”: U got it covered that’s for sure.

  31. Joe December 26, 2011 at 1:17 am #

    You tend to repeat yourself. Is there a problem?

  32. Rob N. Hood December 26, 2011 at 6:25 pm #

    That seems to be for you to know and us to try and find out, Joe/joe.

  33. Rastafarian March 18, 2016 at 10:44 am #

    I remember when their website was online. This was still in the beginning of the fraud, when Al Gore was flying high and they were getting some traction. One of the key principals involved was a pHd “Scientist”. What an eye opener. One of the “Researchers” had already recognized the huge economic potential so was well positioned to monetize “Global Warming”. What a scam! Good riddance to these vermin.

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