Paul Driessen is senior policy adviser for the Committee For A Constructive Tomorrow.

My Articles

August 15, 2018, 2:55 PM EDT
USAID still pushes climate alarmism over energy, jobs, health and prosperity for poor countries.
August 10, 2018, 2:12 PM EDT
Greens go apoplectic over rule change that would have no climate or other benefits.
July 10, 2018, 3:13 PM EDT
“Foreign Operations” appropriation bills now working their way through Congress supposedly provide funding to “advance U.S. diplomatic priorities overseas,” “increase global security,” and continue “life-saving global health and humanitarian assistance programs for the world’s most vulnerable populations.”
June 13, 2018, 3:29 PM EDT
Too many small, lightweight cars cause too many deaths and injuries to justify tighter mpg rule.
May 21, 2018, 4:18 PM EDT
Misrepresentations by radical greens promote myths of GE dangers and organic benefits.
May 14, 2018, 2:13 PM EDT
Opponents make a compelling case but can’t derail or even slow this well-protected industry.
April 24, 2018, 10:52 AM EDT
Concerns over impacts from energy projects disappear where “green” energy is involved
April 9, 2018, 8:27 AM EDT
It’s become a recurring, frustrating pattern, as legislators and regulators ignore the immutable laws of unintended consequences, to drive political agendas or aid favored constituencies, while harming others.
February 26, 2018, 4:12 PM EST
Oil and natural gas aren’t just fuels. They supply building blocks for pharmaceuticals; plastics in vehicle bodies, athletic helmets, and numerous other products; and complex composites in solar panels and wind turbine blades and nacelles. The USA was importing 65 percent of its petroleum in 2005, creating serious national security concerns. But fracking helped cut imports to 40 percent, and the U.S. now exports oil and gas.
February 15, 2018, 10:18 AM EST
What a marvelous evening it was. World-class drummer Tommy Igoe and his Birdland All-Stars treated the George Mason University Center for the Arts audience to a joyous evening of jazz, funk, Brazilian and original music that featured new renditions of classics by David Bowie, The Police, Steely Dan, Charlie Parker and other famed artists. Every high-energy number captivated these jazz aficionados.
January 8, 2018, 3:06 PM EST
Yet another congressional aide is about to pass through Washington’s infamous revolving door to a lucrative private sector position. Kurt Kovarik, legislative director for Senator Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa), will become vice president of federal affairs for the National Biodiesel Board (NBB).
November 29, 2017, 11:46 AM EST
This holiday season is a good time to express our gratitude for the jobs, living standards and life spans we enjoy today – largely because of abundant, reliable, affordable energy, 83 percent of it still because of fossil fuels. As my CFACT colleague Craig Rucker suggests, we should also be grateful that we live in a country that can provide hundreds of millions of turkey dinners, at a price anyone can afford, all on the same day, thanks to our free market economy (and fossil fuels).
August 28, 2012, 4:40 PM EDT
Governments treat us like we're the virtual citizens of the SimCity video game: few rights for us and no accountability for them
April 30, 2009, 3:32 PM EDT
Think back to 1905. The Wright brothers had just made history. Coal and wood heated homes. Few had telephones or electricity. AC units were handheld fans. Ice blocks cooled ice boxes. New York City collected 900,000 tons of vehicle emissions – horse manure – annually, and dumped it into local rivers. Lung and intestinal diseases were rampant. Life expectancy was 47.