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The Fracking Boom is a Fracking Bubble

By at December 30, 2014 | 10:09 am | 0 Comment

The Fracking Boom is a Fracking Bubble

Gas prices have plunged to the low $2 range—except in Pennsylvania. In Pennsylvania, the prices at the pump are in the mid-$2 range. That’s because Gov. Tom Corbett and the legislature imposed a 28-cent per gallon surcharge tax. Until 2019, Pennsylvanians will be paying an additional $2.3 billion a year in taxes and fees—$11.5 billion […]

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Investing Taxes Can Lead to Techno Advances and Capitalists’ Profits – What’s Not to Like?

By at February 24, 2012 | 7:00 am | 1 Comments

Investing Taxes Can Lead to Techno Advances and Capitalists’ Profits – What’s Not to Like?

Spaced out along 10 miles of mountain ridge about 100 miles north of my home are a line of humongous propellers mounted on poles. There are about 60 of the propellers, twirling, almost constantly, above Mahanoy City – a town in the center of Pennsylvania’s once-thriving anthracite coal industry. The slowly spinning blades drive turbines […]

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Renewables trump dead dinosaurs for investors

By at December 20, 2011 | 9:03 am | 7 Comments

Renewables trump dead dinosaurs for investors

There’s no wondering why our TVs are nightly inundated by ads from coal, oil and natural gas producers touting the clean, safe and responsible nature of fossil fuels. They are catching glimpses of their impending doom. Investors are beginning to put more of their money into development of renewable energy sources than in continued use […]

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