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The sessions will cover new developments on solar storms, electromagnetic pulse, cyber threats, related legislation, and emergency protective technology including local power generation and energy storage, said Ross Howath, the the vice-president of Elma, N.Y.-based EMPact America.

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Obama: No Keystone Pipeline if it increases emissions

Another front in the War on Energy.

Later today, President Barack Obama will lay out his plan for action on climate change in a speech at Georgetown University. The White House will be unveiling a number of “green initiatives” — which, no doubt, will entail billions of more in “investments” —  to go along with executive initiatives that empowers the Environmental Protection Agency to target coal and other affordable carbon-emitting energy.

The Huffington Post is reporting that President Barack Obama will ask the State Department not to approve the construction of  Keystone XL pipeline unless it can first determine that it will not lead to a net increase in greenhouse gas emissions.

“As the executive order on Keystone contemplates, the environmental impacts will be important criteria used in the determination of whether the Keystone pipeline application will ultimately be approved at the completion of the State Department decision process,” said the senior administration official. “In today??s speech, the president will make clear that the State Department should approve the pipeline only if it will not lead to a net increase in overall greenhouse gas emissions.”

It is still possible, as some have noted, that Obama’s push on climate change may give him some breathing room to move forward with Keystone — a decision has to be made ostensibly in conjunction with the State Department.

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David Harsanyi is the former editor of Human Events. He is a syndicated columnists and his work has appeared in the Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, Weekly Standard, National Review, Reason, New York Post, and numerous other publications and is the author of ??Obama??s Four Horsemen: The Disasters Unleashed by Obama??s Reelection? (Regnery, 2013) and ??Nanny State: How Food Fascists, Teetotaling Do-Gooders, Priggish Moralists, and other Boneheaded Bureaucrats are Turning America into a Nation of Children? (Doubleday/Broadway, 2007).

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