Written by Robert Murphy
A new study by IERestimates the net burden of the wind Production Tax Credit (PTC) broken down by state. The study finds that 30 states (plus the District of Columbia) are net losers, meaning that their citizens pay more in taxes to fund the PTC than members of the state receive in PTC subsidies. ...
Written by Amy Payne
How’s your heating bill? If you feel like you’re not paying enough, you’re in luck.
President Obama’s Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is pushing new regulations on power plants—regulations that will kill jobs, jack up your energy costs, and even end up reducing families’ income because of the ...
Written by by Charles Battig, MD
December 15, The Virginia Free Citizen, by Charles Battig, MD
The school lunch program is a resounding success here in Albemarle County, Virginia. School kids are awash in food; no child is left behind in the new standards-of-lunch excesses. As reported in Charlottesville-Tomorrow, December 5, ...
Written by SEPP
This week, SEPP made a presentation at an EPA hearing on the 2014 renewable fuel standards(RFS) and 2015 biomass-based diesel volume. The purpose is to establish the annual percentage standards for cellulosic, biomass-based diesel, advanced biofuel, and ...
Written by Tom Armistead
Written by Nicolas Loris, Kevin Dayaratna and David W. Kreutzer, Ph.D.
The Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) proposed greenhouse gas regulations for new power plants, and forthcoming regulations for existing plants, will inflict higher energy costs on American families and businesses. The regulations, which will provide no meaningful environmental benefit, ...
Written by IER
In 2008, Barack Obama explained his energy policy: "Under my plan of a cap-and-trade system, electricity rates would necessarily skyrocket. Even regardless of what I say about whether coal is good or bad." He went on to explain, "So, if somebody wants to build a coal plant, they can – it's just ...
Written by IER
WASHINGTON — In a study released today assessing the distributional impacts of federal wind subsidies, analysts from the Institute for Energy Research found that 30 states and the District of Columbia are marking up net losses to fund the wind Production Tax Credit (PTC) and pour millions of their ...
Written by Robert W. Endlich
Seas have been rising and falling for thousands of years – without help from the EPA or IPCC
Sea levels are rising rapidly! Coastal communities are becoming more vulnerable to storms and storm surges! Small island nations are going to disappear beneath the waves!