Written by Shelby Mertens
by Shelby Mertens, Virginia Free Citizen
Del. Bob Marshall, R-Manassas, has introduced a bill that would give farmers and landowners’ property rights remedies against local zoning laws. The bill is inspired by the Martha Boneta debacle last year.
Written by Michael Snyder
Did you know that 2013 was the driest year ever recorded in the state of California? And did you know that so far this is the driest January that the state of California has ever experienced? The worst drought in the history of California is happening right now. Just check out the ...
Written by Science and Environmental Policy Project
Report from the Science and Environmental Policy Project (SEPP), January 18, 2014
If you wish to converse with me, define your terms. - Voltaire, H/t Gordon Cheyne, in Master Resource
No Consensus? Naturemagazine published an article by Jeff Tollefson on the failure of the earth's surface to warm ...
Written by IER
Very cold weather increased the demand for natural gas used for home heating and for gas-fired electric generators in the Northeast, causing a spike in prices earlier this month. Prices spiked because of the increased demand for natural gas and because constrained gas pipelines could not handle the ...
Written by Right Side News
On Monday, January 6, the system operator of the Texas electric grid, the Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT), announced an Energy Emergency Alert and took steps to protect the grid. By 9:50 a.m., ERCOT was able to cancel the Alertbecause of improving generating conditions. On Tuesday ...
Written by IER
Hawaii has the highest electricity prices in the country and receives a lot of sun. As a result, from 2008–2011, the number of annual rooftop solar installations increased 900 percentand, until recently, showed little sign of slowing. That all changed earlier this year when new rules took effect ...
Written by IER
If you like incandescent 60-watt or 40-watt light bulbs, you better buy them before the end of the year because the federal government is banning these light bulbs after December 31, 2013.
In 2007, Congress and President Bush decided that the American people were not wise enough to make ...
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 ...