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Killing Marine Life with Ethanol

Killing Marine Life with Ethanol

Ethanol damages your cars, small engines, food budget – and kills Gulf of Mexico animals

Ethanol and other biofuel mandates and subsidies got started when politicians bought into claims that we are rapidly depleting our petroleum, and fossil-fuel-driven global warming is boiling the planet.

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Australians Repeal Carbon Tax and CASE for Carbon Tax

Australians Repeal Carbon Tax and CASE for Carbon Tax

The Australian government has voted to repeal its carbon tax, becoming the first major power to do so. For those (like us at IER) who believe carbon taxes harm consumers in exchange for no corresponding environmental benefits, the move signals benefit for the Australian people. Yet the episode also ...

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States Already Benefiting From Southern Leg of Keystone

States Already Benefiting From Southern Leg of Keystone

Oklahoma and Texas increased their economies by a combined total of $5.7 billion due to the southern leg of the Keystone Wikipediapipeline (the “Gulf Coast Pipeline”) during the 17 months it was under construction. According to the Consumer Energy Alliance, the pipeline also brought in local tax ...

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Holding Greenpeace Accountable

Holding Greenpeace Accountable

Poor countries should hold Big Green groups and directors liable for deaths, ravage they cause

Fossil fuel and insurance company executives “could face personal liability for funding climate denialism and opposing policies to fight climate change,” Greenpeace recently warned several corporations. ...

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Energy Independence: Financial Fact or Political Fiction?

Energy Independence: Financial Fact or Political Fiction?

It has been more than a year since Citigroup Inc. published "Energy 2020: Independence Day," outlining the impacts of progress toward North American energy self-sufficiency. For this special 4th of July edition of The Energy Report, we reached out to experts in the energy investing space for an ...

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More Evidence of BLM’s Anti-Energy Agenda

More Evidence of BLM’s Anti-Energy Agenda

The Bureau of Land Management wants Congress to allow it to charge new fees for inspections of natural gas and oil wells on public lands. According to BLM Director Neil Kornze,  “We have a system that’s very stretched” and could use the money. But if BLM is “very stretched” why are they adding ...

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Fixing Our Dictatorial EPA

Fixing Our Dictatorial EPA

Last year, Congress enacted 72 new laws and federal agencies promulgated 3,659 new rules, imposing $1.86 trillion in annual regulatory compliance costs on American businesses and families. It’s hardly surprising that America’s economy shrank by 1% the first quarter of 2014, our labor participation ...

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EPA’s Absurd Justifications for Its Power Plant Regulations

EPA’s Absurd Justifications for Its Power Plant Regulations

Earlier this month, the Obama Administration released its 645-page proposalthat mandates existing U.S. power plants reduce their greenhouse gas emissions at least 30 percent below 2005 levels by the year 2030. Before the exact proposal was announced, the US Chamber of Commerce had commissioned a ...

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How Much Energy Will the 2014 World Cup Consume?

How Much Energy Will the 2014 World Cup Consume?

Along with 3 billion other viewers around the world, I plan to tune in for the month-long World Cup to see whether the 22-year old Neymar can withstand the colossal pressure that has been put upon his shoulders to deliver a win for team Brazil.

Every time I turn on my television set, I'm using World ...

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