US consumers rely on 19.63 million barrels of crude oil and 78 trillion British thermal units of natural gas per day for transportation and electrical power generation. A few years ago, those staggering amounts were priced at more than twice today’s level. The lower prices are a result of US fracking and horizontal drilling. Those […]
The EPA claims that both science and economics support its global campaign to force US states into halting carbon dioxide emissions. EPA’s Administrator Gina McCarthy says the EPA’s Clean Power Plan authority calls for an end to debate on climate change and emissions control: “people overwhelmingly consider climate change to be a problem—and they want […]
It should not be the role of government to make solar energy more price competitive; it should be the role of solar companies. That is the thesis of this piece by Jessica Lowman in today’s Forbes. You can read her piece in its entirety at Forbes.
A number of reports have explored ways to improve transportation efficiency by increasing the length of less than truckload (LTL) twin trailers from 28 feet to 33 feet, while not increasing truck weight. This ConsumerGram reviews the empirical evidence of the proposal, and finds that increasing trailer length would not only significantly lower transportation costs, […]
President Obama’s State of the Union Address calls for improving our road and bridge infrastructure, as well reducing carbon emissions. Our latest op-ed shows that increasing LTL trailer length will improve road efficiency, use less diesel, save lives and reduce consumer prices — a big win without increasing costs to taxpayers. To read the piece, visit the Daily Caller.
This piece, written by ACI’s Alan Daley, discusses how diversity in domestic energy resources — coal, nuclear, gas, oil and green energy — is beneficial to consumers and the country. You can read his piece in Forbes.
On the surface, the concept of promoting rooftop solar energy, referred to as net metering, seems like a good idea, but a closer looks shows that it can produce many adverse consequences that lead to higher costs for consumers. Net Metering is a program that allows consumers to generate energy from rooftop solar panels for […]
This blog, written by Zack Christenson and Steve Pociask of ACI, ran in today’s Daily Caller. It discusses how a well-intentioned concept, encouraging solar energy use in consumer homes, has some unfortunate adverse consequences, because of poorly designed regulations and leasing scams. To read or print the piece, visit the Daily Caller.
This blog, published in today’s Real Clear Policy, discusses how consumers can be adversely affected by public policies that try to encourage consumers to put solar power panels on their rooftop. To read and print the piece, visit Real Clear Policy.
This is the first in a series of ConsumerGrams designed to discuss the serious challenges facing competitive electricity markets. This first piece focuses on the problems confronting baseload power generation, including structural problems and market distortions that threaten grid reliability, energy security, and the nation’s climate change mitigation and environmental quality goals. This ConsumerGram summarizes […]