Townhall: House Infrastructure Bill Needs to Prioritize Consumers and Businesses

This past week, Democratic representatives on the Hill unveiled the text of a colossal $1.5 trillion infrastructure bill. Dubbed the Moving Forward Act, the plan offers a mile-long shopping list for federal spending—from clean energy to the postal service. But the flurry of ambitious projects draws attention away from the fact that businesses, workers, and consumers across the […]

Shedding the Regulatory Burden on Solar Power Will Help Consumers and the Environment

COVID-19 has wrought havoc across the nation’s industries, and solar power has been no exception. While discussions about supporting renewable energy typically debate the merits of government intervention, little consideration has been given to existing onerous solar regulations. Slashing these costly regulations could springboard the solar power industry out of its COVID-19 slump and benefit […]

Hoarding Uranium Fixes a Problem that Doesn’t Exist

Nuclear power represents an unparalleled opportunity to provide stable and reliable emissions-free energy. However, plans to pour $150 million in taxpayer money into the domestic mining industry resolve a supply chain problem that doesn’t exist. To support the nuclear industry and the benefits it provides, the federal government needs to fix the nuclear waste problem […]

ConsumerGram: Promoting Sustainability and Recyclability in Food and Beverage Packaging

U.S. food and beverage packaging accounts for 30 percent of municipal solid waste, and never have consumers been more concerned about the environmental consequences of their purchases, including those who are actively seeking and even willing to pay a little extra to support sustainable products. With the market for sustainable products growing, it is incumbent […]

Lobbyist Greed and Political Pork are Infecting the Next Coronavirus Stimulus Package

The White House and both sides of the aisle in Congress are rushing to put together a stimulus package to limit the economic impact of the Coronavirus pandemic. While the full extent of the economic fallout from the coronavirus crisis is yet to be determined, the global economy is facing dramatic turbulence. 72% of Americans […]

The Economic Standard: Federal Interference Blocking Renewable Energy

Wind power has gradually become the leading source of renewable energy in the United States. With strong consumer demand for lower carbon energy and new technology lowering the price of production, wind power now rivals solar and fossil fuels on cost. Despite wind’s success, conflicting federal policies are picking winners and losers in the industry while fleecing taxpayers through […]

Allowing LNG on the Railroads Would Be a Win for Consumers and Workers

Liquified natural gas (LNG) is a versatile and affordable source of energy that is increasingly abundant across America. An inability to bring much of this gas to market, however, stands between the country’s newfound resources and the communities who need it. To lower energy costs for consumers and untether the potential of the rail industry, […]

California’s Solar Panel Mandate Only Worsens the Housing Crisis

Diversifying our sources of energy provides a variety of benefits, such as greater reliability and lower carbon emissions. While a new mandate for residential solar panels in California represents a step towards diversification, the regulations shift the financial burden onto the state’s poorest residents. At a time when the Golden State is blighted by an affordable housing crisis, legislators […]

Justice Served: NY Supreme Court Rejects NY AG’s Flimsy Case Against ExxonMobil

At the core of this case is a now notorious New York State law called the Martin Act. The Martin Act is a New York-specific statute that has recently found use as a political sledgehammer for the state attorney general. Originally passed by state lawmakers in 1921 as an anti-fraud measure to regulate the sale and […]

Real Clear Energy: Can the Public be Convinced that Electric Vehicle Subsidies are Worth it?

It’s been about 10 years since the government first subsidized electric vehicles (EV). Yet, the results haven’t been that great. With billions going to EV subsidies every year, politicians must convince the public that our tax dollars are being used effectively. As evidence suggests, EV subsidies aren’t helping climate change at all and it’s only a matter of time […]