Town Hall: Build Back Better Risks Supercharging “Greenflation”

Over the past year, the surging cost of energy has punished household budgets across the country. By driving up demand for critical minerals without facilitating their domestic extraction and procurement, the Build Back Better bill risks supercharging greenflation. Before sleepwalking into a foreseeable problem, the president needs to pre-emptively clear the regulatory roadblocks and capricious […]

Inside Sources: Solar and Wind Have Outgrown Their Tax Credit Allowance

Faced with little work and unaffordable rent, countless millennials bit the bullet and moved back home with their parents during the pandemic. Temporary solutions—however awkward—are sometimes necessary. The Democrats’ reconciliation bill, however, is set to make America’s longest ‘temporary solution’ more permanent and more expensive. This commentary was published in Inside Sources and is available […]

Economic Standard: Federal Subsidies for Electric Cars Should Not Be Increased

As the American economy transitions to more renewable forms of energy, federal and state subsidies for electric vehicles should be consigned to history. While electric vehicles (EVs) subsidies might appear to be a creative way to encourage consumers to shift away from petroleum-powered cars, these subsidies only act as handouts to the wealthiest Americans. Furthermore, […]

Real Clear Energy: Will Biden Get Coal for Christmas?

The festive season this year remains shrouded in pandemic uncertainty, with many Americans weary about making travel or financial commitments. Unfortunately, one near certainty is higher natural gas prices. Moreover, the bitter icing on the Christmas cake could be higher greenhouse gas emissions due to a fallback on coal-powered energy. To stave off a cold, […]

Real Clear Energy: Is Biden Driving up Energy Prices?

Draining family budgets through sky-high gas prices until they are bullied into buying a congressionally approved car is cruel. And what of those low-income families who can’t afford a ride into the Green New future? The cold indifference of Joe Biden’s “clean energy revolution” makes him resemble the Robespierre of renewables. The president needs to tackle the […]

Per-Mile Fee Might Fix America’s Poor Roads

Tucked away on page 508 of the 2,702-page bipartisan infrastructure bill is a proposal that could radically restructure how Americans use and pay for the nation’s roads. This radical proposal takes the form of a study that would assess the feasibility of establishing a “national motor vehicle per-mile user fee” and would have road users […]

NEPA: The Barrier to Developing America

$229.4 billion is the regulatory burden the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) is currently imposing on 148 infrastructure projects undergoing review, according to an American Action Forum (AAF) analysis. Since its inception in 1970, NEPA has impeded America’s infrastructure improvements by significantly increasing costs, time, and red tape. It’s time for Congress to reform NEPA […]

The Economic Standard: Roll out Renewables before Biden’s Blackouts Roll in

Commuters in California will be familiar with radio ads that ask them to ration electricity when they get home from work. The campaign begs consumers to power down between 4 pm and 9 pm, when renewable energy generation dips and utilities struggle to power the grid. While most Americans don’t have to think twice about […]

Real Clear Energy: To Fight Climate Change, President Biden Needs to Retire NEPA

After 50 years in power, it’s clear that NEPA and its current regulatory process is outdated and needs to be retired. Ambitious decarbonization plans look good on paper, but without clearing the regulatory roadblocks that hinder renewable development, consumers will be left in the dark. Unless Joe Biden got a head-start on the EIS process […]