RealClearEnergy: It’s time to take big government off the burner

Family meals are a bedrock American tradition. From Independence Day to quinceañeras, Americans of all stripes celebrate with good food and good company. But, like an overbearing guest at a party, meddlesome politicians are trying to dictate how Americans cook. Their efforts to ban natural gas stoves are an excessive government intrusion into family life. These […]

The Economic Standard: Energy policy should be pragmatic, not political

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics just announced the latest inflation numbers. Overall inflation is at 7.1%, with energy prices at 13.1%. Energy inflation is down from previous months, but still represents a price burden as families head into the winter season. With a split Congress following the mid-term elections, lawmakers should use energy prices as an opportunity to […]

New study reveals unintended consequences of plastic bag restrictions

Environmental activists have been lobbying for years to prohibit grocery stores and other retailors from providing single-use plastic bags to customers. Such regulations, they argue, combat the pervasive problem of plastic waste in the natural environment. These efforts have been, by and large, successful. According to the National Conference of State Legislatures, 10 states, plus numerous […]

The Hill: Winter is coming, prices are rising, and most voters say: Unleash American energy now

Winter is coming – and record inflation is rising, on consumer goods including the price of gasoline.  American consumers are suffering as the 8.2 percent annual inflation rate eats away at paychecks with higher energy prices at the pump, and temperatures plummet.  Yet, despite this harsh reality, President Joe Biden continues the administration’s assault on the American energy […]

Tippinsights: Only one in three Americans support the Biden energy policy of putting America last

Joe Biden’s energy policy is coming up empty with voters on the eve of the critical midterm elections. A new poll by TIPP finds that 63 percent of American consumers directly blame President Biden either “a great deal” or “some” for the increase in the national average of nearly $4 a gallon for gas at the pump. […]

California’s last-minute decision to save Diablo Canyon deserves praise

Last month, California made the surprising decision to extend the life of the state’s last nuclear power plant – Diablo Canyon nuclear plant near Avila Beach. Plant operator Pacific Gas and Electric (PG&E) had previously announced its intention to the shutter the plant as early as 2025, having come to an agreement with labor and environmental groups. However, in August Gov. Gavin Newsom proposed a plan to save the […]

Real Clear Energy: There’s No Celebrating the Inflation Reduction Act

While including a variety of progressive agenda items such as an expansion of the Affordable Care Act, a 15% corporate minimum tax on book income, and a 1% excise tax on corporate stock buybacks, the Inflation Reduction Act of 2022 is laden with expensive green energy provisions that will do little to help consumers heat their homes this […]

ACI Files Comments on a Proposed New York City Tolling Program

This week, the American Consumer Institute (ACI) filed comments in response to the New York City Metropolitan Transit Authority’s proposed central business district tolling program. ACI’s filing calls for the proposal to include an exemption or discount for city residents and rideshare drivers, which will be heavily penalized by the proposed tolls. The full filing […]

Administration Sends Mixed Signals on Energy

It’s no secret that the Biden Administration is trying desperately to reduce inflationary pressures. The administration faces special scrutiny in the energy sector, which has seen prices increase over 30 percent compared to this time last year. However, while the president has called on oil producers to lower gas prices, his policies have consistently contradicted this goal and […]