Real Clear Energy: Joe Biden’s Move to Grant Leases for Oil/Gas Drilling Is So Underwhelming

It is not too late for the Biden Administration to encourage the Department of the Interior to put in place policies that encourage future oil exploration on federal lands. Similarly, the Administration can look into streamlining the currently burdensome permitting process that discourages investment and delays increasing supply. Actions such as these will go a […]

NIMBYism Threatens Green Energy Projects and Consumer Welfare

Over the last few years, there has been a growing awareness among Americans that the U.S. needs to do more to meet its environmental commitments by diversifying its energy sector and investing more in renewable energy. New innovative technologies have opened the door to a wide range of options that would allow the U.S. to […]

Unfriendly Domestic Policies and Barriers to Production Increase Gas Price

By now, most Americans will have noticed that their price at the pump has been steadily climbing over the last few months, having recently hit $4.32 nationally. They will also likely have heard how supply chain disruptions, U.S. sanctions on Russia, and more recently a ban on Russian oil imports (10% of U.S. imports and […]

Gas Tax Holiday Should Be Made Permanent

Every time Americans fill up at the pump, they pay an additional 18 cents per gallon for gasoline and 24 cents per gallon for Diesel, thanks to the federal gas tax, which first passed Congress in the 1930s. Given that federal and state gas taxes make up around 15% of the total price, President Biden […]

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 […]