Climate Change Reports

In the last two decades, we have been confronted with an avalanche of climate change reports.  Some use more reliable data than others.  Some employ hysterical projections of catastrophe. Almost all trigger opposing criticisms from those with doubts about the pace and consequences of global warming and from those who feel the reports understate the […]

Inside Source: Extending Electric Vehicle Tax Credits Would Entrench a Misguided Policy

Picking winners and losers in the marketplace should be business of consumers, not the job of the government. Perhaps one day advances in technology will make electric vehicles more affordable, reliable and convenient than internal combustion vehicles. When that day comes, electric vehicle makers will thrive because of market competition and consumer choice, not government […]

Investor Business Daily: A War On Science Is Bad Environmental Policy

Environmental regulation must follow science, not blacklist chemicals based on incomplete information. This article discusses how some U.S. state policymakers are blindly importing the worst of the EU’s regulations without scrutinizing the underlying reasoning.  In essence, they are perpetuating policies that damage our economy, hurt consumers, waste energy and cost lives.  To read this article, […]

Real Clear Energy:

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s (NHTSA) Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) standards have governed automakers’ fleets since 1975when they were devised to prevent a repeat of petroleum shortages caused by the Arab Oil Embargo (’73-’74). While higher fuel economy is a vestigial theme in CAFE, the standard setting process is regularly hijacked by environmental […]

Progress in Cost Effective Sources for Electric Generation

The U.S. is experiencing diminished reliance on electricity generated from fossil fuels (coal, petroleum and natural gas generation) and an increase in reliance on renewables (wind, tide, geothermal, hydroelectric, solar and nuclear).  Coal now accounts for just 30% of electric generation.  While use of renewables has increases dramatically, only in one state has a renewable […]

Real Clear Energy: Efforts to Ban Silicone Hamper Energy and Environmental Goals

This editorial, by Liam Sigaud, discusses how silicone has a profound impact on Americans’ energy use, including the benefits of energy generation from both wind turbines and solar panels. In fact, about 90 percent of solar panels have at least some silicone components, which act as lubricants, sealants, coatings, and insulators. Silicone compounds are also […]

Washington Examiner: Cash for Coal Cronies: Trump’s Wrongheaded Energy Directive

Trump’s recent decision to force grid operators to buy power from unprofitable coal and nuclear plants at above-market rates has been widely and appropriately criticized as an unjustified, harmful intrusion into America’s energy markets. It may not be hyperbolic to say that Trump’s move constitutes, as The Washington Post editorial board put it, “the most […]

Daily Caller: Unnecessary Regulations On Silicone Could Put Patients In Jeopardy

Thanks to its high performance in a variety of settings, silicone has found its way into thousands of medical devices, from the most mundane to the most sophisticated. You’ve probably never visited a hospital without touching silicone material of some kind — it’s used in medical tape, electronic covers, syringe coatings, IVs, catheters, bed cushions, […]

Daily Caller: Consumers will Bear the Brunt of Trump’s Decision to Support Unprofitable Coal and Nuclear Plants

If you’re looking for an example of a vocal, politically-connected special interest securing government favors, look no further than President Trump’s recent decision to launch an unprecedented intervention into America’s energy markets to rescue failing coal and nuclear power plants. While a small group of energy companies stand to benefit from these subsidies, the rest […]