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 […]

New ACI Report: Recent Causes of Inflation and Adverse Consequences for Consumers

Consumers agree that the biggest problem facing the United States is inflation, as record price increases have made it harder for families to make ends meet. This report outlines the factors that created an inflationary spiral and what can be done to help lower prices for consumers. The report’s highlights include: Increased government spending and […]

Report Finds the U.S. May Experience Blackouts

With summer well underway, the nation’s leading grid regulator, the North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC), just released a troubling new report indicating that significant portions of the United States are at risk of energy shortages and rolling blackouts. Should such blackouts occur, the impact on Americans daily lives could be devastating. At the heart […]

Inside Sources: Price Control Measures Never Work

It is abundantly clear that Americans desire concrete actions to fix inflation. However, harmful price-control legislation and restrictions on domestic energy production are not the steps Americans need or want. With that in mind, the Consumer Fuel Gouging Prevention Act is a deeply misguided piece of legislation that will do nothing to alleviate the financial […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]