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: 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 […]

FORBES: Electric Vehicle Goals Ignore Some Scientific Facts and Statistics

With today’s constant discussions surrounding climate change, everyone from politicians to companies are reaching for an easy win — catchy sound bites with short sighted solutions. The latest examples were recent announcements by Volvo and the government of France, both committing to the sole production and use of electric vehicles by 2019 and 2040, respectively. […]

Forbes: Are EV Subsidies Environmentally-Friendly or Welfare for the Rich?

Battery electric vehicles have grown in popularity over the last decade, primarily due to their perceived environmental benefits and tax incentives that steer car buyers away from gas-fueled vehicles. However, empirical evidence suggestions that the array of benefits are far overstated, which means that incentives designed to encourage electric vehicle ownership are having adverse consequences […]

Under the Right Conditions We Can Collaborate

Global warming seems more real. Warming’s consequences are likely to be unhealthy and perhaps destructive to shorelines but there is yet no reliable agreement on the magnitude of warming, its precise causes, and the trajectory of temperatures. Against a background with so many uncertainties, Americans are being asked to unilaterally commit to big sacrifices. The […]

ACI in the Huffington Post: Environmentally-friendly Forests? Well, Just on Paper

Consumers are increasingly seeking sustainable, environmentally-friendly products, including wood and paper products. In fact, many consumers are willing to pay more for eco-labeled goods that come from “well-managed forests.” Often times, that eco-label means that the wood was certified to have met the standards set by one particular international forestry certification organization, the Forest Stewardship […]

Making the Holidays More Ecology Friendly

This ConsumerGram examines how the shift from purchasing to the Internet is not only influencing retailers, but also positively affecting the environment by reducing energy and decreasing air pollutants, hazardous waste and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.  Cyber Monday can now be looked upon as Green Monday in more ways than one.  Click here to read […]

Corn Festivals and Thoughts on Juicy Tax Expenditures

Zellwood Florida’s Sweet Corn Festival started the season last week, with another 2 dozen corn festivals around the U.S. later in the year.  These festivals are fun, safe, low cost and benign excuses for a community fundraiser.  Zellwood had plenty of arts and crafts, exhibits, musical entertainment, and plenty of sweet corn to eat.  But […]