Daily Policy Digest

Environment Issues

Germany's Coal Binge

Germany's coal renaissance is a cautionary tale for policymakers that try to intervene in the market to promote renewables and instead have to face economic realities...

Earth-Friendly Energy Is Anything But

Environmentalists worship solar energy and wind power as Earth-friendly answers to their ecological prayers. Tortoises, bats, butterflies, and bald eagles beg to differ...

The Potential of Thorium for Safer, Cleaner and Cheaper Energy

The new generation of nuclear reactors will be fueled by thorium (Th-232) instead of uranium (U-235)...

Alaska's Lessons for the Keystone XL Pipeline

Many opponents of the Trans-Alaska pipeline argued that there would be threats to wildlife, earthquakes, and massive oil spills along the Pacific Coast. None of these doomsday scenarios ended up transpiring...

Why British Columbia's Carbon Tax Is Not Applicable to America

The United States could not reap the same success from a carbon tax that British Columbia has due to fiscal and geological differences...

Dangers Aside, Railways Reshape Crude Market

Today, 1.6 million barrels of oil, close to 20 percent of the total pumped in the U.S., are being shipped by rail per day...

The Latest Anti-Small-Business Effort to Stop Global Warming

Even as environmental regulations have become more complex, there is no real evidence global warming has occurred over the past 15 years...

Approval Process for LNG Export Terminals Needs Reform

Two dozen LNG export applications are still sitting in bureaucratic limbo, because the approval process is messy and slow...

Have Wildfires Increased Due to Global Warming?

Wildfires have decreased, not increased, as global temperatures have risen...

The EPA's Misleading Cost-Benefit Calculations

When the Environmental Protection Agency issues new regulations, it sometimes provides an estimate of costs and benefits. But, according to a new report, the agency's calculations are not all that they appear...


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