Daily Policy Digest

Environment Issues

Flawed Model Hides Costs and Exaggerates Benefits of Climate Legislation

The EPA's proposed regulation of greenhouse gases could reduce employment and lower GDP by more than $2.5 trillion over the next two decades...

Department of Energy Falsely Claims Loan Profits

The Department of Energy has just released a report that seems to indicate that its clean energy loans have been profitable...

Solar Plant Asks Taxpayers for Money to Repay Taxpayers

The Ivanpah solar project took $1.6 billion in federal loan guarantees to construct a plant in the Mojave Desert...

Pushing the Energy Boom Forward

America's shale boom has provided a remarkable boost to the otherwise sluggish U.S. economy. The oil and gas sector has added $300 billion annually to U.S. GDP...

Consumers Saved $248 Billion in 2013 Thanks to Fracking

According to a new study from ICF International, American consumers saved somewhere between $63 and $248 billion thanks to horizontal drilling and fracking technologies...

Gas Station Owners Suffer from Ethanol Mandate

If refiners are required to use even more ethanol in their products, gas stations are going to have to find a way to accommodate the fuel, as traditional infrastructure cannot handle the newer blends with the higher ethanol content...

Government Interference in the Energy Market Raises Prices

America is experiencing an energy boom, but the economic potential of America's energy sector is limited by onerous and unfair government regulation...

How Will the New Republican Majority Tackle Energy?

The Senate has not voted on an energy bill of substance since 2007...

Loss of Coal Will Boost Power Costs by 25 Percent

According to a new report, the loss of coal will increase the price of power by 25 percent for energy grids that currently supply power for one-third of the nation...

Group Issues Misleading Frac Sand Study

Hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, uses a mixture of sand, water and chemicals to create fissures in rock, which then releases oil that would be otherwise unreachable...


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