Daily Policy Digest

Environment Issues

The Growing Benefits of a Warmer World

Climate change over the last century has added 1.4 percent to global economic output; by 2025, that figure should reach 1.5 percent of gross domestic product...

Using Railroads Instead of Keystone XL

Canada's two largest railroads could transport between 600,000 and 800,000 barrels of Canadian crude oil every day within two years; Keystone XL's proposed capacity is 830,000 barrels per day...

"Green" Buildings Actually Use More Energy

According to a new report from the Environmental Policy Alliance, buildings that received the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design certification use more energy than the buildings that did not...

Stop Basing Climate Policy on Invalid Models

Models alone are not science, and they are wildly deceptive foundations on which to base energy policy...

Using Settlements to Advance Regulatory Agenda

The Environmental Protection Agency entered into more than 60 consent-decree settlements between 2009 and 2012, committing itself to publish more than 100 new regulations...

The Social Cost of Carbon: A Made-Up Figure

Social cost of carbon analysis makes cheap power, such as coal, look unaffordable while it makes expensive power, such as wind, appear well worth the costs...

Environmental Protection Agency Prepares Stricter Gasoline Rule

Advocacy groups are pressuring the Environmental Protection Agency to finalize a standard to limit the amount of sulfur in gasoline...

Offshore Wind Industry Having Problems

Over the last three months, each of the six largest U.K. utility companies have pulled back from marine energy projects, citing cost and technical challenges as well as environmental issues...

America's Shale Boom Is a Major Job Creator

In the 10 states where hydrocarbon production is increasing, employment growth has outperformed the United States' growth rate overall...

United States Should Not Follow EU Energy Policies

Today, a German household pays three times what an American household pays for electricity, thanks to European energy policies marked by government interference...


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