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Environment Issues

Global Warming Policies Hurt the Poor

In 2012, solar and wind power was subsidized to the tune of $60 billion, but the total benefit to the climate was only $1.4 billion, meaning that $58.6 billion was completely wasted...

Good News Buried in Climate Change Report

Recent studies indicate that climate sensitivity is significantly lower than what earlier studies had indicated; however, climate models still use high climate sensitivities to project future climate change...

Canada Will Move Its Oil Whether or Not Keystone XL Is Approved

The U.S. State Department's latest report determined that 830,000 additional barrels of oil per day shipped by rail would cause a potential 49 additional injuries and six fatalities, compared to only one additional injury and no fatalities for the Keystone XL pipeline...

$12 Billion Environmental Protection Agency Regulation

A recent study indicates that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's latest gasoline regulation will cost $12 billion...

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...


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