Daily Policy Digest

Environment Issues

United States Needs More Nuclear Power

The United States needs a mix of energy sources to keep the country from relying too much on a single power source...

Does LEED Certification Mean Anything?

Government buildings that scored a meager 3 out of 100 on the EnergyStar scale received Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design certification...

Environmental Protection Agency and Army Corps of Engineers Ignore Science

The Environmental Protection Agency and Army Corps of Engineers have developed new regulations for what bodies of water are covered under the Clean Air Act before a scientific report on the issue was even completed...

The GMO Stigma

In North American and European diets, it is only wild berries, wild game, wild mushrooms, and fish and shellfish that have not been genetically improved in some fashion...

Trees Cut Down to Make Room for Wind Farms

Since 2007, Scotland has seen more than 5 million trees (6,200 acres) cut down in order to make room for wind farms in order to achieve its goal of getting 100 percent of its power from renewable energy...

Global Data Puts U.S. Traffic Congestion in Perspective

Of the 24 most congested urban areas in high-income countries, only four are in the United States; only Los Angeles is in the top 10...

A Domestic Energy Revolution Is Underway In the United States

All told, America will rely on imports for just 25 percent of its oil supplies in 2016 -- down from last year's 37 percent level...

The Impact of Federal Wind Energy Subsidies on States

Taxpayers in 30 states suffered a net loss by paying more to the federal government in 2012 to support wind subsidies than wind producers in those states received...

The Return of Centralized Energy Planning in Britain

The new U.K. energy policy, which began around 2007, is driven by two things: energy supply security and avoiding climate change...

Coal in the Global Energy Landscape

Coal provides 30 percent of the world's energy, 41 percent of the world's electricity generation, and factors into 70 percent of the world's steel production...


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