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Environment Issues

Feds Gave Billions to Failing Energy Firm

A chronically failing nuclear energy company using a technique one-twentieth as efficient as its competitors' has wrangled billions of dollars in cash, materials and research from the Department of Energy...

Energy Firm Serves as Revolving Door for Bureaucrats

A Department of Energy project was privatized to save the government money and prosper, but scarcely three months passed before it ran to the government for an "emergency supplemental" appropriation of $325 million...

Is Walking to Work Worse for the Environment than Driving?

If you use a high mileage car, walking can be 1.5 to 2 times more polluting than driving...

Fracking Reverses Decline in U.S. Energy Production

Hydraulic fracturing is responsible for more than 30 percent of U.S. domestic oil and natural gas reserves, says H. Sterling Burnett, a senior fellow with the National Center for Policy Analysis...

Lessons from Europe's Energy Nightmare

According to Eurostat, electricity prices have risen about 20 percent in Europe since 2008...

Another Costly EPA Rule

The economic significance of the Environmental Protection Agency's carbon capture and storage rule may be misstated when considering the full implications for the power supply...

America's Energy Illiteracy

Environmentalists have been far more effective at raising concerns about fracking than the energy industry has been at promoting fracking's economic benefits...

The Need for Energy Innovation Consensus

Existing "clean energy" technologies still cost more, often substantially more, than fossil fuels, while exhibiting sub-optimal performance...

Analysis of Costs Caused by EPA Regulation

The Environmental Protection Agency recently proposed onerous new limits carbon dioxide emissions from coal-fired power plants that would prevent construction of new facilities, gradually close older ones and eventually affect even gas-fired units...

Big Wind's Dirty Little Secret

The wind industry is dependent on rare earth minerals imported from China, the procurement of which results in staggering environmental damages...


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