Daily Policy Digest

Environment Issues

The Free Market Is Reducing Carbon Dioxide Emissions

According to the Energy Information Administration, energy-related carbon dioxide emissions fell to a little above the 1995 level and were trending lower, toward early 1990s levels...

Britain Should Embrace Natural Gas Fracking

Shale-gas production would add about $10 billion per year to the U.K. economy...

Deregulation of U.S. Energy Creates Efficiency

Deregulating coal plants in all states could bring savings of about $40 billion per decade...

EPA Power Grab

During President Obama's first term, the Environmental Protection Agency issued an unprecedented 95 disapprovals...

Environmental Protection Agency Regulation Intrudes on State Rights

Environmental Protection Agency takeovers of state programs are up 2,750 percent since 2009...

U.S. Oil Boom Stabilizes Global Prices

The increasing U.S. energy supply helps reduce our vulnerability to global supply disruptions and price shocks...

Obama's Climate Five-Year Plan

President Obama's new national climate action plan ambitiously seeks to control nearly every aspect of how Americans produce and consume energy...

Reforming Texas Electricity Markets

An examination of the Electricity Reliability Council of Texas' current state does not provide coherent support for capacity market advocates...

Energy Efficiency Policy

Government interventions have a limited ability to improve energy efficiency that will improve economic efficiency...

Carbon Pollution and Wealth Redistribution

Whatever the weakness of the evidence on greenhouse gases and climate effects, the real goal of carbon policy is a regional redistribution of wealth...


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