Daily Policy Digest

Environment Issues

Renewables Offer No Bang for Your Megawatt

Large amounts of new renewable energy capacity do not always translate into large amounts of new power generation...

How Free Market Environmentalism is Transforming Parks

A group of free market economists began examining alternative ideas for addressing public land management and other environmental issues 30 years ago...

Welfare Implications of Falling Natural Gas Prices

Study finds that the natural gas boom generated substantial net economic benefits...

To Market, To Market

Recently approved GMO foods expose inefficiencies of FDA system...

Under Pressure in the U.S., Coal Still Thriving Internationally

Recent reports from the International Energy Agency show coal is far from dead internationally...

The Many Problems of the EPA's Clean Power Plan and Climate Regulations

President Obama's climate plan would have a chilling effect on the economy, not the climate...

Don't Add More National Parks, Just Fix Them

With a large backlog of deferred maintenance, the National Park Service can barely afford to maintain its current parks...

No More Bee-Pocalypse

Talk of the loss of honeybees has been widely overblown as honeybee-colony numbers hit a 20-year high…

Domestic Manufacturing Costs to Fall Below China

Increases in the domestic production of oil and gas are lowering manufacturing costs in the United States...

Obama's Renewable-Energy Fantasy

The future of renewable energy looks grim due to elevated costs and the comparatively low cost of natural gas...


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