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Environment Issues

German Energy Policy Drives Up Electricity Prices

Less than 25 percent of German energy comes from green energy sources, yet the country aims to have that figure at 80 percent by 2050...

Supreme Court Will Hear Challenge to EPA Rule

In 2012, the Environmental Protection Agency issued a sweeping set of rules aimed at limiting mercury emissions from coal-fired power plants...

Reasons to Get Rid of the Renewable Fuel Standard

Because ethanol comes from corn, the demand created by the RFS increases corn prices by up to 68 percent...

Federal Court Rules for Property Owners in Endangered Species Act Case

The Utah prairie dog is considered "threatened" under the Endangered Species Act (ESA), despite that there are 40,000 Utah prairie dogs in the stateā€¦...

Fact Check: Will Keystone Oil Stay in the United States?

Refineries in the upper Midwest as well as Texas are in need of crude oil and currently have to import it from nations such as Venezuela...

Flawed Model Hides Costs and Exaggerates Benefits of Climate Legislation

The EPA's proposed regulation of greenhouse gases could reduce employment and lower GDP by more than $2.5 trillion over the next two decades...

Department of Energy Falsely Claims Loan Profits

The Department of Energy has just released a report that seems to indicate that its clean energy loans have been profitable...

Solar Plant Asks Taxpayers for Money to Repay Taxpayers

The Ivanpah solar project took $1.6 billion in federal loan guarantees to construct a plant in the Mojave Desert...

Pushing the Energy Boom Forward

America's shale boom has provided a remarkable boost to the otherwise sluggish U.S. economy. The oil and gas sector has added $300 billion annually to U.S. GDP...

Consumers Saved $248 Billion in 2013 Thanks to Fracking

According to a new study from ICF International, American consumers saved somewhere between $63 and $248 billion thanks to horizontal drilling and fracking technologies...


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