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Environment Issues

Beneficiary of Billions from Green Fuels Program Files for Creditor Protection

Another renewable energy company bites the dust after taking billions in U.S. tax dollars, writes Belinda Silva...

Renewable Fuel Standard Mandates, or Not?

According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), congressional mandates of renewable fuels cannot be achieved, saying "[T]he ambitious statutory targets in the Clean Air Act exceed real world conditions..."

New NERA Study Details Economic Impact of Clean Power Plan

The Clean Power Plan's (CPP) goal is to reduce carbon emissions from new and existing fossil-fueled power plants in the United States...

Let Wind and Solar Energy Subsides Expire

The biggest wind and solar tax credits have expired or will expire by 2016...

Organics: Another Fine Government Mess

Hundreds of millions of taxpayer funds support a "pay-to-play" government controlled advertising scheme, writes NCPA Research Associate Belinda Silva...

The Bargain Mass Transit Option

SkyTran is a bargain for cities planning mass transit or expanding their existing systems, writes Senior Research Fellow Lloyd Bentsen...

USDA and States to Spend $210 Million on Fuel Pumps

This latest money toss is yet another multi-million dollar outlay resulting from the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS)...

Recycling Myths

How can you build a sustainable city with a strategy that can't even sustain itself?...

Charge for Plastic Bags in Britain Draws Mixed Reactions

Great Britain is now charging five pence (eight cents) for plastic bags...

Court Sides with Fracking

Judge says Interior Department lacks legal authority to issue oil and natural gas standard...


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