Daily Policy Digest

Environment Issues

Washington's Renewable Energy Portfolio to Raise Energy Prices

Washington's Renewable Portfolio Standard will raise the cost of electricity by a minimum of $675 million in 2020...

The High Cost of Low-Value Wind Power

Subsidies for renewable energy distort markets and are economically inefficient, driving out legitimate competitors and leading to higher prices in the long run...

Environmental Protection Agency Regulations Threaten Coal Industry

Tougher air-quality standards would make 66 percent of the nation's coal-fired power plants more expensive to operate than natural-gas fired plants...

A War on Coal?

While many conservatives consider the Environmental Protection Agency to be the problem, many of the overzealous environmental rulemaking is mandated by provisions of the Clean Air Act and Clean Water Act...

Electric Cars: Not There Yet

The U.S. Congressional Budget Office has estimated that an electric car costs $12,000 more than an internal combustion vehicle over its lifetime...

Contrary to Pessimistic Views, Global Oil Supplies Increasing

In 2012, domestic natural gas production rose to 69 billion cubic feet per day, a record 33 percent increase over the levels achieved in 2005...

Politics and Ideology Combat Scientific Innovation

The geopolitical ramifications of not developing America's energy resources could allow countries like the United Arab Emirates, Qatar and Russia to dominate global energy markets...

New Climate Report Is Grossly Inaccurate and Misleading

A new climate report projects drastic changes in precipitation by season, but further examination shows it will be 297 years before precipitation changes significantly...

Hydraulic Fracturing Could Jumpstart Economy

In 2011, the United States produced more than 8 trillion cubic feet of natural gas from shale gas wells worth more than $36 billion...

Innovation in Oil and Natural Gas Production Assures Future Supplies

U.S. oil production rose by 790,000 barrels per day in 2012 -- the largest annual increase in U.S. oil production since it began in 1959...


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