Daily Policy Digest

Environment Issues

Green Jobs Report: Less Than Meets the Eye

A recent Bureau of Labor Statistics report counts 3.1 million green jobs, but it defines green jobs broadly enough to include such occupations as trash collectors, bus drivers and Salvation Army employees...

U.S. to Set Rules for Fracking on Federal Land

New rules for hydraulic fracturing on federal lands will affect about 90 percent of the 3,400 wells that are drilled on public lands each year...

Can the Environmental Protection Agency Fairly Regulate the Shale Gas Revolution?

A string of incidents underlines the partisan style of the Environmental Protection Agency as a whole that rushes to accusations and forms data to fit its preconceived conclusions...

The Pollution Solution

Pollution regulation through a cap-and-trade system captures the inherent creativity and innovativeness of the market to meet emissions goals...

Hybrids and Hype

The Environmental Protection Agency has regularly overstated the gas mileage of hybrids, with estimates before 2008 being inflated by as much as 20 percent...

Wind Farms Are Warming the Earth, Researchers Say

New research finds that wind farms actually warm up the surface of the land underneath them during the night, a phenomenon that could put a damper on efforts to expand wind energy as a green energy solution...

Earth Day, the Free Market Way

In 2009, the shift to biotech crops reduced carbon dioxide emissions by 17.6 billion kilograms, equal to the removal of 7.8 million cars from the road for a year...

Energy Policy: Lots of Heat, No Light

Solar power has proven in many cases to be unable to operate in hot climates, and even then the electricity that is produced is enormously expensive...

How Green Are Electric Cars? Depends on Where You Plug In

Someone driving the all-electric Nissan Leaf in Los Angeles would release greenhouse gases equivalent to a gasoline car getting 79 miles per gallon; in Denver, the same car would release the equivalent of a 33 miles per gallon car...

The First Carbon Trade War?

Airlines that refuse to comply with a new carbon tax for miles flown over EU territory will be subject to a fine of 100 euro ($131) per ton of carbon dioxide, and possibly banned from operating in the European Union...


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