Daily Policy Digest

Environment Issues

The Truth about Germany and the "Clean Energy Economy"

Germany's energy sector is under the most stress of any sector in the country and is cutting jobs rapidly...

Environmental Objections in Path of Bullet Train

Over the next decade, the heavy construction required for California's bullet train would potentially harm air quality, aquatic life and endangered species across the state's Central Valley...

All Pain and No Gain

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission projects that 81,000 megawatts are likely to retire as a result of the maximum achievable control technology standards for emissions of hazardous air pollutants...

The EPA's Flawed Zero Tolerance Policy

The Environmental Protection Agency's zero-tolerance principle for health risks compels it to herculean regulatory ends, including reducing particular matter below levels found in nature...

North Korea, Eco State?

North Korea is now building seven hydroelectric plants, which provide some of the cleanest energy...

Europe's Green Energy Suicide

Italy's energy subsidy system, which sets the price floor for wind energy at three times the market level, was found to sacrifice 6.9 industry jobs for every green job it created...

Is There Still a Case for Coal?

The Energy Information Agency estimates that by 2016, coal-fired production will cost $95 per megawatt-hour compared with $96 for onshore wind, $211 for photovoltaic generation and $244 for offshore wind...

Are Speculators to Blame for High Gas Prices?

Of crucial import is that one speculator's profit is another's loss, meaning that they have little net impact on commodity prices...

Car Battery Start-Ups Fizzle

GM once hoped to sell 45,000 Chevrolet Volts this year, but it sold only 5,700 units in the first four months of this year...

Fisker May Never Build Electric Cars in United States

After receiving hundreds of millions of dollars in Department of Energy loans, luxury carmaker Fisker Automotive is turning out to be a bad investment...


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