Daily Policy Digest

Environment Issues

Pipelines Are Safest for Transportation of Oil and Gas

Pipelines are by far the safest and most responsible means for transporting resources like oil, petroleum and natural gas...

End the Department of Defense's Green Energy Foolishness

Using the military as a tool for boosting aggregate demand for unconventional energy sources is foolish and threatens to undermine the military's ability to do its job effectively...

The Use and Abuse of Science in Policymaking

Farmers are using genetically engineered crop varieties to produce higher yields with lower inputs and reduced environmental impact...

Obama's Green Jobs Fraud Exposed

The Obama administration awarded $9 billion to the Department of Energy for the creation of green jobs; that funding created only 910 direct jobs between 2009 and 2011...

California's Electric Vehicle Fetish

California's "Zero-Emission Vehicle" mandate requires at least 15.4 percent of all cars sold be either fully electric, a plug-in hybrid or powered by a hydrogen fuel cell by 2025...

The Great Streetcar Conspiracy

Streetcars cost roughly twice as much to operate, per vehicle mile, as buses, and also cost far more to build and maintain...

Banking on Green Energy

Bank of America is projecting that it will spend up to $50 billion over the next 10 years on a new initiative promoting renewable-energy platforms such as wind and solar...

Solyndra Not the Only Questionable Obama Loan to "Green" Energy

Under the Department of Energy's 1705 program, 26 projects were funded with guaranteed loans amounting to roughly $16 billion; 2,378 permanent jobs were claimed to be created under the program -- a potential cost per job of $6.7 million...

Energy Abundance vs. the Poverty of Energy Literacy

An estimated 79 percent of the people in the Third World -- the 50 poorest nations -- have no access to electricity...

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...


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