Daily Policy Digest

Environment Issues

"Green" Buildings Actually Use More Energy

According to a new report from the Environmental Policy Alliance, buildings that received the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design certification use more energy than the buildings that did not...

Stop Basing Climate Policy on Invalid Models

Models alone are not science, and they are wildly deceptive foundations on which to base energy policy...

Using Settlements to Advance Regulatory Agenda

The Environmental Protection Agency entered into more than 60 consent-decree settlements between 2009 and 2012, committing itself to publish more than 100 new regulations...

The Social Cost of Carbon: A Made-Up Figure

Social cost of carbon analysis makes cheap power, such as coal, look unaffordable while it makes expensive power, such as wind, appear well worth the costs...

Environmental Protection Agency Prepares Stricter Gasoline Rule

Advocacy groups are pressuring the Environmental Protection Agency to finalize a standard to limit the amount of sulfur in gasoline...

Offshore Wind Industry Having Problems

Over the last three months, each of the six largest U.K. utility companies have pulled back from marine energy projects, citing cost and technical challenges as well as environmental issues...

America's Shale Boom Is a Major Job Creator

In the 10 states where hydrocarbon production is increasing, employment growth has outperformed the United States' growth rate overall...

United States Should Not Follow EU Energy Policies

Today, a German household pays three times what an American household pays for electricity, thanks to European energy policies marked by government interference...

Germany's Green Energy Policy Backfires

To meet all of its energy demands, Germany has turned to using the most inexpensive alternatives such as lignite and coal; as a result, its carbon dioxide emissions did not decrease as intended...

Bringing Federal Land under State Control

Restructuring our current system of land management would improve the process and allow the true value of our land and resources to be realized...


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