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Environment Issues

Europe's Renewable Energy Lesson

The average electricity price paid by European industrial firms rose by 16.7 percent between 2008 and 2012...

Biggest Problems with the Ethanol Mandate

The Environmental Protection Agency's ethanol mandate lowers fuel efficiency and damages vehicle engines...

Fuel Rules Raising Costs in Detroit

The impact of new Environmental Protection Agency regulations were on full display at this year's Detroit Auto Show...

Why Wind and Solar Are a Problem

Government has spent years encouraging wind and solar energy, but in 2012, wind still did not constitute even a full 1 percent of the world's energy supply, and solar was responsible for only 0.2 percent of world energy supply...

Restrictions on Plastic Bags Fail to Deliver Results

San Francisco's city supervisor claimed that each plastic bag cost the city 17 cents, but H. Sterling Burnett, a senior fellow with the National Center for Policy Analysis, calculated that the cost of clearing plastic bags should be less than 7.9 cents per bag...

United States Needs More Nuclear Power

The United States needs a mix of energy sources to keep the country from relying too much on a single power source...

Does LEED Certification Mean Anything?

Government buildings that scored a meager 3 out of 100 on the EnergyStar scale received Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design certification...

Environmental Protection Agency and Army Corps of Engineers Ignore Science

The Environmental Protection Agency and Army Corps of Engineers have developed new regulations for what bodies of water are covered under the Clean Air Act before a scientific report on the issue was even completed...

The GMO Stigma

In North American and European diets, it is only wild berries, wild game, wild mushrooms, and fish and shellfish that have not been genetically improved in some fashion...

Trees Cut Down to Make Room for Wind Farms

Since 2007, Scotland has seen more than 5 million trees (6,200 acres) cut down in order to make room for wind farms in order to achieve its goal of getting 100 percent of its power from renewable energy...


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