As we debate energy policies and climate change, it is important to keep in mind that both regulations and carbon taxes impose costs on the economy, and these costs impose burdens on households.
The climate industry never tells us what actual benefits would flow from their policy prescriptions, and they never offer actual evidence that a crisis is upon us.
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We need to modernize our energy policy for the 21st century to reflect America’s new status as a world energy superpower and lift the oil export ban altogether.
A new study claims Chinese emissions from coal from 2000 to 2012 were overstated by 40%. While this may prove inaccurate, it highlights problems with core data provided by Chinese national and local governments.
Nuclear power is worth saving because it provides non-polluting base-load electricity that is a major dividend for Michigan’s households, businesses, and industries. By overlooking this, the Obama energy plan is seriously flawed and deficient.
AEI energy and environment expert Benjamin Zycher points out that the plan does not address the largest supposed benefit of the new limits: the effect they will have on future temperatures.
The Clean Power Plan is a costly proposal that is only going to reduce global temperatures in the year 2100 by fifteen one-thousandths of a degree.
The US ban on the exports of crude oil is a distortionary government policy that increases refining costs and product prices.
Is climate change necessarily bad for mankind?