Energy and the Environment

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This year marks the 45th anniversary of Earth Day, and polls show that Americans are sympathetic to efforts to protect the environment.

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Implementing a US carbon tax

Adele Morris and Aparna Mathur analyze the different likely impacts of a carbon tax on low-income and high-income households.

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Michigan will require additional capacity, along with improvements in demand management and efficiency to meet its energy needs. Using more renewable sources will help only modestly. Nuclear power needs to play a central role.

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The uncomfortably high number of bee deaths is alarming, but reckless calls for action without definitive scientific evidence could result in precipitous regulations.

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A Pavlovian climate dog barks.

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Working on an economic story today? Here’s the latest from AEI experts on today’s economic stories.

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The sand excavators in Oklahoma and peasants in a few western states in India would be affected more by a prolonged spell of very low oil prices than would be Putin or the Persian Gulf states.

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Russian President Vladimir Putin attends a meeting with Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi at the Kremlin in Moscow, March 5, 2015. REUTERS/Sergei Karpukhin

On a scale of one to ten, how dangerous is Putin? Desmond Lachman says, “Nine.” He’s no delirious fool.

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This weekend, Republican presidential candidates will gather at the Iowa Agricultural Summit and be confronted with a difficult choice: Will they risk support among Iowan corn and soybean farmers by opposing wasteful agricultural subsidies?

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Given the benefits of increased North American production exemplified by Keystone XL, this issue will loom large in 2016’s presidential campaigns. And there lies Mrs. Clinton’s dilemma.

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