Energy and the Environment

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Reports that honey bees are dying in unusually high numbers has concerned many scientists, farmers and beekeepers, and  gripped the public.

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Federal policy often tilts the playing field, picks winners and losers, and rewards well-connected insiders, contributing to the public perception that the ‘game’ is rigged and harming economic growth. AEI scholars have identified a few policy changes that lawmakers can pursue if they want to combat cronyism and corporate welfare.

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Chinese President Xi Jinping speaks at a lunch banquet with U.S. President Barack Obama (L) in the Great Hall of the People in Beijing November 12, 2014.

The willingness to elevate climate change above other issues, by accepting large costs for the US not similarly to be confronted by China, suggests a fanaticism similar to that characterizing some religious movements.

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The Ivanpah solar plant has produced about one-quarter the energy promised. Now the owners of the project have applied for a half-billion-dollar grant to pay off a large portion of its original federally guaranteed loan.

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Has the lack of a workable energy policy been a blessing? Surprisingly, yes.

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Let us salute the “market watchers,” who positioned themselves beautifully so as to be confirmed in their wisdom regardless of whether oil prices moved up or down; that prices did both is a tragedy. Or is it?

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Something momentous happened last week: the leadership of the European Union agreed to reduce emissions of greenhouse gases by 40% or more below 1990 levels by 2030.

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Plummeting oil prices strain faltering Maduro regime in Venezuela.

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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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High Speed Rail

Fifty years after the first rapid train began its scheduled service, this comfortable, safe, and efficient mode of transport still has not caught on in North America.

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