Energy and the Environment
Hyperbole, scientists say, obscures the complex story of what’s really happening to bees and why—and the risks that advocacy groups and activist journalists risk of driving science and agricultural regulations into a policy ditch.
Reports that honey bees are dying in unusually high numbers has concerned many scientists, farmers and beekeepers, and gripped the public.
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.
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.
Has the lack of a workable energy policy been a blessing? Surprisingly, yes.
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?
Plummeting oil prices strain faltering Maduro regime in Venezuela.
Divestment from fossil fuels is an irrational policy that will yield zero environmental benefits and impoverish millions of people.
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