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Environmental and Energy Economics

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Increasing the federal budget deficit will eventually only make the balance of trade deficit worse. So what is next?

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Saudi Aramco, oil production, saudi arabia

In the public debate, “energy security” has been defined poorly for decades, and the argument that such security is inconsistent with additional supplies from the Saudis simply is incorrect.

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Energy Secretary Rick Perry gestures during a conference in New Delhi India

It is time to let natural gas and renewable power earn their fair share of the electricity market, unencumbered by government interference.

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The 2018 farm bill has entered the final stretch before becoming law, with proponents of the House and Senate versions vying for legislative acceptance during the upcoming congressional conference process.

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Carlos Curbelo at an Ocean Conservancy event

This proposal for a greenhouse-gas (GHG) tax is preposterous as environmental policy regardless of what one assumes about the science and dangers of anthropogenic climate change. But it is serious in terms of wealth redistribution.

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Rhode Island Attorney General Peter Kilmartin announces a lawsuit the state is filing against fossil-fuel companies during a press conference in Narragansett, RI. David DelPoio | The Providence Journal

The appropriate tradeoffs between the benefits and purported adverse effects of energy use are an obvious legislative function, inappropriate for litigation to resolve, particularly given the international nature of the production, consumption, and GHG emissions from fossil fuels.

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President Donald Trump speaks with Saudi Prince Salman at the Arab States Summit

We need an energy policy that makes the most of domestic resources, diversifies  energy supply, and assures that US consumers and businesses have a dependable supply of affordable energy.

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Environmental Protection Agency chief Scott Pruitt has resigned amid growing ethics investigations. Pethokoukis discusses the impact of Pruitt’s resignation on the midterm elections and Republicans’ hopes for rolling back environmental regulation.

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There is no turning back the clock. Despite the nuclear industry’s guile, there is a good chance that natural gas, along with solar and wind energy, will outperform nuclear power and eventually replace it in the production of America’s electricity.

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US Mining Policy

The US is completely import-dependent for 21 mineral commodities, and imports account for more than half of our consumption for 50 critical minerals. Who’s our largest supplier? China.

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