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Environmental and Energy Economics

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I have not seen an argument for the CAFE constraint on individual freedom in the automobile market that survives even the most minimal scrutiny, and Mr. Bledsoe has failed, utterly, to provide one.

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The decline in US gasoline usage should be a boon for the environment, but fights over ethanol threaten to undermine potential environmental benefits.

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A new California law would require that every home install solar panels, which places an economic burden on those who lack affordable housing as it is. Experts discuss how consumers should be able to make their own choices about installing solar panels and how California should focus on lowering the cost of living in the state overall.

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If the cities win their lawsuits against Big Oil, the question that will arise is straightforward: Why were the climate risks not disclosed more fully?

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Many of the cities alleging that they could be damaged by climate change were not so forthcoming about their self-declared vulnerability when selling municipal bonds to investors.

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This submission for the record discusses the need for reform of that law in the context of standard benefit/cost analysis and the obstacles to such analysis created by the law as now implemented.

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On Earth Day 2018, as we celebrate Earth’s natural environment that includes fossil fuels, let’s not forget to also celebrate our tremendously valuable human resources of ingenuity, creativity, “petropreneurship,” and imagination.

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earth day and BP

Earth Day is a classic religious holiday: The interpretation of destructive weather as the gods’ punishment of men for the sins of Man is ancient.

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nuclear power plant bailout

Subsidizing nuclear power is poor public policy. It is disconnected not only from the real interest of electricity users but also from the efficient and cost-effective operation of the electricity system itself.

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The arguments offered in support of the fuel-economy standards are so weak that it is easy to conclude that there is a deeper political agenda underlying the leftist rage at the decision to reinstitute the mid-term review.

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