Browsing All posts tagged under »Energy Costs«

NAFTA Is Essential To Expanding US Energy Dominance

January 20, 2018 by


By Elliott Raia and Nicolas Loris ~ Since the expansion of hydraulic fracturing and horizontal drilling technologies broke the trend of high energy prices in 2014, Americans have prospered—not only from lower energy prices, but also increased economic growth. As access to abundant energy sources increases, businesses reaping the benefits of affordable energy have expanded […]

Obama’s Plan Will Kill Jobs, Hike Heating Costs

March 8, 2015 by


By David Kreutzer, Ph.D. ~ Any Wisconsinites starting to wonder whether they are living through “The Long Winter,” as described by Laura Ingalls Wilder, will find no comfort in President Obama’s plans to cut the use of our most affordable and reliable sources of energy. Though we may not be relegated to heating our homes […]

Bobby Jindal: How The ‘Radical Left’ Uses Energy Costs To Control Americans

September 18, 2014 by


By Kelsey Harkness ~ Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal yesterday accused the Obama administration of making energy more expensive with the goal of making Americans more dependent on government. “The Left, they like to tell us they are the ones [who] are following science and we’re the science deniers,” Jindal said to a small group of […]

Are Our Energy Sources Moral?

May 27, 2014 by


By Stephen Moore ~ Energy is the master resource, as the late, great economist Julian Simon used to say. You can’t produce much of anything if you don’t have affordable electric power. My children learned that lesson the hard way when we lost our electricity due to a blizzard several months ago. Welcome, I said […]

Has Global Warming Ruined Europe?

June 6, 2012 by


By Andrew Bolt ~ Samuel J contemplates the smoking ruin of European finance and blames a change in the intellectual climate: We have a number of reasons that climate change policies have been a key factor leading to a global recession: •the microeconomic inefficiencies caused by the numerous extremely costly distortions•the opportunity cost of resources […]

Another Free-Money Report

December 13, 2011 by


By David Kreutzer, Ph.D. Because the concept of opportunity cost is fundamental to all of economics, it is covered in the first chapter of every principles-of-economics textbook. Opportunity cost tells us what we give up when make decisions on consumption and production. There are no free lunches. In spite of the universal agreement on the […]

The Zombie Campaign for Higher Energy Prices

November 9, 2010 by


By Conn Carroll The American people know that cap and trade energy policies will lead to higher energy costs and fewer jobs. That is why even Democratic candidates like Sen.-elect Joe Manchin (D-WV) famously shot President Barack Obama’s cap and trade bill in a television commercial this fall. But the progressive campaign to force Americans […]

Robust Economy Needs Affordable Energy

October 29, 2010 by


By David Kreutzer, Ph.D. Proposition 23 seeks to put some of California’s more egregious energy regulations on hold—at least until the California economy recovers. Current law will force consumers to switch to energy sources that can be four or more times as expensive as conventional energy, driving energy prices up, employers out, and consumers crazy. […]

Van Jones: ‘Higher Energy Costs Are Unavoidable’

July 16, 2010 by


By Dan Gainor The left continues to try to renovate Van Jones’ reputation. Jones, the former green jobs czar who disappeared from the White House in a late-night resignation after it was revealed he had signed a 9/11 Truther petition, is one of the headliners at the Hamptons Institute gathering of lefties this weekend. Jones […]

Economy Over Environment? Why Not Have Both?

March 19, 2010 by


By Nick Loris It’s a common misconception that a tradeoff exists between economic growth and environmental cleanliness. For decades Gallup has been conducting a poll asking about this very tradeoff. According to its latest one, “53 percent said economic growth should be the nation’s top priority, even if the environment has to suffer. Just 38 […]

CO2’s Political Fingerprint

October 31, 2009 by


By Robert Gordon. Unless they had explicitly named them, the Senate’s Kerry-Boxer and the House’s Waxman-Markey global warming bills could not have been better designed to inflict more pain on the states that swung red in the last election than on those that went blue. The American Clean Energy and Security Act in the Senate […]

Treasury Admits Cap And Trade Is A Massive Tax

September 17, 2009 by


By Nick Loris Thanks to the relentless work of Christopher Horner at the Competitive Enterprise Institute, U.S. Department of Treasury admitted cap and trade would be a tax that could generate revenue between $100 billion to $200 billion a year. Horner obtained the information from the Treasury by using the Freedom of Information Act. Horner […]

Heritage Foundation Releases Economic Study Of Waxman-Markey Cap And Trade Bill

August 7, 2009 by


By Nick Loris The idea behind cap and trade is to reduce carbon dioxide emissions by putting a price on the right to emit carbon and other greenhouse gases on businesses. Since 85 percent of America’s energy needs are met through carbon-emitting fossil fuels, cap and trade would be a massive tax on energy consumption […]

Heritage’s Ben Lieberman Sets The Record Straight On Europe’s Cap And Trade Experience

July 11, 2009 by


By Nick Loris As of late, when it comes to policymaking in Washington D.C., the trendy thing to do has been to point to Europe. Our Members of Congress are doing it with two of the largest reform policies currently on the table: health care and energy. With regards to energy, advocates of a cap […]

62 Million Voiceless Americans

June 11, 2009 by


By Nancy Morgan. Is it still called debate when only one side controls the conversation? That’s the question the 62 million Americans who didn’t vote for Obama are asking themselves. 62 million Americans now have absolutely no voice in the way our country is being governed. No say in the quadrupling of our debt or […]