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No, Regulations On Air Conditioners Will Not Lead To More Jobs

August 6, 2018 by

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By Nicolas Loris ~ Industry groups are ramping up efforts to have President Donald Trump send the Kigali Amendment—a change to the Montreal Protocol—to the Senate for ratification. The Amendment would phase out affordable refrigerants used in air conditioners and refrigerators for much pricier ones. That’s good news for the patent holders of the new […]

How ‘Green’ Energy Subsidies Transfer Wealth To The Rich

July 19, 2018 by

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By Nicolas Loris and Bryan Cosby ~ When the Golden State Warriors, who won three of the last four NBA championships, signed All-Star Demarcus Cousins, sports pundits across the country offered the same opinion: The rich just got richer. In many respects, the same holds true for energy subsidies. Federal energy programs promise ambiguous policy goals […]

More Power To The States Will Enhance US Energy Dominance

June 23, 2018 by

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By Nicolas Loris and Bryan Cosby ~ In the midst of a growing global economy, the world’s demand for energy is booming. In 2017, global demand for energy grew by 2.1 percent, more than double the previous year’s rate. Oil, gas, and coal accounted for about 80 percent of global energy consumption with oil alone accounting […]

Some Of The Loudest Backers Of Paris Climate Accords Are Bucking The Agreement

June 2, 2018 by

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By Nicolas Loris and Bryan Cosby ~ June 1 marks the first anniversary of President Donald Trump’s having begun the process of withdrawing the United States from the Paris climate accord. Foreign leaders immediately criticized the decision. German Chancellor Angela Merkel called the decision to leave “extremely regrettable,” while the prime minister of Denmark, Lars Lokke […]

A Government Loan Program For Auto Manufacturers On Road To Repeal

May 10, 2018 by

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By Nicolas Loris ~ Among programs on the chopping block in the White House’s new plan to cut more than $15 billion in wasteful government spending is the Department of Energy’s loan program for certain automakers. Congress should drop the guillotine and rescind the $4.3 billion remaining in this Advanced Technology Vehicles Manufacturing loan program. The […]

The College Republicans’ Misguided Support For A Carbon Tax

April 7, 2018 by

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By Elliott Raia and Nicolas Loris ~ In what many view as a stark about-face, College Republicans across the country are endorsing a carbon tax to address climate change. As one young Republican put it, “I think students really want to have a solutions-based discussion.” If that’s the case, the conversation should be over before […]

EPA Revision Of Obama-Era Fuel Standards Will Make New Cars More Affordable

April 4, 2018 by

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By Nicolas Loris ~ In a victory for American families and consumer choice, Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt has announced the agency will be revising aggressive fuel economy standards set in place by the Obama administration. Working with the Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the EPA will revise efficiency standards for […]