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My 1984 CEA Memo on Alaskan Oil Exports

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Earlier this week, I posted a 1983 memo that I wrote to my boss at the Council of Economic Advisers, Martin Feldstein, about a meeting to discuss relaxing the limits on exports of Alaskan oil. Below is a follow-up memo on the same issue, written a few months later to Bill Niskanen at the Council. Everything in square brackets is added by me now to explain things that otherwise might not be clear.


My 1983 CEA Memo on the Ban on Alaskan Oil Exports

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Monday, September 15, 2014

Last week, I posted here and here about Larry Summers's excellent talk in which he advocated removing the ban on U.S. oil exports. I then remembered that when I was the Senior Economist for Energy Policy with President Reagan's Council of Economic Advisers, I had written a memo on the issue of relaxing the constraint on exporting Alaskan oil.

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How to Be Smart and Green

by Richard A. Epsteinvia Defining Ideas
Monday, September 15, 2014

To tackle global warming, rely on a simple pollution tax rather than ham-handed government regulations.

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When Activism Kills

by Bruce Thorntonvia Defining Ideas
Friday, September 12, 2014

The longer we keep genetically modified crops off the market, the more impoverished people in the developing world will starve to death. 

The State Clean Energy Cookbook

The State Clean Energy Cookbook: A Dozen Recipes for State Action on Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy

by George P. Shultz, Jeremy Carl, David Fedorvia Analysis
Thursday, September 11, 2014

States are increasingly becoming the locus of domestic energy policy-making. Hoover's Energy Policy Task Force collaborated with former US Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee chair Jeff Bingaman and Stanford's Steyer-Taylor Center for Energy Policy and Finance to find "what works?. The result is a dozen "recipes" for affordable, clean, and secure energy policies that have already been implemented in a variety of U.S. states with good overall results.

Other Media

Far From The Political Fray, States Get Greener

quoting Jeremy Carlvia MSNBC
Thursday, September 11, 2014

Democrats and Republicans in Washington, D.C. may be at loggerheads over carbon emissions, but things are different on the state level.

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Other Media

Blue and Red States Going Green on Energy Policy

quoting George P. Shultzvia USA Today
Thursday, September 11, 2014

Politically "red" and "blue" states are increasingly turning green as they push energy efficiency and renewable power to save money and protect the planet, says a report today with prominent bi-partisan support.

Featured Commentary

NPR’s War On Genetic Engineering

by Henry I. Millervia Daily Caller (DC)
Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Donald Kennedy, president emeritus of Stanford University and former head of the FDA, once chided those “who give up the difficult task of finding out where the weight of scientific evidence lies, and instead attach equal value to each side in an effort to approximate fairness.”

Green Energy

Reply to Scott Sumner on Global Warming

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Monday, September 8, 2014

Scott Sumner writes:

I recall that when liberals favored lots of "command and control" regulation to address global warming, and conservatives favored a carbon tax.

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Government Regulation Is More Harmful Than Helpful to the Environment

quoting Terry Andersonvia Washington Examiner
Thursday, September 4, 2014

Last week, I said the Environmental Protection Agency has become a monster that does more harm than good. But logical people would say, "What else we got?" It's natural to assume greedy capitalists will run amok and destroy the Earth unless stopped by regulation.


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