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Analysis and CommentaryEconomy

Ferguson And The Billionaires At Davos

by John H. Cochrane quoting Niall Fergusonvia Grumpy Economist
Sunday, January 26, 2020

In my last post, I commented on Joe Stiglitz view, heading to Davos, that billionaires and corporate leaders are anxious to pollute the air. In my wealth tax series I reported on the popular view on the Warren Sanders Saez Zucman view that corporate leaders and billionaires represent a regressive right wing political force, that must be stopped by any means including expropriation of their wealth, even if that means destroying the businesses that make them rich.

Analysis and CommentaryNational Security

Chaos In Europe – It's Tricky Being World's Largest Importer Of Gas, Oil And Critic, Too

by Victor Davis Hansonvia Fox News
Thursday, January 16, 2020

Despite its cool Green parties and ambitious wind and solar agendas, Europe remains by far the world’s largest importer of oil and natural gas.

In the News

Iran’s Oil Muscle Weakened By US Energy Dominance

quoting James L. Sweeneyvia Yahoo Finance
Tuesday, January 7, 2020

America has emerged as a force in the world energy markets and that means geopolitical risks are not what they used to be for commodities despite tensions with Iran bubbling up again.

In the News

Vistra Energy Joins The Climate Leadership Council And Americans For Carbon Dividends, Advocating For A Market-Based Solution To Climate Change

cited Martin Feldstein, George P. Shultzvia PR Newswire
Thursday, December 19, 2019

Vistra Energy (NYSE: VST) today announced it has joined the Climate Leadership Council ("CLC") as a founding member. The CLC is an international policy institute created in collaboration with prominent business, opinion, and environmental leaders to promote a carbon dividends framework as the most cost-effective, equitable, and politically viable climate solution. 


Bjorn Lomborg: We Are Throwing Money At The Wrong Solutions To Climate Change

interview with Bjorn Lomborgvia Dallas News
Friday, November 1, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Bjorn Lomborg talks about encouraging policymakers to spend money on countering climate change more effectively rather than spending on feel-good green projects, policymakers must invest in the ideas that will do the most good for the most people.


PG&E Refuses To Get Burned

by Edward Paul Lazearvia The Wall Street Journal
Monday, November 25, 2019

Under the utility’s incentive structure, blackouts make sense.


Climate Clarity

by John H. Cochranevia Grumpy Economist
Saturday, November 16, 2019

China uses half again more energy than the US, to produce  $13.6 trillion vs. $20.5 trillion of GDP. That energy is strikingly weighted to coal (90 vs. 14  QBTU).


Addressing Nuclear Proliferation Needs International Leadership, Cooperation, Stanford’s George Shultz Says

interview with George P. Shultzvia Stanford News
Monday, November 4, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow George Shultz shares his thoughts about how to address nuclear proliferation today.

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The Libertarian: Moving Left On Energy

interview with Richard A. Epsteinvia The Libertarian
Thursday, October 31, 2019

Green energy policies at the state and federal level are starting to have an impact — in all the wrong ways.

Perspectives on PolicyFeatured

Reducing Carbon Emissions With Nuclear Power

by Admiral James O. Ellis Jr.via PolicyEd
Tuesday, October 29, 2019

If we’re going to move to a low-carbon future in a way that makes fiscal and environmental sense, nuclear power needs to play a continuing, critical role.


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The Task Force on Energy Policy addresses energy policy in the United States and its effects on our domestic and international political priorities, particularly our national security.