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Analysis and Commentary

Supreme Court Puts The Clean Power Plan On Hold

by Richard A. Epsteinvia Ricochet
Thursday, February 11, 2016

On February 8, the United States Supreme Court issued a terse order that by a five-to-four vote enjoined the Environmental Protection Agency from taking any steps to implement its Clean Power Plan. That most ambitious plan sought to impose a comprehensive long-term set of limitations on the use of coal, and indeed all energy sources, inside the United States.

Analysis and Commentary

Oil Economics

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Tuesday, February 16, 2016

I had been meaning to write a post about oil prices and the economy. Now this article in the New Yorker by James Surowiecki has beat me to it--and done it well. It's not that long and so I recommend reading it. I'll hit one highlight and then add a couple of my own thoughts.

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Energy Innovation Needs New Private-Sector Push

by Arun Majumdar, John Deutch, Norman Augustine, George P. Shultzvia Bloomberg
Thursday, February 11, 2016

Two months after the end of the Paris climate summit, it seems natural to ask: What are the next steps? Do we need to do more?

Analysis and Commentary

Low Energy Prices And Recession? Analysts Ignore The Supply-Side Elephant In The Corner

by Paul R. Gregoryvia What Paul Gregory Is Thinking About (Blog)
Monday, February 8, 2016

Gloom and doom is wreaking havoc in financial and commodity markets as oil prices probe new lows. Headlines proclaim that domestic energy producers face bankruptcy, layoffs, and can’t pay back toxic loans. Meanwhile, energy-producing countries must contend with deteriorating public finances and recession.

In the News

Cruz Right, Trump Wrong On Ethanol

quoting Henry I. Millervia American Thinker
Saturday, January 30, 2016

It has been said that if we were getting so-called “alternative” energy from potatoes instead of corn, the first primary/caucus would be held in Idaho instead of Iowa. 

In the News

Davos: Historians Dream Of Fourth Industrial Revolutions

quoting Niall Fergusonvia Financial Times
Wednesday, January 20, 2016

The historians are breaking down the significance of the fourth industrial revolution. They’re talking about AI, robotics, IoT, self driving cars, 3D printing, quantum computing and whether such things really will equate to a new industrial era — the new ‘new economy’ thesis if you will.

In the News

Californians Favor Water Over Climate Conservation

quoting Bill Whalenvia KGO News
Tuesday, January 19, 2016

The latest Golden State poll surveyed 1,800 voters last month. “It’s what they want their state government to be involved in for the coming year, and item #1 is dealing with the state’s water problems,” Hoover Institute Research Fellow Bill Whalen said.

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Sacramento: Like Washington, A Company Town – With Little In Common With D.C.

by Bill Whalenvia Eureka
Thursday, January 14, 2016

“East is east and west is west, and never the twain shall meet.” Rudyard Kipling was referencing the British Empire. He might as well have been talking the divide between Washington, D.C., America’s capital, and Sacramento, the capital city of America’s nation-state.

Golden State Poll AnalysisAnalysis and Commentary

Addressing Whether The State Of The State Address Matching Public Sentiment

by Carson Brunovia Eureka
Thursday, January 14, 2016

On Thursday, January 21, Governor Jerry Brown will give his 2016 State of the State Address in front of a joint session of the State Assembly and State Senate.

IntroductionAnalysis and Commentary

California in 2016: A Time For Breakthroughs On Transportation, Energy, And Tax Policies?

by Bill Whalenvia Eureka
Thursday, January 14, 2016

A new year in California brings new promise – and plenty of promises from its elected leaders as to what will transpire in 2016.


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