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Analysis and Commentary

Dishonest Policymaking Stings The European Commission On Honeybee Health

by Henry I. Millervia The Daily Caller
Friday, May 25, 2018
Misconceptions about the physical and biological world can persist long after the science is settled.
Analysis and Commentary

Hawaii Volcano And China Sea Islands Alter World's Geography

by Markos Kounalakisvia McClatchy DC
Thursday, May 24, 2018
Kilauea’s volcanic lava flows are not only burning down Hawaiian homes on their path towards the Pacific Ocean but also creating new territory, adding landmass to the American state and making the Big Island even bigger.
Analysis and Commentary

Ignoring Climate Change Only Compounds Its National Security Risks

by Alice Hillvia Axios
Thursday, May 17, 2018

President Trump’s Defense Department cut all but 1 of 23 mentions of “climate change” from the final draft of a Congressionally mandated report on climate risks — increased flooding, drought, wildfire and extreme temperatures — to U.S. military installations.

Featured

Alexander Hamilton's Solar Panels

by John H. Cochranevia The Grumpy Economist
Friday, May 18, 2018

I think I finally have figured out why California is mandating solar panels on top of houses.

In the News

Inconvenient And Unreported Weather Fact: We Just Had Two Years Of Record-Breaking Global Cooling

quoting Thomas Sowellvia AEI
Thursday, May 17, 2018

Would it surprise you to learn the greatest global two-year cooling event of the last century just occurred? From February 2016 to February 2018 (the latest month available) global average temperatures dropped 0.56°C.

Analysis and Commentary

The Neonic Ban: A Scientific Fraud Becomes Enshrined In EU Regulatory Law

by Henry I. Millervia Science 2.0
Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Five years after the European Union imposed a temporary ban on neonicotinoid pesticides, an “experts committee” of the member states has now finally voted to make the ban permanent. This was hardly a surprise. The vote followed shortly after the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) published their advisory opinion that neonics “represent a risk to wild bees and honeybees,” a finding that got banner headlines across Europe and the U.S.

In the News

Let's Talk About Net Present Value And Solar Panels

quoting John H. Cochranevia Bloomberg
Sunday, May 13, 2018

Without understanding it, you’ll never know if putting solar panels on your roof (or buying a share of stock) is a good deal or not.

Intellections

Green As Can Be: RPS vs LCPS – A Better Way To Reduce Carbon Emissions

by Terry Andersonvia PolicyEd.org
Wednesday, January 11, 2017
Low Carbon Portfolio Standards are a more effective and affordable way to reduce carbon emissions because they expand the options utilities have to purchase low carbon electricity.
Intellections

Energy Efficiency: Our Best Source Of Clean Energy

by James L. Sweeneyvia PolicyEd.org
Friday, April 21, 2017

Increases in energy efficiency are an often-forgotten component of our shift to clean energy and reduced carbon emissions. Higher prices triggered by the 1973 oil embargo caused America to drastically change how it used energy. The ensuing gains in efficiency had more of an impact on America’s energy consumption than all of the growth in solar, wind, geothermal, natural gas and nuclear energy combined.

Just The Fracts

Top 5 Reasons Fracking Regulations Are Whack

by Terry Anderson, Carson Brunovia PolicyEd.org
Wednesday, May 18, 2016

The current approach to mitigating hydraulic fracturing’s risks is top-down, command-and-control government regulation. But this system is highly inefficient and ineffective at balancing the risks and rewards of fracturing. Why? Regulation imposes costs on consumers, typically benefits special interests, limits competition, and shields bad actors from liability. Meanwhile, property rights and water markets can better mitigate the risks, while also promoting the benefits.

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Energy Policy Task Force


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.