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The Plain Bad Economics of Today's Energy Prices

Dr. Andrew Steer | Posted 10.01.2014 | Green
Dr. Andrew Steer

Remember not so long ago when the IMF was treated with deep suspicion by the environmental community? Times are changing.

Subsidizing Energy Consumption: Why it's Wrong and What Can Be Done About it

Carlo Cottarelli | Posted 06.10.2013 | Business
Carlo Cottarelli

Let's face it. Everybody loves cheap energy. Almost all human activities require energy consumption and, if something is so basic, it seems pretty obv...

The Green(ish) Case Against Wind Power Subsidies

Eli Lehrer | Posted 02.11.2013 | Green
Eli Lehrer

As an energy source, wind power looks just about perfect: it creates no greenhouse gases, requires pulling nothing out of the earth, and relies on an inexhaustible resource. But for all its genuine merit, it shouldn't get government subsidies any more than oil or gas.

Kasich's Tax Shift Proposal Could Be Model

Jim DiPeso | Posted 05.15.2012 | Politics
Jim DiPeso

With his conservative credentials, Ohio Governor John Kasich might be the right trailblazer pointing the way towards tax reform, a Nixon-going-to-China grand bargain that trades a fossil energy tax boost for an income tax cut.

Sins of Emission and Omission in Durban

Ian Parry | Posted 03.12.2012 | Green
Ian Parry

While some progress was made in the latest round of United Nations' climate change negotiations in Durban, South Africa, there was little progress on either carbon pricing or financing for action against climate change.

Why Some Environmentalists Oppose The Climate Bill | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Republicans decry the first serious attempt to curtail greenhouse gas emissions as an "energy tax." That's not the beef some environmental groups have...

$125 To Save The Climate? | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

The Congressional Budget Office has examined the costs -- and rebates -- being engineered into the Congressional climate solution. The result: The ave...

Newt Gingrich Changes His Tune On Climate Change (VIDEO)

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Newt Gingrich's American Solutions Group has put out a TV ad calling for action against the National Energy Tax, which they claim will lose Americans ...