Articles Tagged: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

Solar Flim Flam and More Snake Oil

The late Daniel Patrick Moynihan once observed that we are all entitled to our own opinions, not just our own facts. Proponents of solar energy are long on opinions and pseudo-facts, just not real ones. What are some of those? It is claimed that 2015 is “on a pace to be the hottest year the […]

Commentary: Fossil Fuels are the Solution, Not the Problem

The George C. Marshall Institute has recently released a study on fossil fuels and the economic well-being, http://marshall.org/energy-policy/fossilfuel-energy-and-economic-wellbeing.   It describes why energy is an essential input to economic activity. Because fossil fuels are such a large part of the world’s energy supply, they play a dominant role in enabling people everywhere to enjoy a […]

Presentation by Stephen Eule on Energy Policy

Presentation by Stephen Eule, Vice President for climate and technology at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s Institute for 21st Century Energy, at the February 25th Institute event discussing energy policy.  More information on the event is available at http://marshall.org/events/energy-policy-priorities-identifying-principles-and-actions/.

A Framework for a New U.S. Energy Policy

In A Framework for a New U.S. Energy Policy,Institute CEO William O’Keefe and Institute President Jeff Kueter outline principles to guide the development of U.S. energy policy in the years to come.  Drawing on the lessons learned from years of ad hoc policy approaches to energy issues, the report details “the basic lessons learned over the […]

Quit Digging

An old adage about life is that when you are in a hole quit digging.  With trust in government at an all time low, actions that further erode trust and credibility are just more examples of keep on digging.  The Wall Street Journal recently reported a case of EPA doing exactly that. It is no […]

Is the (Energy) Price Right?

A look back over the past few decades clearly demonstrates that government meddling in the market and its industrial policy initiatives have made the price of energy more expensive. Proposed EPA rules on power generators, Tier III standards, and the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) simply are more confirmation. The basic drivers of price are supply […]

O’Keefe Discusses the Ineffectiveness of Technology Mandates

William O’Keefe, CEO of the George C. Marshall Institute, discusses the CAFE standard and the role of government in mandating technical progress.

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