Articles Tagged: Dr. Michael E. Canes

Subsidies for Energy: What are the Limits?

On November 16, the George C. Marshall Institute hosted a panel discussion concerning federal energy policy, specifically the utility of federal subsidies, loan guarantees, and other forms of support.

Changes in the Fuel Mix Used to Produce Power in the U.S.

Dr. Canes observes: “The purpose is to see whether such mix already is being shaped by market forces that are driving it towards lower carbon content. If so, question arises whether there is any need for policy measures such as Renewable Portfolio Standards or subsidies for non-carbon sources. Further, as mandates or subsidies have substantial costs, question arises whether these costs are justified.”

A Review of the NCEP Bipartisan Energy Strategy

In December 2004, the National Commission on Energy Policy (NCEP) published a report entitled “Ending the Energy Stalemate: A Bipartisan Strategy to Meet America’s Energy Challenges.” The Commission was established by its members as an unofficial body in 2002 and has been supported by foundation money.

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