Category Archives: Energy
My newsletter discusses the differing federal subsidies for different electricity sources. The data come from the U.S. Energy Information Administration, which compiled the report earlier this year in response “to a September 2014 request to the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) from U.S. Representative Fred Upton, Chairman of the House Committee on Energy and Commerce, andContinue Reading
Dan Way reports for Carolina Journal Online on N.C. congressman David Rouzer’s concerns about the negative economic impacts of federal water and energy rules. John Hood’s Daily Journal argues that two recent accusations of pay-to-play practices in N.C. government point to the need for North Carolina to establish an office overseeing privatization of public services.
Oren Cass of the Manhattan Institute reminds readers that solar and wind power deserve little credit for helping reduce greenhouse gas emissions in recent years. For all of the attention and federal funds given to renewable energy, it remains a blip on America’s energy radar: solar power represents less than 1 percent of U.S. electricityContinue Reading
Thomas Pyle writes for National Review Online that states ought to do more than just sue the Obama administration over its Clean Power Plan. Last month, a majority of the states sued the federal government over the so-called Clean Power Plan, the centerpiece of President Obama’s climate agenda. As the states explained, the president’s carbonContinue Reading
Barry Smith reports for Carolina Journal Online on U.S. Sen. Thom Tillis’ discussion of Obamacare, energy policy, the federal budget, and more with Americans for Prosperity activists in Mooresville. John Hood’s Daily Journal explains one benefit of North Carolina’s relatively weak public-sector union presence.