Environment (page 7)

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    An economic critique of the Green New Deal

    Benjamin Zycher analyzes the proposed Green New Deal for the American Enterprise Institute. The proposal wilts under even a small level of scrutiny. [N]otwithstanding the assertions from GND proponents that it is an essential policy to confront purportedly adverse climate phenomena, the future temperature impacts of the zero-emissions…
    Mitch Kokai, April 29, 2019
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    Child Warrior or Wounded Child?

    Thanks to her “school strike for the climate,” a 15-year-old Swedish girl named Greta Thunberg has become an international celebrity and the object of effusive praise by intellectual, political, and religious leaders from all over the world. In a recent Quillette article, however, Paulina Neuding offers an account that…
    Jon Guze, April 24, 2019
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    Who needs electric vehicle tax credits?

    It’s generally accepted that hybrids and fully electric vehicles make the gas tax regressive because buyers tend to have higher incomes and the cars use less gas. Tax incentives for electric vehicles skew the tax burden further onto people with lower incomes. Authors of a new working paper find the…
    Joseph Coletti, April 23, 2019
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    Want to ‘save the earth’? Focus on fracking, nuclear power

    Editors at the Washington Examiner explain why one idea associated with the Green New Deal is particularly ill-informed. [I]n the process of making all U.S. electrical generation carbon-neutral, the Green New Deal not only ruled out the creation of new nuclear generation capacity, but also called for dismantling…
    Mitch Kokai, April 23, 2019
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    Earth Day fact: The US leads the world in cutting emissions

    U.S. emissions are at their lowest level since 1992. Per-capita U.S. emissions haven’t been this low since 1950. Emissions have been falling all century in North Carolina, too.
    Jon Sanders, April 22, 2019
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    German study: Electric vehicles aren’t zero-emission, they’re worse than conventional cars

    Once again, we see governments forcing policies that produce the opposite results from what they're intended to produce, while markets independently outdo the governments' intended results in seeking greater appeals to consumer interests.
    Jon Sanders, April 22, 2019
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    Hayward decries ‘climate cult’

    Steven Hayward writes for the Power Line blog about irrational climate alarmists. I’m fond of referring to the climate campaigners as the “climatistas” because they remind me of the Sandinistas and their fellow-traveling fans back in the 1980s. But someone writing as “Will” over at The Medium has…
    Mitch Kokai, April 22, 2019
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    Millennials on merit, diversity, environment, and jobs

    Paul Bedard of the Washington Examiner details disturbing new survey results. [A]ccording to a pathbreaking survey by the pollster who has charted Millennials the most, the revolution they’re bringing to Washington, Wall Street and Main Street is just the start. The follow-on Generation Z is stepping on the…
    Mitch Kokai, April 16, 2019