There’s been a lot of e-discussion since July 4th about the New York Times article on renewable fuel credits that were fraudulently sold by a not-so-clever crook in Maryland. He … Continue Reading Many Reasons to Dislike Renewables Mandates, but Fraudulent Credits Isn’t a Good One
Some people dream of winning the lottery. Other people dream of getting triple sevens at a slot machine in Vegas. Empirical economists, on the other hand, dream of hitting a … Continue Reading Rallying Around the U.S. Energy Information Administration
Supporters of energy-efficiency policies argue that they are a “win-win”, helping to reduce energy expenditures while also reducing carbon dioxide emissions and other negative externalities from energy use. This much … Continue Reading Free Lunch?
March 11th marked the one year anniversary of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster in Japan, the world’s worst nuclear crisis since Chernobyl in 1986. Fukushima is a poignant reminder of the … Continue Reading The Death Knell for Nuclear Power in the U.S.
This past Wednesday, Michael Boskin, Stanford economist and chair of the Council of Economic Adivisors under Bush 41 had an op-ed on green jobs and industrial policy in the WSJ. … Continue Reading Bad Energy Policy from Both Ends of the Political Spectrum