Tag Archive: renewable energy

  • New Publication on Net Metering Reform

    | March 20, 2014 | Add a comment

    For the sake of this exercise, imagine that you have a sizable vegetable garden in your back yard.  One year you decide to plant tomatoes and because of optimal sunshine and rain you end up having a bumper crop at harvest.  You have so many tomatoes that even after eating … »

  • The EU’s Energy Conundrum

    | February 25, 2014 | Add a comment

    By: Riley Workman The push to control carbon emissions and increase renewable energy alternatives in the United States has sparked a swarm of controversy over the effectiveness and economic impact such measures might have. If left unchecked, these restrictions can have severe economic consequences for the U.S. and remove the … »

  • Sue and Settle: How the EPA Replaces States with Environmental Groups

    | October 22, 2013 | Add a comment

    Earlier this year, the American Legislative Exchange Council released a report titled The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Assault of State Sovereignty that documents the EPA’s ongoing attempts to seize more and more environmental regulatory authority from the states. One trend that the report highlights is the rise of so-called EPA … »

  • EPA’s Assault on State Sovereignty Part II

    and | June 27, 2013 | Add a comment

    Obama’s recently released climate change initiative calls for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to unleash yet another energy regulation aimed at reducing greenhouse gases from existing power plants, severely threatening the generation of affordable and reliable energy. This is only one piece of an unprecedented EPA regulatory assault unleashed … »

  • Constitutionality of Renewable Energy Mandates in Question

    and | June 17, 2013 | 2 Comments

    With a potentially striking blow to renewable mandate advocates, a recent federal court ruling calls into question the constitutionality of key components of many states’ renewable energy mandates. On Friday, June 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals sided with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) against the state of Michigan … »

  • European Lessons on Renewable Energy Subsidies

    and | May 29, 2013 | Add a comment

    Considering how important and ubiquitous energy is for virtually all of life’s activities, it should come as no surprise that energy policy often dominates the agendas in legislative chambers in each of the fifty states and on Capitol Hill.  Historically, most of the energy debate in many of these legislative … »

  • Freedom Not Force in the North Carolina Renewable Energy Debate

    | April 19, 2013 | Add a comment

    Imagine checking out at your local grocery store and being told that, due to a recently imposed government mandate, you must make sure at least 12.5 percent of your groceries are derived from organic sources. Most shoppers would be outraged if their choice of groceries was limited and many, particularly … »

  • Electricity

    ALEC to States: Repeal Renewable Energy Mandates

    | November 5, 2012 | Add a comment

    ALEC adopts Electricity Freedom Act and discusses it on Master Resource (a free-market energy blog). “As the debate over subsidies, handouts, and cronyism for renewable energy continues, so too will the debate surrounding state-based renewable energy mandates. Fundamentally, forcing state citizens to purchase a product they may not be able … »

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    All Cost No Benefit: EPA Proposes Carbon Dioxide Regulation for Power Plants

    | March 27, 2012 | 2 Comments

    Today, the EPA has proposed a carbon dioxide standard for new power plants. The EPA blames carbon dioxide and other human emitted greenhouse gases for an increase in global temperature during the past 100 years. Unfortunately, this action is yet another EPA regulation that is essentially all cost and no … »

  • Electricity

    More Energy Mandates Mean Higher Prices

    | March 9, 2012 | Add a comment

    By Robert Bryce About two-thirds of the U.S. population as well as countless businesses and industrial users are now subject to rules that require them to buy renewable electricity. Proponents of the renewable mandates, which are in effect in 29 states (and the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico) claim … »