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- Opposing Carbon-Dioxide Taxes Supports American Energy - July 19, 2018
- Carbon Taxes Are Uneconomic And Misanthropic - July 19, 2018
- Paris Climate Participants Miss Targets While U.S. Reduces Its Emissions - July 12, 2018
Energy expert Tom Tanton discusses is Reason Foundation study, Assessing the Costs and Benefits of Renewable Portfolio Standards: A Guide for Policymakers, which found serious flaws federal energy laboratories analysis of the benefits and costs of state renewable energy mandates.
He found that the government report understates the costs, and overstates the benefits, while ignoring entirely a whole range of environmental harms wind and solar farms cause. Tanton concludes that each state should reexamine their Renewable Energy Portfolio laws and determine whether the results merit continuing the costly programs.