TweetThe Heartland Institute has recently signed a coalition letter led by Americans for Prosperity urging Congress to oppose legislation that would hike the federal gasoline tax. The plan was introduced by Sens. Bob Corker (R-Tennessee)[…]
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On Monday, the City Council’s Committee on Finance voted to approve an ordinance mandating gas stations sell gasoline blended with 15 percent ethanol, also called E15. Chicago gas stations already sell E10—gasoline with a composition that’s 10 percent ethanol. Should the City Council and the mayor approve the committee’s recommendation, Chicago would be the first major city to enforce such a requirement.
Thirty states, including Ohio, have renewable portfolio mandates. These laws require a certain percentage of electricity to be generated from renewable sources, primarily wind and solar power.
With election season in full swing, one of the most widely used political attacks is for candidates to accuse their opponents of wanting or having already committed “cuts to education” resulting in “teacher layoffs.”
Such is the paradox of government interference in the energy sector: People turn to government to spur innovation, but government is a monopoly, shielded from the market forces that create innovation through competition and consumer choice.
More than seven billion people now populate Earth, including six billion who live in developing economies. After having already quadrupled in the past century, the world’s population could reach near 9 billion by 2050, according to projections by the United Nations. Half of that growth will come from Africa, which will increase its percentage of world population from 13 to 20 percent.
In a May 23, 1977 column for Newsweek, titled “A Department of Energy?” the late Nobel laureate economist Milton Friedman wrote: “Do not be misled into supposing that the energy problem is a purely technical problem that engineers can solve.”
The United Nations estimates it would cost $30 billion a year to end world hunger. That sounds like a lot, but the world spent more than ten times that amount in 2012 on global warming mitigation, according to a recent Climate Policy Initiative (CPI) study. And the U.N. says the world needs to spend even more on global warming mitigation—much more, in fact.
TweetThe Heartland Institute has recently signed a coalition letter led by the Frontiers of Freedom urging Congress to repeal the Renewable Fuel Standard when they consider reforming the law this Fall. The U.S. Environmental[…]
TweetThe Heartland Institute has recently signed a coalition letter led by the American Energy Alliance to “strongly urge a floor vote on the concurrent resolution, H. Con. Res. 24, expressing the sense[…]
TweetIn a recent AP interview, Republican Michigan Governor Rick Snyder says he wants to increase the state’s renewable energy mandate, a 2008 law that requires utilities to get at least 10[…]
TweetThe Illinois Legislature overwhelmingly passed a bill placing strict regulations on hydraulic fracturing last week, and now heads to Gov. Quinn’s desk where he has promised to sign it. SB[…]
According to IWF, the Safer Chemicals, Healthy Families organization is “capitalizing on the natural anxieties of parents” to pressure the nation’s top 10 retailers into removing certain products that contain so-called “hazardous” chemicals.