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News Climate Change Energy Environment
October 19, 2020
By James Taylor
The Heartlander, Fall 2020
July 10, 2020
By Justin Haskins
On Friday, June 19, climate activist and former Vice President Al Gore joined the growing list of high-profile world leaders calling for a “Great Reset” of the world economy to help battle climate change.
July 10, 2020
By Justin Haskins
At a virtual World Economic Forum meeting, global leaders from the United Nations, United Kingdom, United States, International Monetary Fund and multi-national corporations discussed and announced a plan to develop a “Great Reset” of the entire world.
July 10, 2020
By Justin Haskins
Earlier in June, the World Economic Forum (WEF), a highly influential nonprofit organization based in Europe, announced its plan to push for a “Great Reset” of global capitalism.
June 1, 2020
By Emma Kaden
The U.S. Federal Energy Regulatory Commission issued orders imposing minimum bid prices on subsidized renewable energy resources in New York’s energy capacity market, increasing competition for power suppliers.
May 28, 2020
By H. Sterling Burnett
The U.S. Department of Interior has approved the largest solar installation in U.S. history, a 690-megawatt project to be constructed on federal land approximately 30 miles north of Las Vegas, Nevada.
May 27, 2020
By H. Sterling Burnett
President Donald Trump’s issued an executive order directing federal agencies develop plans to boost domestic seafood production, in part by reducing regulatory barriers to commercial fishing and fish farming in federal waters.
May 25, 2020
By John Couretas
“Planet of the Humans” an entertaining and educational primer on the hype, phoniness, and lies behind green energy projects.
May 21, 2020
By Tim Benson
The New Hampshire State Senate has overridden a February veto by Governor Chris Sununu, of SB 159, a bill to expand net metering in the Granite State.
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May 20, 2020
By Tim Benson
The New England Ratepayers Association has filed petition with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to end the ability of states to pass on the costs of roof top solar panel installations to ratepayers in general.
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May 18, 2020
By Kevin Stone
In its 2021 fiscal budget, the Trump administration has proposed an increase over its request for the Department of Interior in 2020.
May 15, 2020
By H. Sterling Burnett
For the second time in three years, Judge Brian Morris, of the United States District Court for Montana intervened to block construction of the Keystone XL oil pipeline.
May 13, 2020
By H. Sterling Burnett
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has issued a new rule covering acid gas emissions from a few small power plants that reduce waste left behind from mining operations by burning it to produce electricity.
May 11, 2020
By H. Sterling Burnett
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency finalized a new rule, proposed in 2019, altering the way the federal government calculates the costs and benefits of Mercury and Air Toxics.
May 7, 2020
By H. Sterling Burnett
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is delaying the normally required shift to summertime gasoline blends after the coronavirus pandemic caused a plummet in demand, leaving, pipelines, refineries, and storage tanks full of winter-grade fuel.
May 5, 2020
By H. Sterling Burnett
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced, after careful review of the best available evidence, it would retain, without changes, standards for particulate matter pollution, more commonly known as soot.
May 4, 2020
By H. Sterling Burnett
A project operated by Verily Life Sciences to wipe out mosquitos that spread diseases including dengue fever, malaria, West Nile virus, and Zika among others, is having success in tests at three sites in California.
April 30, 2020
By H. Sterling Burnett
Numerous cities and states with plastic bag bans are suspending these policies in response to public health concerns raised about the safety of alternative reusable bags during the Coronavirus pandemic.
April 27, 2020
By H. Sterling Burnett
More than half of the U.S. Interior Department’s Bureau of Land Management’s Washington, D.C. staff have quit rather than accept transfers to Colorado and other western states to be closer to the lands they manage.
April 27, 2020
By Duggan Flanakin
Senate Democrats who passed Senate Bill 3150 which would impose a $40 per metric ton tax on of carbon dioxide emissions beginning in 2021, incrementally increasing the tax rate in stages to reach a price of $80 per metric ton by 2030.
April 23, 2020
But farmers might soon be getting a new weapon to combat them: Genetically engineered versions of the moths that mate with wild pests and cause half their offspring to die.
April 23, 2020
By H. Sterling Burnett
The Trump administration finalized updates to the nation’s fuel economy standard, saying the new rule will better protect air quality, consumer choice, and public safety than the previous rule issued during Barack Obama’s presidency.
April 21, 2020
By David T. Stevenson
The Caesar Rodney Institute (CRI) is a Delaware based non-profit, dedicated to protecting individual freedom, and free markets.
April 16, 2020
By Bonner R. Cohen
The Minnesota Public Utility Commission voted to approve an environmental review of the replacement for Enbridge Energy’s aging, corroded, and cracking Line 3 crude oil pipeline.
April 14, 2020
By Kevin Stone
A federal judge has overturned the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s approval of a permit for Hudbay Minerals’ proposed Rosemont copper mine in Arizona’s Coronado National Forest.
April 14, 2020
By Tim Benson
A new Heartland Policy Brief details how mining operations needed for the Green New Deal would devastate the environment
April 13, 2020
By Staff, Pacific Research Institute
The Pacific Research Institute’s Center for the Environment researches the dramatic trend toward a cleaner environment and promotes the catalysts for environmental quality: property rights, local action, markets, and private initiative.
April 9, 2020
By Viv Forbes
The carbon dioxide scare is proving to be just that—a scare. It’s time for some climate sense.
April 8, 2020
By Duggan Flanakin
Missouri voters may decide this November whether to expand the state’s commitment to renewable energy through their votes on at least one of three separate initiatives.
April 7, 2020
By staff, TPPF
With the Life:Powered initiative, the Texas Public Policy Foundation explains and explores how fossil fuels—coal, natural gas, and oil—are essential to modern life.
April 6, 2020
By Steve Goreham
The U.S. economy is currently enjoying the longest period of expansion in history, in large part driven by the fracking revolution which enabled America to become the world’s leading energy producer.
April 3, 2020
By H. Sterling Burnett
If New Hampshire imposes a climate education requirement on public schools, it should be balanced, and emphasize critical thinking.
April 2, 2020
By Bonner R. Cohen
The N.Y. Public Service Commission ordered the State Energy Research and Development Authority to offer new financial options beyond traditional fixed-price contracts when soliciting bids to build renewable energy projects.
April 2, 2020
By Kenneth Artz
U.S. Rep. Debbie Dingell (D-MI) is proposing continued and expanded federal support for electric vehicle manufacturers and purchasers in a bill that would dedicate $2 billion annually for development and adoption of plug-in cars.
March 30, 2020
By Duggan Flanakin
The Trump Administration recently submitted its proposed fiscal year 2021 budget, which would significantly cut funding for certain climate change-focused programs at several government agencies.
March 27, 2020
By H. Sterling Burnett
Climate Change Weekly #354
March 26, 2020
By Duggan Flanakin
The largest remaining coal-fueled power plant in New England, New Hampshire’s 482-megawatt Merrimack Station, will remain in operation through at least May 2024.
March 26, 2020
By Kenneth Artz
California may soon ban gasoline-powered gardening tools such as lawnmowers and leaf-blowers statewide.
March 24, 2020
By Kevin Stone
A co-op wholesale power supplier in Colorado and New Mexico announced a major shift from coal-fueled power plants to wind and solar industrial facilities in its electric power generation operations.
March 24, 2020
By Bonner R. Cohen
The newly minted Democratic majority legislature in Virginia narrowly passed sweeping legislation designed to overhaul how the state’s utilities generate electricity.
 

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