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June 12, 2020
By Coalition of organizations, led by The Heartland Institute
Public Comment from The Heartland Institute and Other Interested Groups to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission Regarding Our Support for the New England Ratepayers Association’s Petition Concerning Certain Wholesale Energy Sales
June 10, 2019
By Grover Norquist, et al.
A carbon tax increases the cost of everything Americans buy and lowers Americans’ effective take home pay.
May 22, 2019
By Bureau of Land Management
Allowing federal coal sales would not materially increase in the overall amount of U.S. greenhouse gas emissions.
February 19, 2019
By Tim Huelskamp, Ph.D.
"Wheeler is supremely qualified to continue the outstanding record of accomplishment at the EPA under President Trump."
May 9, 2018
By Tim Benson
"Straightforward Roadmap" To Help Keep Energy Reliable And Affordable Across The United States
May 7, 2018
By Tim Benson
State And Federal Policies Distort Wholesale Power Markets At Expense Of Coal
April 26, 2018
Coalition Letter Supporting the Scalise Anti-Carbon Tax Resolution
April 25, 2018
By Tim Benson
Burdensome Obama-Era Regulations Prematurely Closing Coal Plants
April 20, 2018
By Tim Huelskamp, Ph.D.
The Heartland Institute has written a letter to President Donald Trump, urging him to defend EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt against orchestrated attacks by his political enemies.
April 11, 2018
By Tim Huelskamp, Ph.D.
The Heartland Institute has written a letter to President Donald Trump, urging him to defend EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt against orchestrated attacks by his political enemies.
March 22, 2018
By Frederick D. Palmer, Isaac Orr
The eight-year tenure of the Obama administration inflicted intentional, serious damage on the country’s capacity to provide the electricity that runs our computers, heats, cools, and lights our homes, powers our factories, and fuels our economy.
March 8, 2018
By Frederick D. Palmer, Isaac Orr
Why would anyone scrap perfectly good high-quality computers, smartphones, or cars for more costly, lower quality, and less reliable products? Yet, that is exactly what policymakers do when they push coal-fired power plants into early retirement.
February 14, 2018
By John Nothdurft
In this testimony before the Arizona House Ways and Means Committee Addressing the Tax on Coal, John Nothdurft argues Arizona needs to change how its energy sources are taxed and regulated to maintain an efficient and affordable energy supply.
February 8, 2018
By Tim Benson
Burdensome Federal Regulations, Renewable Mandates, Subsidies Artificially Disrupting Energy Market To Disadvantage Coal
February 8, 2018
By Office of Inspector General U.S. Department of Energy
The Energy Department’s inspector general found the Texas Clean Energy Project unlawfully charged DOE more than $2.5 million expenses not allowed by its grant from the department.
February 1, 2018
By Isaac Orr, Frederick D. Palmer
More than 250 coal-fired power plants in the United States have been retired since 2010, and more are scheduled to be retired. The premature retirement of these coal-fired units poses a threat to the country’s electricity supply.
July 27, 2017
By Joseph Bast
THERA Coalition Letter
July 27, 2016
Study finds the Obama administration's "War on Coal," is a main contributing factor to coals decline as a share of electric power generation.
July 26, 2016
By Steven Greenhut
California Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones is using the power of his office to attempt to force insurance companies to divest from coal companies.
July 12, 2016
We, the undersigned, have long since known that you have a list—an enemies list of intellectual foes you wish to isolate.
April 27, 2016
By Paul L. Younger
This paper was first published in the journal Earth and Environmental Science Transactions of the Royal Society of Edinburgh in April 2016.
April 26, 2016
By U.S. Department of Energy Office of Inspector General Office of Audits and Inspections
Report shows the Texas Clean Energy Project, one of six carbon capture and storage demonstration projects started under the Obama administration, is over budget by more than 100 million dollars, is well behind schedule, and the OIG sees little in the way
April 20, 2016
This report explores both explicit and implicit factors driving the cost of producing electricity from coal.
March 3, 2016
By Kimberly VanWyhe, Sam Batkins
Over the last 15 years’ federal coal leases have added over $541 billion to the U.S. economy, yet President Obama has placed a moratorium on new coal leases on federal lands.
February 25, 2016
By American Energy Alliance, Freedom Works, The Heartland Institute, et al.
A carbon tax is market manipulation for no good purpose. It will result in multiple, negative unintended consequences, harm the economy provide little if any environmental benefits.
February 24, 2016
[NOTE: On February 24, 2015, The Heartland Institute joined a coalition of 22 organizations urging Congress to reject a carbon tax. The letter to Congress is shown below, with a PDF version at the link above.] The Honorable Steve ScaliseU.S.
December 23, 2015
By Joseph R. Mason
This study shows the benefits, even in times of stagnating demand and low prices of opening additional federal lands to oil, gas and coal production.
December 21, 2015
By Staff - Institute for Energy Research
Shows coal will be a major source of electric power for decades to come despite the Paris climate agreement. Over 2,400 coal-fired power plants are under construction or being planned around the world.
November 24, 2015
By Various
A coalition letter signed by hundreds of Democratic party officials and state and local office holders outlining their objections to President Obama's climate change agenda, the Clean Power Plan.
June 23, 2015
By Myron Ebell
Argues the ratepayer protection act deserves support because it gives Federal Court's time to review the EPA's Clean Power Plan before it causes damage to the economy.
March 16, 2015
By Staff
The Energy Information Administration (EIA) reports approximately 16 gigawatts of generating capacity will be retired in 2015 -- 13 gigawatts is coal-fired -- primarily because of EPA’s Mercury and Air Toxics Standards (MATS), which requires coal- and
January 30, 2015
By Jacopo Zenti
The mining and use of coal is increasingly under threat from EPA energy and climate regulations, however, coal has many benefits: it is abundant, reliable and affordable, and states that use it to generate at least half of their electricity pay up to 30
December 3, 2014
By American Commitment
This letter represents a coalition effort of free-market and conservative organizations to encourage on state governments to resist the Environmental Protection Agency’s Clean Power Plan.
November 26, 2014
By Robert Bryce
The continuing demand for low cost energy is driving demand for coal production and use.
August 27, 2014
By Shawn Regan, Frank Wolak
As natural gas increases its share of electric power generation in the United States, largely at the expense of coal, demand for coal is still high, especially in developing countries.
August 26, 2014
By Paul Driessen
EPA actions to fight global warming are destroying jobs and crushing lives in the 21 states that rely on coal to produce 40% to 96% of their electricity.
June 25, 2014
By Dr. Roger Bezdek, Dr. Frank Clemente
Evidence from New England and elsewhere in the U.S. shows that policies which reduce U.S. coal-fired power production are placing the reliability, affordability, and security of America’s electric supply system at risk.
December 11, 2013
By Nicholas Loris
In this issue brief, Nicholas Loris writes that an abundant, affordable energy resource, coal provides 30 percent of the world’s energy, 41 percent of the world’s electricity generation and factors into 70 percent of the world’s steel production.
October 7, 2013
By Taylor Smith
Coal, a black or brownish rock made from highly compressed plants that lived and died hundreds of millions of years ago, is the most plentiful fossil fuel in current use.

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