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James Taylor

James Taylor

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James Taylor is a senior fellow for environment and energy policy at The Heartland Institute.

Taylor is the former managing editor (2001-2014) of Environment & Climate News, a national monthly publication devoted to sound science and free-market environmentalism. He writes a column for Forbes, which appears on the magazine's Forbes.com website.

Taylor has presented energy and environment analysis on CNN, CNN Headline News, Fox News Channel, Fox Business Channel, MSNBC, PBS News Hour, PBS Frontline, CBS Evening News, ABC World News, and other TV and radio outlets across the country. He has been published in virtually every major newspaper in the country.

He has been a featured presenter at conferences sponsored by such groups as the National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL), American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC), Council of State Governments, National Association of Counties, National Foundation of Women Legislators, State Policy Network (SPN), CPAC,  Cato Institute, Heritage Foundation, and European Institute for Climate and Energy. Video of Taylor's presentation at The Heartland Institute's Eighth International Conference on Climate Change can be found here.

Taylor received his bachelor's degree from Dartmouth College where he studied atmospheric science and majored in government. He received his Juris Doctorate from Syracuse University.

Recent Articles and Publications

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December 6, 2018
By James Taylor, Jim Lakely
Polish labor union that stood up to the Soviet Bloc and changed the world joins Heartland on front lines of resistance to climate alarmism
December 4, 2018
By James Taylor
Under a renewable energy proposal from Northern Indiana Public Service Company (NIPSCO), Indiana consumers would face a 12 percent electricity rate hike, which will cost the average household more than $100 per year in additional electricity costs.
December 4, 2018
By James Taylor
The Heartland Institute event will feature a panel of scientists and policy experts presenting the truth that humans are not creating a climate crisis.
November 24, 2018
By Tim Huelskamp, Ph.D., Jay Lehr, James Taylor
‘Just more of the same – except for even greater exaggeration, worse science, and added interference in the political process by unelected, self-serving bureaucrats’ - Tim Huelskamp
October 31, 2018
By James Taylor, Jay Lehr, Peter Ferrara
'The scientific evidence gets stronger every day that global warming alarmism is a failed theory. To the extent EPA has chosen to implement greenhouse gas regulations, the ACE rule is far superior to the Clean Power Plan.'
October 4, 2018
By James Taylor
The Climate Solutions Caucus (CSC) works hand-in-hand with the leftist Citizens' Climate Lobby. Any scheme to replace affordable conventional energy with expensive wind and solar power would severely punish consumers and the U.S. economy.
April 27, 2016
By Tim Benson, James Taylor
The Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory has issued the 2016 edition of its annual status report on renewable portfolio standards (RPS) and concludes over half of all growth in renewable electricity since 2000 is due directly to state RPS policies.
December 16, 2015
By James Taylor
Argues that Florida should not give the solar power industry the exclusive right to provide power within Florida's highly regulated electricity market.

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