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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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February 14, 2019
By James Taylor
Newly-elected Democratic Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker said “I believe in science” in his inaugural address but then promptly said he would take action to combat ideal climate conditions for Illinois crops.
February 14, 2019
By James Taylor
The Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, and other media outlets are reporting that a bipartisan group of top economic advisors has signed a statement supporting a carbon dioxide tax that returns all revenue to the American people.
February 11, 2019
By James Taylor
When Andrew Wheeler became acting Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) administrator in July 2018, EPA was in turmoil. Seven months later, EPA is operating smoothly, effectively, and efficiently under Wheeler.
February 7, 2019
By Tim Huelskamp, Ph.D., James Taylor, Jay Lehr, Justin Haskins
“This isn’t just radical socialism, this is madness.” - Justin Haskins
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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