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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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October 8, 2018
By James Taylor
‘Climate Solutions Caucus works hand-in-hand with the leftist Citizens’ Climate Lobby’
October 5, 2018
By James Taylor
The 27-page Summary provides an early look at a 1,000-page report expected to be released on December 4 at a climate science symposium during the United Nations Conference of the Parties (COP-24) in Katowice, Poland.
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.
October 2, 2018
By James Taylor
“President Trump campaigned on repealing the Clean Power Plan and replacing it with something better. The American people elected him to do just that. Today we are celebrating a promise kept." - James Taylor
September 17, 2018
By Jim Lakely, James Taylor
'Appeals to dogma and supposed scientific authority equate to pseudoscience and must be vigorously compared and contrasted with empirical evidence.' - James Taylor
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.
August 1, 2015
By James Taylor
It's not unusual for the environmental Left to make false assertions to attract media attention and raise money. But a recent mailer from the Environmental Defense Fund “may have set a new low,” writes Heartland Institute Senior Fellow James M.

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