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August 23, 2019
Is a Renewable Electric Grid a Mirage?
Reducing greenhouse gas emissions to curb climate change will require enormous sacrifice. The enormity of the required sacrifice suggests that we should have consensus on the goal before acting.
Energy
August 23, 2019
Congress Considers Extending Tax Credit for Expensive Offshore Wind Projects
Two U.S. Senators have introduced a bill extending a 30 percent wind investment tax credit to offshore wind projects that start construction by January 1, 2027 or the year after the United States has reached 3,000 megawatts of new offshore wind capacity.
Environment
August 23, 2019
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Touts Continued Environmental Progress
America’s air quality has become the envy of the world, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency states in its annual report on air quality.
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Education
August 19, 2019
Heartland Weekly: Could Socialism Flip Minnesota Red?
Week of August 12, 2019
Energy
August 19, 2019
Massachusetts Electric Car Rebate Program to End in September
A rebate program designed to spur electric vehicle sales in Massachusetts is likely to end in September.
Energy
August 15, 2019
Wisconsin Supreme Court Rejects Special Requirements for Pipeline Expansion
The Wisconsin Supreme Court has ruled Dane County cannot force Enbridge Inc. to purchase special environmental liability insurance as a condition of permission to expand its oil pipeline.

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Energy
August 23, 2019
By Daniel Sutter
Reducing greenhouse gas emissions to curb climate change will require enormous sacrifice. The enormity of the required sacrifice suggests that we should have consensus on the goal before acting.
August 23, 2019
By Kenneth Artz
Two U.S. Senators have introduced a bill extending a 30 percent wind investment tax credit to offshore wind projects that start construction by January 1, 2027 or the year after the United States has reached 3,000 megawatts of new offshore wind capacity.
August 23, 2019
By Bonner R. Cohen
America’s air quality has become the envy of the world, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency states in its annual report on air quality.
August 19, 2019
By Jim Lakely
Week of August 12, 2019
August 19, 2019
By Kenneth Artz
A rebate program designed to spur electric vehicle sales in Massachusetts is likely to end in September.
August 15, 2019
By Vivian Jones
The Wisconsin Supreme Court has ruled Dane County cannot force Enbridge Inc. to purchase special environmental liability insurance as a condition of permission to expand its oil pipeline.
August 15, 2019
By Bonner R. Cohen
New York state has adopted what Gov. Andrew Cuomo has dubbed the Green New Deal of New York, the most aggressive carbon-emissions-reduction goals in the nation.
August 13, 2019
By H. Sterling Burnett
Politicians everywhere should have to take a version of the Hippocratic Oath, swearing the laws they enact to solve problems won’t make the situation worse.
August 13, 2019
By H. Sterling Burnett
A finds methane emissions from U.S. oil and natural gas production over the past decade are “an order of magnitude lower” than what has been reported by previous studies.
August 12, 2019
By Jim Lakely
Week of August 5, 2019
August 7, 2019
By Tim Benson
Keynote speakers at ICCC 13 said the high costs of policies proposed to fight climate change weren't justified by a scientific understanding of the purported risks.
August 6, 2019
By H. Sterling Burnett
Speakers at the 13th International Conference on Climate Change discussed climate science, energy and climate economics, and whether various policy options were likely to harm or promote economic prosperity while maintaining a healthy environment.
August 5, 2019
By Jim Lakely
Week of July 29, 2019
August 5, 2019
By Bonner R. Cohen
A three-judge panel of the U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals reversed a lower court’s decision blocking completion of the Keystone KL oil pipeline.
August 2, 2019
By H. Sterling Burnett
Oregon state Sen. Alan Olsen (R-Canby) says Senate Republicans walked out of the Senate to prevent a vote on climate legislation in which they were allowed to have not input, that would have harmed their constituents interests.
August 1, 2019
By Vivian Jones
Gov. Janet Mills of Maine signed into law several energy measures she has pushed as part of her commitment to fight purported human-caused climate change by reducing fossil fuel use.
July 31, 2019
By Bonner R. Cohen
The United States must embark on an effort to expand and secure its sources of critical minerals outside of its current supply chain, the U.S. Department of Commerce says in new report.
July 23, 2019
By Kenneth Artz
New Mexico produced nearly 246 million barrels of oil in 2018, up more than 40 percent from the previous year, setting a new record for oil production in the state.
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July 22, 2019
By Kenneth Artz
A federal district judge in Montana delivered a partial victory to the plaintiffs in a lawsuit calling for a halt to the Trump administration’s resumption of federal coal sales.
July 17, 2019
By Alan Carlin
Climate science is not well developed but is quite clear on some matters despite the continued attempts by climate alarmists to obfuscate it.
July 11, 2019
By Kelsey Hackem
NorthWestern Energy, Montana’s largest electric utility, has requested a rate review for its net-metering residential customers.
July 10, 2019
By James Taylor, H. Sterling Burnett, Anthony Watts
Latest Extremist Move by Bernie Sanders and AOC to Be Discussed at Heartland’s 13th International Conference on Climate Change July 25 in Washington, D.C.
July 10, 2019
By H. Sterling Burnett
State Sen. Dave Argall explains how he is trying to promote sound science and economic analysis to energy and climate matters in Pennsylvania.
July 10, 2019
By Bonner R. Cohen
Lawmakers in Maine are considering a proposal to combine the state’s two investor-owned electric utilities into a single, monopoly, nonprofit utility.
July 3, 2019
By Paul Driessen, Ann Bridges
It’s an essential first step in making the USA less dangerously dependent on foreign minerals.
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July 2, 2019
By Kenneth Artz
Nevada Gov. Steve Sisolak signed a bill requiring 50 percent of the electricity utilities in the state provide come from renewable resources by 2030.
July 1, 2019
By Jim Lakely
Week of July 24, 2019
June 28, 2019
By H. Sterling Burnett
In a small victory (for sanity) in the ongoing climate wars, Oregon Senate President Peter Courtney (D-Salem) admitted defeat in his and Gov. Kate Brown’s attempt to force unwilling Republicans to vote on a controversial cap-and-trade bill.
June 26, 2019
By H. Sterling Burnett
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced it has formally replaced the prior administration’s Clean Power Plan, to reduce power plant greenhouse gas emissions, with the Affordable Clean Energy rule.
June 13, 2019
By Kenneth Artz
Any effort to require that 100 percent of the electric power supply in any one state or for the United States as a whole come from renewable power energy sources would lead to extremely high costs and power shortages.
June 5, 2019
By H. Sterling Burnett
The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission concluded a proposed pipeline project carrying natural gas from the shale fields of Pennsylvania connecting to utilities throughout the Northeast was in the public interest and approved its construction.
May 31, 2019
By H. Sterling Burnett
The United States Federal Energy Regulatory Commission approved two new Liquefied Natural Gas export projects in April.
May 29, 2019
By H. Sterling Burnett
Tesla reported losses of $702 million during the first quarter of 2019, breaking a streak of two straight quarters posting a profit.
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May 28, 2019
By Jim Lakely
Week of May 20, 2019
May 27, 2019
By H. Sterling Burnett
The Trump administration’s Bureau of Land Management has offered a detailed plan to open more than a million acres of public and private land in California to oil and gas development, including through the use of fracking.
May 24, 2019
By Bonner R. Cohen
Citing pressing transportation needs, three Midwestern governors – two Democrats and one Republican – are calling for significant gas tax hikes in their states.
May 21, 2019
By Tom Harris, Jay Lehr
The true costs of wind energy are too often (deliberately?) ignored or underestimated.
May 17, 2019
By Bonner R. Cohen
Setting up what is certain to be a bruising showdown with Congress over Fiscal Year (FY) 2020 spending, President Donald Trump’s budget proposal recommends significant funding reductions in science programs at a slew of federal agencies.
May 15, 2019
By Linnea Lueken
A professor and group of student researchers at the University of Wisconsin at Eau Claire claim they found elevated particulate levels associated with frac-sand mining.
May 14, 2019
By Linnea Lueken
Colorado Gov. Jared Polis signed into law sweeping oil and gas legislation which that allows imposing greater restrictions on new oil and gas exploration in the state than a proposition voters rejected in a 2018 election referendum.