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Energy
October 16, 2020
Research & Commentary: Economy-Wide “Electrification” Costs between $18 and $29 Trillion, New Study Says
U.S. Average Per Capita Costs Would Be $88,000
Energy
October 6, 2020
The Biden Energy Plan Is Like California’s—But Worse
The energy plan adopted by the campaign of Democratic Presidential candidate Joe Biden, would take restrictive California-like policies nationwide, but be worse because there are no other energy sources to bail out the nation.
Climate Change
September 18, 2020
The U.S. Climate in 2019
The climate of the United States has, in most ways gotten less extreme than it used to be. Temperatures have fewer extreme highs and lows, storms less are severe and droughts far less damaging.
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Energy
September 17, 2020
Cost of Electrification: A State-by-State Analysis and Results
Transitioning the entire electric grid to a 100 percent carbon dioxide emissions free, largely renewable energy is a poor choice for decarbonizing the economy, wasting billions of dollars.
Climate Change
September 8, 2020
Greenhouse Gas Emissions: The Global Picture
International policies to mitigate climate change are achieving little, yet European states’ efforts to reduce emissions, are crippling their economies, while China, India and the rest of the less-developed world continue growing using coal and oil.
Energy
September 4, 2020
Research & Commentary: Battleground State Poll Shows Voters Are Strongly Supportive of Oil and Natural Gas Development
Four Out Of Five Say Oil And Natural Gas Provide Value To Their Lives, 92 Percent Believe In The Importance Of Affordable Energy Prices

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Climate Change
October 16, 2020
By Tim Benson
U.S. Average Per Capita Costs Would Be $88,000
October 6, 2020
By Staff, IER
The energy plan adopted by the campaign of Democratic Presidential candidate Joe Biden, would take restrictive California-like policies nationwide, but be worse because there are no other energy sources to bail out the nation.
September 18, 2020
By Paul Homewood
The climate of the United States has, in most ways gotten less extreme than it used to be. Temperatures have fewer extreme highs and lows, storms less are severe and droughts far less damaging.
September 17, 2020
By Thomas Tanton
Transitioning the entire electric grid to a 100 percent carbon dioxide emissions free, largely renewable energy is a poor choice for decarbonizing the economy, wasting billions of dollars.
September 8, 2020
By Martin Livermore
International policies to mitigate climate change are achieving little, yet European states’ efforts to reduce emissions, are crippling their economies, while China, India and the rest of the less-developed world continue growing using coal and oil.
September 4, 2020
By Tim Benson
Four Out Of Five Say Oil And Natural Gas Provide Value To Their Lives, 92 Percent Believe In The Importance Of Affordable Energy Prices
August 19, 2020
By Alan Moran
Australia’s misguided climate policies have resulted in excessively high electricity prices that are undermining the country’s economic resilience and competitiveness and cutting our standards of living.
August 13, 2020
By Tim Benson
Gasoline Prices Could Rise By 26 Cents Per Gallon In 2022, Diesel Prices By 52 Cents Per Gallon
August 9, 2020
By Gautam Kalghatgi
Battery electric vehicles (BEVs) do not represent a significant improvement over internal combustion engine vehicles (ICEVs) in terms of their carbon dioxide footprint because the energy for their manufacture and use is not carbon dioxide free
August 7, 2020
By Kevin Dayaratna
By inserting more government intervention into the EU economy, a European Green New Deal would weaken current and future economic freedom and disproportionately harm the poor..
August 3, 2020
By Brian Mannix
The EPA is right to reform the procedures and standards for its cost-benefit analyses, focusing consistency and transparency.
July 29, 2020
By Benjamin Zycher
Nobel Prize winning economist William D. Nordhaus is currently being attacked by climate alarmists, because the integrated model of the science and economics of climate policies he developed doesn’t support the energy policies they are pushing.
July 17, 2020
By Tim Benson
Cap-And-Trade Programs Do Little To Reduce Emissions, Act As Regressive Tax
July 17, 2020
By Mike Travers
Decarbonizing homes in the UK will come with many hidden costs, like rewiring every home, with total cost per household topping £7,000.
July 15, 2020
By Bruce Everett, Ph.D.
Contrary to popular assertions fossil fuels do not get unfair treatment or government support unavailable to other businesses that suppress the adoption of renewable energy.
July 8, 2020
By Tim Benson
Free Market Energy Reforms Could Save Golden State Residents $26.7 Billion Annually
June 30, 2020
By Tim Benson
No Health Risk From Air Quality In Greeley
June 17, 2020
By Susan Crockford
Despite significant fluctuations in sea ice levels that were expected to negatively impact polar bear populations, most polar bear populations are stable or increasing with the bears appearing well-fed and producing healthy young.
June 11, 2020
By Jim Steele
Ocean “acidification” from carbon dioxide emissions would require a virtually impossible ten-fold decrease in the alkalinity of surface waters, so using that term is misleading.
June 4, 2020
By Ralph Alexander
Confirms that purported extreme weather events are natural fluctuations around the mean and, per the the IPCC are not caused or exacerbated by climate change.
June 2, 2020
By Jim Steele
The CO2 Coalition of climate scientists released a White Paper analyzing decades of peer-reviewed research on the impact on the oceans of carbon dioxide emissions from the conversion of fossil fuels to energy.
June 2, 2020
By Tim Benson
Residential Consumers Saved $11 Billion, Commercial And industrial Consumers Saved $13.8 Billion
May 28, 2020
By Michael Kelly
Plans to decarbonize the United Kingdom’s electric power system lack a basic understanding of physics and threaten to undermine the system.
May 20, 2020
By Wayne H. Winegarden
California's green energy policies are stifling the state's economy and harming its people.
May 15, 2020
By John Constable
Trying to reach Net Zero carbon dioxide emissions would be economically and socially devastating, trying to push a net zero goal in Coronavirus relief legislation is likely exacerbate the economic downturn.
April 27, 2020
By Rupert Darwall
The imposition of unilateral climate policies on business and industry in Europe will have a devastating effect on any economic recovery from COVID-19.
April 22, 2020
By David Whitehouse
Understanding the 11-year solar cycle is important, not just for the science of the Sun, but also for appreciating and predicting its influence on Earth and its climate.
April 21, 2020
By Patrick Michaels, Kevin Dayaratna
The EPA's carbon dioxide endangerment finding is based on climate models which research has shown to be fundamentally flawed, providing no justifiable basis for enacting climate policies.
April 16, 2020
By Tim Benson
CEJA Would Set Up A 100 Percent Mandate By 2050
April 15, 2020
By Kevin Dayaratna
Like climate models, epidemiological models used to project COVID-19 infections and deaths are grounded in assumptions, many of which about there is currently little knowledge.
April 15, 2020
By Staff
The global warming solutions act will raise energy costs and increase litigation in the state while doing nothing to prevent climate change.
April 14, 2020
By Tim Benson
Mining Expansion Necessary for “Green New Deal” Would Devastate the Global Environment
April 10, 2020
By Paul Driessen
As this paper shows, expanding mining on the scale needed to meet the renewable energy requirements contained in the Green New Deal and other proposed renewable energy mandates would cause unimaginable harm to the environment, wildlife, and humans.
April 6, 2020
By Ben Lieberman
The American Innovation and Manufacturing Act of 2019 would do nothing to prevent climate change but it does provide benefits to rent seekers while imposing large costs on homeowners, car owners, and many small business owners
March 25, 2020
By Tim Benson
468,000 Jobs Lost And $187 Billion In Lost GDP By 2025 If Fracking Banned In The Centennial State
March 25, 2020
By Tim Benson
Over Three Million Jobs Lost And $1.5 Trillion In Lost GDP By 2025 If Fracking Banned In The Lone Star State
March 24, 2020
By Benjamin Zycher
Proposals to fight climate change offered by House Republicans would have virtually zero effect on the climate but the costs would be high.
March 19, 2020
By Tim Benson
700,000 Jobs Lost And $245 Billion In Lost GDP By 2025 If Fracking Banned In The Buckeye State
March 12, 2020
By Tim Benson
Cap-And-Trade Programs, Carbon-Dioxide Taxes Do Little To Reduce Emissions, Act As Regressive Tax
March 10, 2020
By Marlo Lewis
NEPA scrutiny of project-related greenhouse gas emissions are neither required by law nor are good policy.