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September 9, 2020
By H. Sterling Burnett
Nobel prize winning economist William Nordhaus has come under sustained attack from the environmental left because the integrated model he developed to consider the economic and environmental impacts of climate change and policies proposed to prevent it doesn't endorse radical restrictions on fossil fuels. Nordhaus' model indicates policies like the Green New Deal, endorsed by the Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden and his running mate Kamala Harris, will impose huge costs on the economy ...
Benjamin Zycher, John G. Searle Chair and a resident scholar at the American Enterprise Institute, presents “The Cost of Alternative Fuels” at the 12th International Conference on Climate Change on March 24, 2017.
Benjamin Zycher presents “Some Inherent Fallacies in the Arguments Favoring Carbon Taxes” at the Tenth International Conference on Climate Change in Washington, DC July 11, 2015. To watch all presentations from this conference and others, visit
Benjamin Zycher, senior fellow at the American Enterprise Institute, discusses all the problems when you mandate people disclose the climate "risks" of their projects. Panel: Dubious Assumptions in Pursuit of Dubious Policies
Carbon taxes and “cap and trade” schemes, are NOT market-based conservative ideas. They are distortions of the market — a ruse embraced by the environmental left to enact command-and-control policies over our use of energy and the economy as a whole.
February 13, 2013
Ben Zycher, a visiting scholar at the American Enterprise Institute, writes a letter to Congressman Henry Waxman and Senator Sheldon Whitehouse in response to an inquiry they submitted to Dr. Arthur Brooks, President of the American Enterprise Institute, in regards to "actions the federal government can take to address climate change."Zycher responds by writing how federal policies aimed at reducing U.S. contributions to global warming effects are likely to impose substanstanial economic costs w...
Benjamin Zycher, a resident scholar at the American Enterprise Institute, speaks on Panel 2: Energy and Climate Economics at The Heartland Institute's Thirteenth International Conference on Climate Change.
March 24, 2020
The Republican leadership in the House of Representatives have offered a set of policy proposals to address the potential dangers of human-caused climate change. Specifically, Republicans propose two sets of policy initiatives: "(1) subsidies and other policy support for formal US participation in the international “trillion trees” initiative and (2) subsidies and other policy support for capturing and sequestering carbon dioxide from enhanced oil recovery, from natural gas power production, and...
July 29, 2020
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 extremely rapid decarbonization of the economy they are pushing. Alarmists’ assertions about prospective climate phenomena are driven by climate models that have predicted the past and present poorly, producing results and projections inconsistent with the evidence. "The proponents of th...
April 23, 2019
The author of this analysis of the Green New Deal (GND) concludes, it would yield no benefits while imposing substantial economic and social costs. The GND in reality would “have no effect on climate phenomena. Instead, the GND at its core substitutes central planning in place ofmarket forces to allocate resources in the US economy, narrowly in the energy and transportation sectors and in the broad industrial, business, and housing sectors writ large.” The temperature impact of GND’s “10-year n...