Banzhaf argues that free market environmentalists should applaud the cap-and-trade approach over more government regulation.
“Chevron Guilty of Polluting the Amazon” reported Greenpeace on its website in February. Chevron was ordered by a court in Ecuador to pay $9.5 billion in damages for injuries imposed on people and the environment in Ecuador from its oil operation.
By Andrew P. MorrissTUSCALOOSA, Ala. --- Despite the disaster at Japan's Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power complex, eliminating the technology that provides 21 percent of the United States' electricity and 14 percent of electricity worldwide would be dangerous and unrealistic.
A lack of transmission lines makes wind farming an iffy crop
As oil continues to gush from BP's Macondo well and politicians posture, it is time for us to ask why we are drilling in such risky places when there is oil available elsewhere. The answer lies in the mantra NIMBY—"not in my back yard."
A common shrub that grows beside the road is transforming hundreds of small villages in Mali, one of the poorest countries on earth.
, , Roger Meiners, Andrew Morriss
This policy series, by two PERC senior fellows and two of their colleagues, is a summary of a larger study analyzing green jobs claims made by various special interest groups. The authors find that the claims are based on myths.
California utility companies are investing heavily in solar power. The utilities, along with many industry experts, expect the tax breaks for solar producers will make the cost of solar energy competitive with power from coal and natural gas by 2016 when the credits expire.
PERC's Roger Meiners writes that calls for massive changes in all aspects of modern life from transportation to food production in order to reduce carbon emissions are unrealistic. Repeated failures of such utopian experiments suggests extreme caution.