Energy and the Economy

That North Dakota set another oil production record shouldn’t come as much of a surprise. The surprises are the months when it doesn’t.

“The single most expensive federal regulation in U.S. history.” That’s the finding of a new report calculating the costs of the Obama administration’s looming ozone regulations.


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Back-to-school thoughts

Posted: August 7, 2014 by Ken Cohen

STEM-related majors offer new graduates the highest starting salaries, with petroleum engineering topping the list.

The conventional wisdom holds that more people driving more miles and using more energy should result in more air pollution. But they haven’t. Our air has been getting cleaner instead … much cleaner.


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European energy economics

Posted: July 18, 2014 by Ken Cohen

A new study measures the scope of energy industry subsidies on the other side of the Atlantic.

Without the generous new supplies of oil and natural gas currently being supplied from shale and tight rock formations, we’d probably be in the midst of a bona fide energy crisis.