Energy and the Economy

Earth Day

An Earth Day lesson

Posted: April 22, 2014 by Ken Cohen

We’re making significant progress in our collective effort to protect the environment, government data show.

The EPA is already 135 days late in finalizing its ethanol blending volumes for 2014 — all the more reason to scrap the renewable fuels standard.

The WHO’s updated estimates on deaths from household air pollution offer a sobering reminder of the universal human need for energy and modern energy infrastructure.


Managing climate risk

Posted: March 31, 2014 by Ken Cohen

All energy sources, including carbon-based fuels, are necessary to meet future global energy demand growth as society manages climate change risks.

We know that energy development is good for the economy – both at the national and local level. So it stands to reason that policies that actively discourage energy development might prove economically harmful.

What makes China’s rare-earth metals protectionism any different from what the Obama administration is doing on liquefied natural gas (LNG) exports?