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Strata Official Statement, July 21, 2015
On Monday, the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA), the major trade organization representing the world’s largest wind energy companies, blogged sharp criticism of our recent economic study on Renewable Portfolio Standards (RPS) in Ohio. This post recycles the same, faulty assertions from the organization’s critiques of two earlier RPS reports. While AWEA represents the wind industry, and its comments pertain solely to wind generation, the principles involved in this discussion also apply to other RPS-mandated renewables. We respond first to their criticisms of our theoretical analysis, and then to those of our empirical analysis. Read more
How to Fix Roads and Bridges without Increasing the Fuel Tax: Reform Federal Highway Policy and Use the Savings for Roads
By Tracy C. Miller and Megan Hansen, Jul 20, 2015
As gas prices have fallen throughout the country, in some states dipping below $2 per gallon, proposals to raise the tax on gasoline have become more politically palatable. Members of Congress from both sides of the aisle have proposed raising the tax to increase funding for America’s aging infrastructure. Read more