Bankrupting America’s Top Energy Source

Morning Consult - It’s no secret that King Coal is no longer the giant it once was. Recently, Peabody Energy, the nation’s largest coal provider, filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy after its shares [...]

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The true cost of ‘renewables’

Trib Live - In 2004, Pennsylvania passed the Alternative Energy Portfolio Standards Act, which required that the electric industry supply 18 percent of the commonwealth's power through [...]

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It’s Getting Better

Contrary to popular belief, environmental quality in the United States has been improving and continues to improve. Water quality is better than it has been in the last 100 years. The six [...]

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Unseen Costs of Energy

The Institute of Political Economy at Utah State University released four studies that highlight the unseen costs of producing coal, natural gas, wind, and solar-generated electricity. The [...]

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Unseen Costs of Natural Gas Energy

>Since 2000, natural gas has become one of the largest sources of electricity in the United States. The Institute of Political Economy at Utah State University examined both the explicit and [...]

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Unseen Costs of Solar Energy

In recent years, US solar power capacity has grown rapidly. Government subsidies and mandates, not market forces, are encouraging the development of solar power. Policymakers at both the federal [...]

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Unseen Costs of Coal Energy

Coal-generated electricity has both explicit and implicit costs. The explicit, or seen, costs of coal-fired electricity include the costs of power plant development and construction, operation & [...]

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Unseen Costs Of Wind Energy

This research explores both explicit and implicit factors that influence the cost of producing electricity from different sources. The explicit, or seen, costs of electricity include the costs of [...]

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