William Murray

97-year-old law may be the cause of higher gas prices

It's become typical for gas prices to spike before and after major hurricane landfalls. The national average gasoline price jumped more than 30 cents per-gallon in the week …

Obama’s fuel-economy mandates are creating an octane shortage

Government energy policies are haunted by the ghosts of unintended consequences. Despite the fracking and alternative-energy revolutions of the past decade, legislation put in place during the 1970s …

DOE grid study shows how regulatory state disadvantages hydro, nuclear

The U.S. Energy Department’s recently issued study of the electric grid quickly is gaining notice as perhaps the most well-reasoned domestic policy document to come out of the …

DOE study proves regulation puts hydro, nuclear power at a disadvantage

The U.S. Energy Department's recently issued study of the electric grid quickly is gaining notice as perhaps the most well-reasoned domestic policy document to come out of the …

Hurricane Harvey shows electrical grid resiliency is key to swift recovery

The similarities are striking between Hurricane Katrina, which devastated New Orleans in 2005, and this week's strike of Hurricane Harvey on Houston and Southeast Texas. Many residents of …

Why we need to kick our foolish ethanol addiction

Bad news arrives slowly to some U.S. political circles. The failure of the federal Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) program to achieve its policy goals over the past decade is one …

Trump’s ‘energy dominance’ strategy starting to crack Eastern European markets

The U.S. Energy Department announced Aug. 21 that a cargo ship full of Pennsylvania coal would be sailing out of Baltimore, 5,600 nautical miles across the Atlantic Ocean, …

Coal Subsidies: America’s worst policy idea?

If someone produced “America’s Worst Policy Idea” as a weekly televised contest with Simon Cowell as a judge, West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice’s most recent proposal on coal …

U.S. steel requirements for pipelines undermines American energy, trade

The United States is a free-trading nation, regardless what President Donald Trump says on any given day. Any doubters about current U.S. trade policy should look no further …

End protectionism in the shipping industry

In the annals of economic protectionism, few laws surpass the Merchant Marine Act of 1920, also known as the Jones Act. For almost 100 years, the act has created monopolies for …

Using the CPP to boost coal is just as bad

President Donald Trump has spoken repeatedly of his support for coal mining, pledging publicly that “we will put our miners back to work.” It probably should not be surprising, …

Welcome to Climate Junior High

The new kid in the class is glib and loud, while the gal in charge of the “cool kids” pretended he hadn’t even entered the classroom. At least, …

Top



Print Friendly and PDF