Clean Energy


You can’t grow the economy by abusing government authority: Defense Production Act Edition
Philip Rossetti & Jonathan Bydlak

Not long ago, the R Street Institute (RSI) called the Biden administration’s plan to use the Defense Production Act (DPA) for energy the “Pandora’s box of bad policy.” Invoking the DPA is the…

, Harvard Law Today
Current electric vehicles subsidies fail to reduce overall emissions, says Harvard Law study
Ashley Nunes & Philip Rossetti

From Harvard Law Today:

Subsidies offered by the federal government for the purchase of new electric vehicles (EVs) may actually increase total greenhouse gas emissions without similar aid for…

Can we please stop with the DPA already?
Philip Rossetti

The administration, with a bipartisan blessing from key senators, has invoked the Defense Production Act (DPA) to expedite the production of critical minerals needed for clean energy…

, Nature Sustainability
Re-thinking procurement incentives for electric vehicles to achieve net-zero emissions
Ashley Nunes & Philip Rossetti


Procurement incentives are a widely leveraged policy lever to stimulate electric vehicle (EV) sales. However, their effectiveness in reducing transportation emissions depends on the…

Radio: Could We Be Energy Independent By Tomorrow?
Philip Rossetti

From Inside Sources with Boyd Matheson:

Politicians, whether left or right, are calling for America to become energy independent following Russia’s invasion in Ukraine. And many are…

Podcast: Josiah Neeley: energy matters, the implications of recent geopolitical events for energy policy
Josiah Neeley

From Razib Khan’s Unsupervised Learning:

On this episode of Unsupervised Learning Razib talks to Josiah Neeley, Senior Fellow in Energy at the R Street Institute and co-host of…

Alternative fuels subsidies are small in size but with interesting potential
Philip Rossetti

This is the fourth part to a series of posts on this topic. Scroll to the end to find the most recent posts.
Biodiesel and Alternative Fuels
In this last analysis of Build Back Better’s (BBB)…

, National Review
Biden Gets It Backwards on Clean Energy Subsidies
Philip Rossetti & Devin Hartman

From National Review:

But the time for subsidies (if there ever truly was one) has passed, as technological advances have cut the cost of generating power from wind and solar…

The Inefficiency of Renewable Energy Subsidies
Philip Rossetti

This is the second part to a series of posts on this topic. Scroll to the end to find the most recent posts.
As the second part of our series of analyses on the Build Back Better (BBB)…

Ten Congressional Electricity Reforms to Improve the Economy and Environment
Devin Hartman

Although the wounds from sparring over Build Back Better (BBB) have yet to heal, their pain serves as a reminder that this country needs to pivot its climate and clean energy strategy. It’s time to…

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