AUTHOR ARCHIVES: Benjamin Cole

Another DOE Flop: Smith Electric Vehicles Closes Kansas Plant Analysis

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“You’re doing more than just building new vehicles. You are helping to fight our way through a vicious recession and you are building the economy of America’s future.” President Obama, 2010.

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) provided $30

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GAO Report Shows NEPA is Broken Oil and Natural Gas Oil

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WASHINGTON — IER Senior Vice President Dan Kish issued the following statement after the release of the Government Accountability Office’s (GAO) report on the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA):

“GAO’s report indicates that NEPA is long past broken. What began

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The UK and U.S. Northeast Face a Pending Energy Shortage Analysis Nuclear

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The United Kingdom and the U.S. Northeast may have something in common going into next winter—a possible energy shortage. Both countries are closing existing power plants—coal-fired and nuclear—in favor of renewable and natural gas generating technologies. In the United States, …

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Oil Producing North Dakota Outshines Other States in Personal Income Growth Analysis Oil

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According to the Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA), average personal income growth in the U.S. slowed to 2.6 percent in 2013, from a 4.2 percent increase in 2012.[i] The lowest state personal income growth was in West Virginia (1.5 …

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Germany’s Green Energy Failure Analysis Wind

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WASHINGTON – The Institute for Energy Research today released the first entry in a new series of case studies on Europe’s green energy programs. For years, some policymakers have pointed to Europe as an exemplar of good energy policy, arguing …

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