The Debilitating Cost of Federal Regulatory Compliance Blog Hydropower


The Mercatus Center just published a new paper explaining how federal regulations actually discourage energy development, even low-impact renewable energy development. The Mercatus paper tells the story of how Logan, Utah developed a micro-hydro plant that cost almost $3 million …

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DOE: Questions for Energy Secretary Nominee Ernest Moniz Analysis Wind

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This week, President Obama’s nominee to succeed energy secretary Steven Chu will face questions before the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources in which senators are expected to pose a number of questions to Dr. Ernest Moniz about his …

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  • Published // April 8, 2013
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REBUTTAL: IER Critiques CBO Testimony on Energy Subsidies Analysis Wind

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On March, 13, 2013, the Institute for Energy Research (IER) participated in a hearing before the energy panel of the House Committee on Space, Science, and Technology. IER Distinguished Senior Fellow Mary Hutzler testified alongside other experts to discuss federal …

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MEDIA ADVISORY: Hutzler Testifies Concerning Energy Subsidies Press Releases Wind

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WASHINGTON D.C. — IER Distinguished Senior Fellow and former acting EIA administrator Mary Hutzler will testify on Wednesday, March 13, 2013 at 3:00PM before the House Science and Technology Subcommittee on Energy, chaired by Rep. Cynthia Lummis (R-Wyo.) The …

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INTERIOR: Top Ten Questions for Obama Nominee Sally Jewell Analysis Wind

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President Obama recently nominated Sally Jewell to replace Ken Salazar as Secretary of the Interior. As the head of Recreational Equipment Inc. (REI), Jewell showed that she can grow a company, and now she is faced with an opportunity to …

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IER STUDY: Carbon Tax Scheme Plagued By Theoretical, Practical Problems Cap and Trade Wind

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More Political Cronyism for Favored ‘Clean Energy’ Sectors, Reduced U.S. Competitiveness in Global Energy Markets May Result from Inefficient Tax Scheme

WASHINGTON D.C. – The Institute for Energy Research released today a new study exposing the fallacies of so-called revenue-neutral …

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