A recent study from the National Bureau of Economic Research, "Environmental Benefits from Driving Electric Vehicles?" shows the moniker ‘zero emission vehicle,’ attached to electric cars is misplaced. In a finding that may surprise some, Stephen Holland, of the University of North Carolina-Greensboro, and his coauthors discovered, depending upon one’s location, purchasing a zero emission car can reduce pollution locally, but nationally it tends to increase pollution overall.
In response to concerns about air pollution and greenhouse gas emissions, federal and state governments have pushed the development and deployment of zero emission vehicles through a combination of federal and state subsidies and mandates.
The Federal Government provides a $7,500 subsidy for the purchase of each electric vehicle. Some states add to the federal subsidy with their own financial inducements. California, for instance, provides rebates and tax credits to purchasers of zero emission cars, truck and...
The U.S. Supreme Court (SCOTUS) has set aside a far-reaching set of Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regulations targeting mercury, arsenic, and acid gas emissions from coal-fired power plants.
SCOTUS’ June 26 decision was a rare judicial setback for the Obama administration’s policies targeting carbon dioxide emissions.
When EPA initially drafted the rule...
Editor’s note: As a special feature this month, Environment & Climate News is publishing an article by Heartland Senior Fellow James Taylor rebutting a series of claims made by the Environmental Defense Fund in recent fund raising mailers it’s sent out.
The Environmental Defense Fund raises money by lying about global warming. Here’s your guide to its latest fundraising letter.
Global warming alarmists frequently make false and deplorable assertions to get attention and raise...
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