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New Study Shows Renewable Energy May Always Need Government Support

A new study published by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology says renewable energy sources will be unable to compete with conventional energy without government support or high taxes on fossil fuels for at least a decade. The authors also conclude renewable energy may always need government assistance to stay in business. The study’s authors say while renewable energy has made promising gains in the past few years—the cost of solar dropped by about two-thirds from 2009 to 2014—new...

Climate Regulations Don’t Limit Warming

Under questioning by Rep. David McKinley (R-WV) during March 22 hearings before the House Energy and Commerce Committee, Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Gina McCarthy admitted the Obama administration’s climate efforts will do nothing to prevent climate change, acknowledging they are symbolic attempts to get other countries to make steep carbon dioxide emissions cuts. McCarthy was unmoved when McKinley noted the negative impact regulations such as the Clean Power Plan have...

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