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States Backing Away from Renewable Power Mandates

Marita Noon, executive director of Energy Makes America Great Inc., reports 2015 may go down in the books as the year support for renewable energy died. State and Federal legislators are adjusting their policies with regard to both electricity generation or transportation fuels. Wind in Oklahoma In the American Spectator (April 30), Noon notes the public, previously favorable towards renewable energy, is having second thoughts due to reliability problems and soaring energy costs. For instance,...

EPA Misstates the Costs, Benefits of Its Mercury Rule

The EPA claims new mercury and air toxic standards (MATS) will result in $24 to $80 billion in net health benefits per year. Others disagree with this assessment, arguing, the EPA dramatically overstates the benefits of the new rule while understating its direct and indirect costs.  SCOTUS Challenge The Supreme Court of the United States is being reviewing the EPA’s mercury rule to determine whether the EPA unreasonably refused to consider costs when formulating the rule. The EPA claims...

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