Tag Archive for Energy

That Which is Not Seen: Oil & Tang Edition

I think that most (okay, all) public policy choices have advantages and disadvantages, costs and benefits. We can decide whether or not to pursue each, or compare them, by looking at the costs and benefits of each. And if we…

Does Big Oil Pay Its Share of Taxes?

For the moment let’s ignore that it’s not objectively clear what Big Oil’s share is. And ignore the serious problems with any corporate tax to begin with. Let’s just focus on if and what they pay in corporate taxes, and…

Robert Murphy on Solyndra

The always good Robert Murphy breaks-down the Solyndra debacle. Rather long at 6-7 pages, but a good read. (David Henderson summarizes) Robert P. Murphy, Lessons From Solyndra – Library of Economics and Liberty: In September 2011, solar energy giant Solyndra…

The Facts About Fracking …

Fantastic article in yesterday’s WSJ. Also see the previous posts on fracking linked below. Review & Outlook: The Facts About Fracking – WSJ.com: “Fracking contaminates drinking water? One claim is that fracking creates cracks in rock formations that allow chemicals…

Baby? Check. … Bathwater? Check.

Ouch. Germany to Forsake Its Nuclear Reactors – WSJ.com: “BERLIN—Germany on Monday said it would close all of its 17 nuclear reactors by 2022, a sharp policy reversal that will make it the first major economy to quit atomic power…

Inconvenient Truths About ‘Renewable’ Energy

Inconvenient indeed. Matt Ridley on Inconvenient Truths About ‘Renewable’ Energy – Mind & Matter – WSJ.com: “One of the greatest threats to rain forests is the cutting of wood for fuel by impoverished people. Haiti meets about 60% of its…