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Sunday December 14th 2014

‘Nicolas Loris’

Even If OPEC Had Decided to Cut Oil Production

Even If OPEC Had Decided to Cut Oil Production

It Wouldn’t Be a Huge Deal. Here’s Why. NICOLAS LORIS, HERITAGE FOUNDATION As oil prices decline, the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries has decided not to cut oil production. OPEC’s production decision is not a new one. And the group of oil-producing nations could very well announce a cut in oil supply in the future if oil [...]

The Obama Administration’s Hypocritical Environmental Policy

The Obama Administration’s Hypocritical Environmental Policy

KATIE TUBB AND NICOLAS LORIS, HERITAGE FOUNDATION Congress and the federal government have enacted policies and made decisions in the name of protecting the environment. The problem is, now those decisions have backfired — and made us worse off environmentally. Here are five examples: 1. Keystone Delay Means More Rail: Stating concern for [...]

Federal Regulations and Federal Ownership Limit Oil Production Potential

Federal Regulations and Federal Ownership Limit Oil Production Potential

NICOLAS LORIS, HERITAGE FOUNDATION Production of crude oil in the United States is up to 8.36 million barrels per day—the highest since January 1988. The increased supply of oil has widespread economic benefits, but a new Congressional Research Service report shows that when the numbers are broken down by ownership it becomes clear that the [...]

Energy Efficiency: Two Bills Aimed at Reducing Energy Consumption

Energy Efficiency: Two Bills Aimed at Reducing Energy Consumption

NICOLAS LORIS, HERITAGE FOUNDATION The House of Representatives and the Senate released separate energy efficiency bills to ostensibly save families, businesses, and government money and reduce energy consumption. The House recently passed Representative David McKinley’s (R–WV) Energy Efficiency Improvement Act (H.R. 2126), and Senators [...]

Congress Should Stop Regulations of Greenhouse Gases

Congress Should Stop Regulations of Greenhouse Gases

Nicholas Noris NICHOLAS LORIS, HERITAGE FOUNDATION The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) proposed its new rule for regulating greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions for newly constructed power plants. Originally proposed in March 2012 with a standard threshold of 1,000 pounds of carbon dioxide (CO2) equivalent per megawatt hour, the new source [...]

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