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How the Jones Act exacerbates the US diesel shortage
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How the Jones Act exacerbates the US diesel shortage

"Wood Mackenzie’s Williams argues that there is a better way the administration could help relieve the diesel shortage in New York Harbor and put downward pressure on prices. 'The quickest way to ease the situation would be to waive the Jones Act for a month or two,' he says. 'If we could move more barrels around the US by sea, that would make a real difference.'"

Subsidies Won’t Fix the Energy Industry
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Subsidies Won’t Fix the Energy Industry

"Energy subsidies are wasteful at best and cronyist at worst, and they don't even accomplish their stated aims. Policymakers should be removing the obstacles that keep creative entrepreneurs from developing cheaper alternatives, not giving specific products an unfair edge."

The Folly of Climate Reparations
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The Folly of Climate Reparations

When it comes to climate reparations, Biden and Kerry are pushing a plan that is neither enlightened nor wise. They are on the wrong side of history. Global development isn’t the problem; it’s the solution.  

These three issues stand in the way of energy permitting reform
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These three issues stand in the way of energy permitting reform

"Now, permitting reform is something that both parties can support. That’s because addressing climate change is less about blocking traditional energy projects and more about facilitating clean energy projects — everything from solar and wind to new powerlines, to advanced nuclear, to decarbonized natural gas, to geothermal, to new facilities to capture, move and store carbon dioxide. So, whether you’re a Republican or Democrat, and whether you care about energy costs, energy independence, energy innovation or greenhouse gas emissions, permitting reform helps you achieve your goals."

The United States and Canada Share Critical Minerals Goals, but Different Critical Minerals
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The United States and Canada Share Critical Minerals Goals, but Different Critical Minerals

"Consider a situation where a Canadian copper producer sought to benefit from the laws, but would be barred from doing so because of the divergent lists. This could create a significant diplomatic challenge and a nasty trade dispute. Perhaps more importantly, such a challenge would undermine the West’s shared strategy to develop a secure, responsible clean energy supply chain."

Texas grid regulators spent $600k on a market redesign study that doesn’t consider extreme weather
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Texas grid regulators spent $600k on a market redesign study that doesn’t consider extreme weather

Doug Lewin of Renewable Energy World reports that grid regulators in Texas spent $600,000 for a study on their market redesign that doesn’t consider extreme weather. “The report essentially tells the PUCT how to redesign the market so that the grid is reliable in an average year. Average years aren’t the problem. Unfortunately, after winter 2021...

After COP27, Unleash Economic Freedom
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After COP27, Unleash Economic Freedom

Multilateral funding agreements have been largely ineffective as the primary vehicle to reduce climate risk. To see meaningful progress, the world needs to unleash economic freedom.

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