Articles by Benjamin Zycher
California’s New Solar Plant: Burning Up Taxpayer Money, Land, and Wildlife
Wednesday, May 21, 2014
- While the federal government receives net payments for electricity-related oil and gas production on federal land, the net subsidy for the new Ivanpah solar ...
LNG Exports: 'A Good-Faith Test' for President Obama
Tuesday, April 8, 2014
- For the environmental Left, pursuit of their policy goals requires neither consistency nor evidence.
Keystone XL: Sachs Strikes Back
Thursday, February 20, 2014
- Fact-free he began and fact-free he remains.
The Fact-free Opposition to Keystone XL
Wednesday, February 5, 2014
- Contrary to opponents of Keystone XL, the pipeline would have virtually no effect on global warming, and the world is not experiencing more frequent and ...
The Efficiency of a Carbon Tax: Broadly Accepted and Broadly Wrong
Friday, January 31, 2014
- The standard assumption about the superior efficiency of a carbon tax relative to bans and energy consumption standards is deeply problematic for both ...
‘Cleantech’ Gets Clocked By 60 Minutes, and the Usual Suspects Try to Make Lemonade
Thursday, January 23, 2014
- Despite massive taxpayer-funded subsidies, ‘clean energy’ is a failure because it remains
far too expensive to compete in the marketplace.
The Climate Change Climate Keeps Changing, but the Carbon Tax Is Eternal
Tuesday, December 3, 2013
- Confronted with more data that contradict climate change orthodoxy, climate change alarmists still advocate a carbon tax, but with new rationales.
The Unbearable Lightness of the Climate Change Industrial Complex
Thursday, November 14, 2013
- The scientific and policy certainties claimed by the global warming/climate change industrial complex are pervasive — and deeply misguided.
The 'Science' of Global Warming, Part 2
Tuesday, October 8, 2013
- Context and clarity are needed to understand the UN IPCC's latest report on climate change.
Limitations on Natural Gas Exports and the Brownsville U-Turn
Thursday, September 12, 2013
- A bit of history demonstrates the folly of recent calls to limit natural gas exports.
A Fascinating Report from the Government Accountability Office
Wednesday, September 4, 2013
- The bureaucracy’s analysis of green jobs leaves a lot to be desired.
The President’s Broken Window Fallacy: Carbon Policies and Jobs
Wednesday, July 10, 2013
- It is time to expose the flawed jobs reasoning behind President Obama’s new carbon plan.
'Carbon Pollution' and Wealth Redistribution
Wednesday, June 26, 2013
- President Obama’s recently proposed policies will do little to combat climate change — but they will do much for his political and economic objectives. ...
35 Years after Prop 13, Has It Worked?
Thursday, June 6, 2013
- Often described as the opening shot in the Reagan-era tax revolt, Prop 13 limited California’s property tax rates, but has it yielded greater fiscal ...
Increasing Distortions and Feeding Leviathan: The Internet Sales Tax
Tuesday, April 30, 2013
- A policy shift that weakens the link between taxes imposed and benefits received by definition yields wealth transfers, and the vast array of perverse ...
Earth Day and Four Decades of Fear
Monday, April 22, 2013
- A vast array of blatherings have accumulated over the years, warning the end is nigh.
Would a Carbon Dioxide Tax Be ‘Efficient’?
Thursday, August 30, 2012
- Is it reasonable to predict that the adoption of a carbon tax would yield economic improvement relative to current policies?