Focus on Energy and the Environment

Focus on Energy and the Environment

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On October 19, the Peterson Institute published a study on ways of improving international cooperation on the environment.

On October 15, risk analyst David Ropeik of Harvard published a commentary that criticized the widespread view that nuclear power is especially risky as compared to alternative energy sources.

Also on October 13, scholars from the Brookings Institution, the American Enterprise Institute, and the Breakthrough Institute published a paper advocating an increase in research and development on energy.

In an October 12 commentary, environmentalist Bjørn Lomborg discussed the changing rhetoric of environmental activists. Scare tactics are diminishing and they are instead emphasizing the economic benefits of more earth-friendly policies, he says.

On October 11, the National Science Foundation announced publication of a study on the impact of population growth on climate change.

An October study by Goldman Sachs examined the issues that will be discussed at the global climate change conference in Cancun later this year.

On September 28, the Bureau of Labor Statistics published an extensive study of wind energy and its potential for job creation.

A September 15 report from the Congressional Research Service examined federal support for biofuels.

On September 1, the CRS published a report on clean air issues in the 111th Congress.

I last posted items on this topic on September 13.

Bruce Bartlett is an American historian and columnist who focuses on the intersection between politics and economics. He blogs daily and writes a weekly column at The Fiscal Times. Read his most recent column here. Bartlett has written for Forbes Magazine and Creators Syndicate, and his work is informed by many years in government, including as a senior policy analyst in the Reagan White House. He is the author of seven books including the New York Times best-seller, Impostor: How George W. Bush Bankrupted America and Betrayed the Reagan Legacy (Doubleday, 2006).

Bruce Bartlett’s columns focus on the intersection of politics and economics. The author of seven books, he worked in government for many years and was senior policy analyst in the Reagan White House.