Focus on Energy and Environment
By BRUCE BARTLETT,
Posted: July 26, 2011
On July 21, the Federal Reserve published a working paper examining methods for forecasting the price of oil.
On July 19, the Progressive Policy Institute published a study on the future of natural gas.
On July 13, the Brookings Institution published a study which found that some 2.7 workers are now employed in the “clean economy.”
Also on July 13, the Congressional Research Service published a report on meeting the renewable fuel standard mandate for cellulosic biofuels.
On July 12, the American Energy Alliance published a study arguing that eliminating tax subsidies for energy would actually reduce federal revenues.
On July 8, the Bureau of Labor Statistics published a report on jobs in “green” construction.
On July 7, the CRS published a report on changes in the Arctic.
A July 1 Rasmussen poll found that a majority of people believe the government should force the oil companies to use their profits to develop alternative energy.
Also on July 1, the CRS published a report on federal incentives for biofuels.
On June 30, the Peterson Institute published a study of energy security options. It advocates an “all of the above” strategy of domestic production, R&D, carbon taxes and other options.
On June 29, the CRS published a report on the role of hedge fund speculation on oil prices.
On June 28, Google published a report on clean energy innovation. It suggests that breakthrough technologies could raise economic growth while simultaneously improving the environment.
I last posted items on this topic on June 28.
Bruce Bartlett is an American historian and columnist who focuses on the intersection between politics and economics. He
and writes a
at The Fiscal Times. 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, Imposter: How George W. Bush Bankrupted America and Betrayed the Reagan Legacy (Doubleday, 2006).