Focus on Energy and Environment

Focus on Energy and Environment

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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 blogs daily and writes a weekly column 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).

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.