The Senate Energy Bill

Tom Lenard at the Progress and Freedom Foundation has analyzed the proposed Senate energy bill, S.14, and he has found it wanting. In the title he calls it a disappointment, which I consider an understatement. It’s full of money for all sorts of research, including the kind of technology commercialization research that should not be the purview of government, and devoid of any meaningful actions that would reduce government control and regulation in energy industries (except, as Tom notes, its repeal of PURPA).