New Pff Weblog

By way of an introduction to the new Progress & Freedom Foundation weblog, I would like to point out the observations there from Tom Lenard, a fellow free-market energy economist and fan of dynamism. Tom’s take on the energy bill is not as bleak and depressing as mine, and he is correctly comparing the likely … More New Pff WeblogMore New Pff Weblog

Gao Report On August Blackout

The General Accounting Office report, “2003 Blackout Identifies Crisis and Opportunity for the Electricity Sector”, is now available. I’ll have comments on it as soon as I’ve had a chance to read and digest it. … More Gao Report On August Blackout

More Energy Bill News Articles

Senate May Slow Energy Bill, But Not Stop It. Note that one of the dimensions of Democrat support for the bill is ethanol: A sizable number of Democrats from central states were expected to join Republicans in voting for the bill, however. They cited provisions to double the use of ethanol, distilled from corn, and … More More Energy Bill News ArticlesMore More Energy Bill News Articles

New Study On Ethanol In The Energy Bill

The energy bill that has passed the House and awaits a Senate vote removes the EPA’s fuel oxygenate requirement. Congress should be congratulated for acting on the EPA’s analysis from 1999 showing ethanol and other fuel oxygenate additives do not help clean the air, and their recommendation that oxygenate requirements be eliminated. But choosing to … More New Study On Ethanol In The Energy BillMore New Study On Ethanol In The Energy Bill