William Shughart | Thursday April 26, 2018 at 9:00 AM PST | Comments Off on Despite Enviable Safety Record, Chernobyl’s Ghost Still Haunts the Nuclear Power Industry
The world is still a long way from a future of zero carbon emissions, but that goal can be achieved sooner if nuclear energy plays a much larger role in generating electricity.
Tags: Chernobyl anniversary, environmentalism, Fukushima, nuclear accidents, nuclear power, Safety, zero-carbon power
J. Huston McCulloch | Sunday August 7, 2016 at 8:28 PM PST | Comments Off on The Carbon Tax: Welfare Triangle, or Welfare Obelisk?
Two recent position papers from the conservative libertarian Niskanen Center and the libertarian Cato Institute take diametrically opposite positions on the desirability of a Carbon Tax. [Corrected 2/8/17 per communication from Jerry Taylor.] Jerry Taylor, president of the Niskanen Center, argues in his 2015 “The Conservative Case for a Carbon Tax” that, “conservatives should...
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Tags: A.C. Pigou, cap and trade, carbon tax, Clear Air Act, climate policy, Deadweight Welfare Loss, EPA, Global Warming, IPCC, James Hansen, nuclear power, Social Cost of Carbon, Thorium Molten Salt Reactor, Waxman-Markey bill, Whitehouse-Schatz bill