Does Justice Demand Fossil Fuel Divestment?

What is the fossil fuel divestment movement? The fossil fuel divestment movement is a social activism campaign seeking to malign the natural gas, oil, and coal industries and pressure investors to withdraw their capital from such enterprises. Like the phrase “climate change denial,” the phrase “fossil fuel divestment” is used to convey to an uncritical […]

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IMF’s Disingenuous Attempt to Tax Energy Use

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) released its estimate of global fossil fuel subsidies for 2015 at $5.3 trillion—almost ten times higher than the International Energy Agency’s (IEA) calculation of $548 billion for 2013.[i] The difference is not the change of a 2-year span, but the methodology. The IEA uses a “price-gap” methodology, which is the […]

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Top 8 Ways to Rein in DOE Spending

Next week, the House will consider the FY 2016 DOE Appropriations bill. The Department of Energy has extended its reach into areas that are outside the bounds of the proper federal role with regard to energy. It should serve the public by providing basic research and development that is energy-source neutral and maintain the national […]

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George Will: Colleges Preach “Religion of Sustainability”

Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist George Will recently penned an op-ed in The Washington Post discussing the divestment movement’s infiltration of college campuses. Will finds that the “religion of sustainability” has become an integral part of many college campuses’ liberal doctrines, as school administrators reduce the value of their endowments while doing nothing to curb fossil fuel […]

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WSJ Op-Ed: Fossil Fuels Will Save the World

Energy poverty is a foreign concept for the majority of Americans. But it is a stark reality for the 1.3 billion people around the world living without electricity. In a recent opinion piece in The Wall Street Journal, Matt Ridley expands on the global problem of energy poverty—and how fossil fuels can begin to solve […]

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