On Energy

August 2011


The Hidden Costs of Obama's Fuel Efficiency Standards

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Thomas Pyle is the president of the Institute for Energy Research

Within a span of three weeks, President Obama has announced back-to-back new fuel economy standards for passenger vehicles and trucks. New regulations put in place will require a corporate average fuel economy (CAFE) of 54.5 miles per ...

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energy
energy policy and climate change
Obama administration
gas prices
car manufacturers
cars
fuel efficiency
politics

New Taxes on Oil Industry Would Be Like Cooking the Golden Goose

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Daniel Kish is the senior vice president of policy at the Institute for Energy Research

President Obama and his like-minded congressional colleagues think they’ve found a way to help plug the gaping hole in the federal budget: Impose massive new taxes on the oil industry. While such a money-grab ...

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energy
energy policy and climate change
unemployment
Obama, Barack
Congress
taxes
politics

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