Building Community with Free Enterprise

“Congressman Inglis has a unique and important point of view — that free enterprise is the best answer to our nation’s intertwined energy and climate challenges,” says Ed Maibach, director of the George Mason University Center for Climate Change Communication (4C), in remarks at the launch of the Energy and Enterprise Initiative. I wrote an extended exploration of the call [...]

Attention Deficit Hawks: Renewable Energy Provides Way Forward

With the 2012 election cycle in full swing, an emerging hot topic has been government subsidies in energy.  Government funding for renewable energy has come under attack, coupled with claims that renewable energy is the Obama administration’s pet project, that it receives disproportionately large sums of money, and so on.  However, when one looks actually [...]

There is no free lunch, especially if air pollution is killing you

This blog is one of a series of posts about how the “power of free markets” may be able to help solve climate change. You can view the rest of the posts here. Former Congressman Bob Inglis’ essay calls for conservatives to believe in the “power of free markets” and support a tax swap that creates [...]

Energy subsidies in a free market

This blog is one of a series of posts about how the “power of free markets” may be able to help solve climate change. You can view the rest of the posts here. Bob Inglis’ call to “simultaneously eliminat[e] all subsidies” for energy is another way that he believes we can use the “power of free [...]

Free market perspective already dominates the climate policy debate

This blog is one of a series of posts about how the “power of free markets” may be able to help solve climate change. You can view the rest of the posts here. As Grist’s David Roberts might remind us, Bob Inglis’ recent climate change commentaries are a throwback to an era when policy and appeals [...]