Honoring the Founding Fathers with Energy Freedom

SACE Renewable Energy Manager, Charlie Coggeshall, and SACE Director of Research, John Wilson, contributed to this post. This week, we celebrate George Washington’s birthday to honor the leadership of our first president in particular, and that of our founding fathers in general.  Our founding fathers had a bold vision for the United States–a land of [...]

Where Gov. Johnson Stands on Energy

This blog is the fourth in a series of blogs examining the energy positions of Presidential candidates Mitt Romney, Barack Obama, Jill Stein and Gary Johnson.  SACE staff Simon Mahan and Jennifer Rennicks contributed to this post. Note: The Southern Alliance for Clean Energy does not support or oppose candidates or political parties. Links to [...]

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 [...]

Six ways to help price signals deliver energy savings

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 discussed in the main post, Price signals don’t always work, creating a meaningful connection between energy price signals and consumers is challenged [...]

Price signals do not always work

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 rely on a carbon tax as the main weapon to fight climate change is based on the idea that [...]

Delving into the disputes about free market climate policies

This post provides notes and further explanation for the main post, Free market perspective already dominates the climate policy debate. Its one 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. Note 1 (on the equivalence [...]

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 [...]

A closer look at a free market solution to climate change

This is the first in 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 U.S. Congressman Bob Inglis (R – SC) once again provoked organized climate change denialists with his recent essay, “Conservative Means Standing [...]