Energy

Renewable Reality Check: You Can’t Have Solar and Wind Power without Fossil Fuels

Last month, I attended an event co-hosted by the Virginia Chamber of Commerce and the Virginia League of Conservation Voters at which Governor Terry McAuliffe formally unveiled the 2014 Virginia Energy Plan. The plan (461 pages in length) focuses on...

/ November 6, 2014

Supporting STEM in Our Community: Energy Day 2014

One of the fastest-growing job segments in our economy is in the STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) sector – according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the STEM fields are expected to contribute over 9 million jobs to our...

/ October 20, 2014

Energy Regulations Should Promote Economic Efficiency

Wayne H. Winegarden, the Sr. Fellow in Business & Economics, Pacific Research Institute, and Marc A. Miles, the President of Global Economic Solutions, have written a guest blog for Petro Primer on their report, the 50 State Index of Energy Regulation: Recently we conducted...

/ September 29, 2014

The Realities of Unrealistic Regulation: Governors Push Back on EPA Overreach

It seems like quite a familiar theme: The EPA is overstepping its bounds, and states are left with uncertainty and a host of practical challenges on how EPA’s proposed rule on reducing carbon dioxide emissions at existing power plants would...

/ September 10, 2014