Energy and Environmental Policy

The U.S. needs safe, affordable, reliable energy to power our economy. IWF analysts consider how the U.S. can achieve this goal, while embracing common sense environmental policies that protect our natural resources. IWF believes that the market will better identify promising, environmentally-sound energy sources than will politicians.

Recent Articles:

Deja Vu Alert: President Obama Delays Keystone XL Decision Again


Senator Boxer Outdoes Herself: Says Keystone Pipeline Will Cause Cancer


"Environmental" Fees: Over 100 cities pushing plans to tax plastic bags • Cavuto


Keeping Tesla Out Of New York Amounts To More Of The Same Old Crony-Capitalism And Protectionism


Why Vladimir Putin Hearts the U.S. Sage Grouse


Green Building Certification Program LEEDs from Behind


Greens Say “Hell No” To Keystone


New "green" rule may spike electric bills by 80 percent • Forbes on Fox


ObamaCare navigator scandal and green groups' protest Keystone XL based on bad science and bad economics • KFKA AM Colorado


Pennsylvania Governor Seeks Revenue Boost from Energy Leases on State Land


The State Department Report Clearing Keystone Probably Didn't Make A Bit Of Difference


State Department Report On Keystone: It Strips Away The Presidential Fig Leaf


The Environmentalist Toddler Award Goes To….


The Keystone Cop-Out: President Still Finding Ways to Avoid Decision


Senator Manchin: President Obama's Non-Decision on Keystone "Doesn't Make Any Sense"


Schaeffer • Time to stop taxpayer-funded bailouts? Chill out on global warming? • Forbes (01.04.14)


The Only Energy Boom is Coming from Oil and Natural Gas


Global Warming Debate Needs Cooler Heads to Prevail


EPA Isn’t Waiting for New Climate Data


Taxpayers’ Green Outsourced to Morocco


Will Unrealistic Ethanol Policies Cost American Jobs?


EPA Eases Up on Renewable Fuel Mandates


The Environmental Protection Agency: a Deadline Deadbeat?


President Obama’s Environmental Assault on the States


Drum Circles Advocate Limited Government


Will a Canadian Tragedy Boost the Keystone Pipeline?


Walter Russell Mead: A Green Argument for Fracking


Environmental Optimism through Economic Growth


The Real Reason They Hate Fracking


Fracking: Evidence-Smevidence


President Obama’s Promise Kept


President’s Plan for Climate Change


Obama Tackles Climate Change


The Farm Bill: Meddling in Energy


A Backdoor Way to Kill Keystone?


EPA & DOE follow IRS' Partisan Lead


America the Cynical


Some Important Earth Day Reading


Happy Earth Day


Energy Companies Finding Green Energy Unprofitable


Throwing Tax Dollars into the Wind


The Government’s Soap Opera Love Affair with Wind Progresses


Fuel Prices to Rise Under New Regulations


American Energy Closed for Business


Energy High at All-Night Vote-a-rama in the Senate


Free Markets to Avoid Blackouts


Yoko Ono’s Anti-Fracking Efforts Aren’t Just Inaccurate – They’re also Illegal.


Ryan's Budget Offers Smart Energy Solutions


Hugo Chavez: The Saga of a Dictator and His Dupes


Alarmism About Pesticides Can Be Dangerous