winners and losers

Putting Productivity Back Into Energy Production

May 13, 2014 by Jim Baird

Production and Efficiency

From each barrel of oil, cubic foot of natural gas or ton of coal produced economic winners and losers are inevitably created. But it doesn't actually have to be that way. We can produce the energy we need and remedy climate change at the same time.[read more]

In Defense of Picking Winners

March 4, 2014 by Severin Borenstein

Picking Winners

Virtually all economists working on climate change agree that we should price GHG emissions. Doing so creates an incentive to reduce emissions without the government directing specific technology adoptions or activity changes, that is, without “picking winners.”[read more]

The Evolution of Utility-Offered 'Organic' Electricity

February 14, 2014 by Peter Bronski

Organic Electricity

Among the so-called winners and losers of the farm bill the U.S. Senate approved last Tuesday, and which the President signed on Friday, the organic food industry counted itself a winner. It’s the latest victory in organic food’s meteoric rise.[read more]

China Decides Which Solar Energy Companies Live or Die

January 14, 2014 by Eric Wesoff

"The government picking winners and losers" versus "the free market": It's the eternal debate at the center of any discussion about Chinese or American industrial and energy policy. The argument also arises in discussions between American progressives and conservatives.[read more]