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Jordan McGillis
Jordan McGillis is a policy analyst at the Manhattan Institute, a free market think tank. He was formerly deputy director of policy at the Institute for Energy Research and resides in Southern California.
by | Oct 18, 2022

The Biden administration is kicking the tires on an oil-product export ban, a policy that would undermine the president’s own foreign affairs platform and that would fail to deliver the cost savings it promises. The Department of Energy, which in…

by | Sep 9, 2022

The dubiously named Inflation Reduction Act (IRA), a smorgasbord of energy subsidies, health-care policy changes, and tax reform measures, passed to laudatory acclaim from a broad Democratic and centrist coalition in August. One faction that was understandably mum, however, was…

by | Aug 12, 2022

The Securities and Exchange Commission is in the process of finalizing a rule requiring public companies to provide investors with information on the risks climate change poses to their prospective financial performance beginning next year. The proposed rule also would…

by | May 31, 2022

Over at National Review last week, the Tax Foundation’s Alex Muresianu dug into the nuts and bolts of a carbon tax and argued (credibly) that a carbon tax could be preferable to our existing jumble of climate regulations. As Muresianu…

by | Dec 20, 2021

Natural gas prices are expected to spike to the highest levels seen in more than fifteen years this winter and prices at the pump are already making more than our tires squeal. Astonishingly, President Joe Biden and a cohort of…

by | Dec 19, 2021

Like mushrooms after a rain, new pro-carbon tax youth groups are sprouting before our very eyes. Unlike wild mushrooms, however, this growth is anything but organic. The latest iteration, High Schoolers for Carbon Dividends, joins Students for Carbon Dividends and…

by | Sep 28, 2021

Europe is careening towards a dire electricity crisis. In Spain, to cite one example, average wholesale power prices have tripled in six months to reach $204 per megawatt hour, according to Politico, and Spanish households are paying roughly 40 percent more…

by | Aug 10, 2021

Expansive definitions of infrastructure have become a running gag on the internet, but credulity-straining inclusions in the $1 trillion bill like an Amtrak vaping ban shouldn’t blind us to the imprudence of federal spending on some of the things that fit the definition of infrastructure well….

by | Jul 19, 2021

The New York Times reported Monday that Democrats intend to include a carbon border tax in the $3.5 trillion budget reconciliation bill that is linked to the sweeping infrastructure package chugging toward completion. With its advantages in both chambers of…

by | Apr 28, 2021

In late March, the American Petroleum Institute — the national oil and gas industry trade association — announced its Climate Action Framework. The plan calls for federal spending on low-carbon research and development, expansion of subsidies for carbon capture technology,…

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