James Taylor

James Taylor is vice president of external relations at the Heartland Institute. Taylor and former Heartland Institute policy analyst Taylor Smith are authors of a new Policy Brief, entitled “Best Options for Potential Nuclear Power Plant Closings in Illinois.”

A ‘Revenue-Neutral’ Carbon Dioxide Tax Is a Lie


Global warming activists attempt to win over conservatives by claiming a carbon dioxide tax can be “revenue neutral.” By rebranding a carbon dioxide tax as a “fee and dividend,” with all carbon dioxide tax revenue returned to taxpayers, global warming activists hope to win over enough conservatives and Republicans to gain majority support for a […]

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Nation’s Largest Nuclear Power Plant Operator Seeks State Subsidies…


The nation’s largest nuclear power plant operator, Exelon Corp., is strong-arming state legislators in its home state of Illinois. The utility is unreasonably demanding “taxpayer bailouts,” state subsidies, and new regulatory restrictions on its lower-cost electricity generating competitors. If these shrill ultimatums are not met, Exelon threatens to shutter three of its six nuclear power […]

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Former UN Chief: Americans Should Eat Insects to Fight Global Warming


Marie Antoinette may or may not have said “Let them eat cake” at the outset of the French Revolution 200-plus years ago, but former United Nations General Secretary Kofi Annan just made Marie Antoinette’s alleged dictate seem downright magnanimous. Pointing his finger at America and other Western democracies, Annan this week said Americans should begin […]

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