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.”

Hoodwinking Hoosiers in the Name of Renewables


Under a renewable energy proposal from Northern Indiana Public Service Company (NIPSCO), Indiana consumers would face a 12 percent electricity rate hike, which will cost the average household more than $100 per year in additional electricity costs. NIPSCO is justifying its renewable power rate hike by asserting renewable power saves consumers money, but there’s absolutely […]

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Republicans Win No Friends by Joining Climate Caucus


Unfortunately, a handful of congressional Republicans foolishly joined with Democrats to form a group known as the Climate Solutions Caucus. The Caucus claims to support “economically viable” options to restrict carbon-dioxide emissions. Apparently, the Republicans in the Caucus believe they can walk a tightrope by calling for both severe restrictions on carbon-dioxide emissions and “affordable” […]

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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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