The Editorial Board
Dec 1, 2021
Financial Climate Risks Are Minimal
The Biden Administration recently declared climate change an “emerging and increasing threat to U.S. financial stability.” The regulators must have missed a new New York...
Oct 13, 2021
Ethical Investment Needs to Keep Its Promises
Ethical investors would also be wise to rely less on simplistic negative screens — that is, excluding companies investing in coal, say — and more on recognizing new...
Oct 1, 2021
Biden’s Energy Price Shock
Crude prices hit $80 a barrel on Tuesday, and the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) warned oil could skyrocket without increased investment in new production....
Sep 24, 2021
Green Welfare for the Rich
What Democrats’ $3.5 trillion budget bill taketh from affluent Americans in higher taxes, it giveth some back in green welfare. Behold their gussied-up $12,500 electric-vehicle...
Sep 20, 2021
Europe’s Climate Lesson for America
Energy prices are soaring in Europe, and the effects are rippling across the Atlantic. Blame anti-carbon policies of the kind that the Biden Administration wants to impose in the...
Aug 23, 2021
Why Is Joe Biden, Who Hung Up on Keystone XL, Desperately Calling OPEC’s Oil Hotline?
Which of these things is not like the others? U.S. President Joe Biden wants half of all new vehicles sold in the United States by 2030 to be zero emission. He wants a US$7.5-billion...
Aug 10, 2021
A Climate of Catastrophe
Jul 9, 2021
Climate Trips Up Macron Again
President Emmanuel Macron’s climate-change amendment to the French constitution effectively died this week. Its failure is the latest example in Western democracies of the...
Jul 8, 2021
OPEC, Biden, and Gas Prices
As cognitive dissonance goes, this is a classic. President Biden’s explicit policy goal is to reduce U.S. oil and gas production, limiting the global supply of fossil fuels in...
Jun 25, 2021
Biden’s Solar Folly: Administration Must Rethink Its Climate Change Agenda
Jun 3, 2021
The Crypto Lesson of the Colonial Pipeline Hack
Last month’s spectacular security breach at the Colonial Pipeline Co. has focused attention on a major issue with cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin. Their primary use...
May 21, 2021
Biden’s Gift to Putin on Nord Stream 2
President Biden has talked tough about Vladimir Putin, but his policy response has been mixed. This week’s sanctions decision on the Nord Stream 2 natural gas pipeline provides...
May 12, 2021
The Real Infrastructure Problem
Apr 15, 2021
The Green New Deal, in Disguise
Candidate Joe Biden emphatically denied that he supported the Green New Deal. As with so much else, President Biden is now a convert. His $2.3 trillion infrastructure plan contains...
Apr 15, 2021
Down With Big Business, Again
Mar 24, 2021
The Securities and Politics Commission
The Securities and Exchange Commission has by and large maintained a reputation as an apolitical protector of investors. That may change as Democrats gear up to use even the SEC as a...
Mar 18, 2021
Biden’s ‘BackDoor’ Climate Plan
Mar 17, 2021
Green Investors Need to Hold Firms to Account
The problem of ensuring companies do what their investors want is widespread: shareholders have always worried that management have different interests, and try to align them through...
Mar 8, 2021
Culture Wars Coming to the SEC
How should Americans manage their differences on heated political issues like climate change, campaign finance, race and gender? Our old-fashioned view is that the healthiest way is...
Jan 15, 2021
Banks Make a Climate Offering
Whenever an invader conquered new lands in ancient times, the local tribes made a pilgrimage to offer tribute to the new king. Politics has changed less than you think. Behold the...
Jan 13, 2021
An Innovative Coal Project
The nation’s domestic coal industry is in serious trouble, crippled by the dual economic pressures of stringent pollution-control regulations on coal-fired power plants and the...
Jan 7, 2021
Biden and the Reality of Climate Change
Not so long ago, the dangers posed by global warming and climate change loomed off in the future, allowing Americans to put off finding solutions. But tomorrow has arrived, and the...
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