Archive: William F. Shughart II

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Don’t Be So Quick to Write Off Natural Gas
Natural gas is among our cheapest energy sources and reduced power-plant emissions by 50% more since 2005 than wind and solar power combined.
William F. Shughart II | September 24, 2019
Wind Power Sources Remain More Fantasy than Reality
We need to be realistic about the limitations of wind power and seek practical alternatives that reduce emissions.
William F. Shughart II | September 14, 2019
Markets Can Handle Climate Change
The private sector is quietly finding innovative ways to limit the rise in the average global temperature.
William F. Shughart II | July 1, 2019
Cigarette and Soda Taxes Don’t Save Many Lives
Selective excise taxes may raise revenue for the public sector by targeting the consumption of things that elites disdain, but they do not save millions of lives.
William F. Shughart II | June 15, 2019
We Should End Tax Giveaways to Electric Vehicle Owners
They share the roads; they need to share the costs.
William F. Shughart II | May 22, 2019
If You Love Forests, Let Them Burn
It’s time to embrace fire as a natural part of the American landscape and a crucial means of preventing devastating blazes.
William F. Shughart II | April 29, 2019