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The Costs of Green Dreams
The Costs of Green Dreams
Germany’s “Green” Transition Punishes the Poor

Germany’s energiewende is costing consumers 28 billion euros every year, and the country’s poor are feeling that pinch most keenly.

The Costs of Green Dreams
Germany’s Nuclear Drawdown Costs Skyrocket

The environmental and economic costs of Germany’s decision to shut down its nuclear reactors are growing.

The Costs of Green Dreams
Titans of EU Industry: Green Follies Are Killing Us

Europe’s industrial titans are decrying the continent’s green-over-growth energy policies. By choosing to see cheap energy and a healthy environment as mutually exclusive goals, Europe is hamstringing its own economic recovery and doing nothing for the planet.

The Costs of Green Dreams
"Green" Germany Mulls Razing Villages for Coal

The great irony of Germany’s energiewende—its recent “green” energy transformation—has been a sudden revival of the country’s coal industry. The energy imperative to get that coal out of the ground may bring about the razing of entire villages as a kind of collateral damage.

The Costs of Green Dreams
IEA: Energy Woes Will Hobble Europe for 20 Years

EU industries pay double what their American counterparts pay for electricity, and the International Energy Agency is warning that this is not a one-off phenomenon. Green policies are an anchor around Europe’s economies.

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Why We Can't Have Nice Things

Déjà vu all over again.

Public Opinion

A new Gallup poll registers big increases in respect for police, including among Democrats and nonwhites.

Asia's Game of Thrones

Both Washington and Manila are doing damage control in the wake of Duterte’s latest comments, but the real test is yet to come.


Even the New York Times is beginning to acknowledge Obama’s sorry legacy in the Middle East.

beyond blue

Financial literacy has to become a basic element of the U.S. educational system.


The inability to pass the easiest of trade deals with Canada speaks to a deeper structural crisis at the heart of the continent.

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