Tim Benson

Tim Benson joined The Heartland Institute in September 2015 as a policy analyst in the Government Relations Department.
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New MPG Rule Will Exacerbate Existing Car Shortage

The new National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Corporate Average Fuel Economy standards is likely to lead to a shortage of and higher prices for cars in the coming years.

New Study: Vulnerable Bird Species Harmed by Wind and Solar Energy

A new study shows wind turbine and solar farms in California are making life significantly worse for "vulnerable" bird species.

Massachusetts Pushing Zero-Emission Vehicle Sales is Environmentally Self-Defeating

Legislation in the Massachusetts Senate would establish a $250 million program for clean energy expansion, electric vehicle incentives, and electric vehicle charging infrastructure.

Research & Commentary: Report Finds Line 5 Pipeline Shutdown Would Cost Midwest Families Billions in Additional Fuel Costs

Line 5 shutdown would result in over 33,000 lost jobs, $8 billion in lost GSP, $20 billion in lost economic activity, and $265 million in lost tax revenue.

Research & Commentary: Opportunity Scholarships Would Be Great First Step for Education Choice In Nebraska

Nebraska legislators are considering a proposal that would establish Opportunity Scholarships, a tax-credit scholarship program (TCS) for low-income students in the Cornhusker State. Tax-credit scholarship programs allow qualifying families to pay for...

Book Review: The Plastics Paradox or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bag

The book The Plastics Paradox demonstrates the immeasurable benefit plastics have provided humankind over the 75-plus years since the end of the Second World War.

New Study Details How Vital Domestic Oil and Gas Production is to the Economy

A new report from PricewaterhouseCoopers reports the oil and natural gas industries directly or indirectly supported over 11 million jobs across the country in 2019.

Counties and Towns Fighting Industrial Wind and Solar Projects, Says Report

Residents in rural states and in more densely populated coastal states are increasingly adopting regulations to block large-scale industrial renewable energy projects, within or near their jurisdictions, says a recent study by the Center of the American Experiment.

EPA Finds Greenhouse Gas Emissions Continue to Decline as Oil, Natural Gas Production Soars

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s 2021 Greenhouse Gas Inventory , released in early April, revealed total greenhouse gas emissions in the United States decreased by 1.7 percent from 2018 to 2019.

Washington State Cap-and-Trade Bill Will Increase Energy Costs, Won’t Reduce Emissions

A proposal in the Washington Senate, the Climate Commitment Act, would create a cap-and-trade scheme designed to reduce carbon-dioxide emissions in the state to “net zero” by 2050. It would make everything more expensive.

Tim Benson

Tim Benson joined The Heartland Institute in September 2015 as a policy analyst in the Government Relations Department.

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