Tim Benson

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

No Justification for a Worthless, Regressive Carbon-Dioxide Tax in Washington State

Ignoring the express will of the voters, legislators in the Washington Senate have offered a bill to establish a carbon-dioxide tax of $25 per-metric-ton on use and sale of most fossil fuels in the Evergreen State beginning in 2022.

Establishing Carbon-Dioxide Tax Is a Bad Idea for New York

Legislation being considered in the New York State Legislature would establish a carbon-dioxide tax and create a “carbon dioxide emissions fund” in the Empire State. The tax would result in higher energy prices for no environmental benefit.

A Carbon-Dioxide Tax Is Still a Bad Deal for Massachusetts Residents

Legislation in the Massachusetts Senate would implement a carbon-dioxide tax beginning in 2023 beginning at “not less than” $15 per ton in the first year, and rise by $5 per ton annually until reaching a $60 per ton cap.

Illinois Clean Energy Jobs Act Would Significantly Increase Energy Costs, Studies Indicate

Illinois Clean Energy Jobs Act would increase energy costs in the state by forcing state utilities to produce 45 percent of their electricity generated from “renewable” sources by 2030 and 100 percent by 2050.

A Fracking Ban Would Devastate the U.S. Economy and Threaten National Security, Says Energy Department Report

A report from the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Fossil Energy says banning fracking would cost millions of jobs, result in trillions of in lost gross domestic product and labor income, dramatically increase gasoline prices and electricity bills, and increase emissions of carbon dioxide and various pollutants.

Fracking Revolution Saved Indiana Residents and Businesses $12 Billion Over the Past Decade, Study Says

In Indiana, the inexpensive natural gas developed as a result of fracking saved residential customers $4.6 billion over the past decade and it saved commercial and industrial consumers $8.1 billion.

Federal Leasing Ban Leaves Western State Leaders Worried About Education Budgets

Research indicates, President Joe Biden’s executive order placing a halt on new natural gas and oil leases on public lands is likely to compromise the funding of public schools in eight Western states.

Study Shows Potential Economic Pain in Alaska If Fracking Is Banned on Federal Lands

A new study from the School of Energy Resources at the University of Wyoming shows a ban on hydraulic fracturing on federal lands would lead to “significant fiscal and economic losses” in in Alaska through 2040, resulting in $5.3 billion in lost tax revenue and $101 billion in lost income.

Study Shows Potential Economic Pain in Wyoming If Fracking Is Banned on Federal Lands

A new study from the School of Energy Resources at the University of Wyoming (UW) lays out how a ban on hydraulic fracturing (“fracking”) on federal lands would lead to “significant fiscal and economic losses” in Wyoming through 2040, including $21 billion In lost tax revenue and $62 billion in lost income.

Tim Benson

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

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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.

No Justification for a Worthless, Regressive Carbon-Dioxide Tax in Washington State

Ignoring the express will of the voters, legislators in the Washington Senate have offered a bill to establish a carbon-dioxide tax of $25 per-metric-ton on use and sale of most fossil fuels in the Evergreen State beginning in 2022.

Establishing Carbon-Dioxide Tax Is a Bad Idea for New York

Legislation being considered in the New York State Legislature would establish a carbon-dioxide tax and create a “carbon dioxide emissions fund” in the Empire State. The tax would result in higher energy prices for no environmental benefit.

A Carbon-Dioxide Tax Is Still a Bad Deal for Massachusetts Residents

Legislation in the Massachusetts Senate would implement a carbon-dioxide tax beginning in 2023 beginning at “not less than” $15 per ton in the first year, and rise by $5 per ton annually until reaching a $60 per ton cap.

Illinois Clean Energy Jobs Act Would Significantly Increase Energy Costs, Studies Indicate

Illinois Clean Energy Jobs Act would increase energy costs in the state by forcing state utilities to produce 45 percent of their electricity generated from “renewable” sources by 2030 and 100 percent by 2050.

A Fracking Ban Would Devastate the U.S. Economy and Threaten National Security, Says Energy Department Report

A report from the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Fossil Energy says banning fracking would cost millions of jobs, result in trillions of in lost gross domestic product and labor income, dramatically increase gasoline prices and electricity bills, and increase emissions of carbon dioxide and various pollutants.

Fracking Revolution Saved Indiana Residents and Businesses $12 Billion Over the Past Decade, Study Says

In Indiana, the inexpensive natural gas developed as a result of fracking saved residential customers $4.6 billion over the past decade and it saved commercial and industrial consumers $8.1 billion.

Federal Leasing Ban Leaves Western State Leaders Worried About Education Budgets

Research indicates, President Joe Biden’s executive order placing a halt on new natural gas and oil leases on public lands is likely to compromise the funding of public schools in eight Western states.

Study Shows Potential Economic Pain in Alaska If Fracking Is Banned on Federal Lands

A new study from the School of Energy Resources at the University of Wyoming shows a ban on hydraulic fracturing on federal lands would lead to “significant fiscal and economic losses” in in Alaska through 2040, resulting in $5.3 billion in lost tax revenue and $101 billion in lost income.

Study Shows Potential Economic Pain in Wyoming If Fracking Is Banned on Federal Lands

A new study from the School of Energy Resources at the University of Wyoming (UW) lays out how a ban on hydraulic fracturing (“fracking”) on federal lands would lead to “significant fiscal and economic losses” in Wyoming through 2040, including $21 billion In lost tax revenue and $62 billion in lost income.