ESG stands for “environmental, sustainable, governance.” It is a vague standard of corporate conduct that some forces want to use to guide investment. Yes, they want to expand the standards used when selecting stocks beyond financial criteria. Most free-market supporters see this as a violation of traditional standards of fiduciary management. Rupert Darwall of RealClearEnergy…
- Whew! Grid reliability is “job number one,” says acting chairman of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. (Transmission expansion and environmental justice are next.)
- Meet the “foot-soldiers of leftist orthodoxy enforcement.” You’ll be surprised at who they are.
- The Nuclear Regulatory Commission has certified the first small modular reactor (SMR) design, raising hopes for reasonably-priced nuclear power.
- It’s called thermal storage, but it’s just ice, as in ice boxes. Read Canary Media’s enthusiastic endorsement as a way to save energy and money in air conditioning.
- World Trade Organization wants “a global carbon pricing scheme. . . to mitigate concerns about competition.” (Is that price-fixing?)
That’s the message from General Motors, which just announced it is investing $854 million for production of Small Block V-8 engines, plus $64 million to produce electric vehicle castings and components. In its press release, the company stated that the plan “highlights the company’s commitment to continue providing customers a strong portfolio of ICE [internal…
Martin Morse Wooster died tragically in November from a hit-and-run accident. Martin was a free-market intellectual with a big portfolio of interests, many of which overlapped with mine, especially education and the environment. Martin helped get this blog started. While he didn’t write articles (except for one), every day he would read the Washington Post…
- Proposed: 75 percent rebates for electric bikes for low-income locals in Washington DC .
- Buried in the IRA: an end to outrageous tax write-off conservation easements.
- The media swallowed an unlikely “gas stoves” narrative.
- Times writer tries to spend a day without plastic to prove . . . what?
- YouTube shuts down Heartland channel just before interview with climate scientist Judith Curry.
Dusty Wunderlich explains how he discovered the Property and Environment Research Center (PERC) and how its efforts to protect the environment resonate with his Misesian principles. (Wunderlich’s article was originally published by the Mises Institute.) He discusses the Paradise Valley Brucellosis Compensation Fund. Image of Paradise Valley, Montana, is from Holtzter of Pixabay.