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Written by dkoplowPosted: May. 05, 2017

How EPA's Scott Pruitt deals with uncertainty: comparing his environmental portfolio to his financial portfolio

New EPA administrator Scott Pruitt waving hands If newly minted EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt managed environmental risks more similarly to the way he manages the financial risks in his own portfolio, we would be far better off.  He does not.  To the contrary, he leverages any hints of uncertainty on environmental damages as a justification to… Read More
Written by dkoplowPosted: Jan. 12, 2017

Rex Tillerson: Oil and gas gets no subsidies

Rex Tillerson at Senate confirmation hearings In yesterday's confirmation hearings for Rex Tillerson, the former ExxonMobil CEO stated that 'I'm not aware of anything the fossil fuel industry gets that I would characterize as a subsidy... Rather it is just the way the tax code applies to this particular industry.' You can review the… Read More
Written by dkoplowPosted: Jan. 09, 2017

Subsidy dependency and carbon abetment: almost half of pending US production relies on subsidies to hit minimum investable returns

Most fossil fuel subsidy assessments tabulate aggregate support to a particular fuel at the national or international level.  Our new paper, Effect of government subsidies for upstream oil infrastructure on U.S. oil production and global CO2 emissions, just released by the Stockholm Environment… Read More