Nicolas Loris, an economist, focuses on energy, environmental and regulatory issues as the Herbert and Joyce Morgan fellow at The Heritage Foundation.

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September 20, 2018, 9:30 AM EDT
Hurricane Florence pummeled the Carolinian coast, claimed 37 lives, and displaced hundreds of thousands of families from their homes. And to hear a lot of pundits tell it, humans are to blame and the Trump administration is doing nothing about it.
September 19, 2018, 3:59 PM EDT
The federal Land and Water Conservation Fund is set to expire at the end of the month unless Congress acts to reauthorize it.
September 17, 2018, 3:53 PM EDT
When gas prices topped $4 per gallon in May 2011, President Barack Obama said, “We can’t just drill our way out of the problem.”
August 17, 2018, 4:14 PM EDT
The Trump administration recently proposed the Safer Affordable Fuel-Efficient (SAFE) Vehicles Rule. The proposed rule offers modifications to Obama-era Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) standards with a “preferred alternative” for model years 2021 through 2026.
July 19, 2018, 9:15 AM EDT
When the Golden State Warriors, who won three of the last four NBA championships, signed All-Star Demarcus Cousins, sports pundits across the country offered the same opinion: The rich just got richer.
April 4, 2018, 11:00 AM EDT
In a victory for American families and consumer choice, Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt has announced the agency will be revising aggressive fuel economy standards set in place by the Obama administration.
March 6, 2018, 3:11 PM EST
Over the past three years, China had become the new poster child for economists and environmentalists alike. The country seemed to attain the impossible by maintaining high growth in gross domestic product, while at the same time reducing reported carbon emissions.
March 5, 2018, 8:43 AM EST
Congress is getting ready to load up a “Christmas tree bill” through a massive omnibus spending package.
January 8, 2018, 10:13 AM EST
America is moving forward in its march toward energy dominance, and the Trump administration just took an important step forward in achieving that goal.
December 5, 2017, 4:27 PM EST
Politicians don’t have a crystal ball that can predict the future of energy prices, energy supplies, or demand for electricity and gasoline.
November 13, 2017, 3:42 PM EST
In September, the EPA proposed cutting the volumetric requirements for the Renewable Fuel Standard. The reductions were not major by any means—they dropped the total renewable requirement from 19.24 billion gallons under the proposed 2018 standard to 18.77 billion gallons in 2019.
October 27, 2017, 9:57 AM EDT
President Donald Trump has vowed to make the U.S. more energy dominant than ever, and the Interior Department took an important step toward that goal this week.
October 11, 2017, 2:11 PM EDT
The Trump administration is dismantling President Barack Obama’s climate legacy piece by piece, and this week it’s taking an axe to arguably the biggest piece.
September 11, 2017, 3:39 PM EDT
Flooding in homes and businesses across Houston was still on the rise when Politico ran a provocative article, titled “Harvey Is What Climate Change Looks Like.”
September 5, 2017, 9:17 AM EDT
The Department of Energy recently released its much-anticipated report on electricity markets and grid reliability.
July 17, 2017, 8:24 AM EDT
President Donald Trump declared during energy week that the United States would “usher in a golden age of American energy dominance.”
June 26, 2017, 8:38 AM EDT
A power plant once heralded by the Obama administration as the poster child for clean coal is now on its deathbed.
May 24, 2017, 4:26 PM EDT
President Donald Trump’s fiscal year 2018 budget proposal calls for a number of energy policy reforms, some good and some bad.
May 9, 2017, 2:47 PM EDT
Trump promised to “cancel” the agreement during the campaign last year.
March 28, 2017, 4:19 PM EDT
Trump fulfills promise with sweeping climate policy executive order.