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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July 8, 2019, 3:31 PM EDT
(Screenshot) In the 1970s, Americans were told we were in a global cooling crisis and if something wasn’t done, we’d enter a new ice age.
April 16, 2019, 4:27 PM EDT
Rep. Kathy Castor (D-Fla.) (left) introduced a bill that would block Trump's withdrawal from the Paris climate agreement. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)
February 8, 2019, 9:30 AM EST
Here’s the most important fact about the Green New Deal: It wouldn’t work.
January 28, 2019, 10:15 AM EST
Immediately after the partial federal government shutdown started, media outlets pointed to the damage the closure has inflicted on America’s national parks.
December 18, 2018, 4:19 PM EST
Over the past few months, Energy Secretary Rick Perry has been delivering an important message to our country’s allies: America’s energy renaissance is your gift, too. As Perry said at the beginning of the year, “The United States is not just exporting energy, we’re exporting freedom.”
December 5, 2018, 9:59 AM EST
Frustrated with General Motors Co.’s recent announcement of plant closures and layoffs, President Donald Trump said the administration is now looking at cutting at subsidies to the automaker, including for electric vehicles.
November 27, 2018, 10:24 AM EST
If you’re like me, you’re happy the White House released the latest version of the National Climate Assessment on Black Friday. Publishing the 1,700-page report the day after Thanksgiving saved me from unwanted dinner conversations about our planet’s impending climate doom.
October 22, 2018, 8:34 AM EDT
What will it take to keep the planet habitable?
October 19, 2018, 9:28 AM EDT
It seems the possibility of the Trump administration bailing out coal and nuclear plants has been put to rest for now.
September 24, 2018, 4:52 PM EDT
Earlier this year, Congress passed an irresponsible budget bill that included handouts for electric vehicle owners and alternative fuels.
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.