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

My Articles

August 23, 2016, 4:15 PM EDT
The Obama admin's DOE has churned through a list of energy efficiency regulations before the next administration.
August 19, 2016, 9:49 AM EDT
This Washington-knows-best mentality is fraught with problems.
August 18, 2016, 9:45 AM EDT
Is man-made global warming to blame for the heavy rainfall and flooding in Louisiana?
July 8, 2016, 10:04 AM EDT
This rise in crude oil exports demonstrates the benefits of open markets.
May 24, 2016, 3:55 PM EDT
Is winter actually never coming again?
May 11, 2016, 10:01 AM EDT
Innovation is a wonderful thing but can also serve as a reminder of just how good we have it. Take the journey of the solar-powered plane, for example.
May 4, 2016, 5:14 PM EDT
The New York Times has declared the first American climate refugees. The article, published on May 2nd, tells the story of families living in southeastern Louisiana on the Isle de Jean Charles who will have to relocate (apparently due to man-made climate change).
April 19, 2016, 5:18 PM EDT
Secretary of State John Kerry will join leaders from around the world to sign the Paris Protocol global warming agreement this Friday at the United Nations headquarters.
April 15, 2016, 3:32 PM EDT
Here’s one set of energy companies: Peabody, Arch Coal, Patriot Coal, Alpha Natural Resources, James River Coal and Walter Energy.
April 13, 2016, 11:04 AM EDT
Congratulations, portable air conditioner buyers and sellers. This product now qualifies for … government regulation!
April 8, 2016, 5:26 PM EDT
Christmas came early last year for green companies looking for Washington handouts after Congress passed legislation extending massive subsides for wind, solar and other renewable energy companies. Now the Senate is attempting to ensure Christmas comes again for these same companies, by expanding the qualifying sources for green goodies.
March 23, 2016, 5:32 PM EDT
The president’s war on coal is working.
March 1, 2016, 3:45 PM EST
Do we need a national energy plan? Many politicians think so. In fact, the Senate is considering a massive new energy bill that’s more than 400 pages long.
February 11, 2016, 2:09 PM EST
In a major setback to the Obama administration’s climate agenda, the U.S. Supreme Court in a 5-4 vote blocked the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)’s Clean Power Plan from taking effect until the legal challenges from states and industry groups fully play out.
February 8, 2016, 10:41 AM EST
“Gas prices are too cheap!” – said no one ever.
February 4, 2016, 11:41 AM EST
The results of the Iowa caucus proved that even Iowans—long seen as fervent proponents of ethanol—don’t view Washington’s favoritism to it as necessarily still required.
January 7, 2016, 4:49 PM EST
TransCanada, the company that should have built the Keystone XL pipeline years ago, is filing a claim under Chapter 11 of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) and is also suing the federal government in U.S. court because of the Obama administration’s rejection of the project.
December 16, 2015, 10:38 AM EST
What better time than Christmas to spend other people’s money and give presents to the environmental activists?
December 14, 2015, 12:45 PM EST
Although he probably didn’t mean to, Secretary of State John Kerry made a compelling case for why the U.S. and other countries should not go down the path of shutting down coal-fired plants, raising energy prices and stunting economic growth to combat global warming.
December 9, 2015, 5:30 PM EST
PARIS – Leaders from around the world, including President Barack Obama, have been saying that the COP21, also known as the Paris climate conference, is the last best hope to save the planet from catastrophic warming.