Archive for Energy

Nordhaus vs. IPCC

I’m going to write more on this in the coming weeks, but for now, let me point you to my reaction at IER to William Nordhaus winning the Nobel, on the same day the IPCC’s latest came out. An excerpt: Now, any normal citizen reading the above two samples from our major media—who ostensibly are all […]

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Murphy on RT on Energy Infrastructure

Fortunately YouTube (at least at the site itself) tells you under the screen that “RT is funded in whole or in part by the Russian government.”

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Krugman Unwittingly Compliments Conservatives

I really think this is a case where Krugman’s argument blew up in his face. The Trump Administration came back to the idea of subsidizing nuclear and coal-fired power plants, and so Krugman naturally screamed hypocrisy. Yet the link Krugman gave to the news story showed why conservatives were being consistent on this; I spell […]

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Murphy Triple Play

==> In the Washington Examiner I argue that Pope Francis “has it wrong on global poverty and its cure” (their title). ==> At IER, I argue for road privatization, rather than a gas tax. ==> In a follow-up piece, I explain that the gas tax is already quite high, when we factor in taxes at […]

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Does Bitcoin Use Too Much Electricity?

My sources say no. My latest at IER. I like this opening: An optimist says the glass is half full. A pessimist says the glass if half empty. And a Vox writer says if you drink 60 glasses of that stuff in the next hour, it’ll kill you. A case in point is the recent Vox […]

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Amplifying Oren Cass on a Carbon Tax, Part 1 of 2

My latest post at IER amplifies some of the points Oren Cass made in a fantastic essay he wrote (two years ago) on the case for a US carbon tax. (I just came across the essay recently.) Here’s an excerpt: Let me paraphrase Cass’s remarks to make sure the reader appreciates them. Cass was studying […]

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Murphy on Tax Policy on Energy Markets

The greatest hits (of me) from the House Subcommittee on Energy hearing on Wednesday. The video has a short intro by the Chair of the Subcommittee, then my 5 minute opening statement, then the back-and-forth anytime a Congressperson asked me a question in the Q&A.

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