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  • The “New Study Finds” Approach to Overregulation

    The “New Study Finds” Approach to Overregulation0

    “Now we’re cooking with gas!” This classic Americanism carries the sense of definite progress, things working according to plan, and being headed to success (perhaps after an uncertain start). It has the same rhetorical heft as “Full steam ahead.” It was popularized by radio stars Bob Hope and Jack Benny in the 1930s, and was

  • The New-Normaling of Blackouts

    The New-Normaling of Blackouts2

    On Christmas Eve, 2022, in North Carolina, something happened that had never happened before in living memory. People across the state were alerted by their power company, Duke Energy, that there would be rolling blackouts in the aftermath of a severe (but “not exceedingly rare”) winter wind storm. At least 12 other states received similar and previously unheard-of

  • ‘Reddy’ or Not, Winter Is Coming

    ‘Reddy’ or Not, Winter Is Coming1

    Can you imagine scanning the skies, seeing it’s a calm, overcast day, and then realizing you’re in danger? That is the energy world environmentalists are pushing us into. The looming threat of a dull day is something warned about in a new report from the Colorado Public Utilities Commission. It’s what would critically disrupt an


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