Press Archive

Yes, We Need a New Gas Tax…But Not the One Trump Wants

EI research into the potential revenue impacts of a proposal to hike the U.S. gas tax are cited to detail why President Trump is supporting the wrong policy.

Trump: Gas Tax May Be Necessary for Infrastructure Plan

Ei research into the potential impacts of a gas tax increase are cited in an article discussing President Trump’s support for the proposal to fund infrastructure improvements.

Trump’s 25-Cent Infrastructure Tax?

EI research into the potential effects of a gas tax increase are cited in an article discussing President Trump’s support for the proposal.

Trump Just Endorsed A Climate Policy — Sort Of

EI research is cited to show the potential effect of a gas tax increase in an article discussing President Trump’s endorsement of the proposal.

Trump Probably Won’t Raise the Gas Tax But, C’mon, He Totally Should

EI research into the potential revenue impacts of a proposal to hike the U.S. gas tax are cited to detail why President Trump should enact the increase.

Florida’s Solar Industry Sees Sunny Future Despite Trump Tariffs

EI’s Hal Harvey is quoted in an article discussing how favorable economics are making solar projects attractive to developers in Florida despite federal import tariffs.

Gas Tax Hike Could Have Serious Consequences For Oil Markets

EI’s research into the effects of a gas tax hike are cited in an article exploring how the proposal could impact global oil commodity markets.

A Gas Tax Hike Would Generate $840 Billion, Add 1.2 Million EVs, Cut 1.3 Billion Barrels Fuel Use

Research shows a $0.25 U.S. gas tax increase would raise $840 billion in revenue, add 1.2 million additional electric vehicles to the road, cut total fuel use more than 1.3 billion barrels and would equal a $29/ton carbon tax on the transportation sector.

US Chamber Of Commerce Wants 25 Cents Per Gallon Gasoline Tax Increase. Is That A Good Thing?

EI’s research into the effects of a proposal to increase the U.S. gas tax is cited in an article examining potential impacts of a hike.

It’s Time To Refine How We Talk About Wholesale Markets

EI’s Mike O’Boyle and Robbie Orvis say it’s time to change how we talk about wholesale markets: Using opaque electricity market jargon can favor fossil fuel generation at the expense of cleaner technologies.

White House Memo Proposes Faster Environmental Review Process For Infrastructure Projects

EI’s research on the potential economic and environmental effects of a U.S. gas tax increase is highlighted in a roundup of energy policy news.

A Peek Inside Trump’s Budget Wish List

EI’s research on the potential economic and environmental effects of a U.S. gas tax increase is highlighted in a roundup of energy policy news.

Going In Reverse On Fuel Efficiency Will Ultimately Hurt Consumers

EI’s Hal Harvey writes that the Trump Administration reversing federal fuel efficiency targets would be a bad decision for U.S. automakers, consumers, and the climate – and it could spark “war” with California and 13 other states.

New Projections Play Up Coal While Downplaying Renewables — That’s Not Reality

EI’s renewable energy capacity addition forecasts are cited in an article discussing why the U.S. Energy Information Administration’s latest forecasts are incorrect.

America’s Offshore Wind Boom Is Finally Here: Which State Will Win The Race To The Top?

EI’s Mike O’Boyle says America’s offshore wind boom has finally arrived, as major project announcements in Maryland and Massachusetts combined with record-setting auctions expected in New York and New Jersey have set off a “race to the top” to capture clean energy’s economic opportunity.

Why A Big Utility Is Embracing Wind And Solar

EI’s Hal Harvey says new wind and solar plants are offering the cheapest power available in places like Colorado, which has led to big utilities investing in renewables, but states need to help utilities transition away from less efficient fossil fuel plants.

How Leading Utilities Are Planning For Distributed Energy Resources

EI’s 2035 electric vehicle sales forecast is cited in an article examining how leading utilities are planning for distributed energy resources across their service territories.

India Coal Power Is About To Crash: 65% Of Existing Coal Costs More Than New Wind And Solar

EI’s Silvio Marcacci reports two-thirds of India’s existing coal-fired power is now more expensive than new wind and solar power, and while the economics will keep getting worse for coal, Indian utilities can shed stranded assets and tap cheap renewables to avoid coal’s crash.

U.S. Funders Launch $52M Initiative To Cut Chinese HFCs

EI CEO Hal Harvey is quoted in an article discussing the launch of K-CEP, an initiative to reduce Chinese hydrofluorocarbon emissions by 2022 to meet its Paris Agreement and Kigali Amendment targets.

As World Rejects Coal, Trump Administration Continues To Back Dying Industry

EI analysis of the economics between wind energy and coal-fired generation is cited in an Environmental Working Group analysis of Trump Administration action compared to global trends.