Research and Commentaries

Research & Commentary: North Carolina Renewable Portfolio Standard

April 2, 2013

North Carolina legislators are considering repealing the state’s renewable portfolio standard (RPS).

Research & Commentary: Early Effects of Dodd-Frank

March 31, 2013

The Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, also known as the Dodd-Frank Act, created many new restrictions on financial instruments and activities.

Research & Commentary: The Benefits of Shale Energy on Other Industries

March 28, 2013

As advancements in hydraulic fracturing and horizontal drilling continue to revolutionize the nation’s energy outlook, it’s important to consider the economic ripple effect expanding shale energy h

Research & Commentary: Illinois Pension Reform

March 28, 2013

The state employee pension system in Illinois is broke, both financially and structurally.

Research & Commentary: Hydraulic Fracturing in Florida

March 18, 2013

The Florida Legislature is considering a bill that would allow and regulate the use of a technology that has revolutionized the United States’ energy outlook: hydraulic fracturing.

Research & Commentary: Kentucky Pension Reform

March 2, 2013

Kentucky’s government employee pension system is currently carrying a $33 billion unfunded liability and has less than half the money it needs to cover all its present and future obligations.

Research & Commentary: Pole Attachment Fees

March 12, 2013

Broadband consumers in Tennessee could soon see a significant hike in their monthly bills if legislation now before the state legislature passes.

Research & Commentary: Oklahoma Workers’ Compensation Reform

March 1, 2013

Oklahoma’s workers’ compensation insurance system is currently the sixth most expensive in the nation and in dire need of reform.

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