Energy, Environment, and the Party Platforms

Over the last two weeks, RFF scholars have critiqued the two major parties’ energy and environmental policies as laid out in their respective platforms. Here’s a quick look back.

The Republican Platform: Taking Liberties

This is part of a series of short posts in which RFF scholars will analyze the environmental plank of the Republican and Democratic Party platforms. This post and others look at the Republican platform. Watch this week for a similar series of posts looking at the Democratic platform’s environmental agenda. As with all posts on […]

The Party Platforms: International Climate Negotiations

This is part of a series of short posts in which RFF scholars will analyze the environmental plank of the Republican and Democratic Party platforms. This week we’re looking at the Democratic platform (though this post discusses both). Previous posts analyzed the Republican platform. As with all posts on Common Resources, this and other posts in this series reflect […]

The Republican Platform: Similar Issues with Romney’s Energy Plan

UC Berkeley law professor Dan Farber lists the top ten problems he sees with Mitt Romney’s energy proposal. That proposal is different from the energy policies in the Republican platform we’ve reviewed here, but has a lot in common with it. Farber’s #2 problem is promises of energy independence: 2.  It makes an unfounded claim to achieve energy […]

The Republican Platform: An Orphaned Renewable Energy Policy

This is part of a series of short posts in which RFF scholars will analyze the environmental plank of the Republican and Democratic Party platforms. This week we’re looking at the Republican platform. Watch next week for a similar series of posts looking at the Democratic platform’s environmental agenda. As with all posts on Common […]

The Republican Platform: Rolling the Dice on Climate

This is part of a series of short posts in which RFF scholars will analyze the environmental plank of the Republican and Democratic Party platforms. This week we’re looking at the Republican platform. Watch next week for a similar series of posts looking at the Democratic platform’s environmental agenda. As with all posts on Common […]

The Republican Platform: Energy Independence and Free Markets

This is the first in a series of short posts in which RFF scholars will analyze the environmental plank of the Republican and Democratic Party platforms. This week we’re looking at the Republican platform. Watch next week for a similar series of posts looking at the Democratic platform’s environmental agenda. As with all posts on […]