Category Archives: Regulation

Federal overregulation and Ohio’s electricity market, Part II: Harming consumers and the economy

Just like Ohio’s state renewable energy mandate, federal power plant emission regulations drive up electricity costs and risk reliability by directly interfering with the state energy market. The coal plants that are being closed generally cost somewhat more to operate …

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Federal overregulation and Ohio’s electricity market, Part I: High cost, low benefit

Government overregulation recently caused American Electric Power (AEP) to shut down several coal plants—including one of Ohio’s largest generators—in May. Even more power plant retirements are looming due to the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) imminent “Clean Power Plan” for carbon …

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You’re Invited to An Evening with Steve Moore and Paul Atkins

On Tuesday, May 19, The Buckeye Institute will be hosting Steve Moore from the Wall Street Journal and former SEC Commissioner Paul Atkins at the Cleveland Marriott East in Beachwood, OH. Moore and Atkins will be speaking about regulations that …

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New U.S. EPA Rules Will Crush Ohio Recovery

The U.S. EPA recently proposed two crushing sets of regulations—the Clean Power Plan aims to reduce CO2 emissions, while the other is a plan for ozone reduction. There are four major issues with these plans that should concern all Ohioans: …

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Yes, Minimum Wage Hikes Cost Jobs

As the slow economic recovery continues, there are renewed calls to raise the minimum wage.  While the goal may be to raise the income of certain workers, the consequence is to price some workers out of the labor market and …

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Buckeye Institute Urges General Assembly to Let the Market Decide on “Green Energy”

The Ohio House of Representatives was poised to pass Senate Bill 310 this week—a piece of legislation that would implement a two-year freeze on the state’s energy efficiency and renewable energy portfolio standards.  The bill would also create a special …

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I, Pencil: the Movie

The Buckeye Institute believes in free markets.  We know that there is simply no way in which a centralized authority can ever make wiser decisions on the allocation of scarce resources than the decentralized decision making of those on the …

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