Author Archives: Gilbert E. Metcalf

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This article is in The Continuing Problem of Nuclear Weapons, Spring 2006


The result would, for the first time, engage consumers directly in ensuring the continued commercial service success of the electricity enterprise. This smart modernization of the nation’s electricity system would resolve its combined vulnerabilities, including reliability, security, power quality, and consumer value, while simultaneously raising energy efficiency and environmental performance and reducing cost. Such a […]

The Whys and Hows of Energy Taxes


This article is in Ending the Inertia on Energy Policy, Winter 2008


The 20th-century policy aimed at developing domestic energy sources no longer makes sense. The 21st century demands a fresh approach. Current federal energy tax policy is premised in large part on a desire to achieve energy independence by promoting domestic fossil fuel production. This, we argue, is a mistake. The policy also relies heavily on […]