Author Archives: Kevin A. Hassett

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 […]