Over the last three decades, author, journalist, and public speaker Robert Bryce has published more than 1,000 articles and five books. His byline has appeared in dozens of publications ranging from the Wall Street Journal and National Review to the Sydney Morning Herald and New York Times. In 2010, he published Power Hungry: The Myths of Green Energy and the Real Fuels of the Future. His most recent book, Smaller Faster Lighter Denser Cheaper: How Innovation Keeps Proving the Catastrophists Wrong, was published in 2014 by his longtime publisher, PublicAffairs, and is now available in paperback. A senior fellow at the Manhattan Institute, he lives in Austin. 

June 22, 2012
Manhattan Institute

Advocates of wind energy are actively lobbying Congress for a multiyear extension of the 2.2 cent-per-kilowatt-hour production tax credit.

The Obama administration has made an extension of the tax credit part of the president's reelection strategy. During the American Wind Energy Association's recent WindPower 2012 convention in Atlanta, Heather Zichal, deputy assistant to the president on energy and climate issues, declared that if Congress doesn't extend the tax credit, "factories will close and tens of thousands of people will lose their jobs."

Ethanol Push May Be Bad For Customer :: Manhattan Institute senior fellow Robert Bryce on lower gas demand and the EPA’s push for an ethanol gas blend.

Ethanol Push May Be Bad For Customer

Fox Business June 14, 2012

Manhattan Institute senior fellow Robert Bryce on lower gas demand and the EPA’s push for an ethanol gas blend.

June 13, 2012
Energy Tribune

Lobbyists for the wind-energy sector are actively lobbying for a multi-year extension of the production tax credit, the 2.2 cents per kilowatt-hour subsidy given to producers of wind-generated electricity. To justify that lucrative subsidy, which expires at the end of this year, the wind lobby continually portrays itself as being an alternative to fossil fuels.

June 11, 2012
National Review Online

Mark Twain once said that “history doesn’t repeat itself, but it does rhyme.”

Twain wasn’t talking about energy, but his line applies to the EPA’s proposed prohibition on the construction of coal-fired electricity generators. Indeed, we need only look back a few decades to see how the EPA’s misbegotten rule rhymes with what Congress did back in 1978 when it banned the use of natural gas for electricity production.

May 29, 2012
Wall Street Journal

Before Facebook's recent initial public offering, the media obsessed over superlatives. It was the largest-ever IPO for a U.S. technology company. It was the third-largest in U.S. history. And now the obsession is over the company's lackluster revenue prospects and possible misconduct by investment bankers involved in the offering.

Missing here is any awareness of the enormous quantities of electricity Facebook and other data-intensive technology companies require. Those requirements expose a fundamental mismatch between the high-power-density world of Big Data and the low-density electricity production inherent in most renewable energy projects.

May 29, 2012
Slate

Are the coal states red or blue? Mitt Romney’s presidential campaign is working hard to convince voters in key swing states that also produce coal--Ohio, Pennyslvania, and Virginia--that the Obama administration is anti-coal.

That shouldn’t be a difficult task. In late March, the EPA proposed a rule that could prevent the construction of new coal-fired power plants in the U.S. (Public comment on that rule ends on June 12.) That move was cheered by the Sierra Club and other environmental groups that are pushing their “beyond coal” campaign.

But here’s the reality: Whatever happens in the presidential election won’t matter much to the booming global coal market. Furthermore, it will have almost no effect on soaring global carbon dioxide emissions, which have increased by about 28 percent over the past decade.

Do EPA Regulations Actually Help the Environment? :: Manhattan Institute Senior Fellow Robert Bryce on the impact of regulations on coal and the energy industry as a whole.

Do EPA Regulations Actually Help the Environment?

Fox Business May 29, 2012

Manhattan Institute Senior Fellow Robert Bryce on the impact of regulations on coal and the energy industry as a whole.

California Considering Killing Solar-Panel Subsidy :: The Manhattan Institute’s Robert Bryce discusses whether the government should continue paying citizens to install solar panels.

California Considering Killing Solar-Panel Subsidy

Fox Business May 24, 2012

The Manhattan Institute’s Robert Bryce discusses whether the government should continue paying citizens to install solar panels.

May 8, 2012
National Review

“Clean energy” is the political darling of the moment. President Obama has made promotion of clean energy one of the centerpieces of his administration and his reelection effort. The Democratic National Committee claims that “clean energy” investments are “helping pave the way to a more sustainable future, creating new jobs and entire industries here in America.” Last month, the Center for American Progress, a leftist think tank, released a report that touted the need to build a clean-energy economy.

Is the EPA Hurting the Energy Sector, Economy? :: Manhattan Institute Senior Fellow Robert Bryce on the impact of EPA regulations on U.S. energy growth and the economy.

Is the EPA Hurting the Energy Sector, Economy?

Fox Business April 27, 2012

Manhattan Institute Senior Fellow Robert Bryce on the impact of EPA regulations on U.S. energy growth and the economy.

April 25, 2012
National Review

(This article was co-authored with Steven F. Hayward)

If legislators need any more evidence that American energy policy is broken, they need only look at how some of the world’s biggest corporations used “green” energy projects to snatch billions of dollars under section 1603 of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (also known as the federal stimulus bill). 

Between 2009 and late 2011, $9.8 billion in cash grants was disbursed under the stimulus bill, and the vast majority of that money — $7.6 billion — was received by the wind-energy sector. An analysis of the 4,256 projects that won grants from the Treasury Department under section 1603 shows that nearly half that sum — $3.25 billion — went to just eight companies, all of which are board members of the American Wind Energy Association. The biggest winners were two foreign companies, theSpanish utility Iberdrola and the German energy giant E.On.

April 25, 2012
Slate

Rising gasoline prices are hurting President Obama’s re-election campaign, and like most politicians grappling with a complicated, unpopular issue the president has opted to torture some numbers in his quest for a snappy talking point. Last week during a press conference in the Rose Garden at which he called for more policing of oil-trading markets, the president said “we use more than 20 percent of the world’s oil and we only have 2 percent of the world’s oil reserves.”

Is A123 Systems the Next Solyndra? :: Manhattan Institute Senior Fellow Robert Bryce and National Legal Center Associate Fellow Paul Chesser on the government grant to A123 systems.

Is A123 Systems the Next Solyndra?

Fox Business April 18, 2012

Manhattan Institute Senior Fellow Robert Bryce and National Legal Center Associate Fellow Paul Chesser on the government grant to A123 systems.

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