Author Archives: Stephen D. Haner

About Stephen D. Haner

Stephen D. Haner is Senior Fellow for State and Local Tax Policy at the Thomas Jefferson Institute for Public Policy. He may be reached at steve@thomasjeffersoninst.org.

No MVP in this Trading Deal?

And now, from our “I’ll believe it when I see it” department, comes the expectation that passage of President Joe Biden’s new corporate tax hike and green energy incentives package will be followed by a smooth path to completion for … Continue reading

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Five Reasons To Reject Offshore Wind Project (The video shows Number Five)

Researchers at the University of Virginia are part of an ongoing effort to redesign wind turbines to be both more efficient and better protected from storm-scale winds, as described in this video you can find on a university website. What is the … Continue reading

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SCC Asked to Put Wind Failure Risk on Dominion, Not Customers

In promoting its proposed Coastal Virginia Offshore Wind (CVOW) project, Dominion Energy Virginia has made many specific projections about its costs and performance.   The State Corporation Commission is now being advised to convert one or more of them into binding … Continue reading

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SCC Is Reminded: Ratepayers Bear All Risk of Dominion Wind Turbines

First of Two Articles By Stephen D. Haner Virginia’s State Corporation Commission has now received a series of legal briefs offering opinions on what steps, under the law, it can take to protect Dominion Energy Virginia consumers from the massive … Continue reading

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The Increased Gas Taxes You Didn’t Know You Were Paying

Virginia’s gasoline and diesel taxes will rise 7% on July 1, about three more cents per gallon when all the elements of the tax are combined. This is the inflation-driven cost of living adjustment which Governor Glenn Youngkin (R) and … Continue reading

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