Reports & Data


Report: Understanding Federal Subsidies for the Biofuels & Biomass Industries

September 09, 2015 | Agriculture , Energy

This report examines the subsidies the ethanol industry has received over the last three decades on all steps of the supply chain, and how biofuel and biomass subsidies have allowed the federal government to pick winners and losers, distort energy and agriculture markets, and contribute to expansion and overproduction of certain types of bioenergy.... Read More

Federal Coal Program Resource Page

July 28, 2015 | Natural Resources

The resource page for TCS analysis on the federal coal program.... Read More

Agricultural Conservation: A Farmer’s Risk Management Tool

July 28, 2015 | Agriculture

Agricultural producers mitigate risks of doing business in various ways by utilizing private sector risk management options and enrolling... Read More

Biofuels Resource Page

June 23, 2015 | Energy

The resource page for TCS products on Biofuels and Biomass Subsidies.... Read More

2014 Farm Bill Crop Insurance Subsidies for Biofuels Crops

June 18, 2015 | Energy

Taxpayers are increasingly subsidizing the entire supply chain of bioenergy production. Numerous federal farm bill programs subsidize the... Read More

Federal Subsidies for Corn Ethanol and Other Corn-Based Biofuels

June 15, 2015 | Energy

Since its creation of the domestic market for corn ethanol after the energy crisis of the 1970s, the federal government has nurtured and... Read More

Congressional Floor debate on the Huffman-McClintock amendment

June 12, 2015 | National Security

The House debate on the anthracite coal shipments.... Read More

Rural Energy for America Program Fact Sheet

June 10, 2015 | Energy

The Rural Energy for America Program (REAP) was created in the 2008 farm bill to provide federal grants and loans to renewable energy... Read More

Federal Taxpayer Subsidies for Biomass

June 08, 2015 | Energy

For years, proponents of bioenergy and biofuels promised that the industry would help reduce U.S. dependence on fossil fuels, decrease... Read More

How To Reform U.S. Disaster Policy To Prepare For A Riskier Future

Taxpayers for Common Sense joined fellow fiscal groups, consumer advocates, environmental organizations, and insurance interests in the... Read More

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Weekly Wastebasket

Our weekly reality-check for federal spending. View All

October 02, 2015

Waste It Or Lose It

Actually, the more common term is “use it or lose it” and you can bet that phrase was used around federal... Read More

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