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How Rick Perry Can Free Up US Energy from Government Favoritism

Posted: January 20, 2017 at 6:58 am   /   Friends

Former Texas Governor Rick Perry recently had his confirmation hearing before the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee. If confirmed, Perry should work with Congress to reduce the size and scope of the agency’s intrusive reach into energy markets. Here are three priorities: 1. Stop and eliminate taxpayer-backed loans and loan guarantees. On his way […]

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When Energy Efficiency Rules Hurt the Public and the Environment

Posted: January 3, 2017 at 12:04 pm   /   Friends

Over the last several years, an extreme and ideologically-driven environmental agenda has hijacked our national energy policy. Whether its goal is to keep fossil fuels in the ground or to electrify America based on a naïve belief that all electricity will be renewable within 30 years, or some combination, this bias is what we now […]

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The California Gathering That Hatched Plan to Prosecute Skeptics of Climate Change

Posted: December 28, 2016 at 2:40 pm   /   Friends

Just before joining climate change activist and former Vice President Al Gore for a press conference in New York City, seven state-level attorneys general huddled with a representative of the Union of Concerned Scientists. The political activist, Peter Frumhoff, called for them and other elected officials to move decisively against major corporations and institutions for “denying” […]

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What Rick Perry Could Do to Prevent Future Solyndras

Posted: December 21, 2016 at 12:44 pm   /   Friends

Departing Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz has announced a conditional loan guarantee for a fossil fuel project—a blatant, taxpayer-backed subsidy of up to $2 billion for Lake Charles Methanol, LLC. Such federal government meddling in the energy sector is the exact wrong approach to America’s energy policy. By contrast, incoming Energy Secretary Rick Perry has […]

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EPA Makes an About-Face on Fracking Report: Science or Politics?

Posted: December 21, 2016 at 10:45 am   /   Friends

Gordon Tomb pays about $40 per month to heat his home in central Pennsylvania. And he wants to keep it that way. “I’ve lived in Pennsylvania for more than 60 years and have never paid so little for my home heating,” Tomb, a senior fellow with the free market Commonwealth Foundation, said in an interview. He […]

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EPA Finds No Widespread Water Pollution From Fracking

Posted: December 15, 2016 at 7:08 am   /   Friends

Americans could be forgiven for thinking fracking poses an inherent threat to groundwater. The anti-fossil fuel “Keep It In the Ground” movement has waged a multi-million dollar campaign to convince the public of that exact claim, even though there has never been any evidence to support the accusation. Indeed, anti-fracking activists were peddling “fake news” […]

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Let’s Make American Energy Great Again

Posted: December 12, 2016 at 12:13 pm   /   Friends

For the past eight years, President Barack Obama and his allies in Congress have feverishly worked to centralize energy regulatory power in Washington, empowering federal bureaucrats to micromanage how energy producers operate their facilities and run their businesses. The fundamental problem with centralized regulatory authority is the tendency of Washington bureaucrats to be ignorant of—and […]

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What to Know About Cathy McMorris Rodgers, Trump’s Pick for Interior Secretary

Posted: December 9, 2016 at 2:25 pm   /   Friends

President-elect Donald Trump has selected Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, R-Wash., to lead the Interior Department. She is the highest ranking Republican woman in Congress heavily involved in energy and environmental issues. McMorris Rodgers is the chairwoman of the House Republican Conference, and has also led on advocacy for people with disabilities and budget issues. If […]

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5 Things Americans Should Know About the Renewable Fuel Standard

Posted: December 9, 2016 at 12:55 pm   /   Friends

Two separate reports by the Government Accountability Office were released last week that called into question the viability of the Renewable Fuel Standard, otherwise known as the ethanol mandate. Three days later, Sen. James Lankford (R-Okla.) highlighted the reports in a hearing and called the Renewable Fuel Standard a “deeply flawed program.” What about this […]

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