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  • What’s Another Few Months for a Keystone XL Decision?

    Stop me if you’ve heard this one before: The administration is delaying a decision on the Keystone XL pipeline. Despite the promise of construction jobs and a dependable source of Canadian oil for American refineries, last week the State Department announced an extension of the inter-agency comment period, likely pushing … More

    Department of Energy: Working Hard to Give Away Your Money

    This week the Department of Energy announced that it will make as much as $4 billion in loan guarantees available for renewable and energy efficiency projects that reduce, avoid, or sequester greenhouse gas emissions. The federal government needs to stop playing banker in an attempt to build the energy economy … More

    The Two Faces of the Wind Industry

    A new report from the Department of Energy projects slower growth and a “direct and negative” impact on U.S. wind manufacturers if a $22-per-megawatt-hour (after tax) production tax credit (PTC) is not extended. A projected drop in new installation is not surprising. You get more of something when you subsidize … More

    The EPA May Be About to Destroy Wisconsin's Economic Recovery

    Wisconsin’s economy has been on the upswing, but Washington’s proposed greenhouse gas regulations could change all that. The Environmental Protection Agency’s prospective crackdown on new and existing power plants will drive up energy prices across the nation, but the proposed regulations will hit Badger State families and businesses particularly hard. … More

    Cruz’s Energy Bill a Win for Economy, Taxpayers, and Free Markets

    Over the past few years, energy production has been one of the bright spots in the American economy. The U. S. is now the world’s largest natural gas producer and will soon be the world’s largest oil producer. Senator Ted Cruz’s (R–Texas) American Energy Renaissance Act, along with its companion … More

    Congress Could Take This One Step and Weaken Putin Significantly. So Why Won’t They?

    Now that Congress has wisely chosen not to include unrelated Internal Monetary Fund reform in the Ukrainian aid package, policymakers should focus on practical solutions that are a bit more relevant. How about lifting restrictions on American natural gas exports? An antiquated and unnecessary law stipulates that if a company … More

    The Chorus for LNG Exports Gets Bigger and Louder

    As Congress returns to work and focuses on a Ukraine aid package, exporting liquefied natural gas (LNG) is getting all sorts of attention these days, and deservedly so. Liberalizing America’s energy markets by lifting restrictions on export capabilities should be a key component of Congress’s response. Over the weekend, The … More

    New Jersey’s New Dealership Regulations Push Out Tesla, Prevent Competition

    In a move that is blatantly anti-competitive and anti-consumer, the New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission (NJMVC) enacted regulations that, beginning April 1, would prohibit non-franchised, non-licensed businesses from selling vehicles in the state. The regulations would effectively prohibit Tesla manufacturers from selling directly to buyers in New Jersey. You can … More

    How the Media Misrepresents What Scientists Really Think About Climate Change

    Skepticism is a hallmark of good science and good journalism. Yet, time after time, scientists and journalists make giant leaps of faith in their desire to fight climate change by regulating greenhouse-gas (GHG) emissions. This phenomenon was recently on display in a February 16 segment of Meet the Press that … More

    Don’t Invest in Nuclear: Create a Better System

    Despite President Obama’s rhetoric as being a pro-nuclear, all-of-the-above energy President, his Administration has done nothing to move nuclear energy policy forward in the United States. Yet, there is plenty the government can and should be doing. Yes, Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz announced that he would soon finish $8.3 … More