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  • EXPANDing to a Market Driven Energy Policy

    Typically, comprehensive pieces of energy legislation expand the government’s authority over the energy economy rather than minimize it. The 2005 and 2007 energy bills are good examples, and probably the most expansive was the failed cap-and-trade in 2009. And most recently the House-proposed water and energy appropriations bill continues to … More

    Obama's Ten Worst Energy Policies

    In his time in office, President Obama has made some seriously bad proposals and decisions on energy policy, and Americans are paying the price, whether it’s in higher energy costs, wasted tax dollars, or in jobs that have been left on the table. For those who aren’t keeping track, we’ve … More

    You Can’t Fast Track Keystone XL by Denying Its Application

    Several news outlets are reporting that President Obama will call for expediting the permitting process for southern part of the Keystone XL pipeline when he visits Cushing, Oklahoma, this week. Expediting the permitting process for a part of the pipeline is great, and the quicker we can move forward with … More

    Flat-Earth Thinking on Gas Prices?

    President Obama blasted oil-drilling advocates last week, equating their solution for high gas prices to people who didn’t believe the Earth is round. President Obama said, They dismiss wind power. They dismiss solar power. They make jokes about biofuels. They were against raising fuel standards. I guess they like gas-guzzlers. … More

    Releasing Oil from SPR Still Not a Good Idea

    Reuters reported that President Obama and Prime Minister David Cameron discussed jointly releasing oil from emergency reserves. Although the White House denied the report, releasing oil from our nation’s Strategic Petroleum Reserve is still not a good idea. The Strategic Petroleum Reserve (SPR), managed by the Department of Energy (DOE), … More

    Obama's Non-Solution for High Gas Prices

    Gas prices and the approval of President Obama’s management of the issue are heading in opposite directions. As the price at the pump continues to climb, his approval rating for handling gas prices is a meager 26 percent—the lowest of any of the polled questions. Much of what’s led to … More

    A Crossroads for American Energy Policy

    Two of the amendments offered as attachments to the highway transportation bill are completely at odds with one another. Senator Debbie Stabenow’s (D–MI) amendment continues the status quo of government dependence, technological stagnation, and wasted taxpayer dollars by extending tax credits for a whole host of energy sources: wind, cellulosic … More

    Industry-Funded NATGAS Act Is Financial Fairy Dust

    Senate Democrats and Republicans are negotiating a number of amendments to attach to the highway transportation bill, including a possible vote on the NATGAS Act. The bi-partisan NATGAS Act provides a host of subsidies for producing and buying natural gas vehicles and refueling infrastructure. Similar legislation was introduced in the House … More

    High Gas Prices Could End 32 Years of Milkman Service

    You don’t see too many milkmen out delivering bottled milk to peoples’ homes, and because of high gas prices, you might even see fewer. Rockville Home Milk Delivery has been in operation for over 30 years, catering to the demands of nearly 5,000 homes in Los Angeles and Orange Counties. … More

    What Happens When People Hear Both Sides of the Debate?

    On the morning of Tuesday, February 21, 2012, a debate took place at the World Bank, and the outcome was stunning. Heritage’s David Kreutzer and Yale University economics professor Robert Mendelsohn debated Marianne Fay of the World Bank and Paul Ekins of the University College London. The proposition was “Green … More