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    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

    End—Don’t Extend—the Wind Energy Tax Credit

    The Hill reports that a bipartisan group of Senators is urging lawmakers to extend the wind energy production tax credit, which is scheduled to expire by the end of this year. Congress should let the tax credit expire and offset the resulting tax hike with reductions elsewhere. The wind energy … More

    We Need Wind Subsidies Like We Need VHS Subsidies

    Remember VHS? Imagine this: VHS has been a staple of the American way of watching television and movies. VHS has supported countless manufacturing jobs, and even though there are better products out there, let’s face it: We need a variety of ways to watch our programs. The states and local … More

    Gone with the Wind Subsidies

    The year 2012 marks a monumental yet depressing milestone for the wind energy industry: 20 years of tax credits. The federal renewable energy production tax credit, which allows wind producers to take a 30 percent investment tax credit or receive a 2.2-cents-per-kilowatt-hour production tax credit, has been around since 1992. … More

    Government Dole for Grumpy Trolls? Time to End Energy Subsidies

    The Grumpy Troll Restaurant and Brewpub is one of over 22,000 companies that received $16,000 cash grants from the federal government to install solar panels on their roofs as part of the 1603 Treasury grant program, a 2009 stimulus bill provision that provides cash grants to help foot the bill … More

    Four 'Green Job' Realities

    Solyndra’s bankruptcy has put federal spending for green projects under the microscope—and rightly so. Green jobs programs have been a profoundly wasteful use of taxpayers’ money and are doing more harm to the economy than helping it. They don’t even provide the promised grand environmental benefits. It’s important to keep … More

    Solar Bankruptcies Mean It's Time to End Energy Subsidies, Not Increase Them

    Last week, Solyndra became the third solar company in recent weeks to go belly-up, but the Fremont-based solar manufacturer made the most noise—because it lost more than a half a billion dollars in taxpayer money. Solyndra received one of the first stimulus loan guarantees, a $535 million loan. During a … More

    Watch Live: The Bloggers Briefing

    Video chat rooms at Ustream The Bloggers Briefing is a weekly policy discussion hosted by The Heritage Foundation. You can watch the live feed (above) via Ustream.tv beginning at noon today. We have three guests speaking at today’s briefing: Cal Dooley, president of the American Chemistry Council, will discuss how the … More

    NEW VIDEO: Busting Gas Price Myths

    As Americans across the country gas up their cars for their Memorial Day getaways this weekend, their wallets will take a bigger-than-usual hit. That’s because gas prices are up $1.06 from last year according to a study by AAA. In fact, prices have more than doubled since President Obama took … More

    Morning Bell: Obama's Anti-Energy Policies Are Bankrupting America

    Randall Stilley has witnessed firsthand the Obama administration’s job-killing agenda. As the president and chief executive of Seahawk Drilling, he had to lay off 632 employees before filing for bankruptcy — a direct result of President Barack Obama’s anti-energy policies. Stilley’s company owned and operated 20 shallow-water rigs in the … More