Obama's Carbon Rule Still a Bad Deal for Americans
08/03/15
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WASHINGTON -- American Energy Alliance President Thomas Pyle issued the following statement following the Obama administration's announcement of their final carbon rule:
"The final version of President Obama's 'Clean Power Plan' is somehow more harmful than the proposed rule. It forces states to make even steeper cuts, it guts natural gas in favor of costly renewables, and it still has no effect on climate change. While the EPA touts these adjustments to the rule as a sign of...
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If Wind Energy is "Strong" Why Does it Need Subsidies?
07/29/15
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Last week, the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) released its second quarter 2015 U.S. wind energy market report. In a press release , AWEA CEO Tom Kiernan hails the report as indicative of a vibrant wind energy industry: “With a near-record amount of wind capacity under construction, this looks to be a strong year for American wind power.” However, Kiernan quickly changes tone, stating that “…to create longer term stability for the industry the full Senate and the House of...Continue Reading...
How Defunding the RFS Could Hurt Consumers
07/06/15
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Before the July 4th Congressional recess, the House began considering the FY 2016 Interior & Environment appropriations bill. A number of other amendments are awaiting consideration for debate when they return. One such well-intentioned amendment by Rep Loudermilk from Georgia stands out from the pack. His amendment reads:
“None of the funds made available by this Act may be used to implement, administer, or enforce section 211(o) of the Clean Air Act (42 U.S.C. 7545(o)).”
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BLM Considers Raising Royalty Rates
06/26/15
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Fed Potential 600 AEA
Squirrelly Taxes
05/08/15
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Squirrely Taxes 600 AEA
License to Kill
05/01/15
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Lic to Kill 600 AEA
Raiding the Piggy Bank
04/24/15
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E I Bank 600 AEA
Ten Reasons to Eliminate the Wind PTC
04/23/15
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This week, Reps. Kenny Marchant and Mike Pompeo introduced H.R. 1901 , a bill to eliminate the wind Production Tax Credit (PTC).This legislation has several important provisions. First, it repeals the inflation adjustment, which would save taxpayers approximately 35% for the reminder of the ten-year window. It slightly adjusts and tightens the “beginning of construction” language that determines whether a company qualifies for the subsidy. It also repeals the entire statutory framework on...Continue Reading...
American Energy Parade
04/17/15
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Energy Parade 600 AEA
Taxes In The Wind
04/10/15
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Taxes In Wind 600 AEA