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Clinton's Ethanol Plan Would Harm Rural America
08/27/15
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Press Releases
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Today, American Energy Alliance President Thomas Pyle released the following statement in response to Hillary Clinton's "plan for a vibrant rural America," which includes transitioning the Renewable Fuel Standard into a mandate for so-called "advanced" and cellulosic biofuels:
"Hillary Clinton's 'plan for a vibrant rural America' actually harms rural America. By mandating expensive 'advanced' biofuels at the expense of corn-based ethanol, Clinton's energy plan...
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AEA Launches Initiative Targeting NC's RPS
08/27/15
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Press Releases
WASHINGTON –  Today, the American Energy Alliance announced a new paid media and grassroots initiative in North Carolina as the state legislature considers whether to move on pending legislation that would freeze the state’s Renewable Energy Portfolio Standard (REPS) at 6 percent. The sustained effort will begin with the launch of 60 second radio ads urging Senators Fletcher Hartsell (District 36), Brent Jackson (District 10), Jerry Tillman (District 29), and Andy Wells (District 42)...Continue Reading...
President Obama's Orwellian Energy Speech
08/26/15
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solar
President Obama’s recent speech in Las Vegas about energy is either amazingly dishonest or amazingly ignorant. It is as if the president and his advisers read Nineteen Eighty-Four by George Orwell and instead of treating it as a cautionary tale, they considered it a how-to manual for talking about energy. President Obama even trotted out his version of Emmanuel Goldstein (the Koch Brothers). Time and time again in his speech, President Obama said that solar and wind power are...Continue Reading...
For Minorities, Obama’s Carbon Plan is Justice Denied
The Obama administration recently finalized EPA’s so-called “Clean Power Plan”, which will require states to slash carbon dioxide emissions from power plants. The administration calls this regulation an “environmental justice” issue, claiming that the poor and minorities stand to benefit the most. However, EPA’s carbon rule is actually a regressive energy tax on the poor and minorities: it makes electricity more expensive, and since low-income and minority populations spend more...Continue Reading...
Are Americans Being Punished for China's Pollution?
While financial analysts consider the impact of how China’s devaluing of the Yuan may affect the country’s exports, residents of western states are receiving one Chinese export for free—pollution. According to a new study supported by the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) and NASA, ozone precursor emissions from China are blowing across the Pacific Ocean and increasing ozone levels in the western United States. This finding highlights the difficulty with complying with the...Continue Reading...
Tribune-Review: Obama's 'Clean Power' Costs Too Much
This week, the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review wrote an editorial showcasing IER's recent study on the true cost of electricity to help illustrate the exorbitant costs of Obama's carbon plan. Below is an excerpt from the piece:

Using federal data reported by electricity generators, the study found one megawatt-hour of electricity from existing nuclear plants costs an average of $29.60. Comparable figures for existing hydro-, coal- and natural-gas-powered plants are $34.20, $38.40 and $48.90,...

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Six Things Every American Should Really Know About EPA’s Carbon Agenda
Last week, AEA President Thomas Pyle responded to a Medium post by EPA Chief Gina McCarthy with his own six reasons as to why states and the American people should be wary of entrusting EPA with their energy futures. Below is an excerpt from the piece:
McCarthy claims her plan “will save us billions of dollars every year.” This is just plain wrong. This plan will cause existing coal-fired power plants to shutter. The most cost-effective new source of electricity generation is combined...
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Obama's Carbon Plan Could Cause Thousands of Premature Deaths
Earlier this month, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) finalized its so-called “Clean Power Plan,” or carbon rule, which regulates carbon dioxide emissions from existing power plants. Although EPA claims that the benefits of the rule are substantial , in reality it will have negative repercussions for Americans, especially the most vulnerable. In fact, by our estimate, the EPA’s regulation will likely cause more premature deaths than it prevents, have an undetectable impact on...Continue Reading...
Obama's Carbon Rule Still a Bad Deal for Americans
08/03/15
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Blog
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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Mounting Opposition to EPA's Carbon Rule
AEA Launches Initiative Detailing How States and the Public are Fighting Back WASHINGTON – Today, the American Energy Alliance is launching SmartPowerPlan.org—a hub for the latest information on how states and the public are fighting back against the EPA’s so-called Clean Power Plan. This one-stop shop provides the latest news, legal analysis, public comments, and state action against the EPA’s carbon rule. The site also includes a legislative tracker and an  interactive...Continue Reading...