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Get the Facts on IRS Guidance for the Wind PTC

  • 02/01/18
  • AEA
  • Facts
  Available for download: Wind PTC IRS Fact Sheet. For a more in-depth discussion of this important issue, read The Ever-Expanding Wind PTC at the website of the Institute for Energy Research.
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The State of American Energy Is Strong

  • 01/30/18
  • AEA
  • Press Releases
WASHINGTON – American Energy Alliance President Thomas J. Pyle has issued the following statement in response to President Trump's State of the Union Address delivered Tuesday, January 30, 2018: "Tonight, President Trump declared an end to the war on American energy. As promised, his administration has put American families ahead of the special interests in the "keep it in the ground" movement. This past year, his administration has begun to dismantle the failed energy policies of...
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Subsidies for Me, but Not for Thee

The Department of Energy’s proposed grid resiliency rulemaking was the wrong solution for a genuine problem. The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission rightly voted to terminate the rulemaking , instead requesting information from grid operators and the public about how to address the undervaluation of coal and nuclear power generation in electricity markets. But before we move forward with that discussion, something must be noted: the wind and solar companies and their lobbying arms that...
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Key Vote: Oppose Grassley Amendment #1835

  • 12/01/17
  • AEA
  • Blog
The American Energy Alliance urges all Senators to oppose Grassley amendment #1835 to the Hatch substitute for HR 1 the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. This amendment seeks to protect the users of complex international tax structures from being touched by reforms included in the Hatch Substitute, a provision known as the Base Erosion Anti-Abuse Tax (BEAT). The BEAT provision targets asset stripping where large companies use international subsidiaries to game the system to reduce their tax...
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No Carve-Outs for Politically-Favored Industries

  • 12/01/17
  • AEA
  • Press Releases
WASHINGTON – This afternoon Thomas J. Pyle, President of the American Energy Alliance, sent a letter to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell expressing the organization's opposition to special tax treatment for the wind and solar industries vis-à-vis the Base Erosion Anti-Abuse Tax provision in the Senate tax reform bill. The text of the letter can be read below: Dear Majority Leader McConnell, I am writing to urge you to oppose an unfair carve-out for the wind and solar...
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AEA Endorses MINER Act

  • 11/30/17
  • AEA
  • Press Releases
WASHINGTON – On Thursday, November 30, Thomas J. Pyle, President of the American Energy Alliance, sent a letter to Congressman Paul Gosar endorsing the Minnesota's Economic Rights in the Superior National Forest Act (MINER Act). The MINER Act reflects AEA's commitment to enabling the American people to access and develop all the natural resources at our disposal. Pyle's letter can be read in full below: Dear Chairman Gosar: I write to you in support of H.R. 3905, the Minnesota's...
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Alexander Pillories Wind PTC

Congress is at long last coming to grips with the failure that is the wind production tax credit (PTC). The bill passed by the House Thursday will cut the rate at which wind production is subsidized by about one-third and will allow the quarter-century-old program to finally end as scheduled in 2020. Hurdles still remain on the Senate side of things and the fight is far from over. At least one senator, however, isn't afraid to call out the wind PTC as the costly, cronyistic subsidy that...
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Abandon Free Market Principles to Save Competitive Energy Markets?

At the unveiling of the George W. Bush Presidential Center, former President Bush admitted to going against his “free market instincts ” when he bailed out the banks following the financial crisis. “History shows that the greater threat to prosperity is not too little government involvement, but too much,” he added. We couldn’t agree more. Abundant, affordable energy is the foundation of modern prosperity. One of the most pernicious things that the Obama administration did was...
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AEA Responds to GOP Tax Plan

  • 11/02/17
  • AEA
  • Blog
WASHINGTON – Thomas J. Pyle, President of the American Energy Alliance, has issued the following statement on today’s release of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act: “This pro-growth tax reform plan is a breath of fresh air for American businesses and the American people. The immediate lowering of the corporate tax rate to 20 percent will free up capital to boost investments, jobs, and incomes and the termination of distortionary practices like the $7,500 electric vehicle tax credit will...
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Standing up to the Ethanol Mafia

Earlier this week a group of Senators from some of the states that are victims of the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) decided to fight back against the ethanol mafia. It’s about time. The spectacle last week of a few Midwestern Senators making threats and holding up nominations to protect a government handout that only benefits their wealthy backers in the ethanol industry was a new low even for Congress. Members of a party that ostensibly opposes regulation and federal mandates went full...
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