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Lies, Damned Lies, and "Conversations with AWEA"
11/21/14
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AEA|
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In a desperate attempt to provide cover for the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) made an embarrassing gaffe. It is no secret that the EPA and the NRDC have been bedfellows for a number of years. The NRDC draws up blueprints for new regulations, and the EPA puts those blueprints into action. Earlier this year, this marriage-of-convenience has led to the birth of a new regulation mandating the reduction of carbon dioxide emissions from...Continue Reading...
Europe’s “Green Energy” Dream has Become a Nightmare
11/21/14
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AEA|
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The U.S. Energy Information Administration’s “Today in Energy” chart on November 18 illustrates a huge problem with Europe’s aggressive renewable energy subsidies and mandates -- European electricity prices have risen at an astonishing rate, compared to American prices: European Electricity Prices EIA attributes much of the problem to Europe’s regulatory policies, noting,
“In 2013, average residential electricity rates in European Union (EU) countries were more than double rates in the United...
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ICYMI: It's Time for the Wind PTC to Blow Away
11/21/14
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Thomas Pyle|
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American Energy Alliance President Thomas Pyle published an op-ed today for the Las Vegas Review-Journal titled "It's time for wind tax credit to get blown away." The text of the op-ed follows:

Lame-duck Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid soon will lose control of a chamber he has helmed for eight years. As the sun sets on his reign, one question remains: will Reid, D-Nev., go out with bang or a whimper? The answer to that question could depend on what Congress decides to do about...
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Stupid voters
11/21/14
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Mike Morrison|
Cartoons
APEC China
STUDY: EPA Regs. Will Send Energy Prices Soaring
11/20/14
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AEA|
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Americans are facing an onslaught of costly regulations under President Obama’s radical energy agenda. A new study sheds further light on the extent of the carnage. The study , conducted by Energy Ventures Analysis, finds that a suite of proposed EPA air rules will drive up energy prices for American families. By 2020, households can expect to pay 27 percent more for electricity and 50 percent more for gas for heating and cooking. Regulations included in the analysis include the carbon...Continue Reading...
NYC’s Climate Goal: Symbolism Over Science
11/20/14
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Robert P. Murphy|
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The City Council of New York recently approved—unanimously—the bill introduced in September to reduce NYC’s carbon dioxide emissions 80 percent by the year 2050. The vote and accompanying commentary from political officials showcases just how much symbolism has triumphed over science in the climate policy debates. Even if every word Al Gore had ever uttered about climate change were true—which they’re not—the following news story would still be utterly nonsensical:
The City...
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AEA Statement on Keystone Vote
11/19/14
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Chris Warren|
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WASHINGTON -- AEA President Thomas Pyle issued the following statement on tonight's vote in the U.S. Senate on the Keystone XL pipeline:

"Harry Reid’s infamous tenure as Senate Majority Leader will die as it lived—in dysfunction. The Keystone XL pipeline is an economic no-brainer that will create thousands of jobs and lower gasoline prices. Yet under Harry Reid’s leadership the U.S. Senate seems incapable of advancing even a routine infrastructure project. "Keystone XL enjoys...
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Book Review: "The Moral Case for Fossil Fuels"
11/18/14
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AEA|
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On November 13, energy analyst Alex Epstein’s book, The Moral Case for Fossil Fuels, made its debut. Epstein makes a convincing case for using more natural gas, coal, and oil on moral grounds. Check out the trailer for the book here. Here are the top 3 takeaways from The Moral Case for Fossil Fuels: 1. The Focus is on Human Well-Being It’s clear that Epstein’s focus is on how best to reliably and affordably power the lives of billions of people, a drum that AEA has been...Continue Reading...
President Obama, Ugly American? 
11/14/14
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Dan Kish|
Blog
President Obama, while meeting in Myanmar, which consumes a total of about 45,000 barrels of oil per day and is working to produce and consume more energy to lift its millions out of poverty, trash talks the Keystone XL, which would deliver about 800,000 barrels of oil per day to the US. In his speech, President Obama stated:
“Understand what this project is: It is providing the ability of Canada to pump their oil, send it through our land, down to the Gulf [Coast], where it will be...
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The Tom SteyeR Street Institute
11/14/14
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Thomas Pyle|
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The Washington D.C. based think-tank, R Street, bills itself as a free market organization who takes a “pragmatic approach to public policy challenges” and favors “consumer choice; low, flat taxes; …and systems that rely on price signals rather than central planning.”[i] So why this group would back a terrible policy like the carbon tax, then, is baffling. Or maybe not. You see, in just the last 18 months, R Street has accepted over $580,000 from the Energy Foundation to...Continue Reading...