Your email has been received. Thank you for signing up.
Hydraulic Fracturing is Bankrupting OPEC
12/17/14
|
AEA|
Blog
The Energy Information Administration (EIA) is out with new numbers measuring the geopolitical impact of America’s domestic energy boom. As the following chart shows, revenues from net oil exports for the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) are expected to decline by 14 percent in 2014 and 46 percent next year compared to 2013 levels. EIA OPEC In 2015, OPEC countries (excluding Iran) will earn $375 billion less in net oil revenues than they did just two years ago, according...Continue Reading...
Let the Golden Age of Oil Continue
12/17/14
|
AEA|
Blog
“No one would have predicted it. To the contrary, experts predicted the opposite. In 2008, the International Energy Agency was projecting U.S. production would decline or remain flat for decades. Prior to the recession, the price of oil peaked at nearly $150 a barrel, and with global demand rising, it looked like it would remain at an elevated level forevermore.” -Rich Lowry, National Review As Yogi Berra once said, “It’s tough to make predictions, especially about the...Continue Reading...
Christmas Comes Early for Big Wind
12/17/14
|
Chris Warren|
Blog
WASHINGTON -- American Energy Alliance President Thomas Pyle issued the following statement on the Senate approving an extension of the wind Production Tax Credit (PTC):
"Christmas came early for wind industry lobbyists courtesy of the United States Congress. By passing a retroactive extension of the wind Production Tax Credit, Congress is taking money out of the pockets of hardworking Americans to stuff the stockings of foreign corporations and wealthy investors. Moreover, the PTC is...
Continue Reading...
IER Co-Signs Free Market Coalition Comment on EPA’s Power Plant Rule
12/16/14
|
AEA|
Blog
In addition to submitting our own formal comment on EPA’s proposed carbon dioxide emission rule for existing power plants, IER has co-signed a free market coalition comment written by Marlo Lewis of the Competitive Enterprise Institute (CEI). The CEI coalition comment finds EPA’s power plant rule to be, “illegitimate and unlawful.” The comment explains that the “implementation costs are likely much greater than EPA estimates. It will increase electricity prices and raises...Continue Reading...
EPA Torture Report
12/12/14
|
AEA|
Blog

EPA torture 600 AEA

Whether it's the costliest regulation in history or the coal-killing power plant rules (that Obama's law professor says raise "constitutional questions"), it's clear that the CIA isn't the only government agency engaged in torture. At least the CIA isn't torturing Americans.Continue Reading...
United Nations: Earth ‘Has a Fever,’ Reliable Energy is the Virus
12/12/14
|
AEA|
Blog
Does the UN think humans are a disease infecting the Earth? As Bloomberg reports:
UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon stepped up his call for all nations rich and poor alike to fight global warming, seeking to break a dispute over which should move first to rein in fossil-fuel pollution. Speaking as senior ministers arrived at a United Nations gathering of envoys from 190 countries, Ban expressed alarm that the world isn’t moving quickly enough on the issue. “ Our planet has a fever...
Continue Reading...
ThinkProgress Makes the Case for Coal
12/11/14
|
Chris Warren|
Blog
In a recent ThinkProgress blog post , Joe Romm makes a stunning admission—he believes that zero carbon sources such as wind and solar will never be “significantly cheaper than existing coal power” in “a timescale that could matter to humanity.” That’s why the point is to increase the cost of using coal, natural gas, and other carbon dioxide-emitting sources through taxes or regulation. Romm’s comments come as a critique of Google engineers who figured out that their RE<C...Continue Reading...
Hydraulic Fracturing Moratorium Is Holding New York Back
12/10/14
|
Daniel Simmons|
Blog
The Energy Information Administration recently announced that U.S. proven natural gas reserves were at the highest point of all time. This is great news, but there is one glaring problem—New York. From 2012 to 2013, proved natural gas reserves increased by 10 percent, even as U.S. natural gas production broke records . Pennsylvania led the way with an increase of 13,535 billion cubic feet of new proven natural gas reserves. This is because of the Marcellus and the Utica shales, which...Continue Reading...
Comments Show Flaws with EPA's Proposed Power Plant Rule
12/10/14
|
AEA|
Blog
On Dec. 1, the public comment period closed for the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) proposed carbon dioxide emissions rule for existing power plants. EPA received more than 1.4 million comments on the proposal, which the agency expects to finalize by next summer in accordance with President Obama’s “climate action plan.” We’ve compiled a survey of comments that highlight the numerous flaws with EPA’s proposed rule. The comments explain the rule’s dubious legal basis,...Continue Reading...
Obama’s Law Professor Flunks President on EPA Climate Rule
12/09/14
|
AEA|
Blog
In response to the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) proposed carbon dioxide rule for existing power plants, Americans submitted millions of public comments ranging from technical tomes to angry missives. Perhaps no comment stood out more than that of Harvard Law Professor Laurence H. Tribe. President Obama studied under Professor Tribe as a student at Harvard Law School in the late-80s. Tribe has described Obama as “the best student I ever had” and supported his presidential...Continue Reading...