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10 Myths Behind Submitting a State Implementation Plan (SIP)
Now that the so-called “Clean Power Plan” is finalized, the EPA is pressuring states to develop implementation plans (SIP). States should not submit implementation plans. Attorneys left and right believe EPA’s carbon regulations are likely illegal. Therefore, before saddling their residents with higher electricity costs and consigning their states to a federal energy takeover, states should wait for the courts to decide the legality of this regulation before filing implementation...Continue Reading...
Gov. Snyder Surrenders to Obama's EPA
09/01/15
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Press Releases
WASHINGTON – American Energy Alliance President Thomas Pyle issued the below statement following Governor Snyder's announcement that he plans to implement EPA’s harmful carbon regulations:
"The Snyder administration’s decision to wave the white flag and implement EPA’s carbon regulation is bad news for Michigan families. The governor claims this approach 'retains control' for Michigan, yet the opposite is true. Implementing this regulation, when serious legal challenges persist,...
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Moore: Welcome to the Age of Energy Abundance
08/31/15
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Energy Development
For decades, political pundits and even quite a few presidents have been saying we’re on the verge of running out of oil. Fortunately, as Stephen Moore recently explained in The Washington Times, America's shale revolution has ushered in an age of energy abundance. Below is an excerpt from Moore's piece:
Welcome to the age of oil and gas abundance. One of the people who predicted all of this 40 years ago was the late, great economist Julian Simon. When cultural icons like doomsdayer Paul...
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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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