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AEA Launches Initiative Targeting NC’s RPS

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 […]

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EPA’s Allies Telegraph Plan to Force States into Cap-and-Trade

Recently, two organizations sympathetic to the Environmental Protection Agency’s proposed carbon dioxide restriction on existing power plants published separate papers detailing options for states to comply with the new rule. The papers are certainly illuminating, but perhaps not in the way the authors intended—both reinforce how costly, convoluted, and unworkable EPA’s proposal is. They also confirm critics’ […]

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STUDY: Kansans Paying Hefty Price for RPS

Renewable Portfolio Standards (RPS) require states to generate a certain percentage of electricity from renewable sources. Currently 29 states and the District of Columbia have an RPS program. A new study shows that Americans in these states are paying a hefty price for their RPS. The study from Utah State University and Strata Policy looks […]

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NREL Survey Fatally Flawed; Past Time to Repeal RPS

More than half of U.S. states have established Renewable Portfolio Standards (RPS) requiring electric utilities to generate a certain percentage of their electricity from renewable sources. These mandates raise energy costs by forcing households and businesses to use more wind and solar energy, which are more expensive and less reliable than traditional energy sources like […]

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In the Pipeline: 4/23/13

The EPA is completely unhinged. The Hill (4/22/13) reports: “The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) objected Monday to the State Department’s draft review of the proposed Keystone XL oil sands pipeline route, saying it included “insufficient information” on environmental issues.” The negative consequences of government mandates are very real. Rural Coloradans are about to get slapped in the […]

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