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Debunking the Claim that Wind and Solar Don’t Get “without much in the way of incentives”

Recently the Institute for Energy Research explained how Paul Krugman either does not understand climate science and economics or is deliberately misleading his readers. In that piece, Robert Murphy explains that studies encapsulating the consensus science from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change contradict Krugman’s claims. In that piece we wanted to focus on the […]

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Bloomberg Article Hypes Renewable Investment – Ignores Actual Energy Production

America is in the midst of an energy revolution. While coal use has fallen, natural gas and oil production have increased dramatically over the last four years. Conversely, despite massive amounts of subsidies, mandates, and media hype, renewable energy production has hardly budged. Glowing words for renewable energy investment shouldn’t outshine the real story about […]

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In Another Backroom Deal, Congress Looks to Tack Energy Handouts Onto FAA Bill

In December 2015, Congress passed a massive omnibus spending bill, which included a $23.8 billion, five-year extension of the wind Production Tax Credit (PTC) and the solar Investment Tax Credit (ITC). This extension marked a big win for wealthy industrial wind developers and solar investors—all at the expense of American taxpayers. Now, some in Congress—both […]

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Go Big or Go Home: Only Solution for RFS is Full Repeal

WASHINGTON – Today, the American Energy Alliance launched a six-figure advocacy initiative urging Congress to reject efforts that fall short of fully repealing the Renewable Fuel Standard. Amid speculation that the Toomey-Feinstein partial repeal language could be added as an amendment to the Senate Energy Bill, AEA will run a digital advocacy initiative in Washington, D.C. and Pennsylvania. […]

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Rep. Pompeo’s Ratepayer Protection Amendment Promotes Transparency

WASHINGTON — The American Energy Alliance applauds Rep. Mike Pompeo’s Ratepayer Subsidization Protection Amendment, which was adopted today into H.R. 8, the North American Energy Security and Infrastructure Act of 2015. This amendment promotes transparency by requiring utility regulators to study the effects that certain electricity-related subsidies have on ratepayers. AEA President Thomas Pyle issued the following statement: “We […]

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Survey: Americans Don’t Want to Pay for Neighbor’s EV

WASHINGTON – Today, the American Energy Alliance released a new survey examining voters’ attitudes toward transportation policy, specifically government support for electric vehicles. The results show that Americans are deeply skeptical of government making decisions for them with respect to vehicles or fuels—for example, when it comes to using tax dollars to subsidize electric vehicles. […]

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Coalition to Congress: Support PTC Elimination Act

The American Energy Alliance joined this week with 19 other organizations in opposition to the wasteful wind Production Tax Credit (PTC). In a letter to the House of Representatives, the coalition encourages Members to support H.R. 1901, a bill introduced by Congressmen Marchant and Pompeo earlier this year to eliminate the wind PTC. Below is an excerpt from the letter: […]

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Lessons for Congress from the Land Down Under

Congress may soon consider legislation retroactively extending a raft of expired tax subsidies, known as “tax extenders.” One of those is the wind Production Tax Credit, a multi-billion dollar tax credit that subsidizes wind developers for the electricity they generate. This costly handout raises energy prices, destabilizes the electric grid, and benefits wealthy wind lobbyists […]

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