Browsing All posts tagged under »Biden Administration Energy Agenda«

Federal Spending Alone Can’t Buy Energy Innovation

April 15, 2021 by

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By Katie Tubb ~ Committees in the House and Senate are scheduled Thursday to hold hearings on energy innovation. The hearings come in the wake of the American Jobs Plan and the Biden administration’s budget, including massive proposals for taxpayer-backed research, development, demonstration, and commercialization, particularly for energy technologies. While there is a role for […]

Biden ‘Environmental Justice’ Appointees Equate Energy Production, Fossil Fuels With Racism

April 12, 2021 by

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By Fred Lucas ~ In February, Beverly Wright linked the legacy of slavery and the Jim Crow era with energy development. In March, President Joe Biden appointed Wright to his White House Environmental Justice Advisory Council. Wright, the founder of the Deep South Center for Environmental Justice, is joined on the council by Jade Begay […]

Cybersecurity Of Wind Power A Growing Concern

April 6, 2021 by

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By Bonner Cohen, Ph.D. ~ The Biden White House’s March 29 announcement that it will expedite development of offshore wind projects along the Atlantic Coast of the United States underscores the administration’s commitment to move the nation away from fossil fuels to increased dependence on renewable energy. But the prospect of giant wind turbines sprouting […]

Progressives Push Green New Deal In $10 Trillion Infrastructure Bill

April 1, 2021 by

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By Adam Houser ~ Progressive Democrats have unveiled their new legislative infrastructure proposal that contains many aspects of the Green New Deal, including funding for wind and solar, zero-emissions mandates, and climate justice programs. The total price tag is $10 trillion. President Biden’s team had announced plans earlier for an infrastructure bill with a cost […]

China Is Outplaying President Biden On Climate

March 25, 2021 by

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By Peter Murphy ~ Talk is cheap; the familiar saying goes – especially from dictatorial nations about climate change. The United States “Special Envoy” on climate, John Forbes Kerry of Martha’s Vineyard, met virtually yesterday with his Chinese counterpart, Xie Zhenhua, the head of China’s environmental protection ministry, and more than 30 other nations’ representatives […]

It Takes Big Energy To Back Up Wind And Solar

March 22, 2021 by

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By David Wojick, Ph.D. ~ Power system design can be extremely complex but there is one simple number that is painfully obvious. At least it is painful to the advocates of wind and solar power, which may be why we never hear about it. It is a big, bad number. To my knowledge this big […]

Green New Deal Backers Balk At Biden Fracking Ban On Federal Land

March 17, 2021 by

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By Bonner Cohen, Ph.D. ~ Two of the U.S. Senate’s most enthusiastic supporters of the Green New Deal, at the center of which is the removal of fossil fuels as a source of American energy, are having second thoughts about the Biden administration’s determination to go full-speed-ahead into a glorious green future. To kudos from […]

Biden’s Making Us Dependent On Foreign Supplies

March 10, 2021 by

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By Ronald Stein ~ Despite President Biden’s February 24th vocal concerns about America’s growing dependence on unreliable foreign sources for the supply chain of materials and products to support electric cars, pharmaceuticals, hospital supplies to address the COVID-19 pandemic, and military hardware, his actions are directly opposite of his vocal concerns, as they are encouraging […]

Biden’s Renewables Push In A Fossil Fuel World

March 2, 2021 by

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By Vijay Raj Jayaraj ~ President Biden has declared war on Fossil fuels.  He is also pushing for an end to international funding for fossil fuels in foreign countries. But do these ambitious plans to curb fossil use and reduce emissions make any sense when the majority of world’s primary energy is still derived from […]

South Dakotans ‘Devastated’ By Keystone Pipeline Cancellation, Governor Says

February 27, 2021 by

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By Steven Hall ~ South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem says President Joe Biden’s executive order canceling the Keystone XL pipeline has “devastated” residents of her state economically. Not only are thousands of workers left without jobs, Noem said, but communities were preparing for an influx of residents to work on the pipeline and the tax […]

GOP Attorneys General Set To Check Biden, Liberals

February 10, 2021 by

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By Fred Lucas ~ As President Joe Biden issued more than 40 executive actions with less than a month in office and Democrats took control of Congress, Republican attorneys general in the states appear poised to be the strongest check on overreach by the federal government. “Everything is fair game. We are going to defend […]

Nor’easters Would Be Disastrous To A Green America

February 9, 2021 by

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By Ronald Stein ~ Wind chills below zero from a nor’easter have hit much of the country.  President Biden’s push to go Green at any cost would leave America dependent on intermittent electricity from wind turbines and solar panels.  This would be an energy disaster. The Democratic platform loves California and wants to clone its […]

2 Senators Flip-Flop On Keystone XL Pipeline, Thwarting GOP Bid To Save It

February 6, 2021 by

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By Rachel del Guidice ~ Two Democratic senators—Sens. Joe Manchin of West Virginia and Jon Tester of Montana—who initially voted in favor of a Republican amendment reversing President Joe Biden’s cancellation of the Keystone XL pipeline later reversed themselves and voted with other Democrats to kill the amendment.  Both Tester and Manchin voted late Thursday […]

If Biden Tightens Fuel Economy Standards, Consumers Will Be Squeezed

February 2, 2021 by

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By Nicolas Loris ~ On Day One of his presidency, President Joe Biden started to reverse course on U.S. energy and environmental policy with a slew of executive orders. His decisions to reenter the Paris Agreement and cancel the Keystone XL pipeline received much attention. But his order telling his agencies to review the Trump administration’s […]

Biden’s 550 Thousand Electric Vehicle Charging Stations

January 31, 2021 by

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By Joe Bastardi ~ President Biden Wants to have 550 thousand Car Charging Stations around the country by the year 2030.  I can’t figure out if that is 550 thousand individual chargers or charging stations. But I have some questions. 1). Where is the electricity coming from? Since we can not store solar or wind […]

Two Nuclear Options

January 30, 2021 by

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By Paul Driessen ~ We’ve heard about “nuclear options” since Harry was still Senator Reid. America now faces two major nuclear options: one involves political power, the other power to run an energy-dependent economy. In the political arena, President Biden and his allies are already going nuclear. With a resurgent Deep State to back it […]

Radical Left Executive Orders Discredit Biden’s Unity Talk

January 29, 2021 by

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By Craig Rucker ~ The torrent of ruinous policy emanating from the White House continues unabated. As one internet memester put it, “pace yourself Joe, you have four years.  You don’t have to destroy the country your first week.” Generations of Americans worked tirelessly to achieve energy independence.  They realized the dream at last, until […]

Biden Vows To Cancel Oil And Gas Leases, But ‘Not Going To Ban Fracking’

January 28, 2021 by

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By Fred Lucas ~ President Joe Biden signed three executive actions on Wednesday to tackle climate change, which he called an “existential threat” comparable to COVID-19. Biden, continuing a slew of executive actions in the opening days of his presidency, asserted: “Today is climate day at the White House, which means that today is jobs […]

Biden Should Let Us Mine The Rare Earths His Energy Plans Depend On

January 25, 2021 by

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By Duggan Flanakin ~ As Joe Biden and Kamala Harris take the reins of government and launch their program to “transition” America away from fossil fuels, they need to consider some hard realities. Chief among them is that their green energy plans require major increases in U.S. mining and processing – unless they want to make […]

Will Biden’s Policies Lead To Job Losses? Here Are Possible Economic Impacts Of 4 Of Them.

January 24, 2021 by

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By Fred Lucas ~ President Joe Biden’s policies, announced in the first days of his administration, potentially could kill millions of jobs, according to estimates from both government and private studies. Since taking office Jan. 20, Biden has announced a slew of policies, including executive actions to immediately take effect and legislative proposals. By his […]

Biden Will Use Bureaucracy To Advance Green Energy Boondoggles

January 20, 2021 by

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By Larry Bell ~ Remember Solyndra? In case you’ve forgotten, it was a California solar panel developer that defaulted on a $535 million Obama-Biden administration Department of Energy stimulus loan guarantee that, along with four other bankrupted companies, collectively left U.S. taxpayers on the hook for more than $2.2 billion. According to documents obtained by […]

Environmental Extremism Is Creeping Into Every Domain Of Public Policy

January 14, 2021 by

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By Daren Bakst ~ Many on the left continue to place their ideology of environmental extremism above all other considerations, including economic growth, individual freedom, and the welfare of low-income Americans. This worldview ignores critical trade-offs and places environmental interests above even basic principles that have long served as a foundation of this nation. Further, […]