Browsing All posts tagged under »Energy Independence«

Beijing Power Players Poised To Pull Plug On Prospects To Go ‘All-Electric’

June 12, 2021 by

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By Larry Bell ~ Feckless far-left fantasies of trading away the 80% of American fossil-fueled energy independence and prosperity for technologies that are 80% dependent on China rare earth materials makes for a gullible green new deal that only Beijing beneficiaries can love. Included are 17 indispensable metals including lithium, that will be needed to […]

Biden’s Russian Collusion

May 29, 2021 by

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By Deroy Murdock ~ Is Joe Biden a Russian asset? After reading this tale of three pipelines, that unhappy ending will be hard to avoid. First, on Jan. 20, Biden’s first afternoon as president, he ditched the Trump-approved Keystone XL pipeline. Some 11,000 high-paying jobs, many unionized, vanished. While these suddenly unemployed Americans sulked, Russian […]

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 […]

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 […]

The Left Shouldn’t Be Cheering For Energy Industry Demise

May 16, 2020 by

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By Larry Bell ~ Petroleum and natural gas industries that provide about 85% of America’s energy (with wind and solar constituting barely over 3%) is under siege by adversaries — both foreign and domestic. The first major assault was launched by a no-winner dispute between Russia and Saudi Arabia that flooded the global market with […]

How The Oil Production Boom Has Benefited America

January 24, 2020 by

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By Jarrett Stepman ~ “We can’t just drill our way out of the problem.” That was the oft-repeated phrase of President Barack Obama,  who throughout his presidency argued that the key to beating higher gasoline prices was to subsidize alternative energies, such as solar and wind. It was a common sentiment from those who fretted […]

House Of Representatives Working To Bring Back Energy Dependence

September 14, 2019 by

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By Craig Rucker ~ The House of Representatives is advancing a series of bills designed to permanently block access to huge portions of America’s vast oil reserves. Dr. Jay Lehr reports at CFACT.org that the House wants endless moratoriums (depending on the bill) on pumping oil in the Atlantic and Pacific outer continental shelf, the […]

America’s Christmas Gift To The World: More Energy Freedom

December 26, 2018 by

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By Katie Tubb and Nicolas Loris ~ Over the past few months, Energy Secretary Rick Perry has been delivering an important message to our country’s allies: America’s energy renaissance is your gift, too. As Perry said at the beginning of the year, “The United States is not just exporting energy, we’re exporting freedom.” Now, he’s […]

To Improve The Environment, Look To The Free Market

March 7, 2018 by

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By Nicolas Loris and Elliott Raia ~ Over the past three years, China had become the new poster child for economists and environmentalists alike. The country seemed to attain the impossible by maintaining high growth in gross domestic product, while at the same time reducing reported carbon emissions. However, the admiration went up in smoke after […]

Geopolitical Benefits Spring From US Energy Dominance, Cabinet Secretaries Assert

February 24, 2018 by

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By Kevin Mooney ~ America is in a stronger geopolitical position today because of  innovative drilling techniques making it possible to access domestic supplies of natural gas, two of President Donald Trump’s Cabinet members said Friday at the Conservative Political Action Conference. Energy Secretary Rick Perry and Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke discussed the impact of […]

5 Ways Energy Dominance Can Bolster Trump’s National Security Strategy

December 20, 2017 by

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By Nicolas Loris ~ The Trump administration’s new national security strategy emphasizes the importance of a strong economy to enhance national security. “America’s central position in the global energy system as a leading producer, consumer, and innovator,” the report says, “ensures that markets are free and U.S. infrastructure is resilient and secure.” As a global […]

Why Congress Should Ditch The Renewable Fuel Standard

December 6, 2017 by

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By Nicolas Loris and Stephan Jaksch ~ Politicians don’t have a crystal ball that can predict the future of energy prices, energy supplies, or demand for electricity and gasoline. But they pretend to, and that’s a problem. It leads to market-distorting policies that harm Americans as consumers and taxpayers. Take the Renewable Fuel Standard. Congress […]

Keystone Advances

November 28, 2017 by

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By Craig Rucker ~ North American energy independence has been an elusive dream that could at last become reality. It would take government to ruin an opportunity this big. Some of us are old enough to remember waiting in long lines to buy gas during the Arab oil embargo of the 1970s.  Many of us […]

Rick Perry’s Plans For US Energy Dominance

July 6, 2017 by

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By Fred Lucas ~ America is approaching energy independence, but still needs to remove obstacles, Energy Secretary Rick Perry says. “We are very close to being energy independent,” Perry told The Daily Signal in a brief interview. “Regarding our ability to retrieve energy, we don’t need anybody. Transportation may be our biggest impediment.” The United […]

The World Needs More Energy!

December 3, 2016 by

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Paul Driessen from CFACT introduces this Guest Post ~ In his new article, my young Ugandan mentee Steven Lyazi makes a passionate appeal, asking that African and global leaders do much more to make fossil fuels and electricity available for poor families, nations and communities around the world. Only in that way, he convincingly argues, […]

Obama AWOL Again – On Energy Terrorism

September 2, 2014 by

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The president fails to prepare for anything, except vacation, golf and climate change By Paul Driessen ~ Four news stories in four days sum up the Obama presidency and help explain why the world and U.S. economy are in such a mess. President Obama just returned from his two-week beach and golf vacation at Martha’s […]

End This Wail About Shale. We’re Robbing Ourselves

August 22, 2014 by

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By Andrew Bolt ~ In the US: The “gale of shale” is hitting the US and the world with surplus energy. In 2000, shale was 2% of natural gas supply; in 2012, it was about 37%; and will be about 65% within the next two decades. The US is poised for shipping out shale gas […]

Trampling On Coal Country Families

August 19, 2014 by

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Obama and EPA are determined to destroy US coal, people’s lives and welfare be damned By Paul Driessen ~ Between 1989 and 2010, Congress rejected nearly 700 cap-tax-and-trade and similar bills that their proponents claimed would control Earth’s perpetually fickle climate and weather. So even as real world crises erupt, President Obama is using executive […]

Greens Are The Enemies Of Energy

August 18, 2014 by

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By Alan Caruba ~ Here in America and elsewhere around the world, Greens continue to war against any energy other than the “renewable” kind, wind and solar, that is more costly and next to useless. Only coal, oil, natural gas, and nuclear keeps the modern and developing world functioning and growing. The most publicized aspect is Obama’s […]

What’s Really Behind Anti-Keystone Fanaticism?

June 14, 2014 by

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The pipeline is the symbol of Big Green opposition to hydrocarbons and modern living standards By Paul Driessen ~ What’s really behind the fanatical opposition to the Keystone XL pipeline? The United States already has 185,000 miles of liquid petroleum pipelines, 320,000 miles of natural gas transmission pipelines, and more than 2,000,000 miles of neighborhood […]

If The Goal Is “Energy Independence,” What Issues Should Be A Priority In America?

April 9, 2014 by

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Surely NOT the ones listed by the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee! By Marita Noon ~ Recently the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) sent out a “2014 Priority Issues Survey.” In addition to the obligatory Tea Party bashing: “help the Democrats protect the progress we have made from Tea Party radicals, deliver the positive changes America […]

U.S. Energy, The Ukraine, And Russia

March 17, 2014 by

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By Alan Caruba ~ The Ukraine came apart when a protest against its president forced him to flee to Russia. The issue was whether the Ukraine would be allied with Russia or with the European Union. Due to a combination of the obscene corruption of its former president, Viktor Yanukovych, and the mismanagement of the […]

10 Mind Blowing Facts about America’s Energy Resources

May 3, 2012 by

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From The American Dream, a regular section at Family Security Matters ~ The United States is not running out of oil.  In fact, nobody on the entire globe has more energy resources than the United States does.  The truth is that we are absolutely swimming in oil and natural gas and we have so much […]

2010’s Top Ten Myths

January 1, 2010 by

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By Alan Caruba In no particular order, here are ten myths that will affect U.S. domestic and international policy in the year ahead. 1. Myth: Global warming is real. It was never real except for the natural warming cycle that occurred from 1850 to 1998 when the Earth began another natural cycle, when it began […]