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Why International Climate Summits Are Doomed To Fail, Part 1: Aspirations Untethered From Reality

November 3, 2022 by

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By Katie Tubb ~ First of two articles Representatives from some 190 countries will meet in Egypt for two weeks starting Nov. 6 to “[deliver] for people and the planet” at COP27, the U.N. Conference of the Parties annual summit on climate change policy. The predominant message at these climate conferences is one of “catastrophic” […]

New Report Reveals Biden Administration Knows Its Policies Increase Energy Costs For Americans

October 29, 2022 by

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By Katie Tubb ~ Americans know all too well that soaring energy prices have raised costs throughout the economy. What isn’t as obvious is that the Biden administration knows it is blocking solutions that could decrease those costs. Such an embarrassing admission likely won’t come in President Joe Biden’s next press conference. But it can be found buried […]

What You Need To Know About Biden’s Climate ‘Emergency’

July 22, 2022 by

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By Katie Tubb ~ In a speech Wednesday in Massachusetts, President Joe Biden announced that he would use yet more executive action in a bid to push his radical climate agenda, despite recent checks on unilateral presidential action by Congress and the Supreme Court. The administration is aiming to overhaul the energy sector and the […]

Despite Failed History Of Energy Tax Credits, Some In Congress Push For More

April 20, 2022 by

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By Joshua Loucks and Katie Tubb ~ The White House and some in Congress are reportedly testing the waters to see what energy tax carveouts might be salvageable from President Joe Biden’s multitrillion-dollar spending package, the Build Back Better Act, which fell apart last winter. Democrats are laboring to reframe the energy price crisis as […]

What’s Driving Up Gas Prices – And Why The White House Won’t Help

March 15, 2022 by

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By Katie Tubb ~ When a news anchor confronted Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm about high gasoline prices and asked about the Biden administration’s plan to increase oil production in America, she burst into laughter. “That is hilarious,” she said. It was early November 2021, and gas prices were averaging $3.39 nationally. The reporter wasn’t laughing. […]

The Right Way To Impose Energy Sanctions On Russia

March 5, 2022 by

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By Katie Tubb ~ In the face of Russian President Vladimir Putin’s full-scale invasion of Ukraine, the idea of expanding sanctions on Russian energy is starting to gain bipartisan traction in Congress. This is a complicated issue. Although freedom-loving nations should be ready to use every tool available to push back against the authoritarian greed […]

Biden’s Many Anti-Energy Policies Are Hurting Producers, Consumers Alike

December 18, 2021 by

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By Katie Tubb ~ When Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm addressed the National Petroleum Council on Tuesday, she announced that the administration would not impose a ban on crude oil exports in an effort to tamp down gasoline and diesel prices. That was the right move, as doing so would only have created more rigidity in […]

A Different Perspective On Global Warming

December 10, 2021 by

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By Katie Tubb ~ We have grown accustomed to climate change being talked about in a certain way. Usually, it involves words and phrases like “dangerous,” “catastrophe,” “red zone,” and “one minute to midnight.” Equally dramatic are the policies proposed by many in Washington, D.C., to force a transition away from conventional energy to more […]

Proposed Electric Vehicle Tax Credits Benefit Unions, Wealthy Individuals – Not Environment

October 22, 2021 by

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By Katie Tubb and Rachel Greszler ~ True to the image of a stereotypical car salesmen, President Joe Biden and congressional leadership are pitching a multitrillion-dollar spending package that they say won’t cost middle-class Americans a dime. That’s like telling someone who came to the dealership to buy a Honda that they can have a […]

Costly Energy, Climate Policies In Democrats’ Spending Bill Lack Transparency

September 23, 2021 by

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By Katie Tubb ~ Unprecedented is an understatement to describe what’s happening in Congress right now. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., and Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., are driving Congress to pass a $3.5 trillion spending package to go along with the more than $1 trillion infrastructure bill that passed the Senate in August. […]

What You Need To Know About Biden’s Ill-Conceived Executive Order On Electric Vehicles

August 10, 2021 by

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By Katie Tubb ~ President Joe Biden issued an executive order Aug. 5 calling for half of all new vehicles sold in the U.S. to be zero-emission vehicles by 2030. A president can’t exactly force Americans to buy an electric vehicle, and Biden largely meant his executive order as a messaging tool to fuel enthusiasm […]

Why Climate Activists And Environmentalists Should Support Nuclear Power

August 7, 2021 by

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By Katie Tubb and Mary Riordan ~ For environmentalists and climate activists who are serious about realistic energy options to reduce pollutants and greenhouse gas emissions, nuclear power is a compelling option. A feisty Twitter exchange between Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., and Rep. Dan Crenshaw, R-Texas, brought the issue to the fore. Sanders, a sponsor […]

Energy And Climate Policies, Cronyism Don’t Belong In Bloated Senate Infrastructure Bill

August 4, 2021 by

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By Katie Tubb ~ The infrastructure package being debated in the Senate this week weighs in at a whopping 2,702 pages and $1.1 trillion. While the layman might think of infrastructure as roads and bridges, Washington’s definition is about as nebulous as the measures by which lawmakers are claiming they pay for the bill. Nearly […]

Congress, Don’t Let Liberals Shoehorn Harmful Energy Policies Into Budget And Infrastructure Bills

July 22, 2021 by

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By Katie Tubb ~ President Joe Biden has made it the policy of his administration to decarbonize the electricity sector fully by 2035 and to reach economy-wide net zero emissions by 2050. The trouble is, it’s very hard for a president to unilaterally require hundreds of millions of American businesses, industries, and energy users to […]

Regifting The Nuclear Bailout

June 23, 2021 by

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By Katie Tubb ~ Americans across the political spectrum didn’t take it well in 2018 when the Department of Energy tried to coerce them into buying electricity from nuclear power plants under its infamous attempt to bail out coal and nuclear power plants. Americans shouldn’t take it if Congress tries to, either. Noting how politically […]

It’s Time For Climate Realism When It Comes To China

May 28, 2021 by

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By Katie Tubb ~ The Biden administration has made much of its new commitment to the Paris climate agreement, marrying it with trillions in climate spending and regulatory proposals in the American Jobs Plan and courting complimentary legislation from Congress. Under the agreement, the U.S. is committing to reduce national greenhouse gas emissions by at […]

Biden’s Hypocrisy On Keystone XL Versus Nord Stream 2 Pipelines

May 25, 2021 by

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By Katie Tubb and Daniel Kochis ~ When President Barack Obama rejected a presidential permit for the Keystone XL pipeline, he concluded that “America is now a global leader when it comes to taking serious action to fight climate change. … And America is prepared to show the rest of the world the way forward.” […]

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 […]

Standalone Nuclear Interim Storage Amendment Sidesteps Solutions, Creates Problems

March 11, 2020 by

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By Katie Tubb ~ As the Senate debates an expensive and wasteful new energy bill, Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., has proposed an amendment to launch a pilot program for interim storage of nuclear waste from commercial nuclear power plants. It’s a complex policy problem with plenty of nuance. But this amendment basically resuscitates the Obama […]

A Misguided Approach To Nuclear Power In ‘Energy Innovation’ Bill

March 3, 2020 by

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By Katie Tubb ~ Being “well intentioned” isn’t the same as doing well. Look no further than the recently introduced American Energy Innovation Act. The bill proposes an extensive federally funded and directed research, development, and demonstration program for advanced nuclear technologies through the Department of Energy. It’s Act 2 of the Nuclear Energy Leadership […]

Senate’s ‘Energy Innovation’ Bill Wasteful, Redundant

March 1, 2020 by

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By Nicolas Loris and Katie Tubb ~ When you think of the word “innovation,” what comes to mind? Maybe it’s something new and inventive—or something cutting edge, original, and creative. Or, if you’re in Washington, “innovation” is trotting out the same, stale approaches to policy that have done less to empower innovators and families and […]

Trump’s Invitation To Restart The Conversation On Yucca

February 11, 2020 by

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By Katie Tubb ~ Addressing nuclear waste policy is one of the most important things Congress can do to improve the competitiveness of the US nuclear industry, protect taxpayers, and reduce federal spending. So it naturally caught attention when President Trump took to Twitter on Thursday to opine about a congressionally designated nuclear waste repository […]

Scrap Energy Tax Favors For Better Reform

December 6, 2019 by

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By Katie Tubb ~ It’s that time of year again when Congress, feeling the pressure of budget negotiations and the year’s end, provokes the issue of expired or soon-to-expire energy tax credits. Congress has on the table roughly a dozen renewable energy tax subsidies covering wind, solar, electric vehicles, biofuels, and others. There’s a host […]

There’s No Need To Subsidize American Uranium

June 19, 2019 by

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By Katie Tubb ~ There is no compelling evidence that uranium imports present a threat to America’s national security interests. But President Donald Trump is expected to weigh in on a petition between now and mid-July brought by two uranium mining companies that have tried to build that case. If their lobbying efforts are successful, […]