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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, […]

‘Three Mile Island’ Nuclear Accident Wasn’t All It’s Cracked Up To Be

March 29, 2019 by

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By Katie Tubb ~ Early this morning 40 years ago, America experienced its first major accident at a nuclear power plant—Three Mile Island in central Pennsylvania. Many Americans by then had already seen Jane Fonda’s “The China Syndrome,” a nuclear disaster film that debuted three weeks earlier. Time magazine would memorialize the Three Mile Island […]

3 Takeaways From Trump’s Energy Budget Proposal

March 26, 2019 by

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By Katie Tubb ~ We can’t ignore the numbers when talking about the federal budget. Twenty-two trillion dollars in the hole is a scary place to be, and President Donald Trump’s budget proposes some good steps toward climbing up and out. But when we’re talking about the Department of Energy’s budget, there’s a lot more […]

Congress Should Keep Its Promise To End Energy Subsidies

March 7, 2019 by

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By Katie Tubb ~ As Americans work to file their taxes, Congress is setting to work on a package of expired tax credits this spring to enrich a few energy technologies at the expense of federal taxpayers. Sens. Charles Grassley, R-Iowa, and Ron Wyden, D-Ore., of the Senate Finance Committee last week introduced a bill […]

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 […]

What To Make Of Trump’s Remarks On The Proposed Yucca Mountain Nuclear-Waste Repository

October 23, 2018 by

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By Katie Tubb ~ More Americans should care about nuclear-waste management than actually do. That’s because it’s an issue that has cost taxpayers more than $6 billion in court battles and is on track to cost tens of billions of dollars more. But for many Nevadans and the wonky few outside of the Silver State […]

Those Coal And Nuclear Bailouts Aren’t Coming. Here’s Why That’s Good News.

October 19, 2018 by

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By Katie Tubb and Nicolas Loris ~ It seems the possibility of the Trump administration bailing out coal and nuclear plants has been put to rest for now. This is good news for electricity customers, the integrity of competitive markets, limited government fans, states, and in the long term, the coal and nuclear industries as […]