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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 […]

Rather Than Drain Swamp, Rick Perry’s Proposal Would Pick Energy Winners And Losers

December 1, 2017 by

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By Katie Tubb and Nicolas Loris ~ Picking winners and losers in the energy industry was a hallmark of the Obama administration. But it seems that pattern isn’t quite gone under Energy Secretary Rick Perry’s department. In late September, Perry directed the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to develop new standards to set prices for “resiliency” […]

The Ethanol Mandate Promotes Swamp Dominance, Not Energy Dominance

November 14, 2017 by

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By Nicolas Loris and Samantha Block ~ Washington is known for political arm-twisting. There’s a good reason for that. It too often works, and it helps prop up bad policies like mandates to blend corn-based ethanol and other biofuels into our fuel supply. In September, the Environmental Protection Agency proposed cutting the volumetric requirements for […]

Tax Reform Bill Moves Closer To Free-Market Energy Policy

November 4, 2017 by

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By Nicolas Loris ~ The GOP’s Tax Cuts and Jobs Act makes a profound policy statement that is to be commended: The goal of the bill’s energy measures is “to move closer to a free-market energy agenda.” Free markets supply affordable energy, innovation, and a clean environment better than any heavy-handed regulatory approach to manipulate […]

Largest Oil And Gas Lease Sale In History A Major Win For US Energy

October 27, 2017 by

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By Nicolas Loris and Samantha Block ~ President Donald Trump has vowed to make the U.S. more energy dominant than ever, and the Interior Department took an important step toward that goal this week. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke announced on Tuesday that his department is proposing the largest oil and gas lease sale ever held […]

New Bill Would Stop Energy Department From Risking Taxpayer Money

October 13, 2017 by

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By Nicolas Loris ~ This week, Rep. Randy Weber, R-Texas, introduced the DOE Loan Program Repeal Act, which would prohibit the Department of Energy from offering new government-backed loan guarantees for energy projects. Weber’s bill would not only protect taxpayers, but would also prohibit government intervention that enables industry dependence on subsidies and empowers Washington […]

Obama’s Climate Plan Was A Failure On All Accounts

October 11, 2017 by

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By Nicolas Loris ~ The Trump administration is dismantling President Barack Obama’s climate legacy piece by piece, and this week it’s taking an axe to arguably the biggest piece. In an expected move, Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt officially began the process of rolling back the incorrectly named Clean Power Plan. If the Trump […]