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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 […]

Trump Should End All Speculation On Paris Agreement By Withdrawing From UN Framework Convention

September 19, 2017 by

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By Nicolas Loris ~ Over the weekend, to the shock of many observers and loyal members of President Donald Trump’s base, The Wall Street Journal reported that the administration was seeking to avoid withdrawal from the Paris climate accord. Top White House economic adviser Gary Cohn quickly sought to squelch these rumors, saying, “We are […]

New Study On Electricity Grid Suggests The Need For Market Reforms

September 1, 2017 by

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By Nicolas Loris ~ The Department of Energy recently released its much-anticipated report on electricity markets and grid reliability. Much like the Floyd Mayweather vs. Conor McGregor boxing match, the main event was compelling but completely overhyped. But despite the unnecessary politicization, the study does provide useful information that federal and state policymakers should leverage […]

America’s Energy Dominance Won’t Sacrifice Environmental Quality

July 13, 2017 by

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By Nicolas Loris and Gabriel Bisson ~ President Donald Trump declared during energy week that the United States would “usher in a golden age of American energy dominance.” From rolling back egregious offshore drilling restrictions and power plant regulations to a policy review to revive nuclear energy, the Trump administration is making important headway to […]

Trump’s Action On Energy Empowers Local Leaders, Lays Groundwork For Prosperity

June 30, 2017 by

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By Katie Tubb and Nicolas Loris ~ “One step forward, two steps back.” That’s how we summed up the situation the last time an offshore oil and gas exploration and drilling proposal was announced. That was in January 2015, when the Obama administration included several areas off the coast of Alaska and parts of the […]

Coal In America Is Already Clean. Why ‘Clean Coal’ Is A Boondoggle That Needs To End.

June 24, 2017 by

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By Nicolas Loris ~ A power plant once heralded by the Obama administration as the poster child for clean coal is now on its deathbed. The plant hemorrhaged billions in cost overruns despite being heavily subsidized by the federal government. Mississippi regulators are ready to pull the plug. Southern Company’s Kemper County Energy Facility had […]