Browsing All posts tagged under »Trump Administration Energy Policy«

Alaskans Want More Drilling. Trump And Congress Are Working To Make It Happen.

October 21, 2017 by

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By Katie Tubb and Samantha Block ~ The Trump administration is attempting to do what past administrations have either failed to do or blocked: open up part of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge for oil and gas drilling. The House recently passed a budget proposal that opens the door to allowing drilling in the refuge. […]

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 […]

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 […]