Browsing All posts tagged under »Trump Administration Energy Policy«

More Ethanol Means Higher Prices, And Not Just For Gasoline

October 19, 2019 by

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By Nicolas Loris ~ Over the summer, President Donald Trump tweeted that his administration was working on an ethanol package that would be “Great for all!” Now that we have the Environmental Protection Agency’s draft proposal, we can see he was half right. It’s great, all right—for the politically connected. It’s costly for everyone else. […]

It’s Lights Out For Obama-Era Bulb Ban That Would Have Curbed Consumer Choice

September 6, 2019 by

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By Nicolas Loris ~ The Department of Energy announced this week that it’s withdrawing the Obama administration’s energy-rationing mandate for certain lightbulbs. Opponents criticized the rule change, arguing that the move would be bad for consumers and the climate. The reality, however, is that families and businesses will be better off, and the change will have […]

Trump EPA Replaces Obama’s Anti-Coal Clean Power Plan

June 20, 2019 by

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By Fred Lucas ~ The Environmental Protection Agency on Wednesday announced a new rule to grant more flexibility for states in regulating coal-fired power plants, replacing the Obama-era regulation that was halted by the U.S. Supreme Court. The Affordable Clean Energy rule under the Trump administration replaces the Obama administration’s Clean Power Plan, which would […]

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, […]

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 […]

Anti-Science Totalitarians Want To Silence Climate Security Commission

March 9, 2019 by

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By Paul Driessen ~ Democrats, climate campaigners and renewable energy interests are in full outrage mode over news that President Trump intends to launch a Presidential Committee on Climate Science. He should do it now. The PCCS would, at long last, review and question the “dangerous manmade climate change” reports by federal agencies and investigations […]

New EPA Chief Implementing Trump’s Energy-Dominant, Environmentally Friendly Agenda

March 6, 2019 by

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By Rob Bluey ~ Andrew Wheeler was confirmed by the Senate last week as administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency. Wheeler previously served as deputy administrator before stepping into the role of acting administrator in July 2018. He visited the Conservative Political Action Conference last week and spoke to The Daily Signal. A lightly edited […]