Archive for Energy

Tuesday, April 15th, 2014 @ 12:45PM

A Poor Attempt to Sweeten the Deal on Shaheen–Portman Energy Efficiency Bill

If lawmakers add amendments to a flawed bill in an attempt to attract more support for the bill, but the overall legislation remains flawed, should that be sufficient to satisfy the original policy concerns? and  seem to be using this tactic to gain co-sponsors for their bill, the Energy Savings and Industrial Competitiveness Act (S. 761). […]

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Wednesday, April 9th, 2014 @ 10:31AM

Why Taxpayers Should Care About Cellulosic Ethanol

Cellulosic ethanol, a form of non-food based fuel produced from sources such as algae, wood chips, and corn stover,  is not a likely topic of dinner table discussion.  But as taxpayers, whether we were aware of it or not, we have been involved in attempts to produce it for many years. Why?  The Chairwoman of […]

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Friday, March 28th, 2014 @ 2:33PM

Remove Government Barriers to American Energy Renaissance

If you want to argue it’s the private sector, not government, that creates jobs, look no further than the energy sector of the U.S. economy.  Energy production on private and state-owned lands puts energy production on federal lands to shame.   knows this.  That’s why he introduced the American Energy Renaissance Act, which would allow the […]

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Friday, March 28th, 2014 @ 9:09AM

Mary Landrieu and the War on American Energy

Earlier this month, we shared concerning details about Rhea Suh, President Obama’s nominee to be the next Assistant Secretary for Fish, Wildlife, and Parks for the Department of Interior. Interestingly,  supports Suh despite clear indications that she would threaten energy related jobs, especially in Landrieu’s state of Louisiana: While two committee hearings on Suh’s nomination have raised significant concerns […]

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Thursday, March 27th, 2014 @ 2:54PM

Madison Project Supports the Cruz/Bridenstine Energy Expansion Bill

What can Republicans do when they only control part of the federal …

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Wednesday, March 19th, 2014 @ 11:07AM

Pew: Keystone Pipeline Retains 2-to-1 Support among Public

The Keystone pipeline continues to draw broad support from the American public, according to a new Pew Research Center poll.  Overall, 61 percent of adults support the project.  There is more support among Republicans at 84 percent and independents at 61 percent, but even Democrats are divided with 49 percent in favor of the project […]

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Monday, March 17th, 2014 @ 4:03PM

Freeing Global Energy Markets Critical to Freeing Ukraine

In light of Russia’s recent aggression toward Ukraine, the Heritage Foundation has identified a critical way of helping free Ukraine: liberalize global energy markets. The Senate is poised to act on legislation that would provide Ukraine with economic assistance and authorize sanctions against Russia when they return from recess next week.  Specifically, they plan to […]

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Tuesday, March 11th, 2014 @ 10:41AM

4 Ways Democrats Showed Their True Colors During #Up4Climate All Nighter

Monday night, Democrat senators concerned with “climate change,” “global warming,” and “carbon pollution” shared their thoughts all night on the Senate floor, emitting more CO2 with every word. Democrats had plenty of time to show their true colors during the nearly 15-hour event.  The Senate majority leader Harry Reid showed how intolerant they truly are.  They showed […]

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Wednesday, March 5th, 2014 @ 11:45PM

GOP House Passes Big Government Energy Bill

The reason many of us don’t trust the current crop of Republicans …

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Tuesday, March 4th, 2014 @ 3:48PM

Email Your Representative to Support the Energy Freedom and Economic Prosperity Act (H.R. 259)

In 2013, the federal energy tax subsidies cost the taxpayers more than $16 billion, up from only $5 billion in 2005. The transfer of this much money, most of which goes to green energy, allows the government to pick winners and losers in the marketplace. That’s why introduced the Energy Freedom and Economic Prosperity Act […]

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