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June 13, 2022
By Linnea Lueken
President Joe Biden has called for the United States to increase exports of liquified natural gas (LNG) to Europe in order to help U.S. allies wean themselves from Russian natural gas.
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June 1, 2020
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The U.S. Federal Energy Regulatory Commission issued orders imposing minimum bid prices on subsidized renewable energy resources in New York’s energy capacity market, increasing competition for power suppliers.
May 28, 2020
By H. Sterling Burnett
The U.S. Department of Interior has approved the largest solar installation in U.S. history, a 690-megawatt project to be constructed on federal land approximately 30 miles north of Las Vegas, Nevada.
May 25, 2020
By John Couretas
“Planet of the Humans” an entertaining and educational primer on the hype, phoniness, and lies behind green energy projects.
May 21, 2020
By Tim Benson
The New Hampshire State Senate has overridden a February veto by Governor Chris Sununu, of SB 159, a bill to expand net metering in the Granite State.
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May 20, 2020
By Tim Benson
The New England Ratepayers Association has filed petition with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to end the ability of states to pass on the costs of roof top solar panel installations to ratepayers in general.
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May 15, 2020
By H. Sterling Burnett
For the second time in three years, Judge Brian Morris, of the United States District Court for Montana intervened to block construction of the Keystone XL oil pipeline.
May 13, 2020
By H. Sterling Burnett
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has issued a new rule covering acid gas emissions from a few small power plants that reduce waste left behind from mining operations by burning it to produce electricity.
May 11, 2020
By H. Sterling Burnett
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency finalized a new rule, proposed in 2019, altering the way the federal government calculates the costs and benefits of Mercury and Air Toxics.
May 7, 2020
By H. Sterling Burnett
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is delaying the normally required shift to summertime gasoline blends after the coronavirus pandemic caused a plummet in demand, leaving, pipelines, refineries, and storage tanks full of winter-grade fuel.
April 27, 2020
By Duggan Flanakin
Senate Democrats who passed Senate Bill 3150 which would impose a $40 per metric ton tax on of carbon dioxide emissions beginning in 2021, incrementally increasing the tax rate in stages to reach a price of $80 per metric ton by 2030.
April 23, 2020
By H. Sterling Burnett
The Trump administration finalized updates to the nation’s fuel economy standard, saying the new rule will better protect air quality, consumer choice, and public safety than the previous rule issued during Barack Obama’s presidency.
April 21, 2020
By David T. Stevenson
The Caesar Rodney Institute (CRI) is a Delaware based non-profit, dedicated to protecting individual freedom, and free markets.
April 16, 2020
By Bonner R. Cohen
The Minnesota Public Utility Commission voted to approve an environmental review of the replacement for Enbridge Energy’s aging, corroded, and cracking Line 3 crude oil pipeline.
April 14, 2020
By Tim Benson
A new Heartland Policy Brief details how mining operations needed for the Green New Deal would devastate the environment
April 13, 2020
By Staff, Pacific Research Institute
The Pacific Research Institute’s Center for the Environment researches the dramatic trend toward a cleaner environment and promotes the catalysts for environmental quality: property rights, local action, markets, and private initiative.
April 8, 2020
By Duggan Flanakin
Missouri voters may decide this November whether to expand the state’s commitment to renewable energy through their votes on at least one of three separate initiatives.
April 7, 2020
By staff, TPPF
With the Life:Powered initiative, the Texas Public Policy Foundation explains and explores how fossil fuels—coal, natural gas, and oil—are essential to modern life.
April 6, 2020
By Steve Goreham
The U.S. economy is currently enjoying the longest period of expansion in history, in large part driven by the fracking revolution which enabled America to become the world’s leading energy producer.
April 2, 2020
By Bonner R. Cohen
The N.Y. Public Service Commission ordered the State Energy Research and Development Authority to offer new financial options beyond traditional fixed-price contracts when soliciting bids to build renewable energy projects.
April 2, 2020
By Kenneth Artz
U.S. Rep. Debbie Dingell (D-MI) is proposing continued and expanded federal support for electric vehicle manufacturers and purchasers in a bill that would dedicate $2 billion annually for development and adoption of plug-in cars.
March 26, 2020
By Duggan Flanakin
The largest remaining coal-fueled power plant in New England, New Hampshire’s 482-megawatt Merrimack Station, will remain in operation through at least May 2024.
March 26, 2020
By Kenneth Artz
California may soon ban gasoline-powered gardening tools such as lawnmowers and leaf-blowers statewide.
March 24, 2020
By Kevin Stone
A co-op wholesale power supplier in Colorado and New Mexico announced a major shift from coal-fueled power plants to wind and solar industrial facilities in its electric power generation operations.
March 24, 2020
By Bonner R. Cohen
The newly minted Democratic majority legislature in Virginia narrowly passed sweeping legislation designed to overhaul how the state’s utilities generate electricity.
March 23, 2020
By Kenneth Artz
The U.S. Department of Energy approved four liquefied natural gas export projects for construction on the Texas Gulf coast in February.
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March 20, 2020
By H. Sterling Burnett
Members of the Republican congressional caucus have offered a slate of bills that would expand subsidies for and research into carbon-capture and sequestration.
March 20, 2020
By Kevin Stone
The Indiana House of Representatives passed a bill to prevent public utilities planning from closing ‘legacy’ power generating facilities—any power plant considered ‘a reliable capacity’ provider—without securing approval from state regulators.
March 19, 2020
By Bonner R. Cohen
Production of crude oil on federally managed lands and waters reached a record high of 1 billion barrels in 2019, according to figures released by the U.S. Interior Department in February.
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March 18, 2020
By Duggan Flanakin
Citing an impending “climate crisis,” Maine state Sen. Eloise Vitelli introduced as emergency legislation a bill setting a goal for the state Department of Education to transition the school bus fleet to 100 percent electric buses by 2040.
March 16, 2020
By Staff, National Center for Public Policy Research
The National Center for Public Policy Research (NCPPR) was created not to be just another think tank but rather a “do tank” providing the freedom movement with what its founders called “missing ingredients for success.”
March 12, 2020
By Duggan Flanakin
Federal courts have ordered the Trump administration to impose energy efficiency standard upgrades for four set of appliances first proposed under the Obama Administration.
March 12, 2020
By Robert Bradley
The political world is increasingly saying “no” to policies that make energy less available, more expensive, less reliable, and more intrusive in our lives.
March 9, 2020
By Bonner R. Cohen
Landowners in Missouri are fighting the use of eminent domain by the developers of the $2.3 billion Grain Belt Express power line to run the high-voltage power line across their property.
March 5, 2020
By H. Sterling Burnett
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has proposed a rule under which it would no longer prosecute entities that unintentionally or accidently harm or kill birds protected under the 1918 Migratory Bird Treaty Act.
February 27, 2020
By Jeffrey A. Tucker
President Donald Trump is fighting to roll back federal appliance standards which are leaving people in the dark, dirty, and possibly ill.
February 27, 2020
By Bonner R. Cohen
Tucson Electric Power requested the Arizona Regulators allow it to by add $7.61 to home customers’ monthly electricity bill beginning in May 2020, to pay for new renewable power supplies, having helped close an inexpensive coal power plant in late 2019.
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February 25, 2020
By Kevin Stone
Pennsylvania’s Environmental Quality Board passed regulations to reduce methane and volatile organic compound emissions from oil and gas operations in the state, that will make it hard for small firms to operate wells or storage facilities.
February 20, 2020
By Bonner R. Cohen
For the second consecutive year, Democrats in New Mexico have introduced legislation to impose a four-year moratorium on hydraulic fracturing (fracking) and subject existing operating wells to expanded reporting requirements.
February 20, 2020
By Kevin Stone
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has announced the current standards for general service incandescent light bulbs are sufficient and do not need to be amended.