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February 20, 2020
New Mexico Considers a Fracking Moratorium
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.
Energy
February 20, 2020
U.S. Energy Department Rejects Obama-Era Light Bulb Proposal
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.
Environment
February 18, 2020
Heartland Weekly: Alarmists Dial Back Dire Scenarios
Week of February 10, 2020
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Energy
February 13, 2020
Bird Conservation Groups Sue over Lake Erie Industrial Wind Facility
Two bird conservation groups filed a federal lawsuit claiming federal agencies did not follow federal law during the approval process for the Icebreaker Wind industrial facility on Lake Erie.
Energy
February 13, 2020
New York Overrides Municipal Ban on Industrial Wind Facility, Impacts Eagle Population
State Regulators in New York approved a 124-megawatt Bluestone industrial wind facility, despite strong objections from the Delaware Otsego Audubon Society and a last-minute zoning ordinance enacted by the Town of Sanford to block the project.
Energy
February 12, 2020
Providing 100 Percent Energy from Renewable Sources is Impossible
It is impossible with current technologies to provide 100 percent renewable energy at reasonable prices.

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Energy
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.
February 18, 2020
By Billy Aouste
Week of February 10, 2020
February 13, 2020
By Duggan Flanakin
State Regulators in New York approved a 124-megawatt Bluestone industrial wind facility, despite strong objections from the Delaware Otsego Audubon Society and a last-minute zoning ordinance enacted by the Town of Sanford to block the project.
February 13, 2020
By Kenneth Artz
Two bird conservation groups filed a federal lawsuit claiming federal agencies did not follow federal law during the approval process for the Icebreaker Wind industrial facility on Lake Erie.
February 12, 2020
By David Wojick
It is impossible with current technologies to provide 100 percent renewable energy at reasonable prices.
February 10, 2020
By Billy Aouste
Week of February 3, 2020
February 7, 2020
By Kenneth Artz
The Trump administration proposed opening most of the National Petroleum Reserve in Alaska to oil and gas production, reversing an Obama-era plan that closed much of the reserve.
February 6, 2020
By Duggan Flanakin
The Hamilton County, Nebraska Board of Commissioners voted unanimously to place a six-month hold on all applications for wind turbine projects in the county.
February 3, 2020
By Steve Goreham
The shale revolution and ramping US oil production brings a new level of stability to US and world economic systems.
February 3, 2020
By Billy Aouste
Week of January 27, 2020
February 3, 2020
By Bonner R. Cohen
Officials in Irvine, California are inviting four other Orange County municipalities to join their city in a comprehensive government-run electric power management scheme known as a community choice aggregation or community choice energy.
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January 30, 2020
By Duggan Flanakin
Conservation groups and counties in Wisconsin have filed separate lawsuits to block construction within the state of a proposed multistate transmission line intended to deliver electric power from out-of-state wind farms to utilities in 12 states.
January 29, 2020
By Bonner R. Cohen
Supporters of extending a slew of tax credits for green energy technologies had to settle for considerably less than they lobbied for in the omnibus appropriations measure passed before Congress adjourned in December.
January 28, 2020
By Ronald Stein, P.E.
Green is good, but Steyer and his followers have yet to propose replacements for the products from deep earth fuels that contribute to ALL medications, electronic components, air travel, shipping, transportation, and commerce.
January 27, 2020
By Billy Aouste
Week of January 20, 2020
January 27, 2020
By Bonner R. Cohen
Gov. Chris Sununu of New Hampshire has announced the state will not participate in the Transportation and Climate Initiative, a regional association of state governments pledging to reduce carbon dioxide emissions from the transportation sector.
January 27, 2020
By Kevin Stone
The International Energy Agency’s 2019 report on global coal usage says coal demand has risen since 2017 and is expected to remain stable or rise slightly for the next five years.
January 23, 2020
By H. Sterling Burnett
A three-judge panel of the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit dismissed a lawsuit brought on behalf of 21 youths in an attempt to force the federal government to impose limits on fossil-fuel use.
January 22, 2020
By Kenneth Artz
A new building code has taken effect in California requiring all newly constructed homes statewide to be solar-powered.
January 21, 2020
By Billy Aouste
Week of January 13, 2020
January 21, 2020
By Kevin Stone
Nuclear fusion startup General Fusion has raised more than $100 million in new funding towards the design and construction of an experimental power plant to demonstrate its fusion power technology.
January 17, 2020
By Ronald Stein, P.E.
California’s green crusade direction and actions are increasing the costs of electricity and fuels which guarantees growth of the homeless, poverty, and welfare populations, and further fuels the housing affordability crisis.
January 17, 2020
By Duggan Flanakin
Gov. Tony Evers of Wisconsin signed into law a bipartisan proposal to make it a state felony to trespass on or damage oil or gas pipelines or chemical, renewable fuel, or water infrastructure.
January 16, 2020
By American Legislative Exchange Council staff
The American Legislative Exchange Council is America’s largest nonpartisan, voluntary membership organization of state legislators dedicated to the principles of limited government, free markets, and federalism.
January 15, 2020
By Mackinac Center
The Mackinac Center for Public Policy is a Michigan-based free-market think which, when considering whether to take up a policy issue in the state, asks, “If not Mackinac, who?”
January 13, 2020
By Billy Aouste
Week of January 6, 2020
January 13, 2020
By Kenneth Artz
The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio denied American Electric Power permission to charge customers for two solar-energy projects in southwest Ohio, one of which would be the largest renewable-energy facility in the state.
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January 8, 2020
By Bonner R. Cohen
Legislators in Pennsylvania are trying to block Governor Tom Wolf's plan to have the state join the Northeast Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative.
January 7, 2020
By Paul Driessen, David Wojick
President Trump should direct USAID to support coal and gas, not just wind and solar.
January 6, 2020
By Kenneth Artz
North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper improperly used his office to secure $57.8 million for a fund under his control in return for granting construction permits along the Atlantic Coast Pipeline, a report requested by the state legislature concludes.
January 2, 2020
By Kenneth Artz
New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy signed an executive order to raise the state’s goal of electric power generated from offshore wind power to 7,500 megawatts by 2035.
December 30, 2019
By Bonner R. Cohen
It will be at least a decade before electric vehicles can compete in the marketplace with fossil fuel powered cars and trucks, according to a recent report from MIT.
December 27, 2019
By Christopher Talgo
California Gov. Gavin Newsom signed legislation prohibiting new oil and gas development and infrastructure on state lands.
December 24, 2019
By Richard J. Trzupek
Excess wind speeds shutting down wind turbines may be partially responsible for Pacific Gas & Electric shutting down power throughout its territory in 2019.
December 24, 2019
By Duggan Flanakin
For the second time in less than decade, the Alaska Supreme Court will decide on the merits of a civil lawsuit filed by Oregon-based Our Children’s Trust on behalf of 16 Alaskan youths.
December 23, 2019
By Bonner R. Cohen
Boston Mayor Martin J. Walsh (D) unveiled the “City of Boston Climate Action Plan 2019 Update” intended to force citywide “carbon [dioxide] neutrality” by 2050.
December 19, 2019
By Tim Benson
Recent reports show lower energy prices due to fracking have saved businesses, consumers, and homeowners more than $1 trillion over the past decade.
December 19, 2019
By H. Sterling Burnett
New York state Supreme Court Justice Barry Ostrager dismissed a lawsuit brought by state Attorney General (AG) Letitia James against ExxonMobil.
December 19, 2019
By Ronald Stein, P.E.
Governor Newsom just doubled down to increase inflation with actions to further reduce oil production and putting more electrical loads on a state that cannot generate enough electricity to meet its own needs.