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Obama Trying to Avoid Coal In His Stocking This Christmas
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Obama Trying to Avoid Coal In His Stocking This Christmas

Earlier this month, Obama mega-donor Bill Maher suggested that the President manipulate the current fiscal crisis as a means of implementing a carbon tax to combat global warming.  Maher was plotting a rather vengeful plan, claiming "it would be just desserts for the oil and coal industries that went all in for Mitt Romney."

12/19/2012
Mr. President - Get Off the Sideline, Get on the Pipeline
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Mr. President - Get Off the Sideline, Get on the Pipeline

The time for politics has passed, or so you would think.Throughout his campaign, President Obama promised to make a decision on the Keystone XL pipeline after the election was over.  Nearly six weeks later however, despite facts that reveal the project to be a bipartisan, pro-energy, pro-growth pursuit, the President has still failed to address the issue.  

12/18/2012
New EPA Mandated Ethanol Fuel Harms Vehicles
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New EPA Mandated Ethanol Fuel Harms Vehicles

The EPA's latest biofuel initiative may cause substantial damage to vehicles, but why let the effects of bad policy get in the way of  implementing unnecessary, burdensome policy? 

12/07/2012
AWEA and the Wind PTC: Blowing Hot Air
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AWEA and the Wind PTC: Blowing Hot Air

The Wind Industry is a universal model for efficiency… not in energy production, but in marketing its product. Only the best and brightest marketing team, like our friends at the American Wind Energy Alliance (AWEA) could convince so many Americans and their lawmakers that the federal government should continue to subsidize and industry that is the model of inefficiency in the energy sector.

11/16/2012
A Fiscal Cliff Litmus Test: The Wind Energy PTC
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A Fiscal Cliff Litmus Test: The Wind Energy PTC

Over the next two months, members of Congress, the President, and his staff will be tasked with addressing and correcting the issues of debt, taxes, and spending, unmasked by nearly half a decade of weak economic growth. These issues are complicated no matter how easy either side portrays their solution to be. Years of ambivalence towards the cyclical issues surrounding the country’s finances and economy have led many to make inefficient decisions, and come to depend on the status quo.

11/14/2012
Obama Is Not Improving Ohio's Economy - Fracking Is
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Obama Is Not Improving Ohio's Economy - Fracking Is

At the Basic American Rights Seminar in Eugene, Oregon on September 29, the keynote speaker was Ann McElhinny, director of the documentaries Not Evil, Just Wrong and FrackNation.  Always an energetic speaker, one subject of her talk really stuck out.

09/30/2012
Wind Energy Policy
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Wind Energy Policy

America needs an energy policy that embraces the nation’s abundant natural resources. Yet the government’s continues to push wind energy, which has done little to create more affordable or reliable energy. After 20 years of government subsidies for the wind industry spearheaded by the Production Tax Credit (PTC), wind energy remains unreliable, economically disastrous, and harmful to the environment. 

08/14/2012
Wind subsidies go to countries overseas
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Wind subsidies go to countries overseas

The $800 billion plus stimulus package passed back in 2009 had huge implications for the wind industry. Under the section 1603 program, 75 wind farms across the country received over $4.4 billion worth of federal grants. 

08/10/2012
The Myth of European wind energy
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The Myth of European wind energy

Many proponents of wind energy, including our current president, point to Europe as an example of how successful the wind industry can be if only given a chance in America. But how well is the wind industry really doing in Europe? 

08/08/2012
Proposal to extend PTC
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Proposal to extend PTC

Yesterday the Senate Finance Committee passed the Family and Business Tax Cut Certainty Act of 2012. Included in the Chairman’s mark are proposals to extend the Production Tax Credit (PTC). Under current law, taxpayers can claim a 2.2 cent per kilowatt hour tax credit for wind electricity produced for a 10-year period. This proposal would extend the PTC for another year allowing renewable energy facilities that begin construction before the end of 2013 to claim the 10-year credit. 

08/03/2012

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