Free Market Coalition to Congress: No Electric Vehicle Tax Credit Expansion

WASHINGTON – Today, a coalition of 34 organizations, led by the American Energy Alliance, sent a letter to several members of Congress expressing their unified opposition to any effort to expand the electric vehicle tax credit.

The coalition includes the Texas Public Policy Foundation, FreedomWorks, Heritage Action for America, the Competitive Enterprise Institute and 30 others stating that expanding the tax credit would be fiscally reckless. The coalition believes that electric...


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Key Vote NO on H.R. 9

The American Energy Alliance urges all Representatives to oppose H.R. 9 the Climate Action Now Act, which seeks to prevent the United States withdrawal from the Paris Agreement on climate change.

The Paris Agreement was and remains a bad deal for the United States. Without Congressional approval, the previous administration sought to yoke the U.S. to economically harmful targets while allowing most of the world to do nothing. For example, the two largest sources of carbon dioxide...


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GM and Tesla: Pay No Taxes, Take More Handouts

For at least a year now we have heard complaints from GM and Tesla about the need to extend the electric vehicle (EV) tax credit, with just these two companies upset that their gravy train is coming to an end. These companies insist that it is crucial that the EV tax credit be expanded and extended, and have convinced a few members of Congress to introduce a bill to do just that. One could pass it off as just your standard rent-seeking of the sort that goes on every day in Washington, but a...


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Rep. Khanna to Propose More EV Cronyism

Congressman Ro Khanna (D. Calif.) recently announced he’s planning to introduce a bill to expand the electric vehicle (EV) tax credit in a way that promotes domestic manufacturing by linking it to carmakers producing vehicles in the U.S. Khanna touted his plan as a “concrete application of how the Green New Deal can create jobs in the United States.” I agree—his plan would be a concrete application of the Green New Deal because it would cost taxpayers a lot of money and provide...


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Top 10 Questions for Governor Jay Inslee

  • 04/01/19
  • AEA
  • Blog

This week, the Environment and Climate Change Subcommittee of the House Energy and Commerce Committee will convene to discuss what state and local leaders are up to on the issue of climate change. The Subcommittee leadership has summoned Washington Governor and Democratic presidential candidate Jay Inslee to appear as their star witness.

This hearing is a welcome opportunity for members of the Subcommittee to question Mr. Inslee on the implications of his policies and the actions he has...


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Rep. Gaetz’s Green New Deal Lite

Last week, news outlets reported that Representative Matt Gaetz, a Republican from Florida, is drafting a proposal to counter the Democrats’ “Green New Deal”. Unfortunately, Rep. Gaetz’s “Green Real Deal” is a contradictory mishmash of government activism being touted by the media and faux conservative groups as a Republican response to the Green New Deal. In so doing, it betrays a fairly comprehensive misunderstanding of the current state of energy markets and bears no...


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New Survey Finds Voters Skeptical of Government Action on Climate Change

WASHINGTON – Today, the American Energy Alliance has released the results of a nationwide survey of 1005 likely voters (margin of error = 3.1%) revealing Americans' perspective on issues related to the Green New Deal, climate change, and the federal fuel economy mandate. The findings include: 

  • Consistent with previous polling, very few voters identify climate change as a priority issue . Only 3% identified "environment" in total as one of the most pressing issues facing the United...

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Green New Deal: Unnecessary, Illogical, and Immoral

This week, I was able to represent the American Energy Alliance in testifying before the Western Caucus on the dangers presented by the Green New Deal. Conservatives must present a united front against this greenist manifesto and ensure that policymakers aren't lured into accepting less draconian, but certainly damaging policies like a carbon tax or a cap-and-trade program as a “reasonable alternative”. 

I am grateful to the Western Caucus and Chairman Gosar for this...


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A Grand Carbon Bargain?

The policy du jour within the center-right and neoliberal ivory towers is the carbon tax. Economics brand names like Janet Yellen, Richard Thaler, and Larry Summers took to the pages of the Wall Street Journal recently to inform us that a carbon tax of their design can be a bipartisan winner in these factious times. The so-called “Economists’ Statement” is a five-pillar proposal that they think will transcend the partisan divide by taxing carbon-based fuels while simultaneously...
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Budweiser thinks its customers are gullible fools

For its Super Bowl commercial this year, Anheuser-Busch has opted for a little green virtue signaling. The punch line of the ad “Wind never felt so good” is “now brewed with wind power for a better tomorrow.” I say punch line intentionally, because the claim is a joke. It’s the latest entry in the corporate 100% renewable PR misdirection campaign.  Indeed, the lie underpinning this ad is so brazen it should qualify as false advertising. The lie here is fundamental: pretending...
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