Pelosi's Plan To Pick Your Pocket Via Reconciliation

  • 09/17/21
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A significant part of the reconciliation bill is the “Clean Electricity Performance Plan” that is intended to increase the amount of “clean power” produced. The provision was in part drafted by outside interests  including a professor from University of California, Santa Barbara. The House is considering a target of 80 percent “clean power” by 2030, which would be a significant increase from the current 40 percent “clean energy” output from renewable and nuclear energy, but...


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House Democrats Plan to Pay Wind Industry Nearly 10 Times Value of their Electricity

  • 09/15/21
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Nine years ago, the wind industry agreed to a six-year phase out of the wind production tax credit . At the time, the wind industry told reporters that they needed 4-6 years to achieve subsidy-free competitiveness. But now the wind industry, other renewable electricity generators, and their financial backers on Wall Street, are back supporting the House Democrats plan to transfer billions of dollars from hard-working taxpayers to Wall Street bankers by laundering it through renewable energy...


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Senate Democrats' New Plan to Tax Our Leading Energy Resources

Senate Democrats are proposing to institute a new tax on the use of our leading energy resources—oil, natural gas, and coal—according a leaked list of reconciliation bill pay-for options.

Before getting into the specifics of what the leaked list calls “carbon pricing,” let’s reiterate how central these fuels are to our productivity and well-being.

In terms of primary energy consumption, oil, natural gas, and coal contribute 35, 34, and 10 percent of U.S. energy on a Btu...


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War On Coal Comes Back To Haunt Biden's "Green" Agenda

  • 09/03/21
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As the “war against coal” continues with Biden’s Paris climate commitment to decrease greenhouse gas emissions by 50 to 52 percent by 2030skilled miners for his clean energy plan have become scarce. Biden’s clean energy program needs critical minerals, which are essential for technologies such as batteries and wind turbines. Mining and geological engineering employment is estimated to grow 4 percent between 2019 and 2029, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. But, as demand...


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Biden Begs America's Enemies For Oil While Attacking Domestic Producers

  • 08/12/21
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At every turn, President Biden has instituted policies to hurt the North American oil and gas industry, resulting in decreasing U.S. energy independence earned during the Trump Administration and benefiting oil-producing countries. Russia, for example, has become the number two oil importer to the United States, second only to Canada. Biden has also canceled the Keystone XL pipeline while removing sanctions that the Trump Administration implemented so that Russia’s Nord Stream 2 pipeline...


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Key Vote YES on Amendments 3104 and 3105

  • 08/10/21
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The American Energy Alliance urges all Senators to support amendments 3104 and 3105 to S.Con.Res. 14.

The Biden administration's oil and gas leasing ban on federal lands has already been ruled illegal. Leasing must be reinstated immediately according to existing law and long-standing practice.

The EPA, state regulators and independent researchers have repeatedly over the years studied the environmental effect of hydraulic fracturing. The clear conclusion from all these studies is...


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Key Vote NO on Cloture on the Substitute Amendment

  • 08/07/21
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The American Energy Alliance urges all Senators to oppose cloture on the substitute amendment to H.R. 3684.

The substance of the amendment is poor policy and a bad use of taxpayer resources. The subsidies for electric vehicles and charging are not the responsibility of the federal government. The tens of billions of dollars for unneeded and impractical passenger rail will only fuel more wasteful white elephants to accompany California's ongoing high-speed rail fiasco. The tens of billions of...


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Biden's "Infrastructure" Bill Advances Green New Deal Provisions

  • 08/06/21
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Climate change central planning is found throughout the 2,700-plus page infrastructure bill that President Biden is touting as bipartisan. The Senate bill uses central planning to re-engineer the electric grid and to eliminate carbon from the U.S. economy by offering large subsidies. There is $21.5 billion to create the Energy Department’s new Office of Clean Energy Demonstrations, which will provide for Secretary Granholm’s green-energy venture-capital fund. This funding should bring...


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Say No To The Bloated “Infrastructure” Deal

After many months of discussion, we now have the text of a bipartisan infrastructure bill which some senators hope to rush through the Senate in just a week. The Democratic Party’s go-it-alone additional spending bill (beyond the regular budget), which they want to pass through reconciliation, is still undrafted, but Speaker Pelosi continues to promise it must pass side by side with the infrastructure bill.  While the administration’s preposterous attempt to define every progressive...


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Key Vote NO on Cloture to Proceed to Infrastructure Vehicle

  • 07/28/21
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The American Energy Alliance urges all Senators to oppose cloture on proceeding to the vehicle for the proposed bipartisan infrastructure bill.

This announced deal is poor policy and a bad use of taxpayer resources. The subsidies for electric vehicles and charging are not the responsibility of the federal government. The tens of billions of dollars for unneeded and impractical passenger rail will only fuel more wasteful white elephants to accompany California's ongoing high-speed rail...


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