Biden Now Coming For Your Family's Air Conditioner

  • 12/14/23
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The United States is among 63 countries to join a pledge to cut cooling-related emissions at the United Nations climate summit in Dubai (COP 28). The Global Cooling Pledge includes cutting emissions not only from air conditioning but also from refrigeration for food and medicine and even medical devices such as MRI machines. It commits countries to reduce by 2050 their cooling-related emissions by at least 68 percent  from 2022 levels, along with a suite of other targets including...


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Gavin Newsom: Californians Don't Pay Enough For Gasoline

  • 12/14/23
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Governor Gavin Newsom claims oil companies are price gouging, which is the reason that gasoline prices are almost $2 more than the national average price in his state. Californians are paying almost $5 a gallon for regulated unleaded gasoline, while the nation is averaging $3.25 a gallon. Newsom does not believe that California’s high taxes and endless regulations should make that much of a difference in the gas price, so it must be price gouging. He is also not admitting to the fact that...


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Biden Targets Domestic Refineries As China Outpaces U.S.

  • 12/12/23
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A new threat to U.S. refining may be looming. A proposed Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) rule on hydrofluoric-acid-based alkylation could spur a round of refinery closures as the cost of replacing hydrofluoric acid based alkylation with alternatives is extremely high. EPA is considering adding amendments to its Risk Management Program  (RMP) regulation that could effectively eliminate the use of hydrofluoric acid at U.S. refineries to make cleaner gasoline. Finalization of the rule...


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Manchin Played By Biden Administration On EV Giveaway To China

  • 12/07/23
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President Biden’s climate law, the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) of 2022, provides up to $7,500 in tax credits to consumers who buy electric vehicles made in the United States, using largely domestic materials. The law includes a general ban  on Chinese products, orchestrated by Senator Manchin, Chairman of the Senate Energy & Natural Resources Committee, who was the deciding vote on the Democrat-passed bill. Lawmakers mandated that firms in China, Russia, North Korea and Iran be...


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Key Vote YES on H.R. 4468

  • 12/06/23
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The American Energy Alliance supports H.R. 4468, the Choice in Automobile Retail Sales Act which would prevent the EPA from mandating certain types of vehicles.

The Biden Administration has made very clear that it has a strong ideological preference for electric vehicles and wants to do everything in its power to increase electric vehicle sales. But Congress has given no power to the President to require the purchase or sale of electric vehicles. Indeed, where the topic is mentioned,...


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COP 28: Hot Air And Hypocrisy

  • 12/01/23
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The upcoming UN Climate Conference (COP 28) will have a larger ‘carbon footprint’ than any of the 27 previous U.N. climate conferences. COP28 is being held in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), where more than 70,000 people are attending–about 25,000 more than were at COP 27 in 2022. Biden’s special envoy for climate change, John Kerry, recently said that the United States will pay ‘millions’  into the U.N.’s ‘loss and damages’ fund that is attracting record numbers of...


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Bloomberg Spending Millions To Destroy America's Power Grid

  • 11/17/23
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President Biden’s push for renewable energy in the generating sector and the billions that Biden and philanthropists like Michael Bloomberg are spending to rid the U.S. of coal plants and to drastically reduce natural gas plants will destabilize the U.S. electric power grid, damaging transformers and causing long-term outages, experts say.  Michael Bloomberg pledged $500 million  in September toward shifting electricity production in the United States to wind and solar energy and shutting...


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American Families Not Buying Biden's All EV Agenda

  • 11/14/23
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With slower than expected sales in electric vehicles, automakers are questioning their multibillion-dollar investments in new factories and raising doubts about the effectiveness of Biden’s federal incentives. General Motors delayed plans to expand its electric pickup truck production at a plant in suburban Detroit, and canceled a program with Honda to sell electric vehicles for around $30,000. Ford paused its $3.5 billion EV plant in Marshall, Michigan and  $12 billion of its planned $15...


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Biden Slow Walking Critical LNG Infrastructure

  • 11/07/23
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Biden’s Department of Energy (DOE) has increased the time it takes to review a permit for exporting LNG from 7 weeks to a minimum of 11 months. The slowing of permit approval could mean that nearly-completed LNG projects are not able to supply European buyers in need of gas because they do not have  the permit. The drastic slowing of LNG export permits represents the most significant limit thus far on an industry planning to add 50 percent more  to U.S. export capacity by 2026. The average...


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10 Questions for Senator Cassidy and Senator Graham

Today, Senators Cassidy and Graham introduced a carbon tax on imports from high-greenhouse gas emitting countries. We have some questions for the Senators:

  1. Why do you support a carbon tax? Or do you only support a carbon tax on China, but not on U.S. producers?
  2. When did following European-style energy policy help the United States?
  3. Europe’s manufacturing sector is contracting . Why do you want to follow Europe’s energy policy which has led to higher energy prices in Europe and...

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