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Biden Promises To Take California's "Green" Blackouts Nationwide

  • 08/24/20
  • IER
  • Blog

California prides itself on being at the forefront of the so-called energy transition, having set its first renewable portfolio standard in 2002, requiring 20 percent of its electricity to come from renewables by 2010. In 2008, California increased the state’s renewable portfolio standard to 33 percent by 2020, followed by SB 350, which in 2015 increased the standard to 50 percent by 2030. Then, in 2018, SB 100  accelerated the state’s renewable portfolio standard to 60 percent by 2030,...


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AEA President Cheers Trump Administration’s Approval of $40 Billion Alaska LNG Project


“This is what American Energy Dominance Looks Like.”


WASHINGTON DC (August 21, 2020) –  American Energy Alliance President Thomas Pyle today commended the Department of Energy and President Trump for the approval of the long-sought Alaska LNG project, which would make Alaska a player in world energy markets, create tens of thousands of good paying jobs and extend America’s ‘soft power’ into growing global markets for liquefied natural gas (LNG).

“The approval...


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Beijing Is Hoodwinking Biden

  • 08/20/20
  • IER
  • Blog

While Democratic Party presidential candidate Joe Biden is touting his $2 trillion climate plan as a way to stimulate the U.S. economy from the lockdown caused by the coronavirus, China is building coal-fired plants and is using record amounts of diesel in its construction program. China is currently planning to build over 200 gigawatts of coal-fired generating capacity—almost the same amount of coal-fired capacity that the United States currently has in its generating fleet. Once built,...


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Expensive Electric Vehicle Makers are Ridin' With Biden

  • 08/19/20
  • IER
  • Blog

Democratic Party presidential candidate Joe Biden’s $2 trillion energy plan includes Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer’s Clean Cars for America proposal. To enable the proposal, Biden will provide consumers rebates to swap old, less-efficient vehicles for newer American vehicles along with targeted incentives for manufacturers to build or retool factories to assemble zero-emission vehicles, parts, and associated infrastructure. These supposedly zero-emission vehicles are still not...


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California Previews Biden's Energy Plan

  • 08/18/20
  • IER
  • Blog

California does it again. In 2001, California experienced rolling blackouts due to energy market manipulation by energy wholesalers and a shortage of pipelines. Now, Californians are again facing rolling blackouts, and this time it is due to California’s forced reliance on solar and wind power. Due to a severe heatwave and without the wind blowing and the sun shining, California’s day-ahead electricity prices spiked at above $1000 per megawatt-hour  on August 14. California’s renewable...


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AEA Endorses Donald J. Trump for President of the United States


As President, Trump delivered on the promises he made
during his first-ever run for political office.


WASHINGTON DC (August 18, 2020) – The American Energy Alliance, the country’s premier pro-consumer, pro-taxpayer, and free-market energy organization, endorses Donald J. Trump’s re-election for President of the United States. Thomas Pyle, president of the American Energy Alliance, issued the following statement:

“President Trump, more than any other President in the...


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Another Promise Kept: President Trump Still Cleaning up the Regulatory Mess Inherited from the Obama-Biden Administration


EPA's Improvement of New Source Performance Standards for America's natural gas and oil industry added to the growing list of presidential accomplishments.


WASHINGTON DC (August 13, 2020) – Today, Thomas Pyle, President of the American Energy Alliance, issued the following statement in support of the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) two finalized rules updating air regulations for the domestic natural gas and oil industry, commonly known as the methane rule:

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Biden Taps Anti-Gas Zealot For VP Spot

  • 08/13/20
  • IER
  • Blog

A U.S. Department of Energy study has found tremendous opportunities for the Appalachian Basin because of the shale gas revolution and the region’s abundant coal reserves. According to the report , a petrochemical hub and a next-generation manufacturing center could develop in Appalachia, a region including West Virginia and parts of Kentucky, Ohio, and Pennsylvania, because of its abundance of natural resources and proximity to markets in the U.S. East Coast and Midwest. The potential for...


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Biden's Plan to Sabotage America's Electric Grid

  • 08/10/20
  • IER
  • Blog

Presidential candidate Joe Biden’s $2 trillion climate plan is supposed to eliminate carbon dioxide emissions from the electric sector by 2035. In 2019, 62 percent of U.S. electricity generation was produced from natural gas, coal, and petroleum products—the energy sources that will need to be replaced if Biden’s plan goes into effect. Assuming that Biden’s plan allows for nuclear and hydroelectric power to be part of his clean energy standard (something environmentalists have...


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It’s Time for the Wind Industry to Grow Up

  • 08/06/20
  • AEA
  • Blog

There comes a point in every person’s life when they have to face the realities of the adult world. In 21st century America the age at which that point comes seems to be extending further past the age of legal adulthood each year, leaving a generation in a state of perpetual adolescence—with their parents footing the bill.

Something similar has taken place concurrently in American energy policy. Birthed in 1992, the Production Tax Credit (PTC) for wind that was intended only to get a...


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