The Stealth Green New Deal

As negotiations continue on a year-end government funding bill as well as a new round of coronavirus relief spending, bad energy policy is looking to hitch a ride. The zombie Manchin-Murkowski energy bill, which we call the American Energy Bureaucracy Act, has staggered back into the picture. In the fall, the bill got even worse […]

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The American Energy Bureaucracy Act

This week the Senate will hastily begin consideration of a broad energy package compiled by Senators Murkowski and Manchin, with language included in the bill compiled from around 50 existing pieces of legislation, according to the sponsors.  While claiming to be about promoting “innovation” the bill is more accurately seen as promoting bureaucracy. The completed […]

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Free Market Coalition Urges Trump Administration to Halt Illegal RFS Waivers and Political Favors to Ethanol Lobby

Broken system mandates the purchase of a product most Americans don’t need or want WASHINGTON DC (September 12, 2019) – Today, a coalition of sixteen organizations, led by the American Energy Alliance, issued a joint letter to U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue, EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler, Energy Secretary Rick Perry and OMB Director Mick […]

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Vogtle Loan Guarantees: How Much is Enough?

WASHINGTON – Today, Secretary Perry announced the Department of Energy is moving to finalize a $3.7 billion loan guarantee for the Plant Vogtle nuclear reactors. AEA President Thomas Pyle made the following statement in reaction to the announcement:   “We oppose federal loan guarantees for any energy source, period. Nuclear power is an important part […]

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Trump Budget Supports a Strong Energy Future

WASHINGTON – Today, the Trump administration delivered its proposed Fiscal Year 2020 budget to Congress. AEA President Thomas Pyle made the following statement in regards to the budget’s implications for American energy: “The Trump administration’s proposed 2020 budget would modernize government spending in a manner consistent with the energy revolution taking place before our very eyes. The government should […]

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Subsidies for Me, but Not for Thee

The Department of Energy’s proposed grid resiliency rulemaking was the wrong solution for a genuine problem. The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission rightly voted to terminate the rulemaking, instead requesting information from grid operators and the public about how to address the undervaluation of coal and nuclear power generation in electricity markets. But before we move […]

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President Trump’s Budget Prioritizes American Taxpayers

WASHINGTON — American Energy Alliance President Thomas Pyle has issued the following statement on the White House budget proposal: “President Trump’s budget, dubbed The New Foundation for American Greatness, has many of the elements required to live up to that ambitious billing. At a fundamental level, this budget reconsiders and aims to restore the appropriate […]

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