Congress Moves to Revive Obama’s Green Energy Piggybank

As the battle over the Senate’s objectionable tax extenders package continues, another fight over special interests and corporate welfare is building in Congress—namely, the reauthorization of the Export-Import (Ex-Im) Bank. After Ex-Im’s mandate expired on June 30, senators voted Sunday to revive the Bank. The U.S. government runs the bank as its “official export credit […]

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Time to Break Obama’s Big Green Bank

A growing chorus of opposition is emerging against the U.S. Export-Import Bank. The bank’s authorization expires June 30, but while President Obama and his corporate cronies are lobbying for reauthorization, a coalition of organizations representing millions of Americans sent a letter to Congress calling for an end to Ex-Im, which “unfairly hurts domestic companies and […]

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Harry Reid Reaps Subsidies for Green Energy Companies

A new report raises questions about dealings between Sen. Harry Reid and green energy companies seeking federal subsidies. These companies received billions in taxpayer dollars after donating to an organization run by Reid allies, according to The Washington Free Beacon. Reid, who was Senate Majority Leader from 2007–2015, has bragged about steering federal grants and […]

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Europe’s “Green Energy” Dream has Become a Nightmare

The U.S. Energy Information Administration’s “Today in Energy” chart on November 18 illustrates a huge problem with Europe’s aggressive renewable energy subsidies and mandates — European electricity prices have risen at an astonishing rate, compared to American prices: EIA attributes much of the problem to Europe’s regulatory policies, noting, “In 2013, average residential electricity rates […]

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POLL: Spending Issues Still Reign Supreme

WASHINGTON – With a number of spending issues on the horizon such as what to do with green energy subsidies and the $1 trillion farm bill, which is currently moving through Congress, the American Energy Alliance (AEA) today released a new poll focusing on government spending. MWR Strategies conducted the nationwide survey with a sample of 1000 likely […]

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In the Pipeline: 8/16/13

You got to know when to hold ’em, know when to fold ’em… The Boston Globe (8/9/13) reports: “A group of environmentalists has dropped its campaign to place a so-called carbon tax on the next statewide ballot, citing the complexity of the issue, weak fund-raising, and potential constitutional challenges to the question. The group, the Committee […]

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In the Pipeline: 8/15/13

Question: Would Warren & Co. go all in on wind if they weren’t able to feed themselves greedily from the public coffers?   The Daily Caller (8/13/13) reports: “A subsidiary of the Warren Buffett-owned MidAmerican Energy Holdings is looking to capitalize on federal tax subsidies by installing 448 wind turbines across five Iowa counties in order to […]

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In the Pipeline: 6/17/13

We have the resources, the capital, the innovators, and the technology, but do we have the policy?  Energy Guardian (6/17/13) reports: “The strength of the American manufacturing renaissance has become a hot debate topic, with some experts contending it is more hype than reality, especially as job growth remains slow in the industrial heartland. That skepticism […]

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