In the Pipeline: 3/26/13

It’s not enough to help us sleep at night, but at least 53 Senators disagree with His Majesty’s newest court jester. Washington Examiner (3/25/13) reports: “President Obama’s Energy secretary nominee regards a carbon tax as one of the simplest ways to move the energy industry towards clean technologies, though he notes that government would have to come […]

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In the Pipeline: 3/25/13

Show me the Moniz. ProPublica (3/20/13) reports: “When President Obama nominated Ernest Moniz to be energy secretary earlier this month, he hailed the nuclear physicist as a “brilliant scientist” who, among his many talents, had effectively brought together “prominent thinkers and energy companies” in the continuing effort to figure out a safe and economically sound energy future […]

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In the Pipeline: 2/13/13

It can’t be worse than what most University of Colorado students consume on a regular basis. Washington Times (2/12/13) reports: “Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper went to unusually great lengths to learn firsthand the strides the oil and gas industry has made to minimize environmental harm from fracking… The first-term Democrat and former Denver mayor told a Senate committee […]

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In the Pipeline: 1/25/13

What the hell, it’s only money, right? Daily Caller (1/24/13) reports: “California has been a leader in Renewable Energy production, in part due to federal and state level policies that provide incentives for producers of renewable power. However, a new report found that California’s Energy policies will raise state power rates and associated costs by nearly 33 […]

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In the Pipeline: 1/23/13

How much electricity do you figure all that stuff uses?  How many coal miners in West Virginia did it take to power this party?  How many different petrochemicals and people taking heart medication are in the room?  How many of these rich people jetted in? National Wildlife Federation (1/21/13) reports: “VIP celebrities confirmed to attend the event […]

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In the Pipeline: 1/9/13

This dude is the rock for our roll. Energy Guardian (1/9/13) reports: “The effort by conservative Republican lawmakers and anti-tax groups to end tax breaks for renewable energy didn’t go anywhere in Congress last year, but that’s not stopping Rep. Mike Pompeo from trying again… The bill has the backing of key conservative groups that oppose renewable […]

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In the Pipeline: 12/12/12

We realize that taking someone else’s money for your own purposes is always tempting.  Congress should resist. AEA (12/12/12) reports: “The American Energy Alliance joined five other free market groups today in sending a letter to 158 members of the 112th Congress, urging them oppose an extension of the wind Production Tax Credit that would transfer taxpayer […]

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In the Pipeline: 12/7/12

This is all run by affordable, reliable electricity brought to you by hydrocarbons.  Sometimes by nuclear power. Slate (12/7/12) reports: “So it turns out the Internet really is a series of tubes. Last October, for the first time ever, Google posted dozens of rare photographs inside and around its data centers revealing the absurd level of organization, […]

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In the Pipeline: 11/27/12

As we have noted before, the days are evil.  Which explains why we fight. The Hill (11/26/12): “Yet the economic advantages of a carbon tax are so manifest that it is still possible, once the fiscal cliff negotiations are finished and talks turn to a truly transformative tax reform deal, that leaders in Congress will begin to […]

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In the Pipeline: 11/26/12

We agree with Senator Vitter.  We do rock. Larry Kudlow Show, begins at 1:21:00 (11/17/12):  “I’d love to direct your listeners to a really good website . . . it’s by the Institute for Energy Research, which is a pro-domestic energy think tank, and they have a long list of action item possibilities from the Obama administration […]

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