All the Energy That’s Fit to Subsidize

This past week House Democrats passed their budget reconciliation bills in the various Committees.  So far these bills are 100 percent partisan as no Republicans in any Committee has voted for them. Next, the House Budget Committee will take the various provisions and combine them into a reconciliation bill to send to the Senate. This […]

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Biden Lied To Energy Workers

Workers are finding out that the solar and wind jobs that President Biden proclaimed would be high-paying union jobs are not living up to the sales pitch. Traditional energy industry jobs need skilled labor.  For example, building an electric plant powered by fossil fuels usually requires hundreds of electricians, pipefitters, millwrights, and boilermakers who typically […]

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It’s Time for the Wind Industry to Grow Up

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 […]

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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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Wind Lobby’s Incoming Chairman Spins the Facts

A recent Utility Dive article examines how the wind industry might cope without the wind Production Tax Credit (PTC), which is designated to expire in five years. The wind PTC is a subsidy that pays wind producers a significant sum just for producing wind energy. The Institute for Energy Research (IER) has outlined the ill […]

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Hillary Clinton’s Reverse Robin Hood Tax Code

Today, multimillionaire presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton held a “grassroots event” with billionaire investor Warren Buffett. The subject was tax reform, one Buffett knows well. The Berkshire Hathaway CEO owns a sprawling enterprise of businesses employing an army of lobbyists and accountants to exploit opportunities to make money at taxpayer expense. Buffett does not hide […]

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Wind Subsidies Won’t Make America Great Again

WASHINGTON — American Energy Alliance President Thomas Pyle issued the following statement after presidential candidate Donald Trump came out in support of wind subsidies: “Donald Trump’s new position in support of wind subsidies is an obvious pander to Big Wind and their lobbyists. Mr. Trump seems to know that wind power doesn’t make sense, and won’t […]

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Ten Reasons to Eliminate the Wind PTC

This week, Reps. Kenny Marchant and Mike Pompeo introduced H.R. 1901, a bill to eliminate the wind Production Tax Credit (PTC).This legislation has several important provisions. First, it repeals the inflation adjustment, which would save taxpayers approximately 35% for the reminder of the ten-year window. It slightly adjusts and tightens the “beginning of construction” language […]

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