Posts Tagged ‘ energy policy ’

Common Sense Mining Policy? Rare!

November 4, 2013
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Common Sense Mining Policy? Rare!

What is essential to modern energy production and management including oil-and-gas development, wind and solar, and LED lights, and has rare bipartisan support in both houses of Congress? The answer is something “rare.” Something that is currently used in almost everything modern, but that is abundant and recoverable in very few places on the planet—hence the “rare” moniker. Something that China has in abundance and that they are using as an economic weapon against the rest of the world—much like OPEC uses oil. And, this something is also found in the U.S., which could give us a competitive advantage in…

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Green energy Republicans: Hitting the right notes, but singing the wrong song

October 28, 2013
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Green energy Republicans: Hitting the right notes, but singing the wrong song

Jobs. Enlarging the tax base. Market access. Energy choice. Fair compensation. Options. Make money. These words and phrases represent ideas or concepts that are attractive to Republicans, conservatives, limited-government and free-market supporters, and even fiscally minded Democrats—which is exactly why they are being used to get buy-in from these groups for something that is 180 degrees from their core values. This approach, I believe, is part of an organized plan by the left to hoodwink the right. If supporters of renewable energy, such as wind and solar, said it was heavily subsidized on both the state and federal level, had…

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Forty years ago, OPEC nearly destroyed America’s economy – Could it happen again?

October 21, 2013
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Forty years ago, OPEC nearly destroyed America’s economy – Could it happen again?

October 17 was the fortieth anniversary of the oil embargo slapped on America by the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC). That action changed the entire geopolitical map—taking the power from the United States and giving it to the Middle East. As a result of the embargo, the price of gasoline quadrupled, gas stations had multi-hour long lines, and the stock market plummeted—kicking off a serious recession. My entire driving life has been impacted by OPEC’s actions. On October 17, 1973, I was 15—days away from turning 16. I got my driver’s license on my sixteenth birthday. It was a…

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Obamacare and ethanol are bad for America – for many of the same reasons

October 15, 2013
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Obamacare and ethanol are bad for America – for many of the same reasons

Poll after poll shows that the majority of Americans have an unfavorable view of Obamacare. If it were front and center of the news cycle, as Obamacare is, most would also have the same repeal-or-revise attitude regarding ethanol mandates as the two are marching hand-in-hand. In addition to the odd collection of opponents—conservatives and unions in opposition to Obamacare; and environmentalists and big oil, auto manufacturers and anti-hunger groups oppose ethanol—there are numerous other similarities.  Sounds good at the start Healthcare for all sounds like a good idea, after all who wants to tell a mother holding a sick child that…

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Fracking makes USA #1 energy producer – Environmental extremists want to change that

October 8, 2013
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Fracking makes USA #1 energy producer – Environmental extremists want to change that

On the very same day that the Wall Street Journal (WSJ) announces: “US Rises to No. 1 Energy Producer”—thanks to the shale boom made possible through a technology known as hydraulic fracturing—an environmental group released a report calling for a complete ban of the practice, which would effectively shut down the oil-and-gas industry (and all of the jobs and revenues it creates) and increase dependence on foreign oil. Coincidence? I don’t think so. You probably haven’t heard about either, as most news coverage, on October 3, centered on the government shutdown—eclipsing all else. Why would Environment America choose to release…

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