01.07.2015 in Energy, Featured by NetRight Daily 5

Obama kicks oil and gas industry while it is down

By Marita Noon For the past six years, the oil and gas industry has served as a savior to the Obama presidency by providing the near-lone bright spot in economic growth. Increased U.S. oil-and-gas production has created millions of well-paying jobs and given us a new energy security. The president often peppers his speeches with braggadocio talk about our abundant […]

Ethanol policy reform: The rare place where environmentalists and energy advocates agree

By Marita Noon We all expect to pay a price for missing deadlines — fail to pay a parking ticket on time, and you may find a warrant out for your arrest. People have lost their jobs when they can’t get the work done on schedule. Students, who turn in papers late, get lower grades—maybe even fail the class. But […]

How Obama and his environmental base are planning to eradicate the oil and gas industry

By Ron Arnold Why does the Environmental Protection Agency’s regulatory war against hydraulic fracturing look like the Natural Resources Defense Council’s 2007 agenda for eliminating domestic oil and natural gas development? Because it is. The NRDC’s unjustifiable access to such anti-fracking regulatory power—and the diversion of $8.4 million in taxpayer dollars to its coffers—is highlighted in an October report from […]

It’s time for tough love on tax credits for the mature wind industry

By Marita Noon Is the lame duck Congress oblivious to the message voters sent to Washington last month? Or, are they intentionally ignoring it in favor of special interests? A pending vote on a tax-extenders package — that would have a slim chance of passage in the new Congress — will reveal whether or not they learned anything from the […]

Big Wind gusts in lame duck

By Rick Manning Congress returns for a lame duck session that is beginning to look like a regular cornucopia of goodies for all those patient souls on Washington, D.C.’s K Street who, if they deliver, can expect nice bonuses to pad their mid-six figure paychecks. With a bevy of tax credits scheduled to expire on December 31, there will be […]

Dear Northeast, how’s that solar working out for you?

By Marita Noon A couple of months ago, effective in November, National Grid, one of Massachusetts’ two dominant utilities, announced rate increases of a “whopping” 37 percent over last year. Other utilities in the region are expected to follow suit. It’s dramatic headlines like these that make rooftop solar sound so attractive to people wanting to save money. In fact, […]

Time is up for wind production tax credits

By Rick Manning “The private sector can be expected to develop improved solar and wind technologies which will begin to become competitive and self-supporting on a national level by the end of the decade if assisted by tax credits and augmented by federally sponsored R&D,” testimony before the House of Representatives Subcommittees on Energy and Commerce offered by the American […]

Congress considers Keystone XL as Louisiana hangs in balance

Photo credit: lightfoot from morguefile.com By Rick Manning Who would have guessed that the November 4 election results would break the logjam on an issue that pits North American energy independence and radical environmentalists determined to stop the use of fossil fuels? Senator Mary Landrieu of Louisiana did not lose on election day, but she also did not win.  Due […]

Will Obama Regulation Shut Off the Lights?

By Rick Manning National pundits have largely dismissed the large role that energy played in the Democrat wipeout part deux. However, the Obama Administration and his big money environmental extremist allies lost two Senate seats due to the issue, and it is likely to get worse for the greenies in the next two years. The North American Electric Reliability Corporation […]

The oil price election connection

By Marita Noon After years of rising gasoline prices, people are puzzled by the recent drop that has a gallon of gas at levels not seen in nearly four years. Typically in times of Middle East unrest, prices at the pump spike, yet, despite the violence in Iraq and Syria, gallon of gas is now at a national average of […]

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