The Case For Scott Pruitt as EPA Administrator

Last week President-elect Trump nominated a great Oklahoman, Scott Pruitt, as the Administrator of the EPA. Scott is a good lawyer, articulate thought leader, and a master at the sensitive intersection where policy objectives meet legal requirements. Scott knows and believes in the genius of the private sector. Before being elected attorney general, he was […]

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Manufacturing Output Soars With Increased Energy Consumption of Low Priced Natural Gas

EIA has reported new preliminary data that shows the total U.S. manufacturing energy consumption increased about 3.7% between 2010 and 2014. This is the first measured 4-year increase in manufacturing energy consumption since 2002. Energy source shares have changed modestly since 2002, with natural gas rising from 29% to 33% of all manufacturing energy consumption. […]

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American Oil and Gas Revolution Threatened by Protests against new Pipelines

The new American oil and natural gas revolution that has created greater independence from foreign influences and their energy and which has stimulated a renaissance in American manufacturing is increasingly threatened by the efforts to stop new pipeline construction by activists and environmental groups. After successfully stopping the Keystone XL pipeline, groups have turned to […]

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New High Voltage Transmission Critical But Face Roadblocks

Building new high-voltage direct-current (HVDC) power lines in the United States will help the nation’s aging power grid handle more renewable energy. It also promises to sharply cut emissions that cause climate change. But the U.S. electricity transmission system is saddled with a sprawling regulatory process that vets proposed long-distance projects at a glacial pace. […]

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