The Clean Power Plan Is No Climate Fix
The Clean Power Plan is among the most controversial mandates ever attempted by the federal bureaucracy. The Environmental Protection Agency has received over 1.6 million comments on the proposed regulation, which seeks to reduce carbon dioxide emissions from the electricity-generation sector …
Washington’s Redundant Fracking Regulations
Today the Department of Interior announced new fracking regulations for federal and Indian lands, issuing the first nationwide federal regulations of the booming industry.
The regulations include rules about wastewater disposal, standards for well construction, and requirements for disclosure of …
Obama Vetoes Keystone, Ignoring His Own Administration’s Findings
President Obama vetoed legislation approving Keystone XL this afternoon, creating the latest and most significant challenge for the proposed 1,179-mile pipeline.
“Through this bill, the United States Congress attempts to circumvent longstanding and proven processes for determining whether or not …
‘Diesel, Fuel Cells Get Spotlight as Plug-Ins Lose Favor’
In 2008, President Obama set the goal of putting 1 million “advanced technology vehicles” on the road by 2015. According to a piece on Bloomberg, electronic vehicles sales in the U.S. are on track to meet only half that amount by 2015, and …
Under Obama, Electricity Rates Are ‘Necessarily’ Skyrocketing
The Energy Information Administration has updated its numbers for the average retail price for electricity to ultimate customers.
For January 2012, the most recent month available, the average residential price was 11.43 cents per kilowatt hour, the average commercial price was 9.88 cents …
Energy Production on Federal Lands Declining Under Obama
Darn that Energy Information Administration. They keep putting out data that conflicts with Obama’s boasts.
The latest EIA report:
Production and sales of fossil fuels from Federal and Indian lands can be influenced by a variety of factors, including, …
Pump the Brakes on Fracking Regulations
In yet another Obama-administration Friday-afternoon news dump, the Bureau of Land Management announced that it is issuing broad and cumbrous new regulations on certain techniques of drilling for natural gas and oil — hydraulic fracturing, a.k.a. “fracking” — on land …
The limits of arousal, &c.
I know I should care intensely about the new Hillary scandals, and I do, in a way. But it’s hard for me to get aroused as before. (Pardon the word “aroused.” Should probably not be used in a Clinton …
Fracking Cuts Ohio Heat Costs
Ohioans are cranking up the heat this month as frigid weather sets in. On January 7, for example, Cleveland broke a cold-weather record that had stood since 1884. But natural gas is mitigating the high energy costs as the freeze continues, and …
Canada Not Waiting For Obama’s Decision on Keystone XL
They’re just going to ship their oil from Alberta to the United States on trains instead. Via the New York Times:
Over the past two years, environmentalists have chained themselves to the White House fence and otherwise coalesced around stopping …
President ‘All of the Above’ Bans New Coal Power Plants
President Obama, fresh off touting his “All of the Above Energy Plan,” is instituting a ban on new power plants that use coal.
The Environmental Protection Agency will issue the first limits on greenhouse gas emissions from new power plants …
Americans Paying $33 More Per Month for Gas Than Last Year
This morning, Obama adviser David Axelrod cheerfully spotlights a Bloomberg story declaring:
The U.S. is the closest it has been in almost 20 years to achieving energy self-sufficiency, a goal the nation has been pursuing since the 1973 Arab oil embargo …