Energy & Environment Legislative Alerts
A new report by the Department of Energy (DOE) distorts the facts, giving policymakers political cover to extend illogical subsidies for a favored industry. With the wind Production Tax Credit (PTC) set to expire at the end of the year, proponents of the handout have been scrambling to find any data they can to support their losing arguments. There to help policymakers in their feeble efforts is DOE Secretary Steven Chu. His agency has now released a full report filled with all the misleading information needed to defend the worthless wind PTC for yet another year.
Yesterday was a huge victory for Texas! A federal court of appeals shot down the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) power play trying to disapprove of a Texas air quality plan. The court ruled that Texas had met its requirements to keep its air clean and meet the federal National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) and [...]
EPA seems to have noticed that there’s a presidential election coming up, and that their rules are tremendously unpopular. Recently EPA issued a press release saying it would “reconsider the standards” it placed on coal-fired power plants earlier this year. Is it purely coincidental that the controversial and costly Utility MACT Rule is now being reconsidered by the agency?
Ending the DOE loan guarantee program is good policy. Time and time again, American taxpayers are forced to prop up companies that aren’t viable in the marketplace.