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New USDA Mandate for Biofuels Should be Withdrawn

The USDA’s historic approach to “market-driven blend rates” has been to aggressively pursue unachievable biofuel mandates that put manufacturing jobs at risk. 

Thomas Schatz February 21, 2020
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Ohio Senate to Vote on Nuclear Bailout

FirstEnergy Solutions’ (FES) nuclear power plant in Akron, Ohio needs a taxpayer funded bailout according to the company.

Allen Johnson July 17, 2019
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Ohio House Bill 6 Would Hurt Consumers in the Buckeye State

Ohio lawmakers are considering raising consumer’s energy bills in the Buckeye State to bail out two unprofitable nuclear power plants which have been scheduled for shut down in two years.

Allen Johnson May 15, 2019
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Benefits of 5G

With all the focus on creating a nationwide fifth generation (5G) network, questions often arise about why it is important for the U.S. to lead in 5G development, the benefits of moving to 5G, and why is there a continual push for more spectrum to...

Deborah Collier April 25, 2019
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Texas House Bill 3995 Would Hurt Consumers in the Lone Star State

It has been 20 years since the Texas legislature moved to end regulated energy rates and break up monopolies.

Allen Johnson April 2, 2019
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Nuclear Bailouts - A Radioactive Cost to Taxpayers

On March 22, 2019, the Trump Administration took another step to act on the president’s campaign promise to financially support coal and nuclear power. 

Allen Johnson March 29, 2019
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State Energy Bailouts Pose More Urgent Threat Than Green New Deal

The Green New Deal and its associated hyperbole have commanded most of the recent attenti

Spencer Chretien March 12, 2019
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19 Things States Should Not Do In 2019

Governors and legislators new and old taking office this month will be inundated with advice from all directions.  Each special interest and left-wing or right-wing single-issue activist group will have scheduled meetings between its highest-paid...

Spencer Chretien January 31, 2019
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Virginia Continues Move to Left

On November 7, 2017, Virginians elevated Lieutenant Governor Ralph Northam (D) to the governorship.  Democrats also won the other two statewide elected offices and, surprising most forecasters, picked up at least 15 seats in the Virginia House of...

Spencer Chretien November 14, 2017
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The Moral Hazard of Subpriming Solar

In January 2016, Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker announced the launch of the $30 million Mass Solar Loan Program (MSLP).  MSLP will provide residential solar customers income-based loan support and interest rate buy downs.  The program will...

Andrew Nehring March 10, 2016
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Net Metering: Get Subsidies or Die Tryin'

The pro-solar energy activists have been on full alert since the Nevada State Legislature passed a solar bill last May that failed to raise the net metering cap for rooftop solar customers.

Andrew Nehring February 2, 2016
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DOE Doublespeak: The “Profit” in Solar Energy Loan Programs?

George Orwell would feel vindicated.

William Christian November 20, 2014

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