On Energy

March 2013


President Obama Must Abandon New Taxes on Oil and Gas

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Pete Sepp is executive vice president of the National Taxpayers Union.

Last week, in a narrow 50-49 vote cast after nearly 20 hours of debate, the United States Senate passed a budget resolution, marking the first time that the higher chamber has accomplished this basic task of government in four ...

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TAGS:
energy
energy policy and climate change
deficit and national debt
federal budget
Obama, Barack
oil
natural gas

Suntech Bankruptcy Shows Solar Power Isn't Economically Viable

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Michael Lynch is the president and director of global petroleum service at Strategic Energy & Economic Research.

Suntech, one of the world's largest photovoltaic manufacturers, has now declared bankruptcy, ignoring the enormous enthusiasm from environmentalists just as the tide ignored King Canute.

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TAGS:
energy
energy policy and climate change
solar energy
technology
business
government
economy
economics

Keystone XL Pipeline Makes for Rare Common Ground in Congress

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Pete Sepp is executive vice president of the National Taxpayers Union.

The partisan line in the sand that we have come to know so well in recent years—on nearly every issue—has not spared the nation's energy policy. Today, as ever, the stark divides that exist between those who desperately want to ...

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TAGS:
natural gas
environment
energy
energy policy and climate change
Keystone XL Pipeline
oil
Obama, Barack
Congress
politics

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