“He presented “four grand principles” to “help the United States end an obsession with taxpayer subsidies and strategies for expensive energy and instead focus on doubling research and allowing marketplace solutions to create an abundance of clean, cheap, reliable energy.” The National Journal reports on Tennessee Republican Senator Lamar Alexander’s energy speech at Oak Ridge.
Last Fall, the German Embassy asked ConservAmerica to help recruit conservatives from around the country for a fact-finding trip to Germany. The purpose of the trip was to educate influential Americans on Germany’s clean energy economy. We assembled a delegation that included five Republican state legislators from across the country and one former Bush EPA [...]
John Hofmeister, former CEO of Shell, offers his vision on transforming our economy and energy strategy. Read the piece here. “EPA works for the American people so it cannot do anything to harm people because that’s against their charter. They can do things against technology, so we can change technology,” Hofmeister said.
ConservAmerica worked hard behind the scenes in support of the Energy Security and Independence Act of 2007, and worked to fend off ill-advised attempts to undo it in 2011. The 2007 Act has worked exactly as its Republican sponsors advertised. Consumers now have greater choice in light bulbs, lower prices, and lower energy bills due [...]
The natural gas boom in the United States is responsible for a significant decrease in GHG emissions from our electrical generation section. That boom has been made possible by hydraulic fracturing processes, or as it is commonly called, “fracking”. Just the mention of the word can send any room into hyper-partisan arguments of its risks [...]
Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) gave the keynote speech at the Bloomberg New Energy Conference this weekend. Excerpt from Fortune.com coverage: Unlike many of her Republican colleagues in the Senate, Murkowski believes that climate change is real. She adds: “It doesn’t make sense to argue about how much global warming is caused by man — whether it’s [...]
Kudos to Republican Governor Terry Branstad and Republican Rep. Steve King for putting Iowa citizens first. New data from the U.S. Energy Information Administration shows that wind-generated electricity made up 24.5 percent of all the electricity generated in Iowa in 2012, making Iowa the first state in the nation to exceed 20 percent of all [...]
The title of ConservAmerica’s energy policy gives a strong hint as to its content: CLEANER, HERE, NOW. There are very few people in our nation who would not wave a magic wand to convert our energy production immediately to 100% clean and renewable, and create as many, if not more, good jobs as we currently [...]