Posts Tagged ‘Obama energy policy’

Build the Keystone pipeline, already!

Monday, February 3rd, 2014

Source: SPPIKeystone-Pipeline-full

OPINION

by Paul Driessen

KXL was AWOL from SOTU – along with real energy, job, economic and revenue solutions

President Obama frequently says he wants to turn the economy around, put America back to work, produce more energy, improve public safety, and open new markets to goods stamped “Made in the USA.” In his State of the Union address he said, if congressional inaction continues, “I will act on my own to slash bureaucracy and streamline the permitting process for key projects, so we can get more construction workers on the job as fast as possible.”

Unfortunately, like Arafat, he never misses an opportunity to miss an opportunity to do all these things

Most Americans are no longer fooled by empty hope and change hype. In December only 74,000 jobs were created (many of them low-paying part-time seasonal positions), while 374,000 more people gave up looking for work. Not surprisingly, recent polls have found that three-quarters of Americans say the country still appears to be in a recession, two-thirds don’t trust the President to make the right decisions for the country, and barely 30% say the nation is “heading in the right direction.” (more…)

Support drilling, fracking, Keystone … and exports

Monday, April 29th, 2013

Source:  SPPI Blog

We don’t need to restrict oil or gas exports. We need to open more lands to leasing and drilling.

by Paul Driessen

The interminable war on drilling, fracking and the Keystone XL pipeline has taken some bizarre turns. Now it’s getting worse, as opponents grow more desperate, and the moon again grows full.

Deepwater drilling, 3-dimension and 4-D seismic (the ability to visualize 3-D over many years), deep horizon horizontal drilling and hydraulic fracturing, and other technological marvels have obliterated environmentalist claims that the United States and world are running out of oil and gas – and therefore we need to switch to subsidized, land-hungry, job-killing wind turbines, solar panels and biofuels. (more…)

Vitter Says Administration Official’s Truth on Energy Policy is Insightful

Thursday, April 25th, 2013

Source:  Senator Vitter

White House Energy Advisor Admits No New Access to Drilling on Federal Lands; Countering President’s Energy Security Trust

(Washington, D.C.) – U.S. Sen. David Vitter (R-La.), top Republican on the Environment and Public Works Committee, today sent a letter to White House Energy Advisor Heather Zichal regarding her public statements recently at an event hosted by Securing America’s Future Energy. At the event Zichal admits the Administration would not accept any expanded drilling on federal lands beyond the existing Outer Continental Shelf plan. (more…)

Real energy for a new American renaissance

Monday, August 20th, 2012

Source: SPPI

by Paul Driessen

Sensible, responsible energy policies must replace today’s subsidies and crony corporatism 

America needs more economic growth, domestic manufacturing, jobs – and secure, affordable energy to make those things happen.

Presidential candidate Mitt Romney understands that achieving this goal requires unleashing American ingenuity, reducing excessive regulatory strangleholds on businesses and working capital, and allowing safe, proven technologies to tap and utilize our vast onshore and offshore deposits of oil, natural gas and other energy riches. He knows we can do all this without sacrificing important environmental values. (more…)

EDITORIAL: Chu’d out

Sunday, November 27th, 2011

Source:  Washington Times

If only the administration’s Solyndra scandal were a garden-variety case of crony-capitalist payback to political supporters. It’s much worse, as President Obama’s energy policy is fixated on solving the supposed global-warming crisis, regardless of the economic cost.

Energy Secretary Steven Chu traveled to Capitol Hill on Nov. 17 to defend his decision to pour $535 million into the ill-fated Solyndra, which filed for bankruptcy in August. He denied that his order was “based on political considerations” and told lawmakers the United States must compete for business in an $80 billion clean-energy market that is expected to grow by hundreds of billions in coming decades. “We are in a fierce global race to capture this market,” he argued. (more…)

Things More Worrisome than AGW: Canadian PM eyes China after US pipeline delay

Monday, November 14th, 2011
   Source:  International News
Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper said Sunday that he was looking at exporting more oil to China after the United States delayed a decision on a controversial pipeline.

President Barack Obama’s administration last week put off a decision on Keystone XL project after a major protest campaign by environmentalists, who say the pipeline would be prone to accidents and worsen climate change.

The conservative Canadian leader, taking part in a summit in Hawaii hosted by Obama said the pipeline decision had produced “extremely negative reactions” and that he discussed oil exports with Chinese President Hu Jintao.

“This does underscore the necessity of Canada making sure that we are able to access Asian markets for our energy products,” Harper told reporters. “I indicated that yesterday (Saturday) to President Hu of China.” (more…)

Obama’s Plan for $10 Gas

Monday, July 11th, 2011

Source:  American Thinker

American drivers are angry at having to pay $4 a gallon for gas, and understandably so.  Their anger is often directed at the oil companies that supply the gas.  It should be directed at Barack Obama instead.

From the beginning of his appearance on the national stage, Obama has focused on the goal of driving up energy prices with the idea of “weaning” America off fossil fuels.  He has succeeded in driving up prices, all right, but not in reducing dependence on fossil fuels.  According to “The Outlook for Energy 2011,” fossil fuels now supply 80% of global demand.  That percentage will remain unchanged through 2030 despite hundreds of billions in subsidies squandered on wind and solar. (more…)

Obama, EPA, environmental lobby responsible for low oil reserves

Wednesday, June 22nd, 2011

Source:  CFACT

by Paul Driessen

President Obama and his out of control EPA tell us our oil reserves are running dry. A simple change of polices and attitudes are all that are required to mulitply U.S. reserves and make us less dependent on foreign oil.

President Obama’s speeches sum up his views on oil, natural gas, and energy prices in just 44 words.

“We have less than 2 percent of the world’s oil reserves. We’re running out of places to drill. We’re running out of oil. We need to end our $4 billion in annual taxpayer subsidies to oil companies. We need to invest in clean, renewable energy.”

As Congressman Joe Wilson would say, “That’s a lie!” Or at least a deliberate distortion of facts. (more…)

CRS Report: U.S. is Leader in Fossil Fuel Resources

Friday, March 11th, 2011

Source:  Red State

Oil, gas, and coal are the energy sources of the past, present, and future

By prussiansunsets

Posted by dhorowitz3

While Obama continues his implacable war on fossil fuels and campaigns for impotent and unreliable energy sources, he incessantly condemns oil as ‘the energy of the past’.  He is obviously referring to his self-fulfilling dream of eradicating oil from our economy; not the proven reality of our oil reserves.  According to the latest research by the Congressional Research Service (CRS), America has more proven reserves and undiscovered resources of gas, oil, and coal than any other country in the world.  Contrast that to the billions of dollars in special interest subsidies that have failed to ameliorate ineffectual ‘alternative fuels’ and it becomes quite obvious where the energy source of the future lies. (more…)

ATI Study: National Renewable Electricity Standard Would Devastate Economy

Friday, January 28th, 2011

Source:  http://www.atinstitute.org/blog_post/show/69

Proposals to implement a national Renewable Portfolio Standard (RPS) – such as the 80 percent “clean energy standard” by 2035 suggested by President Obama in his State of the Union speech this week – would impose severe economic costs, including job losses and cuts in family income, according to a study published today by the American Tradition Institute.

The report explored the potential costs under national RPSs of 15 percent, 20 percent and 30 percent by the year 2021. A bill imposing a 15 percent mandate was introduced at the end of last year’s Congressional session and had bipartisan sponsorship, and a 30 percent mandate by 2021 would be possible – probably even necessary – under the president’s proposal. ATI’s study determined that a devastating blow to an already struggling economy would occur under any of the RPS scenarios under consideration.
(more…)

On energy policy, Obama talks down to Americans

Friday, January 28th, 2011

Source:  Daily Caller

by Chris Horner

“Now, clean energy breakthroughs will only translate into clean energy jobs if businesses know there will be a market for what they’re selling. So tonight, I challenge you to join me in setting a new goal: by 2035, 80% of America’s electricity will come from clean energy sources. Some folks want wind and solar. Others want nuclear, clean coal, and natural gas. To meet this goal, we will need them all — and I urge Democrats and Republicans to work together to make it happen.” — Barack Obama

Folks, you are being treated like infants — while you are being robbed. Windmills and solar panels are not “innovative”; they exist only because some politicians have made icons of them and are wedded to them as a result. (more…)

  • pyaemia