Category: Politics/Policy

Texas leads growth in clean energy jobs

Texas, California and New York were among the nation’s leaders in adding green energy jobs during the final months of 2013, according to a new analysis. New wind projects helped drive the growth in the Lone Star State.  More »

Senate panel to consider opening US gas exports amid Ukraine crisis

The Senate Foreign Relations Committee is set to vote as early as Wednesday on a plan to accelerate exports of U.S. natural gas as part of a broader measure to steer aid to Ukraine.  More »

TransCanada makes final appeal for Keystone XL

Keystone XL is the safest and most environmentally sound way to transport Canadian and North Dakota oil to Gulf Coast refineries, TransCanada Corp., said in its last-ditch appeal for the pipeline’s approval. The Calgary-based company’s assertions joined more than 100,000 comments filed with the State Department, as it weighs whether Keystone XL is in the “national interest.”  More »

Republicans may try to speed gas exports, Keystone approval

House Republicans are considering legislation that would force the Department of Energy to hurry its approval process for liquefied natural gas export facilities, Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy said Monday in Houston.  More »

Clinton Keystone dodge prompts donors to rethink support

Wealthy Democratic environmentalists are considering withholding support for a 2016 Hillary Clinton presidential bid unless she reassures them about their top priority: Killing the Keystone XL pipeline.  More »

Senator aims to tie LNG export plan to Ukraine aid

en. John Barrasso is hoping to use a Ukraine aid package to leverage his plan for boosting proposals to export natural gas to countries that are part of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization.  More »

U.S. more energy secure because of shale, chamber says

The United States became more energy secure in 2013 as the shale boom continued to pad domestic resources, according to an analysis by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.  More »

Does a 1,000-mile, international pipeline need a permit?

Enbridge insists its planned $7 billion pipeline doesn’t require a presidential permit. But the reality may be less clear.  More »

Labor union comes out against oil exports

The United Steelworkers on Monday declared its opposition to exporting American crude, siding with refiners who say it would hike oil prices and pare their margins.  More »

Report: Oil exports and higher royalties should go together

The Obama administration would shortchange taxpayers if it heeds the oil industry’s calls to lift a 39-year-ban on exporting U.S. crude without first hiking the royalty rate companies pay the government for drilling on federal lands, according to a new report.  More »

US commerce secretary in Gulf ahead of Obama visit

Penny Pritzker’s visit comes just weeks before President Barack Obama is scheduled to fly to Saudi Arabia to meet King Abdullah in an effort to patch over strained relations due to U.S. policy on Iran and Syria. It will be Obama’s first visit to Saudi Arabia since 2009.  More »

Stakes are high for LNG export plan

Dominion Resources now wants to turn its entire Cove Point operation around, reversing the flow so it can liquefy the natural gas now pouring out of Pennsylvania wells and load it onto tankers bound for India and Japan.  More »

Four nations urge US gas exports amid Ukraine crisis

Ambassadors from Hungary, Poland, Slovakia and the Czech Republic made their appeal Friday in a letter to House Speaker John Boehner.  More »

Bernanke: Energy ‘a bright spot’ in recovering economy

The national oil and gas boom may have created a quarter of the jobs U.S. employers have added to payrolls since the economic downturn began six years ago, former Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke said Friday.  More »

The War on Energy is Underway

Consumer Energy Alliance’s mission is to promote U.S. energy production.  With our membership, CEA supports public policies that ensure consumers can access affordable energy and that the energy is developed safely and responsibly. We advocate for opening areas off U.S. shores in the Atlantic, the Arctic and in the Gulf of Mexico to energy development. […]  More »