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  • Harry Alford on the Significance of American Energy

    September 14, 2015 – Earlier this week Harry Alford, President and CEO of the National Black Chamber of Commerce, discussed the status of minority-owned businesses in the U.S., as well as the possible impact of proposed environmental and financial regulations on minority communities. While expressing his discontent regarding President Obama’s recently proposed Clean Power Plan, Alford elaborated on how continued regulatory obstacles in the way of U.S. energy exports, notably natural gas, will only further impede American small business growth and success. “They don’t want to export or import natural gas … We are trying to build this country and increase consumption through business growth. So its anti-business is what it is, and anti-business is anti-jobs. And I’m very passionate about it.” (Full interview available on C-SPAN) Read more

  • Alaska Poised to Become a Model of American Energy Ingenuity

    September 11, 2015 – Last week, an op-ed by financial services advisor John Burnett was published in The Street which examined the struggling Alaskan state economy. Burnett suggested that the state could set itself back on track economically by tapping in to and exporting its rich supply of energy, namely natural gas. Burnett points to the proposed pipeline project Alaska LNG as a shining example of how one infrastructure project can generate billions of dollars in new revenue each year for the next generation of Alaskans. By accessing and sharing the plentiful supply of energy Alaska has at its disposal, the U.S. can secure a position as a globally dominant producer of LNG. The situation in Alaska parallels the larger issue facing our nation as a whole. The U.S. currently has the potential to become the world-wide leader in producing and exporting LNG. However, continual stalling by our legislators to fix regulatory red-tape blocking faster approval of export permits is leaving an abundance of American energy trapped within U.S. borders.  It is imperative that we utilize and take full advantage of the ample supply of energy our nation has been blessed with. The window of opportunity is closing and we Read more

  • We Need To Answer Europe’s Call for U.S. LNG Exports

    Today, The Hill published an op-ed by Francesco Stipo, author and international affairs expert, which posed the question, “Is Europe the new frontier for US energy exports?” And the answer is a resounding “yes.” In his piece, Stipo examines the demand in both Eastern and Western Europe for access to American liquefied natural gas (LNG), noting the U.S.’ enormous supply as a result of the shale revolution. He pinpoints how Eastern European countries such as Poland, Estonia, Lithuania, and Latvia, are seeking to diversify their natural gas supply and will look to import LNG from the U.S. for political reasons as a means of safeguarding their energy security as they continue to depend heavily on a single constricting source of energy. In fact, just last month, the Honorable Dana Reizniece-Ozola, Minister of Economic Affairs of the Republic of Latvia, argued this exact point at a seminar discussion on her nation’s need for American energy exports. “It is important Latvia ends their relationship with a single, sole provider of energy. This is why this discussion over U.S. exports is so important… I hope to see good initiatives and practices in organizing U.S. LNG policies,” she stated. Over in Western Europe, France, Italy, Read more

  • Legal Attack by Environmental Groups Holds No Water

    August 14, 2015 – This week saw the latest attack from environmentalists against U.S. development and exportation of our abundant domestic natural gas. But instead of citing environmental concerns, their new argument is a legal one as three environmental groups formally petitioned the Administration to immediately ban all exports of natural gas declaring that under the law, such exports are banned. As the Department of Energy (DOE) has addressed the backlog of LNG export permits over the last year and a half, environmental groups have emerged in typical fashion citing alleged negative environmental impacts of U.S. natural gas development. These attempts to distort facts and halt production of natural gas — a cleaner, alternative fuel for power generation — will only lead to serious economic and environmental consequences. The free trade of U.S. abundant natural gas resources is a rational, mutually beneficial answer to resolve environmental concerns and bolster the U.S. economy. Since 1990, there has been a 90 percent reduction in methane emissions according to the American Gas Association and a recent EPA report confirms methane emissions from hydraulic fracturing as a result of technology upgrades fell more than 70 percent between 2011 and 2013. Notably, these environmental improvements Read more

  • Alaska LNG: A Potential Model of American Energy Independence

    Today, Dr. Margo Thorning, chief economist of the American Council for Capital Formation (ACCF) released a new report analyzing the prospects for developing and commercializing the vast natural gas supplies that sit at Alaska’s North Slope.  Noting the current economic troubles and growing fiscal deficits facing the state of Alaska, the report details how the successful pursuit of an LNG project could be used to spur statewide economic growth. This report comes just two months after the United States Department of Energy officially granted conditional approval to a high-profile Alaska export facility to ship over 2.5 billion cubic feet of LNG annually, to nations without U.S. free-trade agreements. As the report indicates, now more than ever is the time for Alaska’s leaders to stop stalling and implement new policies that will encourage further development of Alaska’s vast natural gas resources. For Alaska’s rich source of energy to remain stranded and untapped in a remote region without a connection to consumer markets could be a huge setback for the future of the state’s economy. Furthermore, Dr. Thorning compares the AlaskaLNG project in the context of proposals by the state to pursue a gas project on its own.  Those projects, known as the Read more