"Wood Mackenzie’s Williams argues that there is a better way the administration could help relieve the diesel shortage in New York Harbor and put downward pressure on prices. 'The quickest way to ease the situation would be to waive the Jones Act for a month or two,' he says. 'If we could move more barrels around the US by sea, that would make a real difference.'"
"Energy subsidies are wasteful at best and cronyist at worst, and they don't even accomplish their stated aims. Policymakers should be removing the obstacles that keep creative entrepreneurs from developing cheaper alternatives, not giving specific products an unfair edge."
When it comes to climate reparations, Biden and Kerry are pushing a plan that is neither enlightened nor wise. They are on the wrong side of history. Global development isn’t the problem; it’s the solution.
"Now, permitting reform is something that both parties can support. That’s because addressing climate change is less about blocking traditional energy projects and more about facilitating clean energy projects — everything from solar and wind to new powerlines, to advanced nuclear, to decarbonized natural gas, to geothermal, to new facilities to capture, move and store carbon dioxide. So, whether you’re a Republican or Democrat, and whether you care about energy costs, energy independence, energy innovation or greenhouse gas emissions, permitting reform helps you achieve your goals."
"To achieve the energy security we all want and to win the fight on climate, the U.S. must increase energy supply by facilitating greater domestic natural gas and oil production. As leaders gather at COP27, they just remember that we can’t win on climate and stabilize gas prices without all options on the table."
"Consider a situation where a Canadian copper producer sought to benefit from the laws, but would be barred from doing so because of the divergent lists. This could create a significant diplomatic challenge and a nasty trade dispute. Perhaps more importantly, such a challenge would undermine the West’s shared strategy to develop a secure, responsible clean energy supply chain."
Doug Lewin of Renewable Energy World reports that grid regulators in Texas spent $600,000 for a study on their market redesign that doesn’t consider extreme weather. “The report essentially tells the PUCT how to redesign the market so that the grid is reliable in an average year. Average years aren’t the problem. Unfortunately, after winter 2021...