CEI Today: The Pickens Plan, Verizon, and Student Loans

PICKENS PLAN - CEI Center for Energy & the Environment 

Coalition Letter to the Senate: Reject Subsidies to Big Wind, T. Boone Pickens!


Yesterday, the Senate voted down the "T. Boone Pickens plan," a proposal to expand credits for purchases of natural-gas cars and trucks and extend tax credits for solar and wind energy. CEI's Center for Energy and the Environment had long worked to expose the plan for what it was: a handout to T. Boone Pickens and other magnates like him. CEI earlier joined with several other groups in a coalition letter to the Senate, urging them to reject the plan. Read the Coalition Letter here.  

> Read more from CEI energy analysts at GlobalWarming.org




eWeek: Verizon's Deal With Cable Companies Finds Supporters, Detractors


Verizon's deal with cable companies to acquire spectrum licenses has regulators worried. They argue that this deal---like the failed AT&T/T-Mobile deal---will harm competition. But CEI analysts disagree. Ryan Radia and Joe Calascione earlier filed comments on behalf of CEI outlining why this deal is in the public interest. Read the comments here. Also, read eWeek's article citing CEI here

> For more information, email Nicole Ciandella at nciandella@cei.org




Openmarket.org: Student Loans: America’s Next Debt Bomb

Experts are warning of a student loan bubble.  CEI's Hans Bader notes that in recent years, student loan debt has skyrocketed from $100 billion to $867 billion, which surpasses the $704 billion in outstanding credit card debt.  Yet, "this massive student loan debt is not buying much of an education for many students," says Bader. > View the full commentary on Openmarket.org


>Interview Hans Bader


Saturday, March 31

HAH is an annual event to recognize and celebrate human achievement and innovation. During the hour, participants are asked to listen to music, surf the internet, have a glass of beer, and generally enjoy the fruits of the human mind which would not have been possible in a world where conservation restrains advancement.

HAH can be
celebrated anywhere from 8:30pm to 9:30pm. In addition, CEI will be hosting a celebration at our headquarters in Washington, DC and live streaming our event online.

Join the HAH Facebook group.