CEI Today: Big week for Obama energy regulation + the financial crisis 5 years later

Tuesday, September 17, 2013
In the News Today

NEW EPA GREENHOUSE GAS REGULATIONS - MARLO LEWIS

Globalwarming.org: EPA Carbon ‘Pollution’ Rule to Require Carbon Capture and Storage for New Coal Power Plants

This week, the EPA is expected to issue its revised greenhouse gas (GHG) performance standards for new coal- and gas-fired power plants, also known as the Carbon ‘Pollution’ Rule. In addition, in 2014 the EPA is expected to adopt “guidelines” for controlling GHG emissions from existing power plants. 

In short, based on available information, the revised rule is still a de-facto mandate to fuel-switch from coal to gas. The EPA is still aggressively waging regulatory warfare on coal electric generation and, thus, on affordable energy.
> Read more


> Interview Marlo Lewis

OPPOSING OBAMA'S ENERGY NOMINEE - MYRON EBELL

FERC Nominee Ron Binz Answers to Senate Today

Today, President Obama's controversial nominee to chair the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), Ronald Binz, will appear before the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee.

A
new report from the Competitive Enterprise Institute and the Colorado-based Independence Institute explains why the Binz nomination is a problem. The two groups strongly oppose the nomination. > Read more

> View a discussion on Binz on Platts Energy Week

See also: Wall Street Journal editorial


> Interview Myron Ebell, William Yeatman

 

FEDERAL LENDING REQUIREMENTS - WAYNE CREWS

 

Forbes: Obama Addresses Economy And 'The Financial Crisis Five Years Later'

Today and this week, President Obama will address The Financial Crisis: Five Years Later in an effort shift attention back to domestic economic issues.

Like every other economic address, though, he will not address government regulatory culpability in the financial crisis, nor his own renewed expansion of executive regulatory power.
> Read more


> Interview Wayne Crews

CEI AT CPAC! SEPT. 28

 

    

 

 

CEI is a non-profit, non-partisan public policy group dedicated to the principles of free enterprise and limited government.  For more information about CEI, please visit our website, cei.org, and blogs, Globalwarming.org and OpenMarket.org.  Follow CEI on Twitter! Twitter.com/ceidotorg.

 


CEI President Lawson Bader
Converting the unconvertible


To the libertarians and conservatives out there trying to get heard in policy debates and gain new adherents, we can agree we’re on to something—we have a winning narrative. It’s intellectual and emotive. It’s about an enterprising society being a peaceful society. It’s about embracing a bit of humility to acknowledge we don’t have answers to every problem and ensuring not every problem be addressed from a bully pulpit.

CEI’s Battered Business Bureau: The Week in Regulation

The Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service is lifting its ban on Sharwil avocados from Hawaii.