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CEI Today: New climate change push, wind & solar industries, and fake GE jobs 

Monday, September 21, 2015
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‘Moderate’ Rs Call for ‘Action’ on Climate


Just how do the co-sponsors propose to do something “meaningful” about climate change without constraining an economy in which carbon-based fuels supply 82% of annual energy consumption? > Read more

> Interview Marlo Lewis


GE's Ex-Im Scare Story Further Debunked

Earlier week, I wrote that GE is moving 500 jobs overseas as a direct result of the Export-Import Bank’s expiration. A correction is in order—from GE, not from me. As it turns out, 400 of those jobs did not exist in the first place.  > Read more

> Interview Ryan Young


Wind & Solar Industries: They're Mature, and They Can't Cut It as Adults

The American Wind Energy Association, which serves as wind power’s top lobbying shop, released a report warning that the industry would face a “sharp decline” in 2016, if the Congress does not extend a single subsidy by the end of 2015. > Read more

> Interview Wiliam Yeatman

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CEI Today: Yellen's Federal Reserve, wind energy tax credits, net neutrality & patent reform, and more 

Friday, Nov. 7, 2014
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No Triple Mandate for the Federal Reserve

A recent speech by Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen got considerable attention over her subtly implied suggestion that the Fed consider taking on a third mandate—reducing economic inequality—in addition to its current dual mandate of keeping inflation in check and unemployment as low as possible. Less noticed, but just as important, were her comments that “business ownership is associated with higher levels of economic mobility,” and that “it has become harder to start and build businesses.”So is there a role the Fed could play in making entrepreneurship easier and less risky? > Read more

> Interview an expert


The Hill: Groups press new GOP majority to reject wind tax credits

In a letter to Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) on Thursday, the 66 groups argue an attempt to revive the Production Tax Credit (PTC) during the lame-duck session should be “rejected.”

“The PTC is a key part ofPresident Obama and Majority Leader Reid’s attack on affordable energy from natural gas, coal, and nuclear,” the letter signed by Heritage Action for America and the Competitive Enterprise Institute states.
> Read the full story in The Hill

> Interview an expert


The GOP's Senate takeover could be a big deal for net neutrality and patent reform


Ryan Radia of the Competitive Enterprise Institute says there's a lot that Republicans can do to pressure Wheeler to take a more hands-off approach to the issue. Congressional committees can grill Wheeler and other FCC commissioners about their approach to the issue. And they also have the power of the purse: they can cut the FCC's funding, limiting the agency's ability to enforce the regulations and giving him an incentive to change course. > Read the full story on Vox

> Interview Ryan Radia



Obama’s Peanut-Brained Attack on MetLife

The federal government considers MetLife to be “too big to fail,” making it subject to the same Dodd-Frank bailout regime set up for big Wall Street banks like Goldman Sachs and JPMorgan Chase. But MetLife, to its credit, has publicly stated that it is not too big to fail and does not want the special privileges that come with SIFI status. > Read more

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CEI’s Battered Business Bureau: The Week in Regulation

In the final week before the midterm election, agencies published new regulations ranging from dairy profits to Japanese oranges. Fittingly, the total number of new regulations on the year also passed the 3,000 mark on Hallow’s Eve.



ALG's Daily Grind - Obama golfs while the world burns!


August 22, 2014

Permission to republish original opeds granted.

Obama golfs while the world burns
It is utterly appalling that Obama, the king of optics, would make a perfunctory statement about the beheading of an American journalist by the terror group Islamic State and then head off for another round of golf.

Was defund Obamacare really a 'suicide mission'?
Or was it simply the nation's last chance to stop the health care law from taking effect?

Parasitic power: Dollars blowing in the wind
Wind energy produces costly, intermittent, unpredictable electricity, yet government subsidies and mandates have encouraged a massive gamble on wind investments in Australia.

Burke: Why the average student loan debt just keeps rising
"In the last 30 years, inflation-adjusted tuition and fees at private colleges increased by 153 percent. Tuition and fees at public universities for in-state students increased 231 percent."


CEI Today: Senate votes on unemployment, wind energy, plus global warming impact on corn? 

Friday, April 4, 2014
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The Competitive Enterprise Institute will score the Senate votes on jobless benefits. A final vote on the bill is scheduled for Monday. But if Congress wants to actually help people get back to work, it should champion policies that remove all the red tape from job creation and economic growth.  Extending jobless benefits beyond the norm of 26 weeks is a disservice to America’s economy.

> Read the USAToday commentary

> Interview Aloysius Hogan


Wind Energy Boondoggle Gets Another Shot at Tax Subsidy

The Senate Finance Committee plans to mark-up legislation that includes a provision extending tax credits for certain special interests, including the wind energy production tax credit (PTC). Senator Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) offered an amendment to add the wind PTC, which expired at the end of 2013. The tax credit amounts to a subsidy for well-connected government cronies to produce a product that cannot compete in the energy marketplace on either price or reliability.  > Read more

> Interview Myron Ebell

GLOBAL WARMING + CORN - MARLO LEWIS Will Climate Change Devastate U.S. Corn Yields?

Perhaps to appease political-correctness, a new study on corn yields begins with a warning that “past advances” in agriculture are “threatened by climate change,” and the authors say their research is significant because it provides benchmark data for “more reliable projections of climate impact on crop yields.”

Clearly, though, the finding is also significant for another reason. It doesn’t fit into the fear narrative promoted by the recently-released IPCC Working Group II (WG2) report on climate impacts.> Read more

> Interview Marlo Lewis

Consumer’s Guide to
Chemical Risk

CEI‘s recently released booklet, A Consumer’s Guide to Chemical Risk: Deciphering the “Science” Behind Chemical Scares,” are tools designed reduce both the confusion and fear about chemicals. 
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CEI Podcast for April 3, 2014: Clean Air Act Costs and Benefits

Senior Fellow William Yeatman is skeptical of an EPA report claiming the Clean Air Act will have nearly $2 trillion in annual benefits by 2020.