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By Stephen D. Eule

For some time now, we’re been touting the competitive advantage affordable energy gives U.S. industry, especially energy-intensive manufacturing. With industries in American paying two to four times less for coal, electricity, and natural gas than industries in places like Europe, we’re beginning to see U.S. manufacturing revitalize.

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BY:  Heath Knakmuhs

Without question, solar is a beneficial and growing component of America’s secure and diverse energy future.  In fact, miraculous advancements in technology have continued to reduce the costs of electricity generated from the sun, spurring a dramatic increase in solar installations.  However, the exponential growth of this industry has come at a price for some homeowners who either failed to read the fine print, or were never provided with such fine print in the first place. 

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By Dan Byers

We recently wrote about the push by the 115th Congress to use the Congressional Review Act (CRA) to stop several 11th-hour rules issued in the waning days of the Obama Administration. According to one estimate, a record 38 “major rules” (that is, costing $100 million or more) were promulgated by federal agencies after President Trump’s election victory on November 8th.

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By Dan Byers

After the proverbial death and taxes, few things in life are as certain as the issuing of a flurry of often controversial midnight regulations by outgoing administrations of both parties. The Obama Administration was no exception, and in fact set a record, publishing 38 “major rules” (defined as rules with economic impacts exceeding $100 million) since November 8, 2016 totaling $40 billion in compliance costs.

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 By Matt Koch

Yesterday, on day five of the new Administration, President Trump took steps to fulfill a campaign promise to create jobs and expand the development and use of American energy.  With the stroke of a pen, the President signed Executive actions that set in motion the steps and process needed to expeditiously approve the Keystone XL (KXL) and Dakota Access (DAPL) pipelines.