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Enough Is Enough: No More Special-Interest RFS Handouts

  • 05/15/18
  • AEA
  • Blog
A broad, diverse, and growing chorus of voices continues to tell Washington that Enough Is Enough as politicians like Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) squabble for more special-interest handouts veiled as so-called “fixes” to the fundamentally failed Renewable Fuel Standard. While Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) called the recently announcement RFS compromise struck at last week’s White House meeting a terrific decision and a win-win, we beg to differ. There’s nothing terrific about...
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Ignore the Automakers’ Calls for Appeasement

Today President Trump will meet with the big U.S. automakers. The topic of discussion will be the administration’s decision to reconsider the excessive and unnecessary fuel efficiency standards imposed by the Obama administration. The American Energy Alliance has applauded that decision, and encourages the administration to see it through. The automakers themselves last year requested the exact action that the administration is undertaking. But now the automakers are planning to ask the...
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AEA Calls for Full RFS Repeal Ahead of This Week’s White House Meeting

  • 05/07/18
  • AEA
  • Press Releases
WASHINGTON – Today, the American Energy Alliance launched a multi-state digital ad initiative urging Washington to repeal the failed Renewable Fuel Standard  as special interests seek more handouts within this broken and outdated big government policy. “For more than a decade – as our nation’s energy outlook has positively transformed thanks to free market competition and private sector ingenuity, not government’s heavy hand – American consumers, family farmers, and refiners...
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Free-Market Coalition Supports Fuel Economy Reform, Fairness for American Drivers

  • 04/02/18
  • AEA
  • Press Releases
WASHINGTON – This afternoon the American Energy Alliance and ten co-signing organizations sent a letter to Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao and EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt expressing support for the joint effort to reform the Corporate Average Fuel Economy program in favor of lower costs and consumer choice. “The entire mandate is a relic of the narrative of scarcity. The surge in American energy production has rendered it moot.  Moreover, it should be clear to everyone that...
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Get the Facts on IRS Guidance for the Wind PTC

  • 02/01/18
  • AEA
  • Facts
  Available for download: Wind PTC IRS Fact Sheet. For a more in-depth discussion of this important issue, read The Ever-Expanding Wind PTC at the website of the Institute for Energy Research.
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The State of American Energy Is Strong

  • 01/30/18
  • AEA
  • Press Releases
WASHINGTON – American Energy Alliance President Thomas J. Pyle has issued the following statement in response to President Trump's State of the Union Address delivered Tuesday, January 30, 2018: "Tonight, President Trump declared an end to the war on American energy. As promised, his administration has put American families ahead of the special interests in the "keep it in the ground" movement. This past year, his administration has begun to dismantle the failed energy policies of...
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Subsidies for Me, but Not for Thee

The Department of Energy’s proposed grid resiliency rulemaking was the wrong solution for a genuine problem. The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission rightly voted to terminate the rulemaking , instead requesting information from grid operators and the public about how to address the undervaluation of coal and nuclear power generation in electricity markets. But before we move forward with that discussion, something must be noted: the wind and solar companies and their lobbying arms that...
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Key Vote: Oppose Grassley Amendment #1835

  • 12/01/17
  • AEA
  • Blog
The American Energy Alliance urges all Senators to oppose Grassley amendment #1835 to the Hatch substitute for HR 1 the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. This amendment seeks to protect the users of complex international tax structures from being touched by reforms included in the Hatch Substitute, a provision known as the Base Erosion Anti-Abuse Tax (BEAT). The BEAT provision targets asset stripping where large companies use international subsidiaries to game the system to reduce their tax...
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No Carve-Outs for Politically-Favored Industries

  • 12/01/17
  • AEA
  • Press Releases
WASHINGTON – This afternoon Thomas J. Pyle, President of the American Energy Alliance, sent a letter to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell expressing the organization's opposition to special tax treatment for the wind and solar industries vis-à-vis the Base Erosion Anti-Abuse Tax provision in the Senate tax reform bill. The text of the letter can be read below: Dear Majority Leader McConnell, I am writing to urge you to oppose an unfair carve-out for the wind and solar...
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AEA Endorses MINER Act

  • 11/30/17
  • AEA
  • Press Releases
WASHINGTON – On Thursday, November 30, Thomas J. Pyle, President of the American Energy Alliance, sent a letter to Congressman Paul Gosar endorsing the Minnesota's Economic Rights in the Superior National Forest Act (MINER Act). The MINER Act reflects AEA's commitment to enabling the American people to access and develop all the natural resources at our disposal. Pyle's letter can be read in full below: Dear Chairman Gosar: I write to you in support of H.R. 3905, the Minnesota's...
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