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ETR 129 The Impacts of Section 1504 of the Dodd-Frank Act

congress  energy policy  extractive industries transparency initiative  government payments  section 1504  securities and exchange commission  dodd-frank act 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted March 22, 2011

In mid-April, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) is expected to decide how to interpret a new law that is aimed at encouraging more transparency. The SEC's decision-making is critically important to publicly-traded oil companies. The ruling either could allow U.S.-listed oil companies to compete effectively against larger, nation-controlled oil companies for energy resources around the globe, or it could force U.S. companies to divulge information that could give a competitive advantage to companies such as the Chinese-controlled CNOOC. 

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ETR 127 The Impact of EPA Regulations

clean air act  co2  congress  energy policy  epa  epa regulations  ghg  greenhouse gas  greenhouse gas emissions  accf  carbon dioxide 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted March 1, 2011

In today's episode, I interview the American Council for Capital Formation's Senior Vice President and Chief Economist, Margo Thorning about the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) regulations aimed at reducing carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gas emissions. 

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House Limits Funding for EPA's GHG Regulations

congress  domestic energy  e15  energy policy  environmental protection agency  epa  ethanol  fuel blends  ghg  greenhouse gas  greenhouse gas emissions  over regulation 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted February 22, 2011

On Saturday, February 19th the U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 1, the Full-Year Continuing Appropriations Act, for 2011. The Continuing Resolution (CR), which would fund the government through the end of Fiscal Year 2011, includes provisions that limit funding for several Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) actions that have been called prime examples of the agency overreaching its authority. In lopsided votes, the House voted to cut funding to implement EPA's E15 waivers, its decision block to air quality permits that are a requirement for drilling permits on Alaska's Arctic coast, and its rules to limit greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. 

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Energy for the Economy

congress  domestic energy  energy  energy policy  gasoline  government revenue  oil and natural gas industry  president obama  renewable energy  state of american energy  state of the union 

John Felmy
Posted January 26, 2011

America has always been a frontier nation. From the wilds of New England and Virginia we crossed the continent, plumbed the depths of the oceans and launched ourselves high into space in the pursuit of opportunity. In the process we built the strongest economy the world has ever known and achieved a standard of living unimaginable even a century ago.

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The New Congress and Energy Policy

access  congress  department of the interior  domestic energy  energy policy  government revenue  gulf of mexico  offshore drilling  offshore drilling ban  onshore  renewable energy 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted January 5, 2011

As the 112th Congress convenes today, the new majority in the House of Representatives is putting its priorities in order and considering actions that could alter the nation's energy policies. 

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Energy Policy's Impact on U.S. Consumers

alternative energy  congress  deepwater horizon  department of the interior  domestic energy  energy  energy policy  energy taxes  gas prices  gasoline  gulf of mexico  gulf oil spill  offshore energy  oil leak  oil spill  shallow water drilling 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted December 30, 2010

As the nation approaches the New Year, reporters around the country are writing about the energy outlook for 2011. There are quotes from analysts predicting oil and gasoline prices; opinion leaders discussing energy policies likely to be considered by the 112th Congress; and professors explaining the relative merits of fossil fuels and alternatives. 

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Does EPA Have the Authority to Levy Taxes?

congress  energy policy  environmental protection agency  epa  ethanol  fuel  fuel blends  gasoline  over regulation  cellulosic ethanol 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted December 27, 2010

Did you know that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has the authority to levy taxes? If you're scratching your head over this tidbit of information, you're not alone. 

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