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Repeal the RFS

rfs34  regulation  epa  energy policy  domestic energy  cellulosic ethanol 

Mark Green

Mark Green
Posted November 27, 2012

End it, don’t mend it: That’s industry’s message to Congress on the Renewable Fuels Standard (RFS). API Downstream Group Director Bob Greco, during a conference call with reporters on problems with the program

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Turning Aside the ‘Regulatory Flood’

taxes  regulatory system  regulation  energy policy  domestic energy  access 

Mark Green

Mark Green
Posted November 26, 2012

A Wall Street Journal editorial predicts a “regulatory flood” from the Obama administration now that the election is over – in health care, financial services and energy.

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Natural Gas Exports and Real Market Impacts

natural gas  lng  keystone xl  exports  energy policy  energy  domestic energy  access 

Mark Green

Mark Green
Posted November 19, 2012

We’ve been talking about energy and the president’s campaign commitment to increase domestic oil and natural gas production. There are a number of ways he can follow through – approve the full Keystone XL pipeline, open new areas for oil and gas development, rein in unnecessary federal efforts to regulate hydraulic fracturing

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The Jobs Focus

domestic energy  energy  energy policy  keystone xl pipeline 

Mark Green

Mark Green
Posted November 15, 2012

It’s good that President Obama is well-focused on job creation. In his news conference this week, the president mentioned jobs 10 times and suggested that economic growth and creating more jobs have primacy over all other issues

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No Oil or Natural Gas…A Less Beautiful World

fossil fuels  energy policy  domestic energy  access 

Mark Green

Mark Green
Posted November 14, 2012

A humorous reminder that everywhere we look, products made from petroleum are making our lives modern, healthier, cleaner, more comfortable – and prettier. Check out this lengthy, yet partial, list of the things made from oil, courtesy PBS

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More Government Revenue? The Better Oil and Natural Gas Solution

access  energy policy  taxes 

Mark Green

Mark Green
Posted November 13, 2012

There’s a better strategy to increase revenue for government – one that will generate way more revenue than punitive, discriminatory tax hikes that single out one industry, one that will add jobs and produce more energy to make our country more secure: More domestic oil and natural gas development.

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Keystone XL: Ready to Go, Mr. President

keystone xl pipeline  energy policy  domestic energy  access 

Mark Green

Mark Green
Posted November 9, 2012

Good editorial in Canada’s The Globe and Mail newspaper, calling on President Obama to approve the Keystone XL pipeline

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The President’s Next Move

offshore energy  keystone xl pipeline  energy policy  energy  election  domestic energy  access 

Mark Green

Mark Green
Posted November 8, 2012

A big winner in the recent election: Energy. Both presidential candidates voiced supported for domestic oil and natural gas development, and President Obama’s re-election was based, in part, on his commitment to American oil and gas.

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Energy and the Second Term

taxes  keystone xl  energy policy  election  domestic energy  access 

Mark Green

Mark Green
Posted November 7, 2012

What to expect on energy in a second Obama term? Reuters has a pair of analyses, here and here, predicting tougher federal regulation of oil and natural gas, new restrictions on natural gas production and use, continued tight access to reserves on federal lands and waters and a renewed push for higher taxes on energy companies.

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Election 2012: Vote 4 Energy

access  domestic energy  election  energy  energy policy  vote for energy 

Mark Green

Mark Green
Posted November 5, 2012

CNBC’s “Squawk Box” has this interview with former GE Chairman Jack Welch in which he discusses the impact regulation could have on U.S. energy development and the economy – central themes in the 2012 election

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