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August 20, 2020

Calif. Should Have Been Most-Prepared...Alas, it Wasn't

California's blackouts are a preview of what would come under the Democrats' Green New Deal.

March 23, 2020

U.S. Department of Energy Approves Four New Liquefied Natural Gas Projects in Texas

The U.S. Department of Energy approved four liquefied natural gas export projects for construction on the Texas Gulf coast in February.

February 10, 2019

The 'Little Green Dream' Kills the 747 But Saves Earth

It's being described as progressive and ambitious, or laughable and silly, but the "Green New Deal" is definitely making headlines regardless of your views on fossil fuels, air travel, and cow flatulence. 

January 25, 2019

House Democrats Propose 'Green New Deal' to Reshape the Economy

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) is pushing legislation she calls a “Green New Deal (GND)” to eliminate the United States’ use of fossil fuels and replace them with select renewable sources of energy.

August 30, 2018

Production on the Rise

Referring to a possible cutoff of Mideast oil, Merrill Matthews, resident scholar with the Institute for Policy Innovation in Dallas, Texas, said the good news is that the United States has the resources and the ability to fill the gap, and rising crude oil prices could serve as the catalyst to do so.

August 22, 2018

SoCalGas Helps Put More Ultra-Low Emission NGV Trucks on Road

In more recent years federal environmental authorities have worked to keep the proportion of ethanol to gasoline in U.S. supplies at 10%. Generally, the auto and boating industries alike have resisted the use of ethanol, but the Trump administration may be poised to reverse that, according to a commentary on the Institute for Policy Innovation blog by Merrill Mathews, who equates the administration's interest to providing pork barrel offsets to Iowa farmers.

January 3, 2018

U.S. Trade Agreements: Reasons For Restraint

As Merrill Matthews of the Institute for Policy Innovation noted in a Jan. 2 Wall Street Journal op-ed column, NAFTA participants Canada, Mexico and the United States are codependent on energy and benefit from the trade agreement’s tariff terms.

October 2, 2017

Eagle Ford Output Rebounds After Harvey

Merrill Matthews, an analyst with the independent Institute for Policy Innovation, said while Harvey "was certainly a disruption event, the remarkable thing it wasn’t more disruptive," to energy markets.

September 28, 2017

Survey: Electric Vehicles Fail to Spark Consumer Sales

The Chevy Bolt, touted by electric car advocates as the plug-in electric vehicle for the masses, has yet to make significant inroads into overall car and truck sales.

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