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New York City Council Votes To Ban Natural Gas From New Buildings

Amid surging energy prices and demand, Democrats leading the New York City Council voted Wednesday to prohibit new construction buildings from having natural gas hookups. The bill, which will now head to Democrat Mayor de Blasio’s desk for approval prior to him leaving office on Jan. 1 due to term limits, bans fossil fuels in new developments. It passed 40…

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Why Republican Populists Should Be All Over The Alabama Coal Miners’ Strike

On Nov. 4, New York City police arrested a group of coal miners peacefully protesting outside the Manhattan headquarters of BlackRock, the biggest financial asset manager in the United States. The demonstrators were there because of a bitter strike by the United Mine Workers of America (UMWA) that began last April against Warrior Met Coal, Inc., which mines non-thermal metallurgical,…

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The House Democrats Dragging Oil Giants Into A Show Trial Benefitted From Industry Profits

House Democrats dragging oil giants before lawmakers Thursday in an upcoming show trial have benefitted from industry profits, public financial records show. In September, Reps. Carolyn Maloney, D-N.Y., who chairs the Oversight Committee, and Ro Khanna, D-Calif., who leads the Subcommittee on Environment, demanded executives from Shell, ExxonMobil, BP, Chevron, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, and the American Petroleum Institute…

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While Western Nations Kill Energy, China Builds Coal Plants By The Dozen

The United Nations Climate Change Conference is due to start on Oct. 31 in Glasgow, Scotland — a city built by the coal and steel industries. Alok Sharma, the president-designate for the conference, was in Paris last Tuesday solemnly declaring that “Responsibility rests with each and every country … because on climate, the world will succeed, or fail as one.”…

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How Florida Republicans Are Outstripping New York Democrats In Generating Clean Energy

Not too long ago, nuclear energy was one of New York’s largest energy success stories. Thanks to big investments in the 1960s, nuclear power provided approximately one-third of electricity in the Empire State by 2010, including powering one of the largest metropolitan areas on the planet. The success is hardly a surprise — the nuclear industry has delivered a basket…

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After Killing U.S. Oil Production And Jobs, Biden Tells Middle East, ‘Drill, Baby, Drill’

No one ever accused Joe Biden of making much sense. Even more coherent presidents than our septuagenarian-in-chief have been known to issue contradictory policies, the product of feuding factions within an administration. Even so, the news out of the White House last week that the Biden administration wants the members of the Organization of the Petroleum-Exporting Countries (OPEC) to produce…

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As California Exports Blackouts To Nearby States, Will Texas Avoid The Same Fate?

California’s electric grid operator declared a “Flex Alert” Friday morning, showing all that mandated solar and wind power can’t reliably keep the lights on in California. California’s politically driven renewable energy mandates are likely to cause more blackouts this summer outside of California after a remarkable ruling by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) that allows California to hijack electricity…

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Biden Removes Sanctions On Iranian Oil While Shutting Down American Energy

With a president like Joe Biden, who needs enemies? It’s a question worth asking as Iran, the world’s leading state sponsor of terror, recently announced his administration is rolling back strong Trump-era sanctions, including restrictions on its sale of oil. For a nation sitting on 157 billion barrels of reserve oil ($11.7 trillion value in the current market), and the…

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Biden’s Energy Policy Is Just A Dangerous And Costly Green New Deal

On this episode of “The Federalist Radio Hour,” Samantha Dravis, senior vice president at Clout Public Affairs and visiting fellow at the Independent Women’s Forum, joins Culture Editor Emily Jashinsky to discuss the Biden administration’s approach to energy and why conversations about climate change and other environmental policies are so difficult to have. “It’s a pretty stark departure from the…

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