Energy and Entrepreneurs

March 29th, 2023 by

The Strength of Small Business America Depends on Affordable Energy H.R. 1 Fuels Economic Stability and Security for Main Street   Dear Member of the U.S. House: On behalf of the Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council (SBE Council), I am writing to express our organization’s strong support of H.R. 1, the Lower Energy Costs Act. […]

March 27th, 2023 by

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Washington, D.C. – The following statement can be attributed to Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council (SBE Council) president & CEO Karen Kerrigan on this week’s vote in the U.S. House on H.R. 1, the Lower Energy Costs Act: “The high cost of energy is impacting every small business across America, a frustrating […]

February 21st, 2023 by

In a February 21 opinion piece in The Detroit News, SBE Council chief economist Raymond Keating writes that small businesses depend on sound policies from our nation’s leaders to provide a foundation for growth. And that includes “smart policies on energy and energy infrastructure that assure business owners will have the power to fuel innovation […]

February 8th, 2023 by

by Raymond J. Keating – The history of energy production is laden with predictions about resource decline and exhaustion, and each one has turned out to be dead wrong. There are a host of reasons for these wrongheaded predictions, but most tend to tie back to the failure to consider innovation. New and improved ways […]

January 17th, 2023 by

The Honorable James Comer Chairman Committee on Oversight and Accountability U.S. House of Representatives Washington, D.C.  20515   Dear Chairman Comer: The House Oversight Committee report, under the previous congressional leadership, that maligned American energy companies was a misuse and failure of the oversight process. The authors’ bias against fossil fuel-based energy was obvious in […]

January 11th, 2023 by

by Raymond J. Keating – The recovery of the U.S. oil and natural gas sector has been a good news story amidst lingering pandemic economic woes, misguided and costly public policy decisions, recession realities and threats, and of course, Russia’s continuing egregious war against Ukraine. And small business plays a big part. In the following […]

October 25th, 2022 by

Europe seems to be out front of the U.S. in a variety of ways on the policy front, and by “out front,” I mean that Europe leads the way in a wrongheaded direction on policymaking. Unfortunately, too many elected officials and their appointees in the U.S. are more than willing to follow Europe down the […]

September 10th, 2022 by

by Raymond J. Keating –  The U.S. energy sector is amazingly resilient, especially given that the federal government has been so virulently anti-U.S. oil and natural gas for 10 of the last 14 years, including under the current administration and Congress. Indeed, despite policy hostility during this period, and thanks to private investment, entrepreneurship and […]

August 24th, 2022 by

by Raymond J. Keating – The law matters for our economy and society in general, and of course, it must apply equally to all. If not, when the rule of law crumbles, we’re all placed at risk of being steamrolled by government. Unfortunately, the sanctity of the law has suffered at times of late, even […]

July 28th, 2022 by

by Raymond J. Keating – Bad ideas in politics never seem to die. After all, socialism keeps rearing its ugly head. One of the latest bizarre ideas being kicked around Washington political circles is government imposing an export ban on petroleum products in an effort to fight high gas prices at the pump. Golly, could […]

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