Energy and Entrepreneurs

April 12th, 2024 by

by Raymond J. Keating –  The Biden administration and many in Congress often stand opposed to U.S. energy production and to free trade. These stances are, of course, politically driven, and make no economic sense. In fact, it’s worth noting a few points that make clear that U.S. energy production and free trade often go […]

January 30th, 2024 by

by Raymond J. Keating – I have long been amazed at the entrepreneurs, businesses, employees and investors who produce the energy upon which our economy is dependent. They not only push ahead with innovations, investments and production, but they have been doing so in a largely hostile policy climate for most of the past decade-and-a-half. […]

July 24th, 2023 by

by Raymond J. Keating –  While the Biden administration, many in Congress, and an assortment of extreme green activists seek to end the use of oil and natural gas, the American people show themselves to be far more sane in a new poll conducted by Morning Consult on behalf of the American Petroleum Institute (API). […]

May 22nd, 2023 by

by Raymond J. Keating – While the Biden White House and their allies in Congress actively work to undermine the oil and natural gas sector, such efforts effectively serve to undermine the U.S. economy and small businesses. The American Petroleum Institute has just published a PWC study titled “Impacts of the Oil and Natural Gas […]

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 […]

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