Energy and Entrepreneurs

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 […]

July 21st, 2022 by

by Raymond J. Keating- The economic realities of energy keep smacking politicians in the face. Yet, they still seem unable, or unwilling, to grasp those realities. After all, political pandering and wishful thinking are so much more fun. Consider what’s happening in Europe. Germany reportedly “has authorized the reactivation of 16 dormant coal- and oil-fired […]

July 18th, 2022 by

In a Fox Business Op-Ed, SBE Council president & CEO Karen Kerrigan laments the pain that consumers and small business owners are feeling with regard to high gas prices. She lists five steps the Biden Administration can take to encourage energy production at home, which would help to lower prices both at the pump and […]

July 13th, 2022 by

by Raymond J. Keating – There can be real and debatable foreign policy reasons for President Biden’s visit to Saudi Arabia later this week. However, the president has failed to offer anything concrete in terms of a vision for U.S. Middle East policymaking, never mind the conflicted message he offers on Saudi Arabia specifically. Is […]

July 7th, 2022 by

by Raymond J. Keating – High energy costs are hitting consumers and small businesses hard. Unfortunately, rather than working in a productive manner to help alleviate these problems, President Biden and his administration actually are proceeding with a policy agenda that takes a bad situation and makes it even worse – now and in the […]

June 29th, 2022 by

For Immediate Release                                                                   WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the Small Business and Entrepreneurship Council (SBE Council) announced the launch of a new initiative, building on its long history of advocacy on energy issues, which calls upon U.S. elected leaders to expand the nation’s energy supply to bring down the cost of energy. The Small Business […]

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