Energy and Entrepreneurs

December 3rd, 2019 by

The Honorable Neil Chatterjee Chairman Federal Energy Regulatory Commission 888 First Street, NE Washington, DC  20426   RE: Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s “Qualifying Facility Rates and Requirements; Implementation Issues Under the Public Utility Regulatory Policies Act of 1978” 84 Federal Register 53246 (October 4, 2019) [Docket Nos. RM19-15-000 and AD16-16-000] Dear Chairman Chatterjee, The Small […]

September 23rd, 2019 by

by Raymond J. Keating- The U.S. Energy Information Administration recently reported that U.S. natural gas production continues to hit new highs, and this despite the fact that the price of natural gas has been falling. So, how does that work? Simple: private investment in innovation and efficiency. The EIA noted: ● “U.S. natural gas production […]

July 29th, 2019 by

by Raymond J. Keating- As reported earlier this year, first quarter 2019 real GDP growth in the United States came in at a solid 3.1 percent rate. Looking at the latest report on GDP growth by state, released by the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis on July 25th, we see that real growth in the […]

June 12th, 2019 by

by Raymond J. Keating- It’s no secret that the U.S. economy has not exactly been a juggernaut since the Great Recession – in fact, one can argue since the start of the current century. But throughout the last near-15 years, energy has been a good news economic story. And that continued into 2018, as noted […]

December 18th, 2018 by

by Raymond J. Keating- No matter the short term price changes and accompanying reactions in the market, the story of American energy production has been the most significant economic plus for the U.S. economy for some 13 years now. For good measure, while trade has been an area of policy indifference or troubling protectionism for […]

October 12th, 2018 by

by Raymond J. Keating- Free and growing international trade is good news for American consumers, small businesses and workers – expanding opportunity, choices, competition and growth. Imposing barriers to trade, such as tariffs and quotas, achieve the exact opposite, including increasing costs and reducing opportunity. While there are seemingly countless examples of the benefits of […]

August 19th, 2018 by

Small Business Insider by Raymond J. Keating- The data show quite clearly that 2005 was the turning point for the United States in becoming the number one energy producer on the planet. As the U.S. Energy information Administration (EIA) reported in May 2018: “The United States remained the world’s top producer of petroleum and natural […]

July 4th, 2018 by

An article in Ecopreneurist reports on the big rise in clean energy in the U.S. business market. As reported by Carolyn Fortuna: “One long year after the Trump administration withdrew from the Paris Agreement, renewable clean energy is stronger than ever in the US business market. That’s because business owners of all sizes are increasingly understanding […]

March 26th, 2018 by

by Raymond J. Keating- The U.S. economy, including small businesses and consumers, derive enormous benefits from international trade on the energy front, and policymakers need to appreciate this economic fact of life and not undermine such trade with misguided measures, including any undermining of free trade with Mexico and Canada via NAFTA renegotiations. The U.S. […]

January 6th, 2018 by

by Raymond J. Keating- On January 4, U.S. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke announced the Trump administration’s plan to significantly expand offshore drilling opportunities. That’s good news for the U.S. economy, energy leadership and small businesses. Over the past dozen years, the U.S. has been transformed into the world’s largest energy producer. That occurred thanks to private-sector […]

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