Energy and Entrepreneurs

June 26th, 2017 by

Major energy sectors in our economy are overwhelmingly populated by small businesses. by Raymond J. Keating- President Trump has identified the week of June 25th as an opportunity to focus on policies meant to unleash American energy. The Administration wants the U.S. to move from energy independence to global dominance. Make no mistake, unleashing American […]

June 9th, 2017 by

Small businesses overwhelmingly populate key energy sectors, and the positive news and policy trends will continue to fuel growth by Raymond J. Keating- In an April analysis, SBE Council noted recent reports spelling out some good news on the energy front thanks to investment and innovation in that sector. Since that analysis, there have been […]

April 23rd, 2017 by

  by Raymond J. Keating- The previously unfathomable revolution experienced over the past roughly dozen years in the U.S. energy sector has been all about investment and innovation. Indeed, it’s private entrepreneurship, investment and innovation that has taken the U.S. from assuming extensive energy dependence on other nations to being the globe’s top petroleum and […]

March 29th, 2017 by

by Raymond J. Keating- Throughout its eight years, the Obama administration was relentless in its opposition to carbon-based energy resources, leading many observers to refer to a “war on coal” and a “war on energy.” That war is coming to an end. Not only has President Trump reversed the Obama White House by approving the […]

February 1st, 2017 by

    by Raymond J. Keating- From start to finish, for eight years, President Barack Obama has harmed the business environment with its regulatory policies – and that was particularly the case toward energy production. It seems that any roadblock or hindrance that could be erected toward the use and production of carbon-based energy was […]

January 29th, 2017 by

by Raymond J. Keating- By definition, trade – whether it occurs in a small town or across international borders – is mutually beneficial. Indeed, any transaction that is voluntary – that is, not engaged in due to coercion, such as at the point of a gun – provides value. After all, if a trade does […]

December 19th, 2016 by

Small businesses want their voices to be heard by Raymond J. Keating- Under President Obama, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has seriously ramped up its regulatory activity, which has threatened and negatively impacted small businesses, investment, economic growth and job creation. President-elect Donald Trump’s choice of Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt signals a potential sea […]

December 14th, 2016 by

by Raymond J. Keating- President Barack Obama and his administration seem to have little use for private-sector needs regarding infrastructure. Specifically, it’s obvious that they don’t like high-profile oil pipelines. There was President Obama’s decision not to approve the Keystone XL Pipeline project. As opposed to so many dubious and wasteful federal government-funded infrastructure endeavors […]

November 3rd, 2016 by

In a letter sent to U.S. President Barack Obama and Interior Secretary Sally Jewell, groups – including the Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council – and  representing consumers, businesses, and manufacturers from across the country urged the Obama administration to preserve its proposed 2017-2022 offshore oil and natural gas lease sales for the Gulf of Mexico […]

November 2nd, 2016 by

Entrepreneurs and small businesses dominate the energy industry, and have led America’s resurgence as global energy leader. by Raymond Keating- When looking over the last decade, the energy business – specifically in the areas of oil and natural gas – has been one of the few bright spots in a rather gloomy economic story. That needs […]

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