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ENERGY

PICKING WINNERS AND LOSERS


  • Regulations and policies that pick winners and losers have slowed or blocked access to energy development, hiked energy prices, and destroyed jobs.

FREEDOM TO CHOOSE


  • It is not the government’s role to promote one energy source over another or force people to use a particular type of fuel. Energy decisions can be made by American families and businesses, not government bureaucrats.

GREATER INNOVATION, LOWER ENERGY COSTS


  • The U.S. should open up energy exports, increase access to federal lands, and eliminate subsidies, ultimately leading to innovation and lower energy prices for Americans.

POLICY PROPOSALS


  1. Stop costly and ineffective climate change regulations.
  2. Eliminate federal subsidies for and preferential treatment of all energy sources and technologies.
  3. Devolve environmental review and permitting of all energy resource development on federal lands to the states.
  4. Empower families and businesses to drive energy efficiency by eliminating government mandates that stifle choice.

QUICK FACTS


  1. The application process for a permit to drill on federal lands averages 227 days, compared to states averaging 30 days to do the same.
  2. Direct federal financial subsidies for the energy sector cost Americans over $16 billion in 2013.
  3. The U.S. generates almost 20 percent of its electricity (and 63 percent of its emissions-free electricity) from 99 nuclear power plants.

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