Daily Policy Digest

Environment Issues

Congress: Permit Crude Oil Exports Now

Posting a 13.4 percent economic growth rate in 2012, North Dakota's economy has grown five times faster than the national averageā€¦

Americans Paying for High Cost Subsidies for Low Wind Energy Output

The wind energy sector received 42 percent of total federal subsidies while producing only 2 percent of the nation's total electricity...

Oil Price Drop Forcing Commodity-Rich Countries to Sell Off Foreign Assets

Oil futures in New York traded at $52.78 a barrel today, 49 percent lower than a year ago...

Dispelling Misperceptions on Oil Prices

In the time before the price of one barrel of oil fell to $40, Goldman Sachs was alerting clients and investors that the price could skyrocket to $150 or more...

New Energy Proposals Could be A Game Changer

The American Energy Renaissance Act of 2014 proposes many drastic changes to the status quo surrounding energy and environmental regulations...

Iran Oil Production Could Shake-Up OPEC

The U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) projects a decrease in oil prices by as much as $15 per barrel when Iran is at full production capacity...

The United States Among World Leaders in Renewable Energy Investment

Global investment in renewable energy, which had dipped a bit between 2011 and 2013, rebounded in 2014 to a near all-time high of $270 billion...

Energy Production on Standby Until Crude Oil Export Ban is Lifted

Even with 185,000 miles of liquid petroleum pipeline across the United States, there is just not enough to transport the huge volume in the current energy boom...

OPEC Oil Export Revenues Continue Declining

OPEC net oil export revenues (excluding Iran) could fall further to about $380 billion in 2015 (unadjusted for inflation) as a result of the much lower annual crude oil prices expected in 2015...

America's Shale Fields Could Improve International Interests

America is already the world's fastest growing source of oil (and natural gas) and the world's largest producer of liquid hydrocarbons...


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