I believe that the United States needs a real “all of the above” energy strategy – one that engages our domestic energy industries as partners in an all-out effort to create jobs, lower electricity and gas prices, and secure American energy independence.
This strategy must set a rational course toward sustainable and renewable energy by employing today’s proven resources as a bridge to the technologies of the future. But it must prioritize energy freedom and diversity that embraces the life-improving power of fossil fuels.
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WASHINGTON - Congressman Barr released the following statement closure or conversion to natural gas of eight coal-fired power units in the southeast, including three in Kentucky:
The House has voted multiple times to fund the government and to prevent a shutdown.
I was proud to join Congressman Ed Whitfield, Senator Mitch McConnell, Senator Rand Paul and the other Friends of Coal in the Kentucky congressional delegation to denounce the EPA’s New Source Performance Standards (NSPS) for electric utilities. This destructive policy has one goal: to kill the coal industry.
WASHINGTON – Today, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) unveiled its long-promised New Source Performance Standards (NSPS) regulating greenhouse gas emissions from new and existing electric utilities, regardless of fuel type. These regulations are the cornerstone of the climate agenda President Obama unveiled in a speech in June at Georgetown University.
WASHINGTON – This afternoon, the Department of Energy announced the most recent recipients of funding through its Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E). Among the awardees is Phinix, LLC, a high-tech recycling and energy management company based in Lexington, Kentucky.
Based on the strength of its application, Phinix will receive over $600,000 for the research and development of an electrochemical process to extract high-quality magnesium from scrap metal for reuse in manufacturing, as part of ARPA-E’s brand new METALS program.