Ambassador Jacobson, Envoy Must Work to Strengthen Critical Energy Partnership with US

This week, Ambassador David Jacobson, the US’s top diplomat in Canada, along with an envoy from Washington, traveled to Alberta to see firsthand how our North American trading partners safely produce oil sands in Alberta. Canada’s sands represent the largest crude oil reserves outside of the Middle East, and help meet nearly 20 percent of the US’s daily energy needs. …

CEA to EPW: Addition of LCFS to Climate Bill Would “Erode” U.S. Security

As Senate cap-and-trade proponents shift message campaign to focus on “national security,” CEA reminds lawmakers that a Low-Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS) would make America less secure HOUSTON – With the introduction last week of climate legislation in the Senate, and confirmation this week that hearings on the bill will commence later this month, Consumer Energy Alliance (CEA) president David Holt …

Canadian Resource Minister to US: LCFS Would Lead to “More Reliance on OPEC Nations”

As the Senate continues work on its climate change legislation, Senator Barbara Boxer (D-CA), chief co-sponsor of the bill and the powerful chairwoman of the Environment and Public Works Committee, told the Associated Press this week that “it’s possible Congress will pass a bill aimed at slowing global warming before international talks on a deal to limit climate change in …

Seeing the Light: Sen. Alexander Now “Basically Undecided” on LCFS Mandate

U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander, the third-ranking Republican and senior senator from Tennessee, has not been reserved in demonstrating support for a nationwide, one-size-fits-all low carbon full standard (LCFS). As recently as July, “[Sen. Alexander] called for a low-carbon fuel standard, which he argues would not raise the price of gasoline.” And earlier that month, according to a Grist.org report, “Alexander …

Playa Del Carmen

Top DOE energy policy analyst Carmen Difiglio stuns conference crowd with presentation detailing how BAD an LCFS would be for America As convention venues go, the annual transportation conference at the Asilomar resort in Pacific Grove, Calif. is about as good as they come. A round of golf at Pebble Beach in the morning, a stimulating discussion on CAFE standards …

Held Accountable: Sen. Alexander’s Support for a ‘Fancy, Complicated Words’ Low-Carbon Fuel Mandate Called Out by Fellow TN GOPer

US Sen. Lamar Alexander has not been bashful about his support for a national, one-size-fits-all low-carbon fuel standard (LCFS), which, according to the non-partisan Americans for Tax Reform (ATR), will “Increase transportation costs and taxes,” and “Cut off oil supplies from Canada and the western US, making the US more dependent on less secure sources of energy.” ATR is not …

Communist China Blows out 60 Candles, Gets What it Asked for: More Energy to Dominate the Global Economy

As SecureOurFuels wrote in an Action Alert earlier this week – Happy Birthday, China – communist China, who has been aggressively pursuing access to Canadian energy, marks its 60th birthday today. The Globe and Mail, Canada’s largest-circulation national newspaper, reported this today under the headline “China‘s birthday present: More resources”: Chinese companies are also betting big on Canada’s oil sands, …

ICYMI – SD State Rep. in Sioux Falls Paper: “LCFS will make fuel more scarce, expensive”

SD State Rep. in State’s Largest Paper on What an LCFS Means: “Higher prices at the pump, fewer good-paying jobs for Americans and expanded dependence on energy from unstable regions of the world” “The low-carbon fuel standard isn’t at all interested in making the fuel in your car today better, cleaner or more affordable. It’s only interested in making those …

Happy Birthday, China

What do you get for the country that has everything? LCFS supporters in Congress want to give communist China the gift of 2 million barrels a day of secure, U.S.-bound energy In just a few hours, the People’s Republic of China will formally begin the celebration of the 60th anniversary of its founding – marked, in part, by an Olympics-style …

Venue Menu: Sierra Club Attempt to Venue Shop on Alberta Clipper Lawsuit Struck Down in Federal Court

CA Federal Judge Reassigns Frivolous Case to Minn. Where Alberta Clipper Stands to Create Jobs, Spur Economic Growth The San Francisco-based Sierra Club – along with its anti-energy allies, including EarthJustice – has placed the Alberta Clipper pipeline project squarely in its legal crosshairs. These groups, which oppose the safe and responsible development and use of traditional energy forms, such …