An over-regulated energy sector results in less wealth and fewer well-paying jobs for Americans. U.S. businesses need affordable energy to compete in the global marketplace. The Competitive Enterprise Institute advocates for policies to keep energy abundant, affordable, and competitive. Carbon fuels—coal, oil, and natural gas—provide 80 percent of U.S. energy and 87 percent of global energy. They are the world’s dominant energy sources because, in most markets, they beat the alternatives in both cost and performance.


For decades, CEI has opposed regulatory overreach from the Environmental Protection Agency and other federal agencies that put undue costs on energy industries and consumers. These include President Obama’s Clean Power Plan, which would have increased consumer electricity prices without having any discernible effects on climate change. CEI’s research and policy proposals were instrumental in President Trump’s repeal of the CPP.

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Continuing to drill for oil

The National Association of Manufacturers discusses Iain Murray's writings on oil exploration.  Iain Murray of the free-market advocacy group, Competitive Enterprise Institute, reviews…

Energy

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Clean Waste

In choosing Nobelist and alternative energy enthusiast Steve Chu as his nominee to head the Department of Energy (DOE), President-elect Barack Obama is saying…

Climate

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