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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Real Clear Energy

Memory Holes Are Greatly Improved

Memory holes are much more energy efficient today. And much less polluting. When George Orwell first introduced memory holes in his novel 1984, published 72 years…

Energy

The Liberty Beacon

Roadmap for the ‘Great Reset’

The Liberty Beacon blog cites CEI’s GND video series: According to the Competitive Enterprise Institute (CEI), a libertarian think tank, phasing out fossil fuels…

Energy

NewsTalk 1320 WJAS

NewsTalk 1320 WJAS

NewsTalk 1320 WJAS cites CEI senior fellow Ben Lieberman on Electric Vehicles (EVs) and environmental costs. “Ben Lieberman is a senior fellow at the Competitive Enterprise…

Energy

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Robert E. Murray, RIP

Robert E. Murray, founder of Murray Energy and a fiercest opponent in industry of global warming alarmism, died age 80 on October 25 at his…

Energy

Sam Kazman

Counsel Emeritus

  • Antitrust
  • Automobiles and Roads
  • Banking and Finance

Paige Lambermont

Research Fellow

  • Capitalism and Free Enterprise
  • Energy
  • Energy and Environment

Marlo Lewis, Jr.

Senior Fellow

  • Climate
  • Energy
  • Energy and Environment

Ben Lieberman

Senior Fellow

  • Climate
  • Energy
  • Energy and Environment

Fred L. Smith, Jr.

Founder; Chairman Emeritus

  • Automobiles and Roads
  • Aviation
  • Business and Government