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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New Challenge to Endangerment Finding

Politico’s Morning Energy covers a coalition letter, led by CEI, urging the EPA to review the “endangerment finding.” A group of 60 skeptics of…

Climate

Axios

Axios Generate

Axios discusses the endangerment finding with Myron Ebell. “I don’t think you’re going to see [EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt] challenge the endangerment finding. I…

Climate

Houston Chronicle

Trump Faces Next Climate Hurdle

The Houston Chronicle discusses the Paris Climate Treaty with Myron Ebell, President Donald Trump, three months after he pulled the U.S. out of the Paris…

Climate

Politico

Conservatives Back Anti-SCC Bill

Politico’s Morning Energy covers a coalition letter, signed by CEI, supporting the Transparency and Honesty in Energy Regulations Act. A group of 20…

Energy

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