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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CEI Response to Wyoming Fracking Ruling

The Competitive Enterprise Institute’s William Yeatman responded today to the U.S. District Court for the District of Wyoming’s ruling striking down a Bureau of Land…

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AEA’s Unprincipled Stand

Last Thursday the House of Representatives passed H.R. 6, the Domestic Prosperity and Global Freedom Act with a bipartisan vote of 266-150. The bill orders the…

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National Review

Maryland’s Low-Energy Chill

The increased cost of energy isn’t just a side effect of Maryland’s environmental agenda; for radical green policymakers, it’s the point, explains Myron Ebell, the…

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