Category: Energy

Does Ill. Rep. Bill Foster Think $4.21 a Gallon is the 'Best' Dems Can Do?

From the National Republican Congressional Committee (NRCC)… Vice President Biden Claims the Democrats’ Approach to Energy is “the Best it’s Ever Been” as Average Price of Gas Climbs to $4.21 a Gallon in Illinois WASHINGTON — Despite the soaring gas prices in Illinois and across the country, Bill Foster’s prospective Democrat leaders in Washington continue... Read more »

Fox Business Network Special Report: Gas Price Shock!

-By Warner Todd Huston The price of gasoline getting you down, bunkie? I don’t blame you because it is hitting us all hard in the wallet. Oh, there’s lots of finger pointing, to be sure. The left wants to blame the Republicans sold out to the oil industry, the right blames Obama for refusing to... Read more »

EXCLUSIVE VIDEO -- Newt Responds to President: Let Obama Be the Saudi Oil and Algae Guy, I'll be the American Jobs Guy

-By Warner Todd Huston Republican Presidential hopeful Newt Gingrich appeared at Otto Engineering in Carpentersville, Illinois this afternoon and had a few choice words for Barack Obama. Newt told the president than he can be the fantasy algae guy and he, Newt, will be the science candidate. Newt Slams the President as a member of... Read more »
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CPUC: When a Consumer Advocate Isn't

-By Warner Todd Huston The California Public Utility Commission (CPUC) is suppose to be a consumer advocate, it’s supposed to be a watchdog agency that keeps California’s public utilities in line so that they don’t rip off rate payers. Unfortunately, as the SF Chronicle’s Katy Grimes says, the regulator is instead responsible for a culture... Read more »

VIDEO: Roskam Releases "Ask Peter" Video on Rising Energy Costs‏

From the office of Rep. Peter Roskam (R, Illinois 6th District)… Roskam Releases “Ask Peter” Video on Rising Energy Costs WASHINGTON – Congressman Peter Roskam (IL-06) released the latest installment of Ask Peter today, a frequent video conversation with Sixth District residents about issues important to them. In this segment he addresses a Facebook comment... Read more »

Congressman Kinzinger Leads Call on Obama Administration to Implement Construction of Keystone XL Pipeline

From the office of Rep. Adam Kinzinger (R, Illinois 11th District)… Kinzinger, Community Leaders Stress Urgent Economic Need for Pipeline JOLIET, IL – Congressman Adam Kinzinger (R-IL), a member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, held a press conference along with prominent industries and organizations in support of the Keystone XL Pipeline. “As a... Read more »
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Obama Set to Cost Each of Us Hundreds a Year in Higher Electric Costs

-By Warner Todd Huston Barack Obama’s avalanche of needless regulations on coal-fueled power plants are going into effect and the net result will be the closing of hundreds of power plants all across the country just when our need for power is increasing. This will absolutely necessitate the cost of our power to skyrocket. But,... Read more »

Kinzinger on Special Report with Bret Baier

From the office of Rep. Adam Kinzinger (R, Illinois 11th District)… Ener1 was previously awarded a $118.5 million stimulus grant from the Department of Energy. But, just yesterday (January 26, 2012) Ener1 filed for bankruptcy. In a Special Report interview with Mike Emanuel Congressman Adam Kinzinger (R-IL) says the Department of Energy’s record is growing... Read more »

PG&E Wants Higher Rates Even While Collecting Millions for Improvements Never Made?

-By Warner Todd Huston Since the several disastrous accidents that claimed the lives of too many Californians, Pacific Gas & Electric has been fighting criticism over its dismal safety record. In response, the energy provider cried poor and said it needed billions for upgrades and repairs and wanted ratepayers to pay even more for its... Read more »
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Dold on Protecting Lake Michigan from Nuclear Waste‏

From the office of Rep. Robert Dold (Ill., 10th District)… U.S. Congressman Robert J. Dold spoke on the House Floor about the importance of protecting Lake Michigan from nuclear waste. As the crown jewel of the region, Dold advocated for proper and safe disposal of nuclear waste from plants such as Zion Power. http://dold.house.gov/