Press Release: Bipartisan Congressional Leaders, American Clean Power, National Association of Manufacturers and PIPEFITTERS UNION (UA) Join Natural Allies and PAGE to Discuss Perspectives from COP28

Bipartisan congressional leaders, American Clean Power’s Jason Grumet, National Association Manufacturers’ Jay Timmons, labor leaders and industry, join former U.S. Senator Mary Landrieu (D-LA) and former U.S. Congressman Kendrick Meek (D-FL) to reflect on COP28 and next steps toward a clean energy economy

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Biden Urged to Keep LNG Exports Flowing to Help Kill Off Coal

Natural gas producers and pipeline companies are warning the Biden administration against any move to pause US liquefied natural gas export approvals, saying it would squander the climate benefits of replacing dirtier coal-fired power worldwide.

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PAGE urges Biden Administration to maintain support for LNG export facilities

WASHINGTON, D.C. (January 19, 2024) – Today, the Partnership to Address Global Emissions (PAGE) issued the below statement in response to recent reports that the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) is considering updating the criteria it uses to determine whether an application for exporting liquified natural gas (LNG) is in the public interest.

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The quickest route to reducing carbon emissions is American natural gas

August 9, 2023 - Former Democratic Congressman from Ohio Tim Ryan argues for American LNG as a global climate solution to replace coal and dirtier Russian gas while complementing the deployment of renewables.

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A secure gas supply and climate action go hand-in-hand

July 21, 2023 - PAGE Advisory Council member Richard Morningstar and his Atlantic Council colleague, Paddy Ryan, highlight natural gas’ vital role in maintaining global energy security and reducing emissions amid the energy transition.

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EU climate chief is concerned over the expansion of the coal industry in China

July 3, 2023 -The European Union’s climate chief on Monday expressed concern over the expansion of China’s coal industry, with the building of new coal-fired plants. At a conference in Beijing, Frans Timmermans said that while China is forging ahead with plans to expand its use of renewable resources such as wind and solar energy, the country has also been constructing an ever-growing number of coal-fired plants in the past few years.

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FERC approves all construction on Mountain Valley

June 29, 2023 - The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has authorized the resumption of construction activities for the Mountain Valley pipeline, clearing the way for the natural gas project to move toward completion weeks after Congress ordered federal agencies to approve it. In a unanimous order issued Wednesday, the commission said that all work on the 303-mile pipeline could proceed.

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Opinion: This Democrat and this Republican agree on a major bipartisan win for American energy

June 28, 2023 - The United States used to build huge, impressive projects really fast. We don’t do that anymore. Projects that once took months or a couple of years now take decades. The U.S. is among the slowest nations in the developed world in approving infrastructure projects – particularly when it comes to energy. Why?

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Pipeline boss says US green energy shift will need more natural gas

June 16, 2023 - Soaring demand for electricity generated by wind and solar will create more need for natural gas infrastructure to prevent blackouts, according to the boss of pipeline giant Williams Companies. The comments from Alan Armstrong, Williams’s chief executive, run counter to climate policies that aim to squeeze fossil fuels such as natural gas out of US power grids.

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Biden Admin Hypes Growing Asian Market for American Gas

May 24, 2023 - Biden administration officials on Tuesday teamed up with Alaska Republicans to pitch investors on a new pipeline and liquefied natural gas (LNG) export infrastructure complex that has long struggled to attract financing. U.S. ambassador to Japan and former Obama White House chief of staff Rahm Emanuel delivered a keynote where he made the case that investors should expect American political power to sustain market share for American LNG.

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Granholm defends support for gas pipeline, citing energy security

May 18, 2023 - Granholm endorsed the pipeline in a recent letter to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission — the federal agency that regulates the nation’s sprawling pipelines — arguing the controversial project is needed for U.S. energy security, but is also crucial to transitioning to a zero-emissions power system. One of pipeline’s big champions is Senate Energy Chair Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.), who provided the crucial vote for President Joe Biden’s climate bill last year.

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Biden administration outlines permitting reform goals, calls on Congress to pass Manchin bill

May 10, 2023 - The Biden administration on Wednesday announced its priorities for federal energy permitting reform, saying it will prioritize updating mining laws and streamlining renewables permitting on federal lands. The administration outlined 11 priorities Wednesday, including faster deployment of electrical transmission across state lines. This would include regional transfer agreements that would avert incidents like the knockout of Texas’s independent power grid during winter storms in 2021.

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U.S. ‘Urgently Needs’ All Kinds of Energy Infrastructure, Says FERC Chairman

May 10, 2023 - Addressing a recent Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee hearing, Phillips and his fellow commissioners answered questions about the challenges facing the nation’s energy systems. Phillips also addressed the contentious issue of reforming the energy permitting process, a top priority for Senate Committee Chairman Joe Manchin (D-WV) and many U.S. industries.

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Opinion: Europe Got Lucky With Gas. Better Not Tempt Fate Now

May 9, 2023 - Bloomberg Opinion Columnist Javier Blas describes how Europe’s energy outlook is looking positive, thanks in large part to its LNG imports which have effectively become the “baseload supply” for Europe.

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Permitting Reform Is Good for People and the Planet – What Is Congress Waiting For?

May 3, 2023 - Those who work in the space need not be reminded that the average NEPA review promises an average of 4.5 years in delays and $4.2 million in added costs. No, for those looking to build a clean energy future here in the United States, it’s clear our biggest hurdle is regulatory red tape. While the term “permitting reform” may not ring a bell for everyday Americans, its effects will be more than noticeable. Serious permitting reform has several tangible outcomes, and these outcomes stand to benefit the communities we love. Permitting reform means new construction jobs and increased energy production. Increased production means abundant, affordable, and increasingly clean energy.

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