December 18, 2013
Statement on Energy Tax Reform Discussion Draft
Securing America’s Future Energy (SAFE) applauds Senator Baucus’ commitment to the broad principle of tax simplification with respect to the energy sector. SAFE strongly encourages ...More
November 5, 2013
Examiner Editorial: SAFE has an energy proposal that merits bipartisan support
From alternative resource projects to the Keystone XL pipeline, energy proposals from both political parties often fail for lack of bipartisan support. Consequently, a party usually needs to control both houses of Congress before such proposals can be enacted. But leaders of Securing America’s Future Energy, a nonpartisan advocacy group, hope to break this stalemate with an approach they believe could receive support from Democrats and Republicans alike.
The SAFE proposal would allow oil and gas extraction on some federal lands, and also help develop alternative energy sources. “As we open up new federal lands for new drilling, we need to divert some of that new revenue to research and development to accelerate the use of some of these alternatives,” said Ken Blackwell, a senior adviser to SAFE and former Ohio Secretary of State.
“We’ve got the potential that no nation in the world has ever experienced — and that is to have more natural resources in terms of our petroleum reserves, our natural gas reserves and our coal reserves,” said retired Gen. James Conway, a member of SAFE’s Energy Security Leadership Council. “And it calls out for a national strategic energy plan.”More
November 5, 2013
Shultz and Smith: Making the Most of the U.S. Energy Boom
Fully maximizing the opportunities presented by the American energy revolution will require a concerted national effort that prioritizes investment in the development of advanced energy technologies—such as low-cost advanced batteries for electric vehicles and more-efficient home refueling units for natural gas vehicles—along with continued growth in domestic energy production. The volatility of oil prices, the presence of anticompetitive forces like OPEC, and the political and fiscal risks to significant and sustained energy-related research and development create an acute need for strong leadership from Washington if we are to capitalize on this moment.More
October 17, 2013
Nostrum Energy LLC Wins First Inaugural Emerging Innovation Award
Washington, D.C. —Securing America’s Future Energy (SAFE) is pleased to announce that Nostrum Energy LLC is the winner of the inaugural Emerging Innovation Award (EIA), ...More
October 16, 2013
In D.C., CEOs Talk Up Alternative Fuels
FedEx’s Mr. Smith said he liked electric vehicles for short and natural gas for longer-haul trucks. “We strongly believe that, over time, all-electric for short-haul light-duty commercial vehicles will be very compelling as the next generation of batteries come out,” he said.
Among the advantages over diesel: Per-mile operating costs are lower, and “cities love them because there’s zero emissions,” he said.
“You do have some pioneers out there, and pioneers often get arrows in their back,” Mr. Smith said. “But if you get it right, you end up with a tremendous competitive advantage.”More
October 16, 2013
A National Strategy: Can Opponents in the Energy Debate Find Common Ground to Reduce Oil Dependence?
This panel disscussion from OPEC +40: A National Summit on Energy Security explores the urgency of a bipartisan effort to craft a comprehensive energy security strategy.More