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U.S. About to Shatter Oil Production Records

Remember when the United States was seemingly about to run out of oil? In 2006, then-President George W. Bush declared the United States was "addicted to oil," and the impending shortcoming in oil supplies meant the U.S. must "break this addiction." Fast-forward 12 years and American oil producers are about to produce more oil than they ever have before. ...

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Renewable energy costs more jobs than it creates

There are an estimated 6,200 jobs in renewable energy in Minnesota. But these have come at the cost of higher energy prices for Minnesota's consumers. If they had that extra money to spend on other things, they would have generated 8,700 jobs elsewhere. When we consider the benefits of renewable energy in terms of jobs, we also have to consider the costs in terms of the jobs lost to generate them. ...

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How Installing Wind Energy Increases Electricity Prices

American Experiment has recently launched a billboard campaign highlighting the findings of our study “Energy Policy in Minnesota: The High Cost of Failure,” and we have received some feedback on the report and the corresponding billboard campaign: After reading through some of this feedback, there are still some misconceptions that can be clarified about the impact of wind energy and electricity prices. Many people believe that adding wind power to the grid reduces the cost of electricity because there are no fuel costs for wind turbines. It is true that wind has no fuel cost, however this is only a very small...

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American Experiment’s Wind Energy Campaign Comes to Freeborn County

If you haven't read American Experiment's explosive report on wind energy, Energy Policy in Minnesota: The High Cost of Failure, you should. It documents the fact that around $15 billion has been spent on wind energy in Minnesota, with no discernible impact other than rising electricity rates. You can download the report as well as read a fact sheet summarizing its findings at MNGreenEnergyFails.com. Freeborn County has been the scene of growing opposition to noisy, unsightly, unproductive and land-devouring wind turbine farms. It is also where the Center has placed billboards along Highways 90 and 35 promoting its wind energy campaign...

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