Commentary

05.02.17

3 Wasteful Military Programs Congress Should Cut To Free Up Money For Upgrades

U.S. Code requires DoD installations to obtain 25 percent of their power from renewable energy sources by 2025... To meet the mandate's... the DoD simply purchases Renewable Energy Certificates...[that] allow their holder to meet renewable energy requirements without actually producing or consuming any of the energy itself.

 

05.01.17

Why it's a critical - and ideal - time to upgrade America's energy infrastructure

The natural gas surplus generated by the shale revolution has led to several benefits, including lower wellhead prices, reduced imports and rising inventories of natural gas storage. In addition, the cost of drilling new shale wells has dramatically declined. This means that fewer rigs are being employed, but new wells are more productive and cost-efficient.

 

04.29.17

Clearing the Air on Cleaning the Air

"...it is no wonder that the public is often confused about air quality in their city, county, state, and nation." That's a gentle way of saying that Americans have been misled by the media and agenda-driven environmental groups.

 

04.28.17

Ordering Up Increased Offshore Access

"Developing our abundant offshore energy resources is a critical part of a robust, forward-looking energy policy that will secure our nation's energy future and strengthen the U.S. energy renaissance."

 

04.11.17

Energy Infrastructure for a Secure America

By Vets4Energy's Rear Admiral Loren: President Trump's recent approval of both the Keystone XL and the Dakota Access pipelines was an impressive start in his plan to rebuild American infrastructure, boost our economy and invigorate job growth.

 

03.09.17

Insane to oppose efficient plant

By MA Vets4Energy chairman: "Why does the Northeast regularly experience higher energy and electricity prices during the winter months? ... It's because our regional energy infrastructure is insufficient to handle the demand we have, particularly for natural gas."

 

02.27.17

Safe Fracking: Good for America

Lt. Col. Freytes, USA (ret.) and co-chair of Florida Vets4Energy: "Many veterans of war, including myself, have concerns with foreign products being purchased from countries at war... We have come a long way in recent years to obtain our own oil and natural gas within the U.S., however we can't lift our feet off of the pedal."

 

02.21.17

Dennis Freytes: Safe fracking - good for America

Many veterans of war, including myself, have concerns with foreign products being purchased from countries at war, namely the Middle East. We have come a long way in recent years to obtain our own oil and natural gas within the U.S. However, we can't lift our feet off the proverbial pedal.

 

01.08.17

U.S. energy dependence aids nation's security

As a veteran, I am proud of my years in service to our nation. During my 10 years as an officer in the U.S. Coast Guard, I observed some unsettling events... Most troubling as a vet, however, is the continued U.S. reliance on petroleum from Middle Eastern nations, which indirectly supports terrorist institutions (by Vets4Energy Chairman Nic Porta)

 

01.05.17

Infrastructure crisis is a golden opportunity

As veterans, we know that some of our brothers and sisters in uniform struggle to find purpose or a new career after their separation from the military. The fact is that veterans have the skills and background necessary to do these jobs... We can hit both proverbial birds with this infrastructure improvement stone.