Read The Proposed Senate Energy Bill

The Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee has a user-friendly page on S.14, the Senate energy bill proposal. The page also tracks proposed amendments.

I agree with Steve Antler that we are very likely heading into an energy crisis; I would differ in my characterization, though, and say that it’s not that we don’t have an energy policy, it’s that we keep trying to control and manage energy markets through politicized processes and institutions, giving politically motivated special interest groups (such as environmental activists and the oil industry) the incentives and the means to try to control and manage energy markets to achieve their personal objectives.

The Senate energy bill does not improve on that gloomy outlook. I’ll have more to say on that later.