Organisation Name
American Petroleum Institute (API)
InfluenceMap Query
Need for Climate Regulation
Data Source
Main Web Site
 
 

Score for this Data / Query Cell

-0.67

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Not fully supporting the need for climate change regulation

InfluenceMap Comment:

Evidence suggests not supporting government regulation to respond to climate change: API is calling for rollbacks to NEPA and opposing EV tax credits & biofuel mandates, advoating isntead for a free-market approach ('Policy priorities', corporate website, Jan 2020)

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For example, modernizing the National Environmental Policy Act’s (NEPA) maze of permitting rules is necessary to the sustainable development of the nation’s vast energy resources. [...] Consumer-friendly transportation policies require a free-market approach to ensure a level-playing field for all Americans. Government mandates and subsidies harm consumers by unfairly disrupting market decisions. For example, biofuel mandates distort the marketplace to use products that can damage vehicles, while electric vehicle (EV) tax credits subsidize upper-income households purchasing luxury vehicles at the expense of taxpayers.

Created: 28/01/2020 Last edited: 28/01/2020

 

Unclear if supporting the need for climate change regulation

InfluenceMap Comment:

Evidence suggests supporting government policy which sets up market-based solution however, position on other forms of policy are unclear ('Climate Change', Corporate website, 2020)

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The following principles will guide API’s perspective on public policies that address the risks of climate change. Sound public policy approaches must be designed to: ·  Facilitate meaningful GHG emissions reductions and conservation from all sectors of the economy. ·  Balance economic, environmental and energy security needs. ·  Promote economy-wide innovation and development of cost-effective technologies to meaningfully reduce GHG emissions. ·  Optimize solutions by eliminating redundant or contradictory policies. ·  Support market-based policies to drive innovation. ·  Maintain the competitive positioning of U.S. businesses in global markets. ·  Rely upon predictable and economically efficient policy frameworks, such as the use of offsets, that foster competition and utilize economy-wide market forces, to deliver outcomes at the least cost to society. ·  Ensure that energy producers, manufacturers and suppliers are responsible for their direct emissions. ·  Recognize and appropriately account for early and/or voluntary actions. ·  Make the costs and associated climate benefits of any policy fully transparent to the American public. ·  Continue to advance understanding of global climate change in order to calibrate and adapt future policies appropriately and effectively.

Created: 22/01/2020 Last edited: 22/01/2020

 

Not fully supporting the need for climate change regulation

InfluenceMap Comment:

The API is explicitly supporting a market-based response to climate change rather than government regulation. (Corporate Website, 2019 State of American Energy Report, p.44)

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 Markets, not government interventions, should determine energy sources for power generation. They reward innovation, work toward lower prices, reduce emissions in the power sector and benefit consumers. Because of natural gas’ abundance and flexibility, it is increasingly the fuel of choice for generating electricity. Markets should be allowed to function freely, without government putting its thumb on the scales.

Created: 10/01/2019 Last edited: 08/03/2019