Daily Archives: March 7, 2012

What They’re Saying: Marcellus on Main Street Demonstrates That The “Entrepreneurial Spirit is Alive and Well”

March 7, 2012 In the News, Newsroom
What They’re Saying: Marcellus on Main Street Demonstrates That The “Entrepreneurial Spirit is Alive and Well”
“Web-based tool will further connect the dots between Main Street and the natural gas industry”
New website “designed to help small and […]

Obama makes swing-state energy push amid GOP attacks over high gas prices

President Obama on Wednesday touted White House efforts to boost deployment of electric-powered and natural gas vehicles during his third energy-themed speech in as many weeks in electoral battleground states.

The remarks at a Daimler Trucks North America manufacturing plant in North Carolina reflect an aggressive White House push to rebut GOP attacks over gasoline prices, […]

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House approves bill easing hydropower development rules

The House on Wednesday afternoon approved legislation making it easier for western states to develop hydropower in canals and ditches.

Members approved the bill in a 265-154 vote, in which more than two dozen Democrats joined Republicans.

The Bureau of Reclamation Small Conduit Hydropower Development and Rural Jobs Act, H.R. 2842, was hailed by Republicans this week […]

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Director of Gore’s ‘Inconvenient Truth’ tapped for pro-Obama documentary

President Obama’s reelection campaign plans to release a 17-minute documentary promoting the success of his first term in office, the campaign announced Wednesday.

The documentary director is Davis Guggenheim, the filmmaker behind former Democratic Vice President Al Gore’s Oscar-winning global warming documentary “An Inconvenient Truth.” Guggenheim also helped produce the 30-minute Obama infomercial for Obama’s […]

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Deal ensures Energy Department will recover majority of Beacon loan

A private-equity firm has closed a deal to buy most of bankrupt energy firm Beacon Power Corp.’s assets, ensuring that the Obama administration recovers the majority of a taxpayer-backed loan to the company.

Rockland Capital said Wednesday it has acquired Beacon’s Stephentown, N.Y., energy storage plant, along with the majority of the company’s assets.

The Obama […]

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Rep. Stearns office denies opponent’s bribery accusations

The primary opponent of Rep. Cliff Stearns (R-Fla.) said Wednesday that the incumbent congressman offered him a $25,000 bribe to exit the race in Florida’s new 3rd congressional district, and that the FBI is now investigating the matter, according to a report in the Florida Times-Union.

But a spokesman for Stearns said the report was “totally […]

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Romney: Obama can’t ‘precisely set the price at the pump’ for gas

Mitt Romney on Wednesday said that President Obama shouldn’t be held directly responsible for rising gas prices.

“I think people recognize that the president can’t precisely set the price at the pump,” Romney told CNBC on […]

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News bites: The changing oil landscape

The Houston Chronicle reports on the evolution of the oil industry, noting that growing demand is fueling a push to invest more in deepwater production and other frontiers.

But the Chronicle, reporting from the huge CERA Week conference in Houston, also notes that the U.S. shale gas development boom might be hard to replicate elsewhere.

Bloomberg reports […]

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White House policies ‘actually designed’ to raise gas prices, says McConnell

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) on Wednesday charged the Obama administration of working behind the scenes to drive up gas prices — an allegation White House officials have denied.

“When it comes to the rising cost of gas at the pump, it’s my view that the administration’s policies are actually designed to bring about […]

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Obama to push green cars in NC

The president will highlight vehicles fueled by alternative energies in swing-state North Carolina. 

President Obama will use a Wednesday stop in North Carolina, a state he narrowly won in 2008, to call for tax credits and grants aimed at expanding the use of alternative energy vehicles.

His remarks at a Daimler Trucks North America manufacturing plant will […]

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