Daily Archives: July 2, 2012

Salazar blames Congress for layoffs

Interior Secretary Ken Salazar on Monday blamed Congress for layoffs in the wind energy sector.

Salazar lashed out at lawmakers for not extending a tax credit to producers of wind energy. The credit is set to expire at the end of the year, but Salazar said companies are already laying off workers for fear that the […]

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Gore slams Exxon CEO’s climate stance

Al Gore is bashing Exxon Mobil CEO Rex Tillerson for the executive’s recent comments that appeared to downplay the dangers of global warming.

Tillerson said last week that people will adapt to climate change, and also said that there will be an “engineering solution,” according to press accounts.

That drew the former vice president’s scorn.

“Of course, […]

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White House pushes biofuels on Navy over lawmaker objections

The Obama administration is putting another $62 million into its bet that biofuels can power the Navy, rankling many lawmakers who say the programs are wasteful.

In May, Senate Armed Services Committee members derided the $26-per-gallon biofuel and petroleum cocktail fueling the Navy’s “Great Green Fleet,” an aircraft carrier strike group testing green-energy fuels, during a […]

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Winners and losers in highway battle

Transportation advocates breathed a sigh of relief last week when Congress approved the first long-term highway bill in seven years.

The measure, approved Friday in the House and Senate, will spend $105 billion on road and transit projects through 2014, providing a measure of certainty to industry and state and local governments after a long run […]

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Obama, Romney campaigns to square off over energy

President Obama and rival Mitt Romney will trade blows over energy policy — albeit through a pair of surrogates — at a debate next week.

The Business Roundtable will host the July 11 debate in Washington, D.C., that will span controversial energy matters including the Keystone XL oil sands pipeline, hydraulic fracturing and nuclear power.

The matchup:

Stanford […]

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The Intelligencer: Marcellus Shale Coalition Aims to Answer Gas Drilling Questions

By Amanda Cregan

What is fracking? How do companies determine where to drill for natural gas? Will it pollute my water?

These are just a few questions that are likely to come before the Marcellus Shale Coalition this summer.

The coalition has launched a new online survey aimed at capturing the questions on the minds of residents across […]

News bites: Risky business around the world

Energy risks abound for nations across the globe.

The Los Angeles Times reports on the European Union’s oil embargo against Iran taking effect as Iranian officials announced new military exercises.

Reuters reports that falling oil prices “could trigger a prolonged slump in Russia.”

The Associated Press reports that Iraq’s oil revenues fell sharply from May to June.

The Wall […]

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