17 Jul 2012

A Worldwide Energy Solution America Can Supply

A Worldwide Energy Solution America Can Supply The following is an article that appeared in Today’s Energy Solutions, a GIE media publication. http://www.onlinetes.com/tes0712-energy-solutions.aspx Ever wonder where our energy comes from? Read on to learn about the energy...
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17 Jul 2012

Ads hit GOP lawmakers for opposing Navy biofuels

A liberal-leaning national security group has a six-figure ad campaign attacking four Republicans, including potential vice presidential pick Sen. Rob Portman (R-Ohio) and House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.), over their opposition to the Navy’s biofuels program. The Truman...
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17 Jul 2012

Co-ops rally against Obama DOE plan

An influential electric power trade group is rallying its members to oppose an Energy Department (DOE) plan that it says would raise costs on rural hydroelectric power customers without their consent.
 
 The memo from Energy Secretary Steven Chu calls on the nation’s four...
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17 Jul 2012

Climate scientists want ‘serious’ State Dept. review of oil sands emissions

Ten widely cited climate scientists say the State Department’s review of the proposed Keystone XL pipeline should include a “serious” evaluation of how enabling Canadian oil sands development will affect the planet’s climate. Their new letter is part of an effort by anti-Keystone...
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17 Jul 2012

Bingaman to push for expanded oversight of power grid in cybersecurity bill

Senate Energy and Natural Resources Chairman Jeff Bingaman (D-N.M.) on Tuesday announced he plans to offer legislation to increase federal oversight of the electric grid as as an amendment to a larger cybersecurity bill. The bill, S. 1342, would give the Federal Energy Regulatory...
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17 Jul 2012

Sens. Lieberman, Collins press regulator on electric grid security

In a move to heighten cybersecurity protections, two senators are pressuring the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) to step up its enforcement of groups that oversee access to the electric grid’s computer systems. In a letter to FERC Chairman Jon Wellinghoff on Tuesday,...
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17 Jul 2012

News bites: Setbacks for Shell’s Arctic push, German leader’s climate plea, and more

The Houston Chronicle reports that Shell’s plans to drill off Alaska’s coast this summer have suffered a “series of setbacks” in recent days. Wired magazine reports that hackers have targeted oil companies over Arctic drilling. From their online piece: Five top multinational oil...
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17 Jul 2012

Republican-led House panel keeps ‘activist’ EPA in its crosshairs

Republicans in the House Energy and Commerce Committee say they have more work to do to “rein in the activist” Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) before the congressional session ends. Failure to keep the EPA from wielding the Clean Air Act as a regulatory job-killer ranks...
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17 Jul 2012

OVERNIGHT ENERGY: Fault lines on power grid cybersecurity

State of Play: Senate lawmakers will learn Tuesday what regulators are doing to protect the electric grid from computer attacks at a time when cybersecurity legislation remains in political limbo on Capitol Hill. The Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee will convene a...
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