Daily Archives: August 3, 2012

Former Interior official: Don’t extend Arctic drilling schedule

The Interior Department should resist calls to expand the drilling season in Arctic waters off the Alaskan coast, a former Interior official said Friday.

Drilling plans in the Beaufort and Chukchi Seas were composed on a “historical timeline” and based on “reason and fact,” Michael Bromwich, the attorney who led an overhaul of Interior’s deepwater […]

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Senate extends two biofuels tax credits

The Senate Finance Committee on Thursday voted to extend two biofuels tax credits for “next generation” technology that some Republicans say have not lived up to promises.

The biofuels credits, which are due to expire Dec. 31, passed in the tax extenders package approved Thursday by the Senate.

They grabbed less attention than the wind […]

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Enviros want Obama to block airline emissions trading protest

A coalition of environmental groups is calling on President Obama to stop Congress from protesting a requirement that U.S. airlines trade carbon emissions on flights to and from European countries.

Congress is considering legislation to block the European emissions trading requirement from being applied to U.S. airlines.

But a group of 11 environmental groups said […]

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Five dozen lawmakers protest ‘untenable’ oil field regulations

A bipartisan group of House members has called on the Department of Transportation to reverse regulatory guidance issued in June that limits the ability of supply trucks to service oil and gas fields.

Rep. Jeff Landry (R-La.) and 60 other members of the House argued in a letter to Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood that the guidance […]

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New Obama Web video swipes at Romney over wind energy credit

President Obama’s campaign released a Web video Friday profiling the owner of a small Michigan wind farming business, arguing the president’s push for alternative energy programs has stimulated job growth.

The video comes as some of […]

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ThEC12 in Shanghai Registration Open

Top scientists and experts in Thorium Energy are contributing to ThEC12 and will discuss its role in our future energy mix. ThEC12 presents the best opportunity for researchers, engineers, organisations and business leaders in related fields to present, learn and collaborate to make Thorium Energy utilization a common reality.

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News bites: Soldiers look to solar power

Tiny solar devices might soon be powering up soldiers in the field, Fast Company explains.

Politics and logistics could sap Israel’s natural-gas export potential, according to Bloomberg.

BP and Petrobras struck oil in an deepwater operation off Brazil’s northeast coast, Reuters reports.

A Hawaii wind farm that caught fire this week is considered an “industry pioneer,” says The […]

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Regulatory czar leaving White House to return to Harvard Law School

Cass Sunstein, a top adviser to President Obama who functions as a gatekeeper on federal regulations, is leaving the White House to return to Harvard Law School.

Obama heralded Sunstein, administrator of the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, “for his friendship and for his years of exceptional service.”

“For the last three and a half years, Cass […]

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GOP Rep. Mica to Senate: Pass airline emission trading ban before ‘recess’

House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Chairman Rep. John Mica (R-Fla.) said Friday that the Senate should pass a bill banning European countries from requiring U.S. airlines to trade carbon emissions.

Despite protests from both Congress and the U.S. airline industry, the requirement took effect on Jan. 1. Airlines will now have to make their first payments […]

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OVERNIGHT ENERGY: Interior’s ex-drilling chief in focus

ON TAP FRIDAY: Friday will bring an appearance by Michael Bromwich, the outspoken attorney who led the overhaul of Interior’s troubled offshore drilling branch after the 2010 BP oil spill.

Bromwich, who left Interior in late 2011, now heads a crisis management and strategic advisory firm. He’ll make remarks at the National Press Club Friday along […]

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