15 Aug 2012

MSC Expands Technical, Community Outreach Team

Pittsburgh, Pa. – The Marcellus Shale Coalition (MSC) announced today the addition of new two staff members, further underscoring the organization’s focus on public education and technical affairs. Andrew Paterson, an engineer by trade, joins the MSC as vice president – technical...
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15 Aug 2012

News bites: Energy loan staffers warned not to use personal email

Energy Department staffers working on a clean-energy loan program were told to stop using personal email addresses in official correspondence to avoid court subpoenas. The warnings came just days before solar-panel maker Solyndra declared bankruptcy, reports The Washington Post....
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15 Aug 2012

Power industry group adds veteran Dem muscle

The Edison Electric Institute (EEI), a trade group that represents for-profit power companies is adding a veteran Democratic political and Capitol Hill staffer to its communications shop. The group announced Wednesday that Ryan Rudominer will be its executive director of...
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15 Aug 2012

Thune, Grassley question stimulus funds to battery company with ties to China

Sens. John Thune (R-S.D.) and Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) on Tuesday called on Energy Secretary Steven Chu to explain whether a U.S. battery company should still receive millions of dollars in stimulus money now that it might soon be controlled by a Chinese company. “Billions...
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15 Aug 2012

Candidate leading Rep. Stearns in primary wants to abolish Energy Department

Rep. Cliff Stearns (R-Fla.) hasn’t been gentle on the Energy Department when leading the House GOP probe of Solyndra — he has even called for the firing of Energy Secretary Steven Chu. But Ted Yoho, the political novice who has apparently upset Stearns in Tuesday’s close GOP...
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15 Aug 2012

Rep. Stearns concedes GOP primary

Rep. Cliff Stearns (R-Fla.) has conceded the Republican nomination for Florida’s 3th district to local veterinarian Ted Yoho, he said in a statement on Wednesday. Yoho looked poised for an insurgent win in the surprise of Tuesday night’s primaries, but Stearns refused...
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15 Aug 2012

Congressman running Solyndra probe trails in primary vote

Rep. Cliff Stearns (R-Fla.) is facing a surprise defeat in the GOP primary for his Florida seat. Stearns is familiar to E2-Wire readers as the point man in the House GOP’s probe of Solyndra, the solar company that went belly-up after receiving a $535 million Energy Department...
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15 Aug 2012

Industry, GOP fear power grab by EPA in Alaska mine decision

Industry groups and Republican lawmakers fear the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is poised to set a new precedent in Alaska that could make it harder for companies to obtain mining permits near sensitive habitats. The EPA has signaled it might reject a proposed copper and...
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15 Aug 2012

Romney, Obama trade swing-state punches on energy

President Obama and Mitt Romney bashed each other on energy in dueling swing-state appearances Tuesday, continuing a war of words on the topic that has dominated the campaign trail in recent days. Romney appeared at an eastern Ohio coal mine to revive claims that Obama is “waging...
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15 Aug 2012

Oil industry ramps up ad campaign in swing states

The American Petroleum Institute (API) is ramping up a multimillion-dollar advertising campaign in five swing states that will likely put President Obama’s energy policies on the defensive. Voters in Colorado, Florida, Ohio, Virginia and North Carolina will hear and see more from...
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