Democratic Legislators Hold News Conference To Urge Congress To Pass The Paycheck Fairness Act

Democratic Sen. Mary Landrieu, the new chairman of the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources, is using her political experience and connections to help her get re-elected in November. “Everywhere she goes, Landrieu reminds voters that she has it — the clout to ‘deliver for Louisiana,’ the clout to take on Obama and get the Keystone XL oil pipeline built. After nearly two decades in Washington, Landrieu is the new chairman of the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources, which is no small thing for a poor state that pins its economic future to the booming oil and gas industry.” [Washington Post]

Dubai is using energy efficiency upgrades and demand management programs to cut its soaring energy and water use. “The country’s average energy consumption rate is three times that of international standards, Suhail Bin Mohammed Faraj Faris Al Mazrouei, said at a conference last year. The Dubai Integrated Energy Strategy 2030 aims to diversify the energy mix so that by 2030, the total power output of Dubai will come from natural gas (71 per cent), nuclear (12 per cent), clean coal (12 per cent), and solar energy (five per cent). This strategy also aims to reduce demand by 30 per cent.” [Gulf Business]