By continuing to delay the Keystone XL pipeline, President Obama continues to elevate politics over the pipeline’s merits and symbolism over acting in the U.S. national interest. Instead of giving the go-ahead to a project that would create good, middle-class jobs, boost the national economy and strengthen America’s energy security, the president talks about preserving… Keep reading →
The 114th Congress convened January 3 with energy at the top of its agenda. Both the House and the Senate kicked off the new session with approval of the Keystone XL Pipeline. That was just the start. Senator Lisa Murkowski (R-AK), the new Chairwoman of the Senate Energy Committee, has promised comprehensive energy legislation based on her Energy 2020 agenda.
The president should use this week’s visit to channel Qatar’s diplomatic energies in directions more in line with U.S. regional policy. When Emir Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani visited the White House on February 24, President Obama contended with a Qatari diplomatic scorecard that has significant marks on both sides of the ledger. Given its historically… Keep reading →
The EU executive is to unveil radical and ambitious plans on Wednesday to establish a single European market in an attempt to weaken the Kremlin’s grip on Europe’s gas supplies. “The far-reaching scheme would also strengthen the power of Brussels against national energy regulators; boost consumer choice transnationally when buying electricity services; generate a bonanza… Keep reading →
President Barack Obama vetoed legislation that approved construction of the Keystone XL pipeline. After Congress passed the bill earlier this month, Obama made goodon his many promises to veto the bill Tuesday afternoon. The action marked only the third veto of Obama’s presidency, although most predict many more to come. The president has consistently expressed… Keep reading →
Men and women from across the country are streaming into DC for the Conservative Political Action Conference – the largest gathering of conservatives in the nation – which starts on Wednesday. These far-flung conservatives bring to our nation’s capital a fresh perspective on a whole range of issues, especially on matters the Washington elite too… Keep reading →
At the request of Secretary of State John Kerry, Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz will travelled to Geneva on Saturday to join Secretary Kerry in continued negotiations with Iran over its nuclear program. Department of Energy officials have consistently been involved in these in-depth technical discussions as part of the U.S. negotiating team and Secretary… Keep reading →
Iran’s atomic energy chief and US energy secretary joined talks in Geneva on Saturday for first time, joining seven other nations in a move that may help resolve technical disputes standing, with hopes to curb Tehran’s atomic activities in exchange for sanctions relief. “Technical experts for Iran and the six nations it is negotiating with have… Keep reading →
On February 9, 2015, a bi-partisan group of 32 Senators led by Senators Heidi Heitkamp (D-ND), Roy Blunt (R-MO), Patty Murray (D-WA), and Chuck Grassley (R-IA) sent a letter to U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Gina McCarthy regarding 2014 and future biodiesel volume requirements under the federal Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS).