Congress Struggles With Funding Repairs To U.S. Capitol Dome

Lloyd Ritter, Director of the Agriculture Energy Coalition, stated, “The House of Representatives’ overwhelming vote shows that there is strong, bipartisan support for the energy title programs

OPAL Pipeline To Connect To Baltic Sea

FERC Won’t Consider Big Climate Change Effects in Pipeline Reviews

GOP’s “Tax Cuts And Jobs Act” Trims Renewable Energy And Other Tax Credits

Congress Meets As Government Shutdown Looms

The House Plan is a significant step by Republican lawmakers to fulfill a campaign promise to reform the United States tax code.

Obama's New Proposed Regulations On Coal Energy Production Met With Ire Through Kentucky's Coal Country

On February 4, 2015, the White House released a fact sheet describing its efforts to create a “21st Century Clean Transportation System”.


There weren’t too many surprises from Jeb Bush when he outlined his energy strategy in Pennsylvania earlier this week. The former Florida Governor is recovering from a drop in the polls following a poor showing in the latest Republican debate and was hitting all the right notes for traditional conservatives with his standard GOP energy… Keep reading →

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Hewlett Packard announced a 12-year contract to buy a stake in a wind farm that Sun Edison plans to expand in Texas. [The NY Times] House Republicans have unveiled a package of bills outlining their plans for the country’s energy infrastructure. [The Hill] Pepco takes more than a month longer to connect customers who want to use… Keep reading →

Congress Reconvenes After Midterm Elections

  Influential constitutional scholar Laurence Tribe is arguing against the Obama administration’s Clean Power Plan. Tribe, who once represented Al Gore, is scheduled to be a witness before the GOP controlled Energy and Commerce committee hearing. “Burning the Constitution should not become part of our national energy policy,” Tribe writes in his prepared testimony, in… Keep reading →

Australian Prime Minister Addresses Joint Meeting Of Congress

The House Energy and Commerce Committee lead by Chairman Fred Upton has released a “framework document” Monday that outlines their legislative goals for energy policy. Congressman Upton said, “Our energy realities have changed dramatically – we’ve gone from bust to boom practically overnight. However, today’s energy policies are lagging far behind.” The four-part outline described… Keep reading →

House Republication Conference Holds Weekly Meeting

An article in The New Yorker features an interview with John Podesta, a newly appointed White House Advisor on energy and climate issues, who claims Republican lobbying efforts against the Keystone XL Pipeline backfired. Podesta said the pipeline was “rolling toward approval,” but strong-arm tactics led by API slowed the approval process long enough for… Keep reading →