Renewable Markets

EPA's Michael Leavitt Signs Clean Air Nonroad Diesel Rule

Republican politicians are increasing their efforts to lift the ban on oil exports, arguing the recent surge in domestic-energy production has made the ban redundant. [Fox] Asian government leaders are panning to combat their energy deficit and the effects of  climate change by shifting toward renewable energy. [CNBC] The Interior Department has announced proposed a new… Keep reading →

Germany Invests In Renewable Energy Sources

Slumping commodity prices are putting strong pressure on mining companies to reduce the costs of doing business. Since energy costs comprise an ever-increasing portion of mining operators’ expenses, attention is focused on the price of diesel, transportation expenses to remote sites and full cost-recovery efforts by power utilities, some of whom are also facing the… Keep reading →

As Default Deadline Nears, Congress Continues Debate Debt Ceiling Plan

On September 17, 2014, the Senate Committee on Finance held a hearing titled “Reforming America’s Outdated Energy Tax Code” to discuss possible reforms to the U.S. energy tax policy. Senate Finance Committee Chairman Sen. Ron Wyden (D-OR) underscored the need for predictable, level playing-field tax policy that puts renewables on the same footing as other… Keep reading →