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October 25, 2014

Posts by Joe Warminsky

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July 25, 2014

Landrieu Expects Vote on Energy Department Nomination Soon After Recess

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Elizabeth Sherwood-Randall, the nominee to be deputy Energy secretary, arrives with husband Jeffrey Randall for a White House state dinner in February honoring French President Francois Hollande. (Andrew Harrer/Getty Images, pool photo)

Senate Energy Chairwoman Mary L. Landrieu is signaling that her committee could vote after the August break on the nominee for the No. 2 spot at the Energy Department, reports CQ Roll Call’s Geof Koss.

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July 24, 2014

Coal Country Kentuckians Will Invade Washington, Mitch McConnell Says (Video)

The EPA plans four public hearings on its proposed “Clean Power Plan” for greenhouse gas emissions from existing power plants, but none of them are in “coal country” — much to the chagrin of Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky.

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By Joe Warminsky Posted at 3:33 p.m.
Coal, Emissions

One Caribbean Nation’s Dramatic Increase in LNG Use

An energy company executive’s testimony at House hearing this week shows just how rapidly liquified natural gas can become a major part of a developing country’s economy, especially if it isn’t known for having a native supply of fossil fuels.

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July 23, 2014

NRC Nominees Heading for Trouble?

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Sessions doesn’t want a “Jaczko Jr.” (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)

There are “already signs that the path to Senate confirmation won’t be a cakewalk” for the two men nominated by President Barack Obama to fill seats on the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, reports CQ Roll Call’s Geof Koss.

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Microgrids: How the U.S. Military Can Benefit

The rise of microgrids — small, site-specific electrical power generation and distribution systems — has been documented among homeowners in disaster-prone areas and noticed by the companies that run the big grids. Nationwide, microgrids produce only about a gigawatt of power collectively, reports say, and many of those projects are by homeowners and institutions such as colleges. But there also another potentially big American player: the Defense Department.

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