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Posts by Joe Warminsky

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July 25, 2014

Landrieu Expects Vote on Energy Department Nomination Soon After Recess

Guests Arrive For White House State Dinner In Honor Of French President

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)

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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?

Campaign Finance Reform

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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