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November 21, 2014

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November 19, 2014

Whitehouse Pitches Carbon Carrot to EPA’s Stick

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Rhode Island Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (Douglas Graham/CQ Roll Call)

Climate issue advocate Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse, D-R.I., is once again pushing for a price on carbon dioxide in a bill he introduced Wednesday. Full story

November 17, 2014

This Week: Keystone Vote, Policy Outlook

Congress is in full swing to wrap up lame duck priorities and the Senate is expected to vote on a measure to approve the Keystone XL pipeline Tuesday. Here is a schedule of other events on tap. Full story

November 14, 2014

ICYMI: Keystone & LNG

This week saw lots of action on the Keystone XL Pipeline and liquefied natural gas exports. Full story

November 10, 2014

EIA: More LNG Exports Would Raise Gas Prices, CO2

LNG EIA EIA: More LNG Exports Would Raise Gas Prices, CO2Increased exports of liquefied natural gas would raise gas prices 4 to 11 percent above a reference case, which would lead to an increased use of coal for electricity generation, according to the Energy Information Administration. Full story

This Week: Congress is Back

Congress comes back this week to sort out prospects for the lame duck session and there are quite a few events in town focusing on aspects of energy policy. Full story

November 7, 2014

ICYMI: Election, Research and FERC on CO2

The Republican wave of wins in Tuesday’s election and seizure of Senate power has a series of energy ramifications, which we covered in a slew of stories including the prospects for Yucca Mountain nuclear waste repository and GOP talk of conciliation. Full story

LaFleur Elaborates on FERC Role in CO2 Rules

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(Federal Energy Regulatory Commission)

As the comment session for EPA’s proposed regulations for carbon dioxide emissions comes to a close after this month, the chairwoman of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission says there are potential issues of concern with the rules but that she is avoiding becoming overly involved at this point. Full story

DOE Announces $16 Million for Cleaner Coal Tech

The Energy Department Thursday selected four projects to develop gasification systems to turn coal into syngas to produce power, chemicals and transportation fuel in processes that produce lower carbon dioxide emissions.   Full story

November 6, 2014

Election Energy Roundup

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(Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)

Early Wednesday, CQ Roll Call’s reporting team began parsing expected election impact and laying out how the GOP takeover would affect Senate energy policy. Here are some of the stories, with those requiring a CQ subscription marked with ($). Full story

How EPA’s Hyundai Settlement Stacks Up


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The $100 million civil penalty EPA levied against Hyundai and Kia, which we reported on Monday, was the largest ever under the Clean Air Act, in terms of unadjusted dollar amounts. Full story

November 5, 2014

GOP in Charge and Ready to … Talk

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Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., center, his wife Elaine Chao, and Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., address the crowd during a party for Kentucky Republicans in Louisville, Ky., November 4, 2014. McConnell defeated Democratic challenger Alison Lundergan Grimes. (Photo By Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)

Following a wave of Republican victories Tuesday night in which the party seized control of the Senate by at least two seats, the winners are sounding a conciliatory tone. Full story

November 4, 2014

Institutions Adding Bigger Microgrids

Santa Fe Community College celebrated the addition of a 1.5 MW solar facility.

Universities and hospitals are installing larger and more self sustaining electric generation facilities to lower their utility costs, increase their renewable portfolios and provide greater independence from the power grid. Full story

November 3, 2014

The Week Ahead: Elections, CO2 Regs & Waste-to-Energy

It’s election week and with polls in a number of races too close to call, the outcome Tuesday is anyone’s guess. Recounts and runoffs could very well mean we won’t know who will control the Senate for weeks or even a month.

CQ Roll Call will drill through the impact of the election results at a conference Thursday, with insight from congressional gurus and our knowledgeable reporters. Full story

October 31, 2014

Republican Rhetoric Might Be Shifting On Climate Change

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Speaker of the House John Boehner, R-Ohio, during his weekly on-camera press briefing in the U.S. Capitol. (Photo By Douglas Graham/CQ Roll Call)

If you follow the political debate around climate change, you may have noticed that some Republicans have started to soften their rhetorical stance on the causes, impact and solutions to fighting global warming. Lately on the campaign trail, when asked their thoughts on the subject, some have simply replied: “I’m not a scientist.” Full story

By Clyde McGrady Posted at 12:06 p.m.

October 30, 2014

Moniz Talks ‘War on Coal’ and Energy Investment

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Energy Secretary Ernest J. Moniz. (


Energy Secretary Ernest J. Moniz was on hand to discuss energy policy on day two of the Ideas Forum hosted by the Aspen Institute and the Atlantic. He was asked a range of questions from his thoughts on tax reform to what’s necessary to get better energy infrastructure investment in the United States. Full story

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