Roll Call: Latest News on Capitol Hill, Congress, Politics and Elections
February 11, 2016

Posts in "Uncategorized"

March 27, 2015

Thanks for Visiting


Moniz fishing for salmon in Alaska with Verne Martell, Sen. Lisa Murkowski's husband.

Moniz fishing for salmon in Alaska with Verne Martell, Sen. Lisa Murkowski’s husband.

Thanks for visiting Energy Xtra.
Full story

March 26, 2015

Illinois Lawmakers Tap Renewable Funds for Budget Fix


To mitigate a budget crisis, Illinois lawmakers are eying renewable energy fees collected from ratepayers. Full story

March 25, 2015

Grid Attacks Occur Weekly


Many of the suspects of weekly cyber attacks on the power grid are never identified.

Full story

March 24, 2015

Drought Strains California Hydropower


California’s snow pack is a fraction of normal, threatening hydropower potential.

Full story

March 23, 2015

Solar Panels and Home Sales


Leased solar panels can complicate home sales.

Full story

March 20, 2015

K9 Methane Detection


California may use humankind’s best friend to find natural gas leaks. Full story

March 19, 2015

Low Oil Prices Bring Less Offshore Interest


The level of interest in new oil and gas leases this week in the Gulf of Mexico was lower than in past offerings. Full story

March 18, 2015

DOE Taking Lawmakers on Yucca Tour


Members of a House Energy and Commerce subcommittee are heading to Nevada next month to tour Yucca Mountain. Full story

March 17, 2015

Ivanpah Air Petition Filed


Solar Partners filed a petition to amend the air quality conditions for the Ivanpah concentrating solar plant.

Full story

March 16, 2015

Texas LNG Files Pre-approval, Cites Mexico


A company looking to build a liquefied natural gas terminal in Brownsville, Texas, notified the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission of its plans last week. Full story

March 13, 2015

Murkowski Juggles Alaskan and National Oil Policy


The oil and gas boom has not been as kind to Sen. Lisa Murkowski’s home state, isolated and beleaguered Alaska, where crude oil production, a major source of revenue and jobs, is falling, CQ Roll Call’s Geof Koss reports after a a sit down with the chairwoman of the Energy and Natural Resources Committee. Full story

March 12, 2015

California Renewable Plan Altered


Counties won a bit of a reprieve from a plan for renewable energy projects on  22 million acres of California desert. Full story

March 11, 2015

Japan Moving To Restart Reactors


The island nation is moving forward with plans to restart its nuclear power plants, idled in the wake of the Fukushima disaster four years ago. Full story

March 10, 2015

Region, Not Party, Determines RFS Divide


Small-government Republicans control both chambers, but regional divisions make it unlikely that critics can even partially repeal the renewable fuel standard, as a bipartisan trio of senators proposed last month, CQ Roll Call’s Geof Koss reports. The divisions could be summed up as Big Oil vs Big Ethanol. Full story

March 9, 2015

More Questions About Diablo Canyon Nucler Plant


Pacific Gas and Electric Co. equipment at Diablo Canyon nuclear plant before verifying it could pass a seismic safety test.

The company realized the mistake in 2011 and said the parts were safe after a subsequent analysis, the San Francisco Chronicle reported:

Starting in 2008, PG&E swapped out the plant’s old steam generators and reactor vessel heads without evaluating whether the replacements could withstand a major earthquake on the Hosgri Fault — just 3 miles away — and a simultaneous loss of cooling water within the reactors.

By Randy Leonard Posted at 12:47 p.m.
Uncategorized

Sign In

Forgot password?

Or

Subscribe

Receive daily coverage of the people, politics and personality of Capitol Hill.

Subscription | Free Trial

Logging you in. One moment, please...