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October 21, 2014

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October 17, 2014

ICYMI: Oil Slides, CO2 Talk & Yucca Echoes

Down, down, down was the way oil looked this week, with the global benchmark Brent crude dropping 27 percent from July before rebounding slightly Thursday. Full story

September 19, 2014

UC Board of Regents Votes to Approve New Sustainable Investment Framework

The sustainable investment movement gained more momentum after the University of California’s Board of Regents voted Wednesday to approve a new framework – Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) – for its investments. Full story

Coal Politics & Shifting Loyalties in the Mountain State

National Review has a story up that looks (with glee) at the shifting party allegiance in West Virginia. Once a reliably blue state, West Virginia has been supporting Republicans in recent elections. Of course, this all comes down to one issue: coal. Full story

September 10, 2014

Oil and Gas Disputes Central to Scotland’s Independence Move

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Protesters on both sides of the Scotish referendum in Glasgow Wednesday.
(Mark Runnacles/Getty Images)

Next week Scottish voters will determine if they will cut ties from England, a move motivated in part by a desire to claim a larger share of energy revenue but which could have ramifications for oil and gas companies operating there as well as global markets. Full story

July 14, 2014

Welcome to Energy Xtra

leonard016 070214 240x165 Welcome to Energy XtraWelcome to Energy Xtra, the fifth Policy Pulse blog from CQ Roll Call, where we’ll be covering the all-of-the-above energy debates on renewable generation, efficiency, electric reliability, infrastructure, nuclear developments, coal technology and implications of the ongoing oil and gas boom.

We’ll bring you keen insight from Capitol Hill by our CQ Roll Call energy team and delve into some of the less-covered debates that retain broad implications for those of you in hometowns far from the D.C. beltway.

A word about me: I’ve been covering energy and environmental policy on Capitol Hill for the better part of a year and have written energy stories for The New York Times, National Geographic, The Atlantic and The Wall Street Journal’s MarketWatch.

I have a degree in geology and a background as an environmental consultant conducting investigations at fuel sites owned by big oil. Raised on a mountaintop in California, I visited every state in the Union by the age of 18 and have lived in New York City and Chicago.

(CQ Roll Call’s other Policy Pulse blogs are: Technocrat, for the tech and telecom community; Five by Five, which covers the defense industry and national security; The Container, on all things transportation; and Healthopolis, a forum for health policy news.)

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