Archive for May, 2009

 

Weekly Political Roundup — I Know What You Did Last Summer

We’re officially in summer driving season and approaching the anniversary of historic oil and gas prices. We’ll see if the anniversary or other circumstances serve to cure Congress of its political amnesia, when it comes to th...

Conflicted on energy security and climate change

"Rise in taxes on US petrol 'not' feasible -  Energy secretary alters stance on fuel policy" -- so ran the above-the-fold headline in today's Financial Times.  A little misleading, to be sure, as DOE Secretary Steven Chu did not...

Unconventional Gas: Mirage or Oasis?

  In many ways, energy markets are in a state of constant change. Technology, regulation, innovation, economics and geopolitical developments are constantly shaping and reshaping our view of the market—in the present and the f...

Weekly Political Roundup — The Tortoise, The Hare … and the White House

Memorial Day weekend is a good time for barbecues, beaches, and baseball. It’s also the traditional start of the summer driving season, and while gas prices are not in the headlines the way they were a year ago, nor are they as ...

A comprehensive approach to energy and climate legislation?

Kudos to House Natural Resources Chairman Nick Rahall (D-WV), who announced yesterday (as reported this morning in Environment & Energy Daily, http://www.eenews.net/EEDaily/2009/05/21/ ) that he intends to have his Committee r...

Administration Seizes the Reins on Energy Security

With the introduction of cap-and-trade legislation in the House of Representatives last week, and the ongoing mark-up of comprehensive energy legislation in the Senate, it seems fair to say that congressional efforts to move forwa...

What Size Battery?

Two automotive engineers, E.D. Tate and Peter J. Savagian, recently presented a paper at the annual meeting of the Society of Automotive Engineers entitled “The CO2 Benefits of Electrification E-REVs, PHEVs, and Charging Scenari...

Weekly Political Roundup – Rubber and Roads?

  "We cannot afford to develop sudden amnesia about what happened only a year ago. Indeed, we may not have to worry. Oil prices are up by 70 percent since February. Can we continue tempting fate?” Fredrick W. Smith, Cha...

Senate energy bill – good news; bad news

There was good news and bad news yesterday in the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee mark-up of a transmission title in the pending comprehensive energy bill.  First the good news:  Supporters of the national int...

Weekly Political Roundup — Mark Your Calendars, Start Your Engines

When it comes to energy policy, the upcoming Memorial Day holiday is significant in a couple ways.   First, House Democratic leaders are busy trying to advance a climate change proposal before the Memorial Day recess. Perhaps y...
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