Jeff Bingaman, Senate Natural Resources Committee Chair, Doesn’t Know About Tax Treatment of Natural Resource Extraction

By: Monday May 16, 2011 11:00 am

The other vote we’ve been waiting for the Senate to hold, other than the one on the Ryan budget that ends Medicare, is a vote on ending $21 billion in fossil fuel subsidies to the Big 5 oil companies. This is another vote that has electoral potential, and it’s already proven to be a fairly [...]

Upton Shuts Down Clean Energy Standard

By: Tuesday February 8, 2011 11:01 am

Fred Upton put the final nail into the clean energy standard’s coffin today: House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton (R-Mich.) on Monday criticized the notion of a federal “clean energy standard” for electric utilities, comments that highlight the political hurdles facing a central piece of the White House energy agenda. In a wide-ranging [...]

Biofuel, Coal-State Dems Beg for Scraps for Industry in Future Energy Bills

By: Friday February 4, 2011 11:28 am

Democratic Senators Amy Klobuchar and Tim Johnson have taken up the call from President Obama in the State of the Union of a clean energy standard, while calling it a renewable energy standard. Klobuchar and Johnson will introduce legislation on an RES, but she praised the CES idea. In addition, their bill from last year, [...]

Republicans Seek Elimination of EPA Regulations on Greenhouse Gas Emissions

By: Wednesday February 2, 2011 9:51 am

Fred Upton (R-MI), the chair of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, has released his bill which would block the EPA from implementing greenhouse gas regulations under the Clean Air Act. This bill will likely get a vote in the House when they return to session. Rep. Fred Upton (R. Mich.), chair of the House [...]

White House Partying Like It’s 2009, Huddling with Senator on Clean Energy Standard

By: Tuesday February 1, 2011 9:53 am

I mentioned last week that the “clean energy standard” proposed by President Obama in the State of the Union didn’t look like it had the support of interest groups on either side, or the support of the House. Nevertheless, the White House and Sen. Jeff Bingaman of the Senate Natural Resources Committee are hashing out [...]

Now Obama Administration Decides to Promote Energy Agenda

By: Friday January 28, 2011 11:23 am

In a case of bad timing, the White House plans to sell their energy agenda next week, at a time when that agenda has no chance to pass Congress. Commerce Secretary Gary Locke and other administration officials will meet with business owners at an event Monday where the White House will launch its “Startup America” [...]

The Rapid Demise of the Clean Energy Standard Proposal

By: Wednesday January 26, 2011 10:39 am

One of the few actual policy prescriptions in the State of the Union address was a vow to have a “clean energy standard,” deriving 80% of the electricity in the country from clean energy sources by 2035. The words “clean energy” play an important role here. You typically hear about a “renewable energy standard,” with [...]

Clean Energy Standard, Blocking EPA Carbon Regulation on Pollution-State Senators’ Agenda

By: Monday December 20, 2010 9:59 am

The best hope for success in the 112th Congress is stasis, a kind of gridlock that doesn’t make things appreciably worse. Millions of unemployed Americans across the country would rather that government worked at giving them opportunities for jobs, but the incoming Republican House just isn’t interested in doing that. One area where stasis would [...]

Clean Energy Standard Would Redefine Renewable Energy to Include Nuclear, Clean Coal

By: Tuesday December 14, 2010 7:32 am

You know that energy policy is not going to be as friendly to environmental interests in the new Congress when the Democrat being tapped to lead a coalition is from Alaska. Is a 2011 Senate coalition on energy starting to take shape? Sen. Mark Begich (D-Alaska) said he called Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) late last [...]

support firedoglake
Follow FDL News Desk