Energy policy - the best personalized free web-based Email en en Energy policy New Mexico assets capture attention of oil and gas giants ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — As New Mexico's elected leaders wrangle over raising taxes to plug a budget shortfall, major multinational energy companies have quietly spent more than $13 billion in recent months on assets in the state's oil and gas hot spots. The new wave of investment bodes well for the industry being able to generate much-needed revenues for... Tue, 18 Apr 2017 20:34:00 GMT 2017-04-18T20:34:00Z Minnesota House wants oil pipeline to skirt regulator ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Republican lawmakers advanced legislation Thursday that would allow a Canadian energy company to bypass regulatory hurdles and build a $7.5 billion replacement for an existing oil pipeline in Minnesota. It was part of a larger jobs and energy bill that also passed largely along party lines by a vote of 76-55. Debate over the Enbridg... Fri, 07 Apr 2017 01:09:00 GMT 2017-04-07T01:09:00Z Exelon rivals sue to block billions of dollars in subsidies CHICAGO (AP) — Competitors of Chicago-based Exelon Corp. filed a federal lawsuit Tuesday opposing legislation that provides billions of dollars in subsidies to the power giant. The legislation approved in December provides as much as $235 million per year to Exelon to keep unprofitable nuclear plants running in Clinton and the Quad Cities. More than 4 million customers of po... Wed, 15 Feb 2017 02:15:00 GMT 2017-02-15T02:15:00Z Rebuking Obama, Trump boosts Keystone XL, Dakota pipelines WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump moved swiftly Tuesday to advance the controversial Keystone XL and Dakota Access oil pipelines, signing executive actions to aggressively overhaul America's energy policy and deal a sharp blow to Barack Obama's legacy on climate change. Obama had personally halted the Keystone XL project, which was to bring oil fro... Wed, 25 Jan 2017 01:30:00 GMT 2017-01-25T01:30:00Z S&P: Downturn in energy production hits budgets in 6 states Six of the country's major energy-producing states have slipped into recession after a sharp decline in production and exploration over the last 18 months caused their tax revenue to plummet and job growth to stagnate, according to a financial analysis released Tuesday. Alaska, Louisiana, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oklahoma and Wyoming each saw negative gr... Tue, 24 Jan 2017 22:37:00 GMT 2017-01-24T22:37:00Z Obama presses Trump not to back away from clean energy WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama cast the adoption of clean energy in the U.S. as "irreversible," putting pressure Monday on President-elect Donald Trump not to back away from a core strategy to fight climate change. Obama, penning an opinion article in the journal Science, sought to frame the argument in a way that might appeal to the president-e... Mon, 09 Jan 2017 17:08:00 GMT 2017-01-09T17:08:00Z Green energy producers hopeful despite Trump's coal promise LOS ANGELES (AP) — Swaths of virgin desert in the U.S. West in recent years have transformed into solar farms, a trend green energy supporters predict will persist even with the election of a president who is making fossil fuel-friendly Cabinet appointments and promises to bring back coal. With the support of Congress, the renewable energy industry has en... Thu, 22 Dec 2016 19:32:00 GMT 2016-12-22T19:32:00Z Energy Dept. offers $2B loan to La. carbon-storage project WASHINGTON (AP) — The Energy Department said Wednesday it is offering a conditional, $2 billion loan guarantee to capture and store carbon dioxide at a planned Louisiana methanol plant, the latest element of President Barack Obama's strategy to slow global warming. The Lake Charles Methanol plant will use petroleum coke, a byproduct of oil refining, to ma... Wed, 21 Dec 2016 17:35:00 GMT 2016-12-21T17:35:00Z Iran calls for P5+1 meeting over US sanctions extension TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's Foreign Minister in a letter to the European Union foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini has called for a joint commission meeting on the nuclear deal over the extension of U.S. sanctions against Iran. Iran's official IRNA news agency is reporting Saturday that Mohammad Javad Zarif has requested that Mogherini inform all P5+1 ... Sat, 17 Dec 2016 12:44:00 GMT 2016-12-17T12:44:00Z Trump transition team seeks details on Energy Dept. workers WASHINGTON (AP) — President-elect Donald Trump's transition team is asking Energy Department employees for information about the agency's operations and personnel, including a list of employees and contractors who attended international meetings on climate change over the past five years. The detailed questionnaire seeks a list of all political appointees... Fri, 09 Dec 2016 22:14:00 GMT 2016-12-09T22:14:00Z