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Global Fuel Demand Outside Iran Outstrips Supply, U.S. SaysUS House's Frank calls on CFTC to impose position limits nowA zero-sum carbon gameA zero sum carbon game30 Seconds: Democratic Party's platform accepts rising gas pricesEnergy Policy Is Fundamental to U.S. CompetitivenessSidley Austin LLP Expands Project Finance Practice in Washington DC with the ...Meeting biofuel production targets could change agricultural landscapeHouse panel repeals health law's cost-cutting board with bipartisan supportWhy Republicans Are Fighting To Repeal Obama's Medicare Cost-Cutting BoardFirstEnergy Reports 2011 Earnings, Provides Guidance for 2012 and 2013BTU International Reports Fourth Quarter Sales and Fiscal Year 2011 ResultsNM firm accused of putting profits ahead of clean airBGSU Candidate Bio: Rick SantorumGov. Kasich will propose comprehensive overhaul of Ohio's energy policies

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Energy companies fight rule requiring disclosure of foreign payments
Environment & Energy PublishingFebruary 2, 2012

Oil, gas and mining industries are battling a late addition to the 2010 financial reform law that requires energy companies to disclose their payments to foreign governments. Much of the fight has been played behind the scenes at the Securities and ...more »

County approves tax break for 'green' energy
Fremont News MessengerFebruary 4, 2012

FREMONT -- Sandusky County commissioners voted unanimously to designate the county as an alternative energy zone, which will provide tax breaks to green energy industries moving to the area. The decision was made Thursday as German-based wind turbine ...more »

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Global Fuel Demand Outside Iran Outstrips Supply, U.S. Says
BloombergFebruary 29, 2012

31 law that requires the EIA to provide an update on oil market conditions every 60 days. “The EIA report highlights how tight the global market is,” Trevor Houser, an energy analyst and parter at Rhodium Group, a New York-based economic research firm, ...more »

US House's Frank calls on CFTC to impose position limits now
PlattsFebruary 29, 2012

Position limits were a mandate of the Dodd-Frank Act. Frank said there was "no other explanation" for the rise except speculation driving up energy prices, and said he wants position limits imposed immediately, even though he conceded that such limits ...more »

A zero-sum carbon game
Business SpectatorFebruary 29, 2012

The Schröder government was keen to promote renewable energies like solar and wind power and passed the Renewable Energies Act (Erneuerbare-Energien-Gesetz, short EEG). The law, which came into force in 2000, guaranteed high feed-in tariffs for ...more »

A zero sum carbon game
Business SpectatorFebruary 29, 2012

The Schröder government was keen to promote renewable energies like solar and wind power and passed the Renewable Energies Act (Erneuerbare-Energien-Gesetz, short EEG). The law, which came into force in 2000, guaranteed high feed-in tariffs for ...more »

30 Seconds: Democratic Party's platform accepts rising gas prices
New Philadelphia Times ReporterFebruary 29, 2012

By Anonymous People don't seem to realize that the Democratic Party's platform calls for vehicles with alternative energy sources. This is why the government gives rebates and credits for electric cars and hybrid vehicles now.more »

Energy Policy Is Fundamental to U.S. Competitiveness
BloombergFebruary 29, 2012

Renewables do not have the scale, development timeframe or economics to materially change this outcome as much as we would hope. The energy industry has to stand up to provide strategic vision. Here are some thoughts for a United States energy policy.more »

Sidley Austin LLP Expands Project Finance Practice in Washington DC with the ...
MarketWatch (press release)February 29, 2012

For purposes of the New York State Bar rules, this press release may be considered Attorney Advertising and the headquarters of the firm are Sidley Austin LLP 787 Seventh Avenue, New York, NY 10019, 212.839.5300 and Sidley Austin LLP One South Dearborn ...more »

Meeting biofuel production targets could change agricultural landscape
EurekAlert (press release)February 29, 2012

An alternative, according to a study in ACS' journal Environmental Science & Technology, would be to convert 60 percent of existing rangeland to biofuels. W. Kolby Smith and colleagues explain that the 2007 Energy Independence and Security Act (EISA) ...more »

House panel repeals health law's cost-cutting board with bipartisan support
The Hill (blog)February 29, 2012

The Energy and Commerce health subcommittee vote was 17-5, with ranking member Frank Pallone (DN.J.) and Rep. Edolphus Towns (DN.Y.) crossing the aisle to vote for repeal of the Independent Payment Advisory Board. There were no amendments.more »

Why Republicans Are Fighting To Repeal Obama's Medicare Cost-Cutting Board
TPMFebruary 29, 2012

House Republicans are poised to advance legislation this week to repeal President Obama's Medicare cost-cutting board, a provision enacted in the health care reform law. The Energy & Commerce Committee is set to mark it up this Wednesday, ...more »

FirstEnergy Reports 2011 Earnings, Provides Guidance for 2012 and 2013
Bradenton HeraldFebruary 29, 2012

"In 2011, we successfully met our financial and operational objectives, including those related to the integration of Allegheny Energy, while continuing to grow our competitive business," said Anthony J. Alexander, president and chief executive officer ...more »

BTU International Reports Fourth Quarter Sales and Fiscal Year 2011 Results
Business Wire (press release)February 29, 2012

(BUSINESS WIRE)--BTU International, Inc. (Nasdaq: BTUI), a leading supplier of advanced thermal processing equipment to the alternative energy and electronics manufacturing markets, today announced its financial results for the fourth quarter and ...more »

NM firm accused of putting profits ahead of clean air
The Durango HeraldFebruary 29, 2012

Nanasi said in a telephone interview that the utility has less energy efficiency in its portfolio than the industry standard, and it holds about half the renewable capacity it is required by law to have by 2014. “They're claiming they've done all they ...more »

BGSU Candidate Bio: Rick Santorum
13abc Action NewsFebruary 29, 2012

Opposes Obama Administration timeline for withdrawal of troops from Afghanistan. Opposed to federal bailout of US auto industry. Favors a 5-year freeze in defense spending, but opposes automatic cuts. Opposes Obama Administration's timetable for ...more »

Gov. Kasich will propose comprehensive overhaul of Ohio's energy policies
Plain DealerFebruary 29, 2012

Changes in existing law would allow electric companies to count such projects as meeting renewable energy or advanced energy mandates set down by existing state law. The governor's aides said the administration does not intend to gut renewable energy...more »

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