Please add the Governors' Wind Energy Coalition to your address book for uninterrupted delivery
View this email in a web browser.
Governors' Wind Energy Coalition

February 2, 2016

Senate to vote on monuments, efficiency standard

Geof Koss and Hannah Hess, E&E reporters  •    •  Posted 2016-02-02 06:35:08

The conservative American Energy Alliance yesterday announced it would count three pending amendments when calculating lawmaker voting record tallies. AEA is opposed to an amendment by Sen. Angus King (I-Maine), which has the backing of Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.), to limit the ability of state regulators to alter net-metering policies. [ read more … ]

GOP looks for path forward on energy bill amendments

By Devin Henry, The Hill  •    •  Posted 2016-02-02 06:35:32

Senators have filed nearly 200 amendments to the energy policy rewrite bill currently being considered on the Senate floor, and GOP leaders say they are “redoubling” their efforts to work through the list this week. Lawmakers approved 11 amendments to the bill last week, and Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska), a bill cosponsor and the chair of the Energy and Natural Resources Committee, said Monday that members should expect many other amendments to hit the floor this week. [ read more … ]

N.D. joins appeal to Supreme Court

Robin Bravender, E&E reporter  •    •  Posted 2016-02-02 06:36:12

North Dakota has joined more than two dozen other states in pressing the Supreme Court to put the brakes on the Obama administration’s signature climate change rule. On Friday, the state filed a motion with Chief Justice John Roberts, asking his court to freeze U.S. EPA’s Clean Power Plan as litigation challenging the rule plays out in a lower court. The application comes on the heels of several similar petitions filed last week by dozens of states and industry groups. Roberts has asked the Obama administration to respond to those requests by Thursday afternoon. [ read more … ]

Supreme Court’s FERC opinion offers clues about next big case

Robin Bravender, E&E reporter  •    •  Posted 2016-02-02 06:37:39

Energy experts are mining a major Supreme Court decision issued yesterday for clues about what it could mean for another high-stakes energy market case pending before the justices. Both cases hinge on federal versus state management of power markets. [ read more … ]

Germany leads Europe in offshore wind energy growth

By Arthur Neslen, The Guardian  •    •  Posted 2016-02-02 06:36:37

Germany has overtaken the UK in the rate at which it is installing wind turbines at sea, industry figures show. Globally, wind installations grew by 25% in 2014, reaching a landmark 62,000 MW of capacity, according to a separate report by Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BNEF).
[ read more … ]

BP Cites Lower Oil Prices in $3.3 Billion Loss

By STANLEY REED, New York Times  •    •  Posted 2016-02-02 06:36:57

Showing the effects of lower oil prices, BP on Tuesday reported a loss of $3.3 billion for the fourth quarter of 2015. The London-based oil producer lost $4.4 billion in the comparable period in 2014, when falling oil prices led to large inventory write-offs. For all of 2015, BP said it lost $6.48 billion, compared with a profit of $3.78 billion in 2014. BP blamed the loss primarily on sharply lower oil and gas prices. The company also said it wrote down the value of its oil and gas assets by $1.6 billion in the quarter. [ read more … ]

Note: News clips provided do not necessarily reflect the views of coalition or its member governors.