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December 14, 2011

House passes tax bill with pipeline provision, fueling clash on spending

Elana Schor  •  E&E  •  Posted 2011-12-14 13:01:14

The House GOP last night edged closer to an explosive end-of-year standoff with Senate Democrats and the White House as it approved a tax-cut package that includes speedy approval of the politically volatile Keystone XL oil pipeline and a rollback of U.S. EPA’s boiler emissions limits. [ read more … ]

Republican commissioner resigns

Hannah Northey  •  E&E  •  Posted 2011-12-14 13:01:45

Marc Spitzer, a Republican member of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, announced his resignation yesterday. [ read more … ]

Why 2012 Will Be a Bad Year for Renewable Energy

Bryan Walsh  •  TIME  •  Posted 2011-12-14 13:02:19

More than 7,000 miles away in Washington, however, another negotiation is underway that could be much more important to the climate than the U.N. summit — and the end isn’t likely to be as positive. U.S. wind and solar companies are panicking over the murky future of federal support for renewable energy. [ read more … ]

As Md. weighs wind energy, Del. wind farm put on hold

Aaron C. Davis  •  Washington Post  •  Posted 2011-12-14 13:02:45

State lawmakers have a new factor to consider when weighing Gov. Martin O’Malley’s (D) push to develop offshore wind energy. The developer of a wind farm off the coast of Delaware said the company has put the project on hold because cost-cutting moves by Congress have made it impossible to finance. [ read more … ]

Wind, biodiesel subsidies promoted

Phil Brasher  •  Des Moines Register  •  Posted 2011-12-14 13:03:12

With subsidies for corn ethanol set to disappear at the end of the month, the rest of the renewable-energy industry is lobbying lawmakers to keep government incentives going. The $1-a-gallon tax credit that undergirds the production of biodiesel also is due to expire Dec. 31, while tax incentives that support wind power and advanced forms of ethanol made from nonfood feedstocks are due to end a year from now. [ read more … ]

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