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July 26, 2012

Baucus ‘encouraged’ by extenders talks; details still in flux

Nick Juliano, E&E reporter  •    •  Posted 2012-07-26 11:58:24

The Senate’s top tax writer emerged from a closed-door session last night “very encouraged” that lawmakers would be able to agree on a package to extend a variety of temporary tax breaks that expired last year or are set to do so this year, although the contents of such a package and timing to get it to the floor remain in flux. [ read more … ]

Hopes still high for supergrid, but plans slow to a crawl

Jeremy Lovell, E&E European correspondent  •    •  Posted 2012-07-26 11:58:52

The much-vaunted European electricity supergrid, supposed to assist the birth of a low-carbon electricity future by making renewable power from the wind-blown north and sun-soaked south flow seamlessly across the continent, is moving at a snail’s pace as political will withers and economies ebb. Renewable energy industry participants are taking tentative steps, but they are hampered by the shifting economic and political landscape as the global economic downturn shows no sign of evaporating and the homegrown European financial crisis seems to get more entrenched with every move to end it. [ read more … ]

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