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Governors' Wind Energy Coalition

January 5, 2012

Oil Price Would Skyrocket if Iran Closed the Strait of Hormuz

CLIFFORD KRAUSS  •  New York Times  •  Posted 2012-01-05 12:26:56

If Iran were to follow through with its threat to blockade the Strait of Hormuz, a vital transit route for almost one-fifth of the oil traded globally, the impact would be immediate: Energy analysts say the price of oil would start to soar and could rise 50 percent or more within days. [ read more … ]

Former FERC commissioner joins D.C. law firm

Hannah Northey  •  E&E  •  Posted 2012-01-05 12:27:20

Marc Spitzer will work in the firm’s Washington, D.C., headquarters on electric transmission, smart grid, exports of liquefied natural gas, pipeline safety and hydraulic fracturing. The firm has more than 500 lawyers and offices in China, Belgium and England. [ read more … ]

Mass. court upholds Cape Wind power purchase deal

Johnson/Ellement  •  Boston Globe  •  Posted 2012-01-05 12:27:42

Massachusetts’ controversial Cape Wind project cleared a major hurdle last week when the state’s highest court upheld an agreement selling half the wind farm’s energy to a utility.
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API aims to make energy a key election issue

Katie Howell  •  E&E  •  Posted 2012-01-05 12:28:01

The oil and gas industry wants to thrust energy issues to the forefront of this year’s presidential and congressional campaigns. [ read more … ]

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