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September 13, 2013

Newly released emails fuel controversy, GOP concerns about FERC nominee

Hannah Northey, E&E reporter  •    •  Posted 2013-09-13 06:52:52

The emails that the Free Market Environmental Law Clinic and the Independence Institute in Colorado obtained through a Freedom of Information Act request from FERC showed that Binz, former chairman of Colorado’s Pubic Utilities Commission, received guidance from Washington, D.C.-based public relations firm VennSquared Communications regarding edits to the biography he was submitting to members of Congress. The emails were first reported last night in The Washington Times. [ read more … ]

DOE official lays out the climate strategy under Secretary Moniz

Umair Irfan, E&E reporter  •    •  Posted 2013-09-13 06:53:13

Through funding clean technologies, cementing incentives for renewables and helping the United States adapt to a new normal, the Department of Energy will be a major player in meeting President Obama’s climate goals.
The administration’s Climate Action Plan, presented earlier this year, uses executive authority to bypass a divided Legislature to mitigate the country’s impacts on the global climate. [ read more … ]

Tesla Challenges BMW on Home Turf as Germans Go Green

By Dorothee Tschampa, Bloomberg  •    •  Posted 2013-09-13 06:53:30

Tesla is hitting the autobahn just as the German Goliaths start selling their own electrics from dealer networks with hundreds of stores. Musk will also need to win over buyers who traditionally have been loyal to homegrown brands. “The European home turf belongs to the likes of Daimler, BMW and Audi,” said Bryan Batista, Tesla’s European sales director. “We’re confident that we have a product that stacks up very well.”
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