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November 18, 2013

Nebraska: Hassebrook, Dubas push wind energy development

By DON WALTON / Lincoln Journal Star  •    •  Posted 2013-11-18 06:35:22

Democratic gubernatorial candidates Annette Dubas and Chuck Hassebrook pledged their support Friday for aggressive development of wind energy in Nebraska. Republican Tom Carlson, the third gubernatorial candidate who addressed the closing session of the 2013 Nebraska Wind Conference, said wind energy development is needed, but he believes “we ought to use the coal and oil available to us until it’s gone.” [ read more … ]

LOCKED IN THE CABINET

By GLENN THRUSH, Politico  •    •  Posted 2013-11-18 06:35:47

But the president’s aides didn’t quite see Chu that way. He might have been the only Obama administration official with a Nobel other than the president himself, but inside the West Wing of the White House Chu was considered a smart guy who said lots of stupid things, a genius with an appallingly low political IQ—“clueless,” as deputy chief of staff Jim Messina would tell colleagues at the time. [ read more … ]

MLPs for renewables would cost $1.3B over 10 years

Nick Juliano, E&E reporter  •    •  Posted 2013-11-19 06:52:08

A nonpartisan panel of congressional tax experts has determined that a bill to extend a tax break popular among fossil fuel companies to clean energy firms would cost about $1.3 billion over a decade, an aide to the bill’s sponsor said this afternoon. The Joint Committee on Taxation delivered its score this week to Sen. Chris Coons (D-Del.), who earlier this year introduced the “Master Limited Partnerships Parity Act,” which is seen as a candidate for inclusion in a broader tax reform package. [ read more … ]

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