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November 19, 2013

Vitter asks OMB to detail energy revenues vs. spending, tax breaks

Nick Juliano, E&E reporter  •    •  Posted 2013-11-19 06:51:31

Sen. David Vitter (R-La.), the ranking member on the Environment and Public Works Committee, has asked the Office of Management and Budget to calculate how much revenue the government receives from various energy sources — such as oil and gas revenues — compared to what it spends through grant programs and tax benefits to energy providers. [ read more … ]

Could first U.S. offshore wind farm be in Texas?

By JAMES OSBORNE, Staff Writer, Dallas Morning News  •    •  Posted 2013-11-19 06:51:52

Five miles off the coast of South Padre Island lays the beginning of the Gulf Offshore Wind Project, which developers like to refer to by the optimistic acronym GOWind. Right now the only thing marking the 41,000 acres in the Gulf of Mexico that have been leased is a buoy recording the paths of the birds and bats flying overhead. But in three years’ time, a team including university professors and a former British oil executive is hoping to have the nation’s first commercial scale wind farm installed and eventually generating enough power for 1.8 million homes – at least when the wind is blowing. [ 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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