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January 14, 2014

White House Staff shuffle follows high-profile departures

Robin Bravender, E&E reporter  •    •  Posted 2014-01-14 07:02:36

Top White House energy aides exited last year, creating high-level vacancies and uncertainty about who’s leading the Obama administration’s energy and environmental agenda in 2014. The void will be filled in part by President Obama’s new counselor John Podesta, a top Democratic strategist who came on board this month to help guide the administration through its second term. He’s expected to join Obama’s top aide Denis McDonough in steering the ship when it comes to key energy and climate policies and filling out key White House staff positions. [ read more … ]

Maine State regulators plan Tuesday vote on terms of UMaine’s offshore wind energy pilot project

By Whit Richardson, Bangor Daily News Staff  •    •  Posted 2014-01-14 07:02:59

The consortium backing a high-stakes offshore wind project using floating turbine technology developed at the University of Maine faces a key test Tuesday morning. At stake is whether state regulators will grant the project a long-term power contract that would allow it to move forward, but under terms that could cost the state‚Äôs electric ratepayers hundreds of millions of dollars over the next 20 years. [ read more … ]

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